You believe your organization can raise more money, but you don’t quite know where to start.


Fund Development Review

The foundation for fundraising success

Strategic Fundraising Plan

Your fundraising roadmap

Direct Marketing

Reach your donors where they live, work… and click

Cathy provided strategic and practical insights, offering thoughts on how to develop a culture of philanthropy and the infrastructure needed to succeed... Her work for Sherbourne Health served as a strong foundation for our fund development strategy.

Graeme Imrie
Director, Corporate Affairs Sherbourne Health

Leadership Giving

Grow donor loyalty

Planned Giving

Simplify and strengthen your approach

Foundation giving

Raise more money through foundation donors

Capital Campaign Support

Bringing it all together

Fundraising Training

Helping individuals, teams and charities build the skills to succeed in the complex and nuanced world of fundraising.

We're pleased to introduce The Fundraising Lab; an online training institute dedicated to helping you learn the skills you need to succeed at fundraising. At the Fundraising Lab we provide innovative tools, accessible teaching and a collaborative, online community to help you raise more money for your organization right away.

Whether you want customized, on-site training for yourself, your team or your board or you are looking to upgrade skills at your own pace; our courses and training programs focus on practical applications and industry specific skills to get you started right away.

For a decade Cathy was a force behind Ryerson University’s Fundraising management certificate program. She brings over 20 years’ experience teaching, writing, speaking and developing curriculum to every course we offer. By participating in one of our training programs you will benefit from the depth of knowledge and expertise that Cathy brings to help you reach your fundraising goals.

Check out our current course offerings or for customized training, email us at



Systems and Processes

Do you want to raise more money and keep loyal donors? Clearly defined systems and processes and investing in the necessary infrastructure is the best decision you can make for the long-term sustainability of your fundraising program.


Information Management

The engine of your fundraising program

Optimal Online Giving

More than "donate now"

After seeing our revenue steadily decline, we knew we needed to make changes...In less than a year, our revenue is going back up, our donors are telling us that they’re feeling more connected to the organization, and our staff are feeling energized with new tools and strategies that they can implement.

Ainsley Chapman
Executive Director, Evangel Hall Mission


Nurture your relationships with each and every donor

Case Statement Development

Make your message stand out loud and clear

Staff Recruitment

Finding the right people

Cathy helped us hire an awesome fundraising professional in a newly created position. From experience, I know that finding the right person for a one-person fundraising shop can be difficult. Because Cathy had conducted a fundraising review for us, she knew our organization inside out and was able to find someone who was just the right fit. That’s made an enormous difference for us and the happy Development Officer!

Nicci Stein
Director, Executive Director, The Theresa Group