109 Carmichael Crescent

The Blue Mountains
ON L9Y 0R2

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Speakers

AMY MILNE
 

Amy’s effervescent personality, energy and enthusiasm inspire everyone she meets and everything she touches. A lover of human beings, who believes they can do anything they set their minds to, Amy leads by example.

 

With well over 450 events under her belt, she isn’t slowing down anytime soon. She is on a mission to help organizations raise millions of much needed funds and to engage thousands of good humans one event at a time, to ensure the world is changed for good.

While working for many of Canada’s largest non-profit organizations, she lead teams responsible for the creation and execution of such signature events as the inaugural Weekend to End Breast Cancer and Ride to Conquer Cancer, two of Canada’s largest multi-day fundraising events; The Underwear Affair; The Great Camp Adventure Walk benefiting SickKids and reinventing Relay For Life for the Canadian Cancer Society to name a few.

Since the inception of Beyond Inc., many new successful events have hit the market, such as, The POGO PJ Party and Pajamas & Pancakes in support of POGO; The Fierce Femme 5K, and West Park's, UnCork, UnWind UnTapped to name a few. The team also passionately works with non-profit teams across the country to take their existing events beyond.

JAMIE LAMONT
 

Jamie is currently Director, Special Events for SickKids Foundation in Toronto.

He has an established career in the marketing, event planning and fundraising industries. Having worked in the agency world, non-profit sector and as a consultant, he has a variety of experiences to draw from when it comes to planning and strategy.

Jamie has spent the last 6 years in the Hospital Foundation sector as Director of Events at Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation, Sinai Health Foundation and currently at SickKids Foundation. He has been involved in the creation and execution of several large fundraising events in Toronto including SickKids GetLoud, RBC Run for the Kids, Rock N Stroll, and Great Cycle Challenge Canada.

MAGGIE BRENNAN
 

As a DonorDrive Client Success Manager, Maggie works closely with clients to accelerate revenue growth and event participation. Before joining the Client Success team, she served as a Major Gifts Officer and Program Manager at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center where she honed her skills in patient engagement, program development, fundraising, culture, communications, events, and volunteer management. Maggie received her bachelor’s degree in Speech Communications from Miami University. She enjoys traveling, hiking, dancing, cycling, and bourbon.

BRIAN McKINNEY
 

As DonorDrive's Director of Training, Support, and Solutions, Brian has ensured clients get the most out of DonorDrive for over 9 years. Before joining DonorDrive, Brian honed his technology and training skills at Apple and spent 3 years teaching English in France. Brian received his bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. He enjoys tennis, music, traveling, and spending time with his family.

REBECCA STANISIC
 

Rebecca Stanisic is a writer, speaker, and digital content creator. She's been blogging on her website,  A Little Bit of Momsense, since 2009 and for almost as many years has helped fellow bloggers and small business owners create and curate relevant digital content for their own businesses.  

 

Before venturing into the online world, she worked for Industry Canada, and then for different non-profits where she focused on reports and events. Rebecca currently sits on the United Way Ottawa NextGen Advisory Committee. She's the proud mom to two, living in Ottawa, and is fueled by fiction and coffee.  

JOHN ABRAM

John is a fundraising and P2P veteran. He started his career working with nonprofits at Convio and went on to be President and co-Founder of the P2P application company, Great Feats which was acquired by OneCause in 2018.

KEITH CLARKE 

Keith oversees the Community Events team, that raises over $6M annually and includes 5 signature events, as well as over 125+ community events.  Keith has worked at the Foundation over the past 9 years in various roles within the Community Events Team and was part of the inaugural Journey to Conquer Cancer 5k Run/Walk, that has turned into a multi city event that has grown to a $1.7M yearly event with over 5,000 participants. 

 

Keith’s main focus outside of leading the Community Events Team is to continue to grow the Journey to Conquer Cancer 5k Run/Walk in various markets in the GTA, growing our Northern Pass Bike Ride to a million dollar event and coming up with new and exciting event experiences for Princess Margaret supporters.

SPEAKING OPPORTUNITIES
 

Do you have a great idea you want to share?  You have a killer presentation that you know other non-profits pros can learn from?  It's in your professional development plan to start speaking?  Or just something you want to start doing more of?  Well, we’d love to hear from you!  We’re always looking for folks to join us at Camp Beyond, Camp in the City or to join us on a webinar. 

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