Fellowship in inclusion and Philanthropy

All posts by Janet Fairbridge

About Janet Fairbridge

Janet is a Certified Fund Raising Executive and an Inclusion and Philanthropy Fellow with the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada.

To Thine Own Self Be True

March 19, 2019

As part of my role running a fundraising department for a small charity, I recently had the distinct pleasure of hosting Canada‚Äôs 28th Governor General, David Johnston, for a tour of our palliative care residence and then moderating a discussion with our community as a fundraising event for our organization. A career high to be … Continue reading

Planting the Seeds of Mindfulness

January 23, 2019

I previously wrote on this blog about how my work as a fundraiser has truly changed my perspective, in a positive way, on my own reality and also that of others. This magical mix of philanthropic goodness has created for me unexpected learning opportunities about human nature and human behaviour. Observing the incredible growth of … Continue reading

How Coming to Terms with my Disability Has Made me a Better Fundraiser

January 22, 2019

Age four. What do you remember from that time in your life? You likely have memories of your parents, your siblings, and a much loved pet or favourite toy. I have those treasured memories, but I also have the recollection of a diagnosis with a chronic disease called Charcot-Marie-Tooth. All these years later, turns out … Continue reading