Dynamic Speakers and Facilitators


Robert B. Smith, RGD

Robert Smith is a Creative Director, professor and author. With over 25 years in the design and communications field, he has received over 100 awards of distinction. His clients have included Warner Bros., DC Comics, The Royal Canadian Mint, Canadian Museum of History, Farm Boy and The Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Jenny Mitchell, CFRE, DMA

Founder and president of Chavender, Jenny Mitchell (CFRE, DMA), works closely with not-for-profit leaders to change the world - one mission at a time. Chavender assists clients, across Canada and the U.S., to inspire their donors and achieve their fundraising goals through personalized fundraising coaching and training.

Sam Laprade, CFRE

 As a professional fundraiser Sam inspires non-profit leaders through innovative strategy, coaching, donor database analytics and keynote speaking opportunities. Sam is the creator and radio host of “An Hour to Give” on 1310 News in Ottawa and News 95.7 in Halifax. This award-winning show highlights non-profit organizations in Canada’s Capital.