Nonprofit Driven 2022: Speakers


Erin Kang (they/them, she/her)

MC

Erin is a facilitator, storyteller, and dreamer living in Tkaronto. For over a decade, Erin has been examining the relationship between people, place, and power through her studies, profession, and creative projects. She is the founder of Stories of Ours, a grassroots project which aims to deepen community, invite solidarity, and challenge dominant narratives through intentional acts of storytelling and art. As a convener at heart, they thrive in spaces of community-building and mutuality. Erin’s work lies at the intersections of anti-oppressive pedagogy, community collaborations, and creative arts.

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Tamer Ibrahim

MC

Tamer Ibrahim oversees the Youth Collective Impact program at the Laidlaw Foundation: an initiative in partnership with Innoweave that helps organizations in local communities across Ontario develop, launch and implement collective impact approaches that directly improve outcomes for youth in their community. Prior to joining Laidlaw, Tamer was the Community Development Manager at UforChange, where he helped develop the organization’s fundraising strategy, writing grants and managing the organization’s special projects with some of its incredible partners like Google Canada, Artscape and the Inspirit Foundation. Tamer is also the Chair of the Board at For Youth Initiative: a nonprofit organization that has served, inspired and advocated for thousands of young people in York South-Weston, since 1995.


Brock Warner (he/him)

Brock Warner, CFRE is a recognized leader in the nonprofit sector and author of the bestselling From The Ground Up: Digital Fundraising for Nonprofits. He has raised millions of dollars, and developed successful campaigns, partnerships, and sector innovations, and co-founded Broccoli in 2021. Brock is a sought-after presenter throughout North America, and is the professor of Integrated Marketing for Nonprofits at Humber College Business School’s Fundraising Management postgraduate program in Toronto.

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Cindy Wagman (she/her)

Cindy Wagman is the President and Founder of The Good Partnership, a values-driven, social-justice informed consultancy that is working to unlock the potential of small nonprofits through fundraising. Cindy became a Certified Fundraising Executive in 2009 and received her MBA from the Rotman School at the University of Toronto in 2013. Cindy has presented for AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals), CanadaHelps, CharityVillage, Bloomerang, Keela, and Fundraising Everywhere. She is the host of the top-rated The Small Nonprofit podcast, and best-selling author of Raise It! The Reluctant Fundraiser’s Guide to Raising Money Without Selling Your Soul.

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Dr. Notisha Massaquoi (she/her)

Dr. Notisha Massaquoi has been an advocate for advancements in Black community healthcare for over 30 years. She holds a BA in Psychology from Western University an MSW and PhD in Social Justice Education from the University of Toronto. Her early career established several organizations which serve Black communities in Canada, including Africans in Partnership Against AIDS and Taibu Community Health Centre. She designed the programs and served for two decades as the Executive Director of Women’s Health in Women’s Hands Community Health Centre in Toronto – the only Community Health Centre in North America, which provides specialized primary healthcare for Black and racialized women. She has consulted globally for the United Nations Social Development Council, WHO and UNAIDS on racism and its impact on workforces. She is considered one of Canada’s leading experts in developing equity responsive organizations and evidence-based programs. She has served on numerous committees to address systemic anti-Black racism in Canada. She most recently co-chaired the Anti-Racism Advisory Panel of the Toronto Police Services Board and was responsible for producing the first mandatory race-based data collection policy for a police service in Canada. She has also served as a Board trustee for many organizations to ensure equity is at the forefront of governance in Canadian institutions such as the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Notisha is currently an Assistant Professor with the Department of Health and Society at the University of Toronto, Scarborough.

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