Philanthropy luncheons

Bring along members of your team or your Board of Directors to hear about fundraising experiences and learn about tools and resources for approaching and mobilizing donors and volunteers. These free sessions on philanthropy may be in the form of panel discussions, conferences or practical workshops – and lunch is provided!

Fall 2019 series


the first Wednesday of October, November and December
noon to 2 p.m.; doors open at 11:30 a.m. 


Conseil des arts de Montréal
Gaston-Miron Building
1210 Sherbrooke Street East
Montreal H2L 1L9


priority will be given to organizations in the fiscal sponsorship program;
the event will be held in French, but questions are welcome in English;
participants may be accompanied by two representatives of their organization (for example, a team member and a Board member).

Themes for 2019

1 - Panel: Governance and philanthropy

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Deadline for registration: September 26, 2019
Online registration

A panel composed of philanthropy managers and cultural workers and volunteers who sit on the boards of Montreal-based arts organizations.

Hear testimonials that will shed light on: 

how to engage a board of directors in an organization’s philanthropic activities;
how to develop a philanthropic culture within a board of directors;
the impact of a board’s decision-making on the development of philanthropic activities.

2 - The art of networking

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Deadline for registration: October 31, 2019
Online registration: TBA

In collaboration with the Association des artistes-entrepreneurs de Montréal (AARTEN), this practical workshop will demystify networking, help you understand your needs and improve your networking skills.

Workshop leader: Dominique Rheault

Workshop outline:

Demystifying networking
Sources of inspiration
Practicing your pitch
The professional network

3 - Panel: Legacy gifts explained

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Deadline for registration: November 28, 2019
Online registration: TBA

A panel discussion with cultural philanthropy managers and a financial planner. 

Hear testimonials that will shed light on: 

forms of succession and types of gifts
internal administration and ongoing management of legacy gifts
risk analysis
resources and expertise for managing legacy gifts 

Previous workshop themes:

Panel: Using data to activate and engage an arts organization’s network
Reflecting on impacts
Drafting a request for financial support: corporate vs. individual
How to become a registered charity
Everything you need to know about benefit events
Cultivating your relationship with donors
Volunteers: Identifying your needs, recruiting and acknowledging your volunteers
Philanthropic culture
Fundraising campaigns
Storytelling – the art of telling an effective fundraising story