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;
open to professional arts NPO from Montréal only;
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).

Next Panel:

Legacy gifts explained

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

Facilitation :  

Émilie Chabot
, Assistant Director, Philanthropy and Partnerships – Conseil des arts de Montréal

Interventions :

Marc Drouin, Sponsorship and donation manager – Théâtre du Rideau Vert
Julie Roy, Director - Major Gifts and Planned Giving – Fondation du Musée des beaux arts de Montréal
Pier-Luc Therrien-Péloquin, Pl. Fin, Financial Planner, Financial Security Advisor, Mutual Funds – IG Wealth Management

Panel plan :

  • Identify elements to evaluate if an organisation is ready to manage a planned giving program.
  • How to identify individuals in your network for this type of donation?
  • How to prepare an organisation to receive this type of donation in the short and long term?
  • What are the resources for donors?
  • How to build awareness with board member and staff about the subject?

Catherine Labelle-Léonard
Program Assistant
514 280-3724

Previous workshop themes:

The art of networking
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