Pre Sessions

Friday April 21, 2023

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Fundraising Associations Fundamental Principles

Fundraising Associations operate as legal entities with distinct rules to follow. This workshop will review the legislation and purpose of a Fundraising Association, it's role and relationships with the school community, the role of the Board, and how decisions are made. This workshop is designed to guide new and existing Boards and Association members with a review of principles and some operations best practices.

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Fundraising Association Financial Practices

Fundraising associations are separate, legal entities with distinct rules to follow, responsibilities to comply with and liabilities to consider. Following sound financial management and proven business practices are critical for continued success in the school community. Topics include – identifying financial risks, managing risk, basic financial practices, and how to make spending decisions. Discussion of resource documents, templates and sample financial documents and reports to assist the association in creating a sound financial management plan.

Pricing and Registration

Brenda Kell, Presenter

Brenda Kell, Presenter

Brenda Kell has twelve years’ experience with School Councils in a variety of positions. Six years as a Fundraising Coordinator, two years as a parent representative to the GATE Parents Association, one year as Vice Chair and three years as a School Council Chair permits her to understand a wide scope of school council issues.

Brenda has volunteered extensively in schools with a focus on classroom presentations demonstrating how Math and Science are integrated into other subjects. Brenda is a retired Electrical Engineer and her professional background is in regulatory affairs, strategic planning and best practices.

Known in her neighbourhood as the Lab Lady, Brenda breeds champion Labrador Retrievers and is always happy to “talk dogs”.