On the Road to MFC - Funding Community Impact Session 2: Levelling the Playing Field

When:  May 3, 2023 from 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM (AT)
Associated with  AFPNS

Funding Community Impact Series: Session 2

What this session has to offer:

The funding environment is not a level playing field. What are the systemic barriers to success in funding? Speakers with lived experience will discuss the inherent inequities, signs of change, and how we can work towards just resourcing.

Series Description:

The Association of Fundraising Professionals, Nova Scotia Chapter and Impact Organizations of Nova Scotia (IONS) have a common interest in supporting organizations across the region in accessing the resources they need to have the impact they want. We are coming together to offer a 3-part webinar series, Funding Community Impact to explore opportunities and barriers faced by organizations.

In this three part series, we will hear from experts, practitioners, and funders to equip community leaders with a fuller understanding of how funding works, what gets in the way, and novel approaches from the field. Join us for some tangible tips, new ideas, and a chance to ask some of your burning funding-related questions.

Check out registration and info for the rest of the series here: Funding Community Impact - Series Registration


The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents more than 30,000 members in 230+ chapters throughout the world. The association fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals – promoting high ethical standards in fundraising and working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education, and certification programs. The Nova Scotia Chapter is a volunteer-run organization with a membership of more than 125 fundraising professionals, volunteers, students and allied professionals.

Impact Organizations of Nova Scotia (IONS) connects, supports, and advocates for Nova Scotia’s Community Impact Sector. Our role is to address sector workforce challenges, to build capacity within organizations, and to increase access to expertise, opportunities, and resources.


Heather Strickey (King's-Edgehill / AFP)


  • Ann Silliboy, Post Secondary Consultant, Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey
  • Zabrina Whitman, Young Soaring Eagle Consulting
  • Carmel Farahbakhsh (they/them), Exeuctive Director, Youth Project
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