Case For Support

Case For Support

Micaela Fitch Boardroom Arts Court 2 Daly Avenue
Ticket price: 20$
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Powerpoint from Thursday October 1st (Download)

Session: Thursday, October 1 @ 6:00 p.m.
Follow Up: Wednesday, October 21 @ 6:00 p.m.

Is your case for support working for you? Does your organization even have a case for support? Do you ever refer to it?

A strong Case for Support keeps an organization focused on their purpose, and can work as a communications tool when working with donors.

Join fundraiser Mena Gainpaulsingh as she helps you develop your organization’s Case for Support by determining what questions you need to ask in order to make it work best for you.

The Case for Support will be referred to in all future Creative Capital Exchange sessions.

This session will be broken down into two nights – the first evening will give you the tools you need to start building your Case for Support, and the second evening will be an opportunity to bring your working document back for group consultation. (The second evening is optional for those who want feedback)


Mena Gainpaulsingh, Director, International Fundraising Consultancy

Mena is a fundraising professional and consultant specializing in strategy, individual giving, capital campaigns, grant writing, prospect research and event management. She has worked in the sector for over 17 years, initially at the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, where she worked on a capital campaign to build a new treatment centre for torture survivors. 

Mena has worked as a consultant for many organizations, including WaterAid Canada, Starlight Children's Foundation and Virgin Unite. In a voluntary capacity Mena has sat on the boards of the Institute of Fundraising, the Institute of Fundraising's National Convention 2010, the Steering Committee for Starlight Children's Foundation and served as Co-Chair of the Fundraising Committee for Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre.

Mena has delivered training internationally on strategy, major gifts international fundraising, relationship development and grant writing at a number of venues, including: City of Ottawa Arts Centres, Volunteer Ottawa, Algonquin College, and AFP, Ottawa.  She also runs the award-winning First Fridays Seminar series here in Ottawa.

Mena is a board member of the AFP Ottawa Chapter and chairs the Fundraising Day committee.  She is dedicated to supporting the professional development of fundraisers and enjoys helping charities navigate their way through their various fundraising challenges.