Brampton Non-Profit & Charitable Sector Development Learning Series

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Brampton Non-Profit & Charitable Sector Development Learning Series

The Advance Brampton Fund in partnership with The G. Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University is presenting a limited online seminar series to support the development and growth of the non-profit and charitable sectors in Brampton.

All of these sessions will be delivered virtually. Links to sessions will be emailed to participants the morning of the session.

See below to learn more and register for these workshops.

Workshop Details:

Introductory Grant Writing

Instructor: Frank Miele, BES, MAES, CMMIIII

​November 9, 2021 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm

This workshop provides an introduction to grant writing that looks at how to identify grants and opportunities which strategically fit your organization and its projects and programs. The seminar also provides guidance on crafting a proposal, which includes a focused objective, mission or needs statement, program design, sustainability strategy, supporting materials, and budget required for final submission of an application.

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Project Management for Non-Profits

​Instructor: Jerry Kafieh, Hons BSc, PfMP, PMP, ITIL

November 16 2021 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm

This seminar provides an overview of project management and its benefits within the context of managing a non-profit organization. It will introduce participants to an international standard and framework for project management and focus on key approaches to enhancing outcomes of projects, programs and events within the non-profit sector.

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Sponsorship and Revenue Pipeline Development

​Instructor: Krishan Mehta, PhD, AVP

November 23, 2021 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Sponsorships can be an important revenue stream for organizations and can help propel corporate and foundation relations. This workshop will take a look at how we define sponsorship, prospect management, tracking your prospects, where you can find sponsors, how to keep sponsors engaged, and revenue pipeline development - how to move prospects from cold call to meeting to commitment of funds.

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Legal Considerations when Managing a Non-Profit

Instructor: Jennifer Zubick, Hon B.A., M.A., LL.B, LL.m

November 30, 2021 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm

This workshop will cover some of the legal aspects and considerations for the creation and management of a non-profit organization, including the importance of mandatory by-laws, AGMs, and financial statements. The workshop will also review the primary differences between a non-profit and a charity from a funding and revenue perspective, provide resources for risk management, and highlight provisions of the relevant legislation that governs non-profit organizations.

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Instructor Biographies

Jerry Kafieh, Hon BSc, PfMP, PMP, ITIL 

Instructor, The Chang School of Continuing Education

Jerry is an accomplished Project Management executive with progressive experience delivering and governing high-impact initiatives. Jerry's leadership skills are founded in his diverse history leading teams, implementing new technologies and new business processes across a variety of sectors, industries and organizational types (including government, financial and others). 

Jerry has designed, built and managed all levels of project managment functions ranging from a small departmental PMO to a large enterprise portfolio of projects. Most recently Jerry was engaged by a top 5 Canadian bank where he led the build and operation of several Program and Project Management Offices and practiced as a Project Portfolio Executive overseeing the CIO's portfolio of enterprise technology inititatives valued at over $250 million (P&L) annually. Notably, through operational improvements and innovations, Jerry increased the overall effectiveness of the organization's Information Technology Portfolio Management.

Krishan Mehta, PhD

Vice President, Engagement, University Advancement and Academinc Coordinator, Ryerson University and Instructor, Fundraising Management, The Chang School of Continuing Education.

Krishan Mehta was a major contributor to the achievements of the Make Your Mark campaign, which raised more than $200 million for student awards, research, programs and capital projects. Krishan was also involved in the strategic review of Alumni Relations undertaken in 2016.

Krishan earned his PhD in 2016 from the University of Toronto, examining immigrant philanthropy and the role of charitable giving in the making of new Canadian establishment. Krishan is also the immediate past-president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Toronto Chapter.

Frank Miele, BES, MAES, CMIIII​


Academic Coordinator and Instructor, The Chang School of Continuing Education and School of Urban and Regional Planning, Ryerson University

As a senior municipal staff member for 35 years, Frank assisted many local businesses to expand their operations by guiding them through the development process and government incentive programs. For the past 10 years he has volunteered with several local not-for-profit organizations by helping them develop and submit grant applications.

Jennifer Zubick, Hon B.A., M.A., LL.B, LL.M


Instructor, The Chang School of Continuing Education

Jennifer recieved her Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology/Sociology from the University of Guelph, her Master of Arts degree in Sociology/Criminology from the University of Windsor, her Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Windsor - Faculty of Law and her Master of Laws degree in Alternative Dispute Resolution from Osgoode Hall - Law School. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 2000.

In addition to teaching part time for the Chang School of Continuing Education, Jennifer is a full time Professor with Humber College and a Sessional Instructor for Laurier and Algonquin College. She also works as a Hearing Officer for the City of Mississauga, City of Markham and Town of Newmarket to adjudicate parking and licensing matters. Her previous professional experience also included working as the Assistant Solicitor for the Town of Newmarket, a Policy Specialist for the Regional Municipality of York, a Provincial Prosecutor for the Ministry of the Attorney General and as a Mediator for the Information and Privacy Commission. Jennifer has written two text books - Provincial Offences for Paralegals and ADR for Legal Professionals.