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Harvey is an internationally recognized trainer, and has taught fundraising across Canada, Australia, the United States, Europe, Africa, and Asia. He is a regular facilitator with Training Resources for the Environmental Community (TREC) based in Seattle, and has taught fundraising to thousands of groups. He has twice earned the highest rating of any speaker in the direct response and annual giving tracks at the U.S. Association of Fundraising Professionals, where he regularly speaks.
He has also been a featured speaker at the national Childcare Executives Conference (US), PBS Development Conference (US), Alberta NSFRE Conferences, the annual AFP Conference (Toronto), and the European International Fundraising Congress, among other events.
Regular seminars include
- The Eleven Questions Every Donor Asks
- Secrets of a Successful Monthly Giving Program
- Adapting to Change in the New Fundraising Environment
- Successful Direct Mail
- Successful Copywriting
- How Today's Rich Give
For more information on Harvey's seminars and workshops, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Praise for Our Seminars
"Harvey McKinnon knows more about monthly giving programs than just about anyone in the world."
Author Raising Money by Mail
"Harvey McKinnon is one of the very few fundraisers I think is worth crossing half the world to listen to. He's knowledgeable, creative, entertaining, insightful and unconventional, but boy, he gets results."
Author Relationship Fundraising
"I attend plenty of fundraising workshops but Harvey’s was the best — immediately applicable, relatively easy and will raise more money!"
Executive Director, 1000 Friends of Maryland
"Our children's hospitals in Canada and the US are now better positioned than ever to maximize the value of their monthly giving programs. Our partner hospitals from Canada and the US spent a day with Harvey and it was the best day of fund development wisdom we have ever been able to deliver. I am confident this day will make each attendee the fundraising hero of their Foundations if they act on his simple advice."
Director, Radiothon Children's Miracle Network
"Harvey runs a wonderful seminar full of ideas, insights, and examples that will help you to raise much more money. I highly recommend him."
Author, High Impact Philanthropy
“Harvey is a great presenter, he keeps you intrigued and you leave with great information that can be applied to your organization.”
Director, Donor Relations,Lions Gate Hospital Foundation
"Harvey is an excellent fountain of knowledge, experience, tips and advice."
Community Relations Officer, Menzies Research Institute, Australia
"I highly recommend attending Harvey’s workshops. Harvey tailors to suit his audience sharing his vast knowledge and experience with a sense of humour which makes it valuable to all levels of development professionals."
Brenda van Engelen
Executive Director, Vancouver Public Library Foundation
“I attended both of Harvey McKinnon's Seminars on Direct Mail and Monthly giving. Despite being full day seminars, I thoroughly enjoyed both seminars and would recommend them to anyone serious about changing the way they raise money. Harvey McKinnon finds ways to use humor and storytelling to bring a better understanding of direct mail and donor cultivation. His holistic approach to fundraising focuses building life-long relationships with donors by incorporating direct mail and monthly giving. Each seminar contains valuable information on how to acquire donors, renew their support, and steward them towards bigger gifts. “
BC Cancer Foundation
“Harvey’s style of presentation is perfect – he’s personable, funny and clearly knows his stuff.”
Manager, Fund Development,YWCA Vancouver
“I would recommend this course for any executive who thinks DM is dead and only wants to run email campaigns. This is your wake up call. ... Not only did I learn a lot, I also found it to be a great networking opportunity. Oh.. did I mention that it was fun as well.”
President, MicroZip Data Corp.
"I highly recommend this seminar. Harvey deserves his title of 'Monthly Giving Guru'."
Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research
"I took just one tip from Harvey and applied it to my direct mail and it raised an extra $20,000! I was stunned. This man knows his stuff and is a wonderful speaker."
(ex) Fundraising Manager, RSPCA, South Australia