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Kyle Atienza

Junior Associate

A graduate of the University of Toronto Arts & Science Program, Kyle Atienza achieved an Honours Bachelor Degree in Psychology and Genetics and pursued his passion for combining science, psychology, and technology to improve user experiences through human-centered design by also achieving a diploma in UX/UI Design from BrainStation.

UX design focuses on creating a seamless and meaningful user experience by understanding user needs, conducting research, and designing intuitive interfaces, while UI design focuses on the visual, interactive elements of a product to create aesthetically pleasing interfaces.

In addition to applying his talent and skill with Medtronic and COL Financial, Kyle currently serves as a UX Designer for Mike Paul Atelier, to improve the atelier experience by enhancing the digital experience.

Area of Expertise: Kyle’s core expertise is in Donor and Constituent Engagement

Experience: Arts & Culture, Community Based Membership and Advocacy

Fundraising Must Have: Accessible and transparent information

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Braden Swab


With more than 10 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, Braden Swab (P.Eng., PMP) specializes in project management of capital projects. Currently serving as Project Leader with Engineering Ministries International Canada (EMI Canada), Braden has served nonprofit organizations in Canada, Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Haiti, Uganda, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cambodia, Albania, Burundi, the U.S. and South Africa, leading teams of architects and engineers to design schools, medical facilities, children’s homes, churches, and youth camps.

Braden graduated from the University of Calgary with a bachelor’s degree in Geomatics Engineering. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in Alberta Canada and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Area of Expertise: Braden’s core expertise is in Project Management, Donor and Constituent Engagement, including videography and photography, and Capital Project Fundraising

Experience: Education, Healthcare, International Development

Fundraising Must Have: An unmistakable passion for your “why” and a clearly articulated vision for the future your impact will create.

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Georgia Spiliotopoulos

Junior Associate

Georgia Spiliotopoulos is an accomplished Strategic Consultant and Data Analyst, who helps mission-driven organizations leverage the power of their data to maximize impact and exceed their fundraising goals. She has worked across a variety of business sectors and diverse industries in North America and Europe in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors including the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy, where she served as an International Legal Analyst & Researcher, Simon Frazer University as Prospect Research Strategist and the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation a Prospect Researcher and Data Manager. Georgia is known for her ability to collaborate with stakeholders at all levels, while tactfully bridging gaps in knowledge and perspective. She’s a creative thinker and results-focused problem solver, described by many as a key strategic disruptor. 

Georgia holds a Master of Law from the University of Amsterdam, Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University, and a Data Science Specialization from Johns Hopkins University.   

Area of Expertise:
Georgia’s core expertise is in Data Analytics. Fundraising Campaigns, Strategic Planning & Expansion Strategy

Education, Healthcare, Arts & Culture, International Development

Fundraising Must Have:
An interest in utilizing data to create meaningful and successful strategies.

Contact Georgia at: [email protected]

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Rob Donelson

Executive Associate

With more than 40 years of advancement experience in the higher education and healthcare sectors in three countries, Rob specializes in: Development Program Review and Expansion Strategies. Some of his previous experience has included: VP, Development & Alumni Relations, Wilfrid Laurier University; Executive Director, Development & Alumni Relations, University College Cork, Ireland; and Executive Director of Advancement, University of Aberdeen, Scotland. 

Rob graduated from the University of Waterloo (St. Jerome’s College) with a BA in English and History. Acknowledged for his leadership in the area of charitable accountability, Rob led the first registered charity in Canada to earn the Ethical Fundraising License and the first university to earn the Standards Accreditation Trustmark from Imagine Canada. He has served on the board of the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education. Rob was named the Outstanding Fundraising Professional by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Golden Horseshoe Chapter, and received the Mission Legacy Award of the St. Joseph’s Health System.

Area of Expertise: Rob’s predominant expertise is in Development Program Review and Expansion Strategies. He also excels at Interim Program Management; Alumni Relations and Giving; Major and Principal Gifts; Donor and Constituent Engagement, particularly case for support drafting.

Experience: Education, Healthcare

Fundraising Must Have: A compelling case for support must describe impact, not needs.


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Katherine Scott


Katherine is a seasoned prospect research and development professional with more than 15 years of experience working in international development and information science including work with Médecins Sans Frontieres – Doctors Without Borders (MSF Canada), Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, Canadian Red Cross, and Ryerson University (now Toronto Metropolitan University – TMU). She is the immediate past President of Apra Canada, an association dedicated to the advancement of the prospect research and development profession. 

Katherine is tri-lingual, speaking French and Spanish in addition to English, and holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts – Political Science, a Master of Arts – Political Science and International Development, and a Master of Information Science – Knowledge Management and Information Management from the University of Toronto. 

Fundraising Areas of Expertise: Prospect Research and Development, Major and Principal Gifts 

Sector Experience: Education, Healthcare, Arts & Culture, International Development, Community Based Membership and Advocacy 

Fundraising Must Have: A library card

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Allan Weatherall

Senior Associate

With over 35 years experience, Allan has comprehensive knowledge of fundraising, corporate communications and public relations. He has been involved in major capital campaigns as well as day-to-day fundraising requirements for numerous nonprofit organizations and has played a key management role while helping to raise millions of dollars. Allan has built high performing front-line fundraisers and facilitated the creation of an atmosphere where stakeholders are committed to a common goal.
His professional experience includes work with hospital foundations in Ottawa, Huntsville and St. Thomas. In addition, Allan has held roles with The Arthritis Society, Salvation Army, Canadian Space Agency, Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance, Huntington’s Society, various Chambers of Commerce, and the Canadian Museum of History.
Allan studied Applied Arts and Radio/TV production at the Algonquin College and obtained his Bachelor of Arts at Carleton University. He is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) and holds professional accreditations as a Fellow of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (FAHP), an Accreditation in Public Relations (APR), and a Volunteer Management Certificate. He has been a member of the Association of Health Care Philanthropy, Health Care Public Relations Association and the Canadian Public Relations Society.

Fundraising Area of Expertise: Allan’s expertise is on Donor & Constituent Engagement. In addition, he has vast experience in Capital Campaigns and Strategic Planning; Major and Principal Gifts; Planned and Legacy Gifts; Project Management; Annual Giving and Direct Marketing, Stewardship, Public/Media Relations and Video Production.

Sector Experience: Healthcare, Hospital Foundations, Social Services, Government Agencies and Arts & Culture

Allan’s fundraising must have: An ability to see that people are enriched through the utilization of donated funds to, in turn, create a charitable resource that enriches lives.

Contact Allan at: [email protected]

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