About Charity Savant
Charity Savant is the charitable sector’s online resource to help charities do more with less and to inspire new talent to transition into values-based careers to make our sector stronger.
Charity Savant is run by and for the staff of small- to mid-sized charities. We’ve seen that smaller charities are increasingly struggling to do more with less resources. At the same time, more and more individuals are looking for values-based careers in our sector. It’s from these two trends that the idea for Charity Savant was born: an online educational and coaching resource to help charities develop their administrative capacity, and to help new talent make the move to the non-profit sector.
We’re just getting started and have lots of exciting things up our sleeves. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements as Charity Savant grows!
Ashleigh Saith is a fundraiser and nonprofit leader with years of experience working in small- and mid-sized nonprofits. She’s passionate about nonprofit marketing and leadership, and found herself with a shocking knack for finance. Ashleigh is currently the Manager of Annual Programs at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation. She was formerly the Director of Development and Partnerships at Interval House, and is a graduate of the Humber Fundraising Management Program. While out running, Ashleigh thinks about new ways that Charity Campus can help nonprofit staff and volunteers grow, learn, and connect with each other. In addition to the charitable sector, Ashleigh loves cats, Gene Kelly musicals, and all forms of soup.
Sasha Elford is a volunteer manager, fundraiser, and communications professional who has many years of experience working with nonprofits, from the local to the national. Her areas of specialty are volunteer recognition, donor stewardship, digital communications, and youth engagement. As the brains behind Karma Careers, Sasha’s passion is developing and engaging human capital – volunteers and new talent – in the nonprofit sector. A feminist and social justice advocate, Sasha dreams of a world where everyone’s work is meaningful and values-based. That, and one where everyone can bring their cat to work.
Mel F.P. is a data-driven fundraising professional. She loves using databases to analyze donor and prospect trends in order to create engaging programs. She currently works at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law where she spends her days planning and executing strategic alumni engagement programs. In her downtime, Mel loves to read and play with her Australian Shepherd, Islay.
Aysha Dawood is an advocate for social equality with a focus on affordable housing and economic development. In this capacity, she has worked in a range of places, from downtown Toronto to villages in Zambia. Aysha currently works with Oikocredit, a worldwide cooperative and social investor in sustainable development in developing countries. Aysha likes firetrucks, old buildings and maps in all forms.
Jessica Khouri is an event planner, feminist, social media enthusiast, and proud dog mom of two. She is the co-founder and owner of Paperback Events & Consulting, an event, marketing, and social media consulting company, and has worked in the field of non-profit fundraising and events management for over five years. She has a master’s degree in women’s studies and works as a Gender Specialist and Consultant specializing in work on body image, media literacy and feminist community projects.
Meredith Koehler is a group facilitator, engager and educator that has worked within the non-profit industry for several years. Recently, she’s been working in an administration role within he School of Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto, and is driven by conversations and projects that focus on inclusivity and diversity. She is watermelon lover, ice cream sandwich connoisseur, and dabbles in knitting and baking.
Peter Murphy is an editor and avid multidicipinarian with professional experience in publishing, post-secondary education, and the non-profit sector. Originally from Kingston Ontario, Peter is currently a production editor at Thomson Reuters in Toronto and was one of the early volunteer members of Toronto Friends of Refugees. Peter has his MA from Ryerson in Immigration & Settlement Studies and recently completed a certificate program, also from Ryerson, in Data Analytics, Big Data, and Predictive Analytics. A fan of comic books, Latin alternative music, and global affairs podcasts, Peter is allergic to, and mildly suspicious of cats.
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