The dynamic and strategic fundraiser Jane Dafoe has been appointed Senior Consultant of Global Philanthropic Canada, effective May 1, 2019. Based in the Calgary office, Jane is the 20th Consultant appointed to the Global team.
Jane is a passionate fund development professional with over 20 years of diverse experience in the arts, social services, health and housing sectors. She has raised more than $25 million over her career and is inspired by the recipients of service seeking to reach their potential and the caring philanthropists who believe in them.
“Jane is a dynamo who is well-known as a trusted and insightful high performer,” said Global CEO Guy Mallabone. “Her sharp intuition about engaging people in causes and giving donors a direct line of sight to their investments will greatly benefit our clients and the communities they serve.”
Jane’s areas of expertise include major gifts, transformational gifts for small to medium shops, capital campaigns, case statements, fund development plans, creative storytelling and stewardship.
In her most recent role as Director of Fund Development at Habitat for Humanity Southern AB, Jane led a team to raise $2.4 million annually and secured two seven-figure gifts. Last year, the team surpassed their goal by $1.4 million, raising $3.8 million.
At the Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured (2008-2015), Jane led the fund development and communications efforts. She built a successful integrated fund development plan from the ground up, rebranded the organization into a powerful community leader and engaged in local partnerships that lead to increased revenue, enhanced reputation and greater visibility.
As the Campaign Director and Major Gift Specialist at Hull Child and Family Services (2002 – 2008), Jane exceeded the campaign goal by 12%. In her role as Major Gifts Officer at United Way Calgary and Area (2000-2002), Jane spearheaded the major donors and leadership divisions of the annual campaign, exceeding targets by 20%.
A gifted and compelling writer and storyteller, Jane transforms ideas into action. She holds a BSc in Exercise Science from Concordia University and a Diploma in Social Counselling from Dawson College. Jane held CFRE accreditation from 2006 through 2015 and is a current member of the AFP Calgary Chapter.