Dane Shumak is a Certified Fundraising Executive and a nonprofit leader currently working at Trent University as the Development Officer of Annual Giving.

Dane has specific expertise in the charitable educational and arts and culture sectors, having worked in numerous areas in both fields. He is an active volunteer and board member, and is heavily involved in his communities in both Peterborough and Toronto.

In his admittedly limited spare time, Dane does consulting to assist burgeoning charities in developing their fundraising programs.

Dane is a graduate of the Trent University Business Administration Program and Seneca College Fundraising Management program.

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Unrestricted Giving is Dead, Long Live Unrestricted Giving

“The King is Dead, Long Live the King.” And so it now is with fundraising for unrestricted giving.

Not My Generation! How to Communicate with Sensitivity

It’s official – there are five generations in the workforce. This is important to mark for a number of reasons – succession planning, diversity and inclusion, and accessibility, to name a few – but perhaps the most critical reason to acknowledge this shift is that we have to be more aware of how we communicate with each other, as well as manage and structure our workplaces.

How to Retain and Engage Your Millennial Fundraisers

I’m a millennial – the generation of the lazy, the entitled, the disloyal, the rebellious, and the perennially dissatisfied. If you’re nodding your head, perhaps based on a millennial you know, work with closely, or have raised, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you’re wrong. Millennials are fantastically engaged, hungry for success, and easy to please.

Trust, the Fake News Era, and Nonprofits

Just the words “fake news” are enough to send fingers a-Googlin’ to verify sources, or to find counter-arguments. Regardless of your political bent, as fundraisers we need to acknowledge the unbelievable impact this could potentially have on our institutions.