About Leah

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Leah Eustace, M.Phil, MInstF, CFRE, ACFRE
President, Blue Canoe Philanthropy

Leah is an idea-generator and strategic thinker with a wide and varied background in charitable fund development. Over the past 25 years, Leah has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for organizations around the world.

After many years as a practitioner, Leah now works as a consultant to the non-profit sector. She partners with her clients to help tell powerful stories through direct marketing, cases for support, legacy giving and social media. She has a particular interest, and extensive experience, in strategic planning and ‘looking under the hood’ of fundraising programs to help tune up revenue-generation activities, and build stronger relationships with donors.

Leah’s volunteer work is extensive. She is Immediate Past Chair of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada, a Board Member of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners, and on the Board of the newly formed AFP Canada.

Leah speaks internationally in the areas of legacy giving, donor psychology, leadership, and philanthropic trends. As well, she’s a regular contributor to Advancing Philanthropy, Hilborn e-news, and many other publications.

In 2014, Leah became the 101st person in the world to receive the ACFRE accreditation (and only the 8th in Canada). She was also honoured with the 2014 AFP Ottawa Chapter Outstanding Fundraising Executive Award.

Feel free to get in touch and let her know what you look for in a partner.

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