Need a corporate fundraising expert for a workshop, keynote, group training or podcast?

You’ve come to the right place.

Speaking Services

BridgeRaise founder Heather Nelson is an engaging and dynamic speaker with more than 20 years’ experience in the non-profit sector working with charities, volunteers, and donors.

She leverages her wealth of knowledge and experience to encourage, inform and engage audiences of all sizes on every aspect of corporate fundraising.

Heather’s speaking experience includes the AFP Congress, regional fundraising groups and Happy You Year, which she co-hosts with John Lepp from Agents of Good, and Ashlee Livingstone of Our Forte. She also shares her knowledge and perspective on podcasts and has appeared as a guest expert on several including Leadership Leap, Your Weekly Dose of Nonprofit, The Small Nonprofit and The Nonprofit Hero Factory.

Heather also offers corporate team training for organizations that want to reach corporate partnership excellence.

Interested in booking Heather for an event, workshop, group training or podcast?

Heather can speak to all aspects of corporate fundraising and will customize her message to your audience and needs. Popular topics include:

Keynotes and podcasts

  • Key Trends in Corporate Partnership
  • Building A Corporate Fundraising Program
  • Board and Senior Volunteers’ role in Corporate Fundraising
  • Relationship building and networking

Corporate Training

  • Corporate Partnership Overview/Key Concepts
  • Building, Prioritizing and Activating your Prospect Pipeline
  • Discovery, Negotiations and Proposal
  • Stewardship and Fulfillment

“The training was amazing and left me inspired to apply my learnings to the workplace. I feel I have actionable advice I can use for my day-to-day. I very much appreciated Heather’s wisdom, experience and real-world examples.”

Nadia Fazioli
Food Banks Canada

“Heather just presented to our community of fundraising professionals — and she did not disappoint! Great insight and meaningful info that all can start using right now! So appreciate her professionalism, easy manner…and mad skills!”

Mary Osborne
AFP Golden Horseshoe

“I attended a free webinar put on by Heather and learned excellent information on corporate sponsorships. I will definitely reach out when I am ready!”

Melissa Houston

“Your presentation was very professional, from the rich and relevant content to your body behaviour/performance. It was clear that you were well-prepared and that you have experience presenting and engaging a virtual audience. That is a skill.

You kept eye contact with the audience, and your body language and smile speak to your confidence. It was truly excellent!

 We are grateful to have had a speaker of your calibre participate!”

Layne (they/them) 
CEO The Auctionista
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“We were so thrilled to have Heather join us for Masterclass! Her session was insightful and well-received by our attendees. She also brought a sense of professionalism and knowledge to our conference that we really appreciated.”

Rebecca Alfred 
Charity Relationships Lead