Compelling and practical speaker on corporate partnership fundraising

Recent speaking engagements

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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.

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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?

What People Are Saying…

Layne (they/them) CEO The Auctionista

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

Why book a corporate fundraising expert for your next workshop, keynote, podcast, or group training event

  • Tap into a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience in corporate fundraising.
  • Gain valuable insights into the latest trends and best practices for effective fundraising strategies.
  • Optimize your approach and build stronger corporate partnerships for increased fundraising success.
  • Receive tailored guidance to address the specific needs and challenges of your organization.
  • Improve the likelihood of meeting fundraising goals through informed strategies and execution.

What People Are Saying…

Rebecca Alfred Charity Relationships Lead, Trellis

“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.”

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3 secrets to sustainable and successful corporate partnerships

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Are you open for business?

Other topics Heather speaks on

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Key Trends in Corporate Partnership

Building A Corporate Fundraising Program

Board and Senior Volunteers’ role in Corporate Fundraising

Relationship building and networking

What People Are Saying…

Nadia Fazioli Food Banks Canada

“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.”

Recent Podcasts

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Inside Successful Corporate Sponsorships!

The Nonprofit Show

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3.9: Collective Vision with Heather Nelson

Underdog Leadership

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Finding the Sweet Spot: Building Mutually Beneficial Relationships Between Non-Profits and Corporate Partners

Real Talk for the Non-Profit Event Pro

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A Corporate Fundraising Convo with Heather Nelson, Ep #68

Frontier FM

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The Small Nonprofit

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Corporate Fundraising Building Blocks with Heather Nelson

The Small Nonprofit

What People Are Saying…

Mary Osborne AFP Golden Horseshoe

“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!”

Heather is available for workshops, keynotes, group training or podcasts. She can tailor her talk to your audience and needs.

Please reach out to [email protected] for a custom quote for your next event.