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For many reasons I am extremely fortunate to serve on the board of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners. One of those reasons is that, on a regular basis, I have the incredible opportunity to hear firsthand the thoughts of many of Canada’s leading minds from the philanthropic sector. After one of these meetings took place I thought … wouldn’t it be wonderful for the rest of us engaged in the charitable sector to hear their insights also.

And so it was that DMPTalks was born.

For my first DMPTalks guest I was indeed fortunate to have the opportunity to interview Malcolm Burrows. Malcolm is the head of Philanthropic Advisory Services at Scotia Private Client Group but, for those of us in engaged in the charitable sector, he really needs no introduction.

Here are some of the questions that Malcolm answered during our 31 minute conversation.

  • “What was the best thing you did for your career in the charitable sector?”
  • “What advice would you give to a planned giving professional right now?”
  • “How did you find your passion for charitable giving?”
  • “As you look back on your philanthropic career what are you most proud of?”
  • “What advice would you give your 20-year-old self in the philanthropic sector?”
  • “If you could have one billboard anywhere in the world where would it be and what would it say?”
  • … and much more!

I hope you enjoy listening to my conversation with Malcolm Burrows as much as I did facilitating it.