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For this edition of DMPTalks it is my pleasure to welcome my friend and passionate partner for all things planned giving … Mr. Paul Nazareth. If you are connected, even in a small way, to the nonprofit sector in Canada, then Paul needs very little introduction. Currently V.P. Community Engagement with Canada Helps, he has also held senior management roles with Scotia Private Client Group, the Catholic Archdioceses, University of Toronto, and Scarboro Missions.

Paul and me at the CAGP 2018 National Conference in Winnipeg

During our 40-minute conversation Paul and I cover a wide range of topics including:

– His early life in Canada after his parents were kicked out of Uganda in the 70s by the dictator, Idi Amin.
– His failure as a University of Toronto student, and what he learned from the experience.
– How “golf and gala” can be the two most dangerous words when it comes to fundraising.
– What was his most effective accomplishment within the charitable sector.
– The advice he would give to his 20-year-old self as it applies to the charitable sector.
– How the ancient philosophy of Stoicism has guided his life.
– His favourite book on the topic of Canadian philanthropy.
– If he were having a conversation with a planned giving professional, what would he be telling them that they should be doing right now.
– If he could have one billboard anywhere in the world, where would it be and what would it say.
– The “why” behind his recent decision to move from CanadaHelps to the Canadian Association of Gift Planners.

I hope you enjoy my conversation with Paul Nazareth as much as I did facilitating it!