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Guy Laporte - TVO. Toronto, ON, CA

Guy Laporte

Director, Philanthropy and Sponsorship | TVO

Toronto, ON, CANADA

TVO's Director of Philanthropy addresses topics ranging from strategic planning of philantrhopy to donor centric fundraising initiatives



In his role as the Director of Philanthropy & Sponsorship at TVO, Guy brings a wealth of experience in fund development and strategic planning for development. During the last 18 years within the non-profit sector, Guy has lead national, provincial and local programs in fundraising, marketing, communications and government relations.

Throughout the course of his career, Guy has designed and directed strategic planning and integrated fund development programs within a wide variety of non-profit organizations across the health, social service, international development and public media sectors.

Guy has been a speaker at a number of Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Conferences in Toronto, Windsor and Halifax as well as presenting at AHP Regional Conferences on the topics of Strategic Planning for Fundraising, Improving Results in Direct Response Programs and Donor Engagement.

Guy has served as a member of the AFP Toronto Board of Directors, was Co-Chair of Fundraising Day in 2005.

Industry Expertise (3)




Areas of Expertise (10)

Strategic Planning for Fundraising & Development

Annual Giving



Direct Response Television

Corporate Philanthropy

Major Giving

Foundation Giving

Individual Giving


Accomplishments (1)

Director, Philanthropy & Sponsorships – TVOntario (professional)


TVO is Ontario's public educational media organization and a trusted source of interactive educational content that informs, inspires, and stimulates curiosity and thought. TVO's vision is to empower people to be engaged citizens of Ontario through educational media. Our supporters believe that public television can be a powerful force for good. It brings communities together and inspires them to get involved and make a positive impact on our province.

Education (8)

University of Windsor: Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) 1992

HRPAO: Certificate in Human Resources Management 1994

Banff Centre for Management: Evaluation of Non-Profit Programs and Services 1999

Ryerson Polytechnic University: National Fundraising Management Certificate 2000

CFRE International: CFRE Certification 2000

Banff Centre for Management: Planning and Executing the Annual Fundraising Plan 2001

Banff Centre for Management: Canadian Planned Giving Course, CAGP 2003

Banff Academy of Learning: Leadership Development 2005

Affiliations (2)

  • Association of Fundraising Professionals
  • Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP)

Event Appearances (7)

Getting More From Your Direct Mail Program

AFP Fundraising Day  ~


Strategic Planning for Development

AFP Congress  ~


Managing Supplier Relationships for Non-Profits

CMA Non-Profit Conference  ~


Strategic Planning for Development

AFP Halifax Educational Conference  Halifax, Nova Scotia


Breaking Through the Small Gift Barrier

AFP Canada South, Summer Institute  ~


Face-to-Face Asks Within Your Annual Program

AHP Regional Conference  Halifax, Nova Scotia


Face-to-Face Asks Within Your Annual Program

AFP Canada South  Windsor, Ontario


Sample Talks (2)

Getting Face-to-Face with your Annual Fund Donors

In this workshop, Guy will outline how some simple interpersonal communication techniques can build deeper relationships with Annual Program donors. In addition, he will help your audience understand the linkage between Annual Program donor relationships and potential future Major Gift conversations, and put forth keys to successful annual giving initiatives.

Strategic Planning for Development Programs

This session will take a step-by-step approach through a strategic planning model specifically designed for fundraising. You will come away with the tools that you need to plan strategically using a model designed by fundraisers for fundraisers, from reviewing your existing fundraising programs, identifying your donor universe, and scanning the external environment to strategies, budgets, and staff work plans.



  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Host/MC
  • Corporate Training


*Will consider certain engagements for no fee