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Kristine Culp

Kristine Culp
Kristine is delighted to bring her writing, communications, and fundraising skills to support Tamarack’s mission. She joined Tamarack in April 2016 as Associate Director of Strategic Engagement, helping to support fund development, strategic communications, and outcomes achievement. From 2005-2016, she worked for a marketing firm specializing in non-profit fundraising, and before that, in various writing and communications positions. She has a Master’s in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario and a BA in French from the University of Waterloo. Kristine volunteers for a social enterprise that supports the work of Mennonite Central Committee and for a neighbourhood group that is sponsoring Syrian newcomers. She and her husband Bruce live in Kitchener, Ontario, and have two sons, Matthew and Graham.

Recent Posts

It is a Total Team Effort

Posted by Kristine Culp on February 23, 2017

Vibrant Communities was pleased to recently present a webinar with Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson, host of our 2016 Cities Reducing Poverty summit, and Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger, who will host this year’s summit from April 4-6. Their conversation was facilitated by Brock Carlton, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. If you didn’t get the chance to join that webinar, we’ve pulled out some excerpts from the conversation for you below. Time annotations are included so you can click through the webinar recording to hear more (full recording available below).

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Celebrating Change at Tamarack

Posted by Kristine Culp on February 3, 2017

Tamarack President Paul Born is taking an administrative leave in 2017, temporarily stepping back from the role of President while he puts his heart into what he loves best – teaching, coaching, and connecting with our partners.  Liz Weaver has stepped in as Tamarack’s Acting President until September, when Paul will resume his full administrative role.

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Together, When We Are Engaged

Posted by Kristine Culp on November 3, 2016

They say, “a picture is worth 1,000 words.”  This is certainly true of an exciting new photo exhibit – Together, When We Are Engaged – hosted by Tamarack in Waterloo Ontario.  With a series of bold, vibrant images, this exhibit captures the passion and impact of community engagement and action.

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From Near and Far, Exploring What Community Is All About

Posted by Kristine Culp on October 28, 2016

It’s quite a trek from the Caribbean to Waterloo, Ontario, but last week a documentary film crew found its way here to capture some views of community-building.

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Three Key Components of Effective Donor Communication

Posted by Kristine Culp on September 15, 2016

When you work in the non-profit sector, the need for funding is always top of mind. Maybe you have an ambitious plan to grow your mission and impact. Perhaps you’re feeling the pinch of looming cutbacks to current funding. Inevitably, you’re going to have to make the case for financial support to a new potential donor.

It’s worthwhile knowing a few techniques of persuasive writing that are common in donor communications. They will strengthen your case by making it more human, more engaging, and more aligned with the donor’s perspective. Keep these tips in mind when you sit down to write:

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