New AFP in Canada Staff: Meet Lisa Davey
June 11, 2018
Name: Lisa Davey
New Role in AFP: Vice President, AFP Canada
Years working and/or volunteering in the nonprofit sector:
Over 20 years/
What was your first job or defining moment in the sector:
My first job in philanthropy was as the campaign director for the new Canadian War Museum. I joined when the campaign was in full swing with volunteers in place across the country. I had to learn about capital campaigns very quickly to be able to keep up with the amazing Passing the Torch campaign team. That’s the job that made me realize that I wanted to work in the charitable sector.
Describe your desk/workspace:
I am very organized and my desk/workspace reflects this. Although I often have lots of different projects on the go, I always take a few minutes to clean and organize my desk before I finish my day.
What do you think our sector needs to be thinking about?
As a sector, I think we need to focus on the downward trend in volunteering and donating and what steps we can take to turn this around.
Last perfect day off:
My last perfect day off was a family ski trip in Vermont. We had a huge snow storm, and the next day we got to ski fresh, untouched powder. What a great feeling!
Contact Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org.