This is my Toronto
About This Show
Welcome to This is my Toronto, the podcast where your host, Jeff McCartney showcases our great city by focusing on the incredible and talented work of local entrepreneurs, entertainers and historians.
Once a week, Jeff will interview a member of our city who is contributing to "bringing it to life". The show will run approximately 40-50 minutes, or about the length of your commute time or perhaps the time you take working out or getting your “steps” in.
The show's mantra is simple: Don't let it get stuffy in here Toronto. Let's keep the roof open!!
Most Recent Episode
TMT017: Steve Thomas, Fundraising Guru
3 days ago
My guest today is Steve Thomas. Steve runs Stephen Thomas Ltd, a company that specializes in helping organizations develop and run effective fundraising campaigns. In fact, when it comes to fundraising, there’s few, if any that know the business like him. Case in point, he has been described as both the ‘guru’ and the ‘godfather’ of Canadian direct mail fundraising. Since the 1970s, Steve has built his reputation as a saavy fundraiser, both for charitable organizations, and the provincial and federal NDP. He’s also won numerous awards and honours from various organizations around the world including the International Fundraising Congress in Holland, the London based Resource Alliance, and Amnesty International. Today, we’re going to discuss where he got his start, how he became interested in fundraising, and the development of his consulting firm and now agency, Stephen Thomas Ltd. We’ll also discuss the two books he’s written and one of his other big passions – coaching high school basketball. The music for the podcast has been graciously provided by Toronto’s own, Modus Factor. The music is from their new album The Picasso Zone which can be purchased on iTunes or at www.chrislesso.com Previous episodes can be found on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, or else at our website, http://thisismytoronto.com. Thanks for listening!!