A fundraiser, consultant, teacher and mentor, Rowena has been working within the non-profit industry since 2003. She has held positions at a number of different organizations and also ran her own consulting company where she worked with teams to build fundraising capacity and increase revenue.
Rowena has taught fundraising-related courses at BCIT and the Art Institute of Vancouver. She also has guest lectured and participated as a panelist for the Association of Professional Fundraisers, VantagePoint Vancouver and Selkirk College.
Rowena whole heartedly loves what she does and her passion for her work has been described as contagious.
Joanne Veltri works on all sides of sponsorship: as a sponsorship rights holder and on behalf of beneficiaries and corporate sponsors. She has helped non-profit organizations and corporations redefine their strategic priorities and bring their operations to a world-class level.
She boasts a $13 million sponsorship sales record, ahead-of-the- curve analytics acumen, and a stellar portfolio that includes the Sponsorship Chief position for Canada’s Paralympic Team supporting the 2008 Beijing and 2010 Vancouver Games.
Joanne is one of a small group of professionals in North America who lecture at post-secondary institutions and under the National Training Center, she has been delivering Canada’s #1 sponsorship workshop training for sport and charities to cities across Canada since 2018.
"Rowena really "gets" fundraising and is a skilled relationship builder and strategist. We were lucky enough to teach together at BCIT and during that time the students raved about her positive energy, endless knowledge and valuable experience. Professional qualifications aside, she's also a fun and down to earth person that you want to be around."
siobhan aspinal, director of development
david suzuki foundation
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