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Harvey McKinnon

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Harvey McKinnon
File:Harvey McKinnon.jpg
Born (1954-08-14) August 14, 1954 (age 66)
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
OccupationFundraiser, writer, film producer
NationalityCanadian
Notable worksThe Power of Giving, The 11 Questions Every Donor Asks

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Harvey McKinnon (born August 14, 1954), is a Canadian writer and filmmaker. He is the author of Hidden Gold,[1] The Eleven Questions Every Donor Asks,[2]Tiny Essentials of Monthly Committed Giving[3]', and coauthor of The Power of Giving.[4]

Harvey teaches fundraising, and keynotes conferences worldwide. He has served on many Boards including the Advisory Board of the Brainerd Foundation (US),Oxfam Canada, and the Vancouver International Comedy Festival, The Vancouver International Writers Festival[5], and on the executive board of the AFP Vancouver Chapter.[6]

Early life and education[edit]

Harvey was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Harvey graduated from Dalhousie University.

Career[edit]

Before founding Harvey McKinnon Associates in 1989, Harvey spent ten years with Oxfam Canada as Senior Development Officer. His company, Harvey McKinnon Associates has clients ranging from Amnesty International Canada and Oxfam Canada, to many hospitals and food banks.

Writing career[edit]

In 2003, Harvey published his first book, Hidden Gold. He is co-author of the Amazon.ca #1 best-seller, The Power of Giving (with Azim Jamal), which has been translated into seven languages. He is also the author of Tiny Essentials to Monthly Giving and his latest book, The 11 Questions Every Donor Asks, was published in a revised 2nd edition.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Hidden Gold: How monthly giving will build donor loyalty, boost your organization’s income, and increase financial stability. (1999), Chicago, IL: Bonus Books.
  • The Power of Giving: How Giving Back Enriches Us All. Co-authored with Azim Jamal. (2009), New York, NY: Jeremy P. Tarcher Inc. /Penguin Group (USA).
  • Tiny Essentials of Monthly Committed Giving. (2006), UK: White Lion Press.
  • The 11 Questions Every Donor Asks and the Answers All Donors Crave: How you can inspire someone to give generously. (2008), Medfield, MA: Emerson & Church, Publishers.

Selected articles[edit]

  • Tips for Building a Successful Monthly-Giving Program. By Eden Stiffman (February 27, 2015), The Chronicle of Philanthropy.[7]
  • After the Yes: 12 Questions You Can Ask Donors.” Co-authored with Andy Robinson. (September 2010), Grassroots Fundraising Journal.[8]
  • The Podium” (October 4, 2010), CharityVillage.com
  • Alternative giving can open hearts, create lasting memories, and help build a better world. The Georgia Straight (December 17, 2008).[9]

Multimedia[edit]

  • How to Build a Highly Profitable Monthly Donor Program (DVD).
  • How Today’s Rich Give: What you need to know to raise a lot more money from wealthy donors (CD). Jossey-Bass.[10][11]
  • Secrets of Successful Fundraisers: Essential Tips for Raising Money with Harvey McKinnon (DVD).
  • The Power of Giving (Live Audio CD).
  • Friends for Life video series (TV Series)[12]

Films (producer)[edit]

  • Life and Times (TV Series documentary): At Home in the Universe: The Life and Times of William Shatner(1997)[13] Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Director: Michael Tobias. Writers: Harvey McKinnon, Michael Tobias.
  • Sangoma: Traditional Healers in Modern Society,[14] Villon Films, produced by: Peter Davis, Harvey McKinnon (1997)
  • Side by Side: Women Against AIDS In Zimbabwe,[15] Villon Films, directed by: Peter Davis produced by: Peter Davis, Harvey McKinnon (1993)
  • The Legacy of Jon Gates,[16] Villon Films, directed by: Peter Davis, Harvey McKinnon produced by: Peter Davis, Harvey McKinnon (1993)
  • Danube Blues,[17] Villon Films, produced by: Harvey McKinnon (2001)
  • Black Sea, Voyage of Healing,[18] Villon Films, directed by: Peter Davis, Harvey McKinnon, produced by: Peter Davis, Harvey McKinnon (1998)
  • Jeff Gibbs: Life Voyages,[19] Villon Films, directed by: Laurie Long, produced by: Harvey McKinnon (1998)
  • The Nature of David Suzuki,[20] Villon Films, directed by: Peter Davis, produced by: Harvey McKinnon (1998)

Awards[edit]

  • The Power of Giving, Nautilus Gold Award, 2009
  • Side by Side, Women against AIDS in Zimbabwe, Jury Award, WHO, 1995
  • 1998 finalist for the B.C.-based Ethics in Action Awards, [Date Received]

Professional and community memberships[edit]

  • Association of Fundraising Professionals, 1996–Present – Member
  • Canadian Association of Gift Planners, 1997–Present – Member
  • Resource Alliance (North America), 2008–Present – Board Member
  • Vancouver International Writers & Readers Festival, 2010–Present – Board Member
  • Small Potatoes Urban Delivery, 2007-2009 – Advisory Board Member
  • Vancouver International Comedy Festival, 1998-2007 – Board Member
  • Brainerd Foundation (US), 2000-2003 – Advisory Board Member
  • Oxfam Canada, 1977-1979 – National Board Member
  • Vancouver Writers Festival – 2012 to present

References[edit]

  1. McKinnon, Harvey (2003). Hidden Gold. Taylor Trade Publishing. 978-15662512282
  2. McKinnon, Harvey (2008). The Eleven Questions Every Donor Asks. Emerson & Church. ISBN 978-1889102375 Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png.
  3. McKinnon, Harvey (2006). Tiny Essentials of Monthly Committed Giving. White Lion Press Ltd. ISBN 978-0955399305 Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png.
  4. McKinnon, Harvey (2009). The Power of Giving. Tarcher. ISBN 978-1585427512 Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png.
  5. "Board of Directors". writersfest.bc.ca. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  6. "Association of Fundraising Professionals - Vancouver Chapter - AFP". Afpvancouver.org. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  7. "Advice: Tips for Building a Successful Monthly Giving Program". Philanthropy.com. 27 February 2015. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  8. "After the Yes: 12 Questions You Can Ask Donors". Guidestar.org. 16 February 2016. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  9. "Alternative giving can open hearts, create lasting memories, and help build a better world". Straight.com. 17 December 2008. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  10. McKinnon, Harvey (2003). How Today's Rich Give: What You Need to Know to Raise a Lot More Money from Wealthy Donors. Jossey-Bass. ISBN 978-0787972462 Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png.
  11. McKinnon, Harvey (3 October 2003). "How Today's Rich Give: What You Need to Know to Raise a Lot More Money from Wealthy Donors". Jossey-Bass. Retrieved 22 November 2017 – via Amazon.
  12. "Friends for Life video series". Whitelionpress.com. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  13. "At Home in the Universe: The Life and Times of William Shatner". IMDb.com. 22 November 1997. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  14. "Sangoma: Traditional Healers in Modern Society - Villon Films". Villonfilms.ca. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  15. "Side by Side: Women against AIDS in Zimbabwe - Villon Films". Villonfilms.ca. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  16. "Legacy of Jon Gates - Villon Films". Villonfilms.ca. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  17. "Danube Blues - Villon Films". Villonfilms.ca. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  18. "Black Sea, Voyage of Healing - Villon Films". Villonfilms.ca. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  19. "Jeff Gibbs: Life Voyages - Villon Films". Villonfilms.ca. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  20. "The Nature of David Suzuki - Villon Films". Villonfilms.ca. Retrieved 22 November 2017.


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