Ken Wyman

Ken has been called "one of the best fundraisers in the world." For more than 20 years he has invented and adapted techniques to help non-profit groups learn the secrets of growth. This approach has helped hundreds of organisations raise millions of dollars. Ken is the professor and program co-ordinator in the post-graduate Fundraising and Volunteer Management Program at Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Toronto ( Canada ). The program offers part-time classes and a one-year full-time post-graduate program For more information please see: http://www.mediastudies.humber.ca/fundraise 

Ken hosted the educational TV series, The Fund Raising Game. The eight half-hour episodes are available on video with a workbook. He is also the author of six books:

  1. Face to Face: How to Get Bigger Donations from Very Generous People
  2. Fund Raising Ideas That Work for Grass Roots Groups
  3. The Guide to Special Events
  4. Fund Raising
  5. Everything You Need to Know to Get Started in Direct Mail Fund Raising
  6. Fundraising for Non-Profit Groups, with Joyce Young and John Swaigen, Self Counsel Press (5th edition now available)
  7. Planning Successful Fund Raising Programs Books one, two and three (above) are available free to download as PDF or HTML files at www.greenability.org thanks to the Canadian government

Les livres numeraus une a quatre sont diponsible aussi en français.

At Ken Wyman & Associates Inc. (KW&A) clients range from grass roots groups with no staff or office, to giant multinationals. They come from almost every field. Ken leads seminars and works across Canada , the USA , in Cuba , Sweden , Austria , Switzerland and Holland at the Resource Alliance's International Fund Raising Workshop. He has also created and taught academic credit courses on fund raising for George Brown College , Grant MacEwan College , Ryerson Polytechnic University , University of West Virginia Graduate School and York University .

He earned the designation Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) based on years of service and a rigorous examination. The Association of Fundraising Professionals' Toronto Chapter named Ken Outstanding Fund Raiser in their first awards.

Before becoming a consultant, Ken spent five years as National Coordinator of Fund Raising and Publicity for OXFAM-Canada, the third-world development agency. He helped reverse their seven-year decline in income, tripling public donations to $1.2 million a year. Earlier, as a journalist and photographer, Ken filed news and human-interest stories from across Canada , Europe , South America and Israel .

Ken's current volunteer activities include serving as a founding board member of The Change Canada Charitable Foundation, and on the Masters/PhD Track Committee for AFP Toronto. He is also on the editorial board for Aspen Publisher's Resource Guide for Private School Administrators.