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A new office in Ottawa

BNP Philanthropic Performance is very pleased to announce that it has opened an Ottawa office, creating a new business unit that will bring it even closer to its clientele and partners in that region. This office, which is an addition to BNP’s offices in Montreal, Quebec City and Moncton, will strengthen its presence in an area where the philanthropic sector is expanding and the firm has already been very active for several years.

“We share many affinities with the organizations active in the region. We know that, to be effective, we need to be nearby, so that we can incorporate the culture and become closely involved in the community. Our distinctive approach of proximity to our clientele is the reason for this decision,” stated Christian Bolduc, President and CEO of BNP Philanthropic Performance. “We’re convinced that not-for-profit organizations and foundations in Ottawa, Eastern Ontario, Gatineau and the Outaouais will welcome an additional bilingual option to assist with the development and deployment of their philanthropic initiatives. We are a consulting firm that has all the expertise to assist management and boards of directors in a targeted, relevant, precise manner.”

We are determined to go even further in enabling organizations to benefit from our high-level expertise, innovative solutions and business network. This regional office will also allow us to provide our clients and partners with customized services, offered impeccably in both official languages. This decision is part of BNP Performance’s strategic planning and will help raise it to the ranks of the most highly regarded consulting firms in the country.

Notice of appointment: Marie Claire Morin is appointed Executive Director of the Ottawa office of BNP Philanthropic Performance

As part of this announcement, BNP Philanthropic Performance has confirmed the appointment of Marie Claire Morin as Executive Director of the new Ottawa office, where she will be responsible for business development and management. Ms. Morin is a Franco-Ontarian who has lived in the Ottawa region for many years and is well versed in the realities and issues of the organizations that operate there.

She has more than 30 years of experience in leading and motivating experienced teams dedicated to implementing fundraising campaigns, including major gifts, planned giving, annual giving, major fundraising campaigns and external relations and strategic communications programs. She joined the BNP Performance team in November 2016.

Her previous positions include Executive Director of the Old Brewery Mission Foundation from 2014 to 2016. She oversaw the organization’s largest-ever major fundraising campaign, with a private-source financial objective of $26 million, which was exceeded, with a total of $31.5 million raised.

Ms. Morin was also Vice-President, Advancement and Alumni Relations at Concordia University, Founding Executive Director of the Accueil Bonneau Foundation, Founding President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Gallery of Canada Foundation (1998-2010), President and Chief Operating Officer of the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation (1994-1998), Founding Director, Development and Communications, of the McCord Museum and a member of the team that managed the museum’s major expansion, made possible by the exceptional gift of The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation.

“It’s a privilege for me to be involved in the opening of this new office and to join the BNP Philanthropic Performance team, whose values, vision and passion I share. Over the past 30 years, I have had the pleasure of working for several stimulating organizations and the opportunity to take up a wide variety of challenges. In my opinion, when an organization calls on the expertise of a firm such as ours, it must emerge from the experience larger and stronger. That is how I see my role today,” said Ms. Morin, Executive Director of the Ottawa office. “I espouse two very simple principles: to enable organizations to benefit from my extensive experience in philanthropy and fundraising and at the same time to ensure a full knowledge transfer so that they are equipped to continue the building process in an independent, sustainable manner. This integrity is one of BNP’s major strengths. And it’s the main reason for my decision. I’m proud to join this team and excited at the prospect of working with the region’s organizations.”