Montreal, 28 September 2023 – The entire BNP Philanthropic Performance team is pleased to welcome Karine Fournier as a philanthropy consultant. She brings her many years of experience in business strategy to ensure that organizations in Greater Montreal employ best practices.
Business development serving causes
Karine has more than 15 years of experience in business development and representation in the food sector with partners such as General Mills, the St-Hubert Group and Pepsi.
She also collaborated for four (4) years in the development of two non-profit Autism organizations as Executive Director, Awareness Agent and Project Manager. She has built important relationships with funders, the board of directors and strategic partners to promote the cause and to ensure its sustainability. Within Autisme Centre-du-Québec, she notably implemented strategic planning, increased the budget by 95% over two (2) years and developed the member base by 151%.
Recognized for her professionalism and leadership, her goal is to contribute to the evolution of the field of philanthropy by offering exceptional service fuelled by strong relationships, high ethical standards and exemplary practices. Moreover, it is for these reasons that she is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
The feeling of making a positive difference
Today, Karine wants to go further by making her expertise available to a greater number of organizations. As a philanthropy consultant, she wants to increase charitable activities, encourage continuous learning, and grow in creative and innovative ways to continually surpass herself and aim for excellence.
“Karine comes to us with a profile that is less based in philanthropy as it is focused on business development. This skill set is clearly associated with the private sector, but charitable organizations should have every interest in fully integrating it into their organizational management. It is essential to fundraising, partnership development and maintaining long-term business relationships,” states Daniel H. Lanteigne, vice-president, talent, strategy and impact.