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The Upside Foundation of Canada hosts Donor Appreciation Breakfast in Toronto
December 3, 2014

The Upside Foundation of Canada hosted our first Donor Appreciation breakfast December 2nd in Toronto’s MaRS building.  Lots of food and great conversation as our donors got a chance to know each other better.  Each founder was there – Rob Antoniades (Information Venture Partners), Mark Skapinker (Brightspark Ventures) and Janie Goldstein (me – our Executive Director).  Each donor, as well as the three founders, discussed our key business challenges and realized there are lots of similarities and even some ways our donors can help each other.   Some great feedback for the Upside team from our donors about how they can help us scale.  If each donor can send an “Upside intro” paragraph to at least three founders they know, then we can follow up with them and hopefully sign on 3 new donors from each of our existing donors.  Wouldn’t it be nice to triple our donor pool?  Some lively discussion on crowdfunding, retail closed end funds and, of course, raising money in Canada.   Thanks to the donors who joined us at the breakfast and for the feedback and ongoing commitment to support the cause. No one left hungry …
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