Brock Warner

War Child
CFRE, bCRE-Pro, Manager of Development

Brock Warner is the Manager of Development at War Child, a humanitarian organization devoted to protecting childhood in war zones. He is responsible for the annual and monthly programmes, donor services management and appeal integration. He has travelled to South Sudan, and extensively across Canada on behalf of War Child.

He is a professor of ePhilanthropy and Social Media at Humber College’s postgraduate Fundraising Management programme, an institution internationally recognized as a leader in fundraising education. He is also a graduate of the programme. He contributed to the development of The Philanthropic Mind by Chuck English and Mo Lidsky published by Civil Sector Press in 2016, and is profiled in Gail Picco’s latest book Cap in Hand: How Charities are Failing Canada, and the World released January 2017 on Civil Sector Press.

As a presenter, Brock has participated in industry leading fundraising conferences in Canada on topics related to integrated campaign strategy and ePhilanthropy and is a TEDx presenter. He has presented at AFP Congress and Fundraising Days, Digital Leap, My Charity Connects and more. You can follow him on Twitter at @brockwarner, or connect with him on LinkedIn.

Session Information


In the Summer of 2015, Bernie Sanders was a largely unknown, independent US Senator. Six months later he was challenging the presumed candidate, Hillary Clinton, for the Democratic nomination and breaking new ground for grassroots fundraising. Let’s look at the specific strategies he employed to drive over 8.1 million contributions during his campaign – a record, beating even Obama’s 2012 primary and general election’s combine results – and what we can take away and apply for our charitable causes.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Four ways to expand your email subscriber base
2. Three keys to crafting emails that begged to be opened
3. Two conversion strategies to use today
4. One golden rule of effective communications to your non-profit

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Stephen Thomas is a member of the CFRE Approved Provider program and attendees of the 2017 Digital Leap Conference can earn points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or re-certification.