Allison Coady

Associate Director, Philanthropy

Allison Coady, Associate Director, Philanthropy, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Canada.

allison is responsible for the development and growth of MSF Canada’s Philanthropy program (all major donors, foundation, and corporate donors giving )and generating more than $45 million CAD this year. Prior to her work at MSF Canada, Allison was Partners In Health Canada’s Senior Development Manager and spent seven years with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières USA, in the position of Development Officer for Foundations, responsible for managing strategic relationships with US-based foundation donors and then as Interim Director of Major Gifts, where she led a team raising $80 million USD in annual revenue. Prior to working at MSF-USA, Allison was based in South Africa representing Canada’s International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development (Rights & Democracy) and served as Programs Manager for the Denis Hurley Peace Institute in Pretoria. A 2021 Hilton Humanitarian Prize Virtual Leadership Institute Scholar, Allison also serves on the Board+ of ALIMA (the Alliance for International Medical Action). She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Pretoria and a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada.

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Day 1: May 3, 2023

4:15 pm

4:15 pm


Stress testing the reliance of your organisation during critical times.

Managing and overseeing a foundation is a complex task. Organisations face unexpected challenges, creating innovative solutions needed to delivery operational performance and financial success. This case study offers practical take aways and help your institution achieve their long-term goals. Adopt best practices to:
  • Reviewing your institution’s objectives and resiliance
  • Ensuring the sustainability of your institution
  • Assess the impact of short-term or long-term decrease in foundation income on your institution’s ability to adequately fund ongoing operations

Advance your organization’s approach to reinforce your financial performance

Day 2: May 4, 2023