Jody Steinhauer

President and Chief Bargain Officer

President of The Bargains Group, Jody Steinhauer has mobilized her award-winning discount wholesale and promotional products company to revolutionize the business landscape for good. She has been the esteemed recipient of TRBoT’s Business Leader of the Year Award, Rotman Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Canada’s Top 40 Under 40. 

As a Canadian female entrepreneur, Jody uses her network of resources and leveraged buying power to aid every company and non-profit agency that she touches to maximize their buying dollar.  

Pioneering her belief of “giving back makes great business sense”, Jody is a tireless advocate and founder of the charity, Engage and Change. Its two annual initiatives, Project Winter Survival and Project Water, help thousands of homeless throughout Toronto and the surrounding area survive the extreme weather conditions while engaging individuals in active philanthropy.  

Inspired by the impact her charity has made, Jody launched the social enterprise, Kits for a Cause. Jody has made it turn-key, fun and engaging for businesses to engage their employees while solving local community services’ needs for resources. Her model of “brokering goodness” has worked with some of the top industry leaders in both the corporate and philanthropic spheres. 


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Day 1: Dec 3, 2020

Day 2: Dec 2, 2020

4:30 pm

4:30 pm

Panel Discussion: 

Post Covid-19 Strategies for Fundraising, Engagement and Mission Delivery

The pandemic has taken a financial toll on charities and foundations, with heavy impacts on donations and many of the fundraising events they rely on for income. However, many organizations are finding ways to drive their mission forward as well as engage with donors to build a more sustainable financial strategy going forward. Build your blueprint to: 

  • Partner with similar organizations to build reach in your community 
  • Find new methods of engagement, from naming rights to enterprise engagement strategies 
  • Deliver on your mandate even with volunteer and staffing challenges 
  • Find your authentic voice to improve engagement and advocacy 

Create a strategy to build new fundraising capabilities post COVID-19