Lauren Ott

Chief Kits Officer

Lauren Ott is a social entrepreneur who connects leading Canadian businesses, families, and organizations to the causes they care about. After spending time teaching at a public high school on the side of a volcano in Ecuador, Lauren returned to Canada and turned her passion for community into a career of driving impact across the country and beyond. She has worked on Parliament Hill, one of the largest education boards in Canada, and WE (Free The Children). Lauren worked in communities in the Amazon region, as the right-hand for strategy and engagement, and eventually, as Director of Business Development responsible for 5 markets and operations from Saskatchewan to Atlantic Canada. In 2018, Lauren took on a new challenge as the Chief Kits Officer of the newly launched social enterprise, Kits for a Cause driving meaningful connections and impactful engagement. 

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Day 1: Dec 2, 2020

Day 2: Dec 3, 2020

3:45 pm

3:45 pm

Panel Discussion: 

Impact Investments: Revise your Mission-Driven Impact Investment Strategies to Meet your Mandate

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