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Meet the Fundraising Lab

Our Mission: Helping you achieve yours

You need to raise money. And you’re doing so many things right. All you need is some help to bring all the pieces together.

What we know: Wherever you need help, we’ll meet you where you are.

Because fundraising is complex…but we’re here to help simplify it.

In helping hundreds of organizations and thousands of students for more than two and half decades, I wanted to create a learning and support hub for you. To help you get where you need to go and see the impact you envision for the communities you serve.

We can’t wait to help you change your corner of the world.




Meet the Fundraising Lab Team

Cathy Mann | MA, CFRE

Founder & CEO

Strategic, action-oriented and award-winning. Cathy has a wealth of experience in the charitable sector spanning more than three decades. And what’s great about Cathy – she’s hands on. It’s in her DNA to help people and she’s never happier than working with clients to help them achieve measurable and sustainable results. 

Here are some of her awards:

•   2018 Outstanding Fundraising Professional by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Toronto Chapter

•   Excellence in Scholarship by Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

•   Excellence in Fundraising in Small Shops Award from the International Association of Fundraising Professionals representing 30,000+ fundraisers from 7 countries

As a seasoned fundraising professional and former teacher and Academic Coordinator of Ryerson University’s Fundraising Management Certificate program, Cathy has not only influenced the profession, she has influenced the professionals in Toronto and across Canada. With her collective experience, Cathy offers a breadth and depth of solutions to her clients rarely seen in the fundraising community.

Anne LeMesurier | MA

Managing Director

As an expert in database management, fundraising technology and digital giving, Anne is the brains behind the operational infrastructure and systems side of the business. She helps clients achieve optimum information flow, streamlined and simplified processes, and strong digital strategies that spike awareness and measurably increase donor giving at every level. Prior to working with Cathy, Anne supported a successful $1.2 million endowment campaign, provided bequest programming, managed fundraising database and digital giving infrastructure, provided support balancing database reconciliation with finance, board support and programming.

Erin Boyce, MLIS

Data and Digital Manager

Erin has a passion for database management and data informed fundraising.  

With prior experience in non-profit finance, auditing, donor data management, and reporting for stewardship and Board support, Erin gets a kick out of helping clients leverage their data to improve fundraising outcomes. Before joining the non-profit sector, Erin worked for over a decade as a medical librarian, and she loves to use her research and organizational skills to strengthen non-profit missions. 

Jackie Black

Design Maven

Working in digital design, Jackie focuses on the visual aspects of the Fundraising Lab. She aims to design online spaces which are both usable and enjoyable for all clients and course members, while ensuring that the Fundraising Lab's presentation accurately reflects the incredible work being executed from within. 

Samantha Rose

Admin Slayer

Sam has been a with the Fundraising Lab team since February 2021 as a part of the Administrative Department. She uses her experience and skills working in Administration to support the other team members of the Fundraising Lab in the work that they do. From setting up documentation for consulting clients to managing internal project management systems, Sam has it covered. Sam's desire to help Cathy and the team provide exceptional service to all of the Fundraising Lab's clients is her primary focus.

“I see every organization as an ecosystem. Everyone, and the work they do, affects the people around them and their productivity within the ecosystem. As a part of the Administrative Support team in my organization, I get to find my place in that ecosystem, and affect the workplace environment in the most positive way I can.”

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