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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. 

Katie Pitts

Operations Manager

Working mostly behind the scenes, Katie brings over 15 years of business development and non-profit experience to the Fundraising Lab. Starting her career in the non-profit sector in Ottawa, she saw firsthand the challenges small organizations face in raising funds to support their initiatives. Moving into the corporate sector, Katie spent close to a decade in Project Management and Business Development, before joining the Fundraising Lab as Operations Manager in 2023. Katie’s priority is helping the Fundraising Lab team run efficiently on the backend, so our clients get the best results from their investment.

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