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New AFP in Canada Staff: Meet Lisa Davey

June 11, 2018

Name: Lisa Davey

lisa daveyNew Role in AFP: Vice President, AFP Canada

Years working and/or volunteering in the nonprofit sector:

Over 20 years/ 

What was your first job or defining moment in the sector:

My first job in philanthropy was as the campaign director for the new Canadian War Museum. I joined when the campaign was in full swing with volunteers in place across the country. I had to learn about capital campaigns very quickly to be able to keep up with the amazing Passing the Torch campaign team. That’s the job that made me realize that I wanted to work in the charitable sector. 

Describe your desk/workspace:

I am very organized and my desk/workspace reflects this. Although I often have lots of different projects on the go, I always take a few minutes to clean and organize my desk before I finish my day. 

What do you think our sector needs to be thinking about?

As a sector, I think we need to focus on the downward trend in volunteering and donating and what steps we can take to turn this around.

Last perfect day off:  

My last perfect day off was a family ski trip in Vermont. We had a huge snow storm, and the next day we got to ski fresh, untouched powder. What a great feeling! 

Contact Lisa at

4300 Wilson Blvd, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22203 • 703-684-0410 | 800-666-3863 | Fax: 703-684-0540
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