Donor Communications: Why They Give

Donor Communications: Why They Give

Donor Communications: Why They Give

CPRS Manitoba Presents ‘Donor Communications: Why They Give’

CPRS Manitoba will host an upcoming lunch and learn event on Thursday, Feb. 23 at The MET with Julie Mikuska sharing her expertise as a fundraising consultant.

“It’s not about you,” she says, “and it’s not about the money.”

According to the results of the recent professional development survey administered by CPRS Manitoba, donor communications are of great interest to members.

As modern communicators, we look forward to gathering plenty of insights through a discussion of the following.

“Communicating with donors requires an understanding of why people give,” muses Julie. “Once you understand, you will write in a way that appeals to those who are interested in your cause, brings them on board with you, and keeps them on board.”

About Julie Mikuska

Julie Mikuska is principal of Mikuska Group, a consulting firm in partnership with her twin, Laura. Together they have helped many organizations in the social impact and cultural sectors enhance their communications, fundraising, and governance. Before joining Mikuska Group in 2011, Julie spent 23 years at the University of Manitoba in External Relations, including managing communications for the $237 million Building on Strengths Campaign and most recently as executive director of the Alumni Association. She is an advocate for mental health and the removal of stigma around mental illness, and enjoys travel (especially cruises), golf, and cheering on the Winnipeg Jets.


  • 11:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Registration & Networking
  • 11:50 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. Greetings from CPRS Manitoba, Lunch, and Introduction of Speaker
  • 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. Presentation by Julie Mikuska, including questions from the attendees


  • Business Casual


  • Members: $35.00
  • Guests: $55.00
  • Student Members: $20.00
  • Student Guests: $25.00
  • Life Members: Complimentary

Please note that these ticket prices do not include fees.

The registration deadline is February 21, 2017 at 9 a.m.

View our cancellation policy here.

The Modern Communicator

CPRS Manitoba board members chose “The Modern Communicator” as a professional development theme for 2016/17, because we believe in mastery, we believe in innovation, and we believe in integrity when it comes to the 21st-century practice of public relations.