I was born in Scotland, and when I moved to Canada, I initially pursued a career as a banker (following in the footsteps of so many Scottish immigrants!), three years later, I went back to school to study journalism and public relations. I was hired to work for a non-profit organization (Western Canada Summer Games) and realized I had found my niche.
My life, and life’s work, has always been anchored in story. In 2006, I stepped away from full-time fundraising to form The Narrative Company; so I could combine my fundraising, writing and professional storytelling skills to help charities learn how to ‘tell their story’ strategically to raise funds and fulfill their mission.
As a fundraiser, I have secured multi-million dollar gifts through sponsorships, major and legacy gifts. As a keynote speaker, trainer and professional storyteller I have performed at conferences, concerts and festivals across the UK and North America (including being chosen to represent Canada at the 2009 Scottish International Storytelling Festival in Edinburgh). I love performance storytelling and continue to work on discovering, learning and sharing stories with adults and children.
I have always volunteered for at least one organization. This has included working on various crisis phone lines, as President of the Storytellers of Canada, and as a 4H leader. I currently sit on the CFRE International Advisory Council, the Telus Community Foundation Board, and the CAGP national board (and have been teaching their intensive gift planning courses since 2006). My clients include non-profit organizations from healthcare, education, arts & culture and the social services sector.
If you are interested in hiring me as a fundraising and communications consultant, keynote speaker, trainer or facilitator, please feel free to contact me so we can discuss how I might be help you.
I have lived in various parts of Canada including Manitoba (Gimli & Winnipeg), Prince Edward Island and British Columbia. Home for me now is a little corner of paradise called Deep Cove in North Saanich on Vancouver Island.
Phone 250.655.3352 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Norma Cameron, CFRE
825 Clayton Road, North Saanich, BC Canada V8L 5M3