Peter O'Brien

W r i t e r ~ E d i t o r ~ A r t i s t

Corporate

Past or Current Corporate Work and Clients (Selected)

CAIS (Canadian Accredited Independent Schools)

As a consultant and in-house writer, I have produced various types of material, including the CAIS Governance Guide, Ahead of the Game (a handbook for new Heads) and the ongoing series Making the CAIS: blogs written for Heads from across the country – see over 20 CAIS blog posts at https://www.cais.ca/about-cais/newsletters-and-blogs/making-the-cais/~post/keeping-an-open-mindMaking the CAIS

CAIS GG

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Leo Baeck Day School

As the Acting Director of Development for The Leo Baeck Day School, I was responsible for stewarding annual revenues of ~$750,000 in campaign pledge payments, and soliciting ~$250,000 in Annual Campaign gifts. I was responsible for donor research, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship for the school’s ongoing capital campaign, with particular emphasis on major gifts of $18,000+. I led the staff responsibility for the Board Development Committee, including strategic planning. I organized and oversaw cultivation, solicitation and stewardship special events, including a campaign for a new elevator, a security enhancement fund, and school-wide stewardship events.

LB Annual Campaign  Elevator invitation email

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Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall

As the Director of Corporate and Foundation Giving for the Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall, I had chief staff responsibility for two successful $8 million asks to the federal government and to the provincial government. I worked closely with the senior leadership, and with senior members of the Board, including the Chair of the Board. I was responsible for drafting the case for support, and for research, cultivation, solicitation, reporting and stewardship for corporations and foundations – part of the ongoing major development campaign for Massey Hall. I was also the chief editorial consultant, and negotiated the publication of the book Roy Thomson Hall: A Portrait.

RTH front

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Arbopals

From August 2007 to January 2012, I was the founder and President of Arbopals Inc., an environmental website and virtual world for children. As users played on Arbopals, real trees were planted on their behalf in 21 countries around the world. I was responsible for business and financial planning, website development, marketing, IP and legal issues, and investor content.

ARBO LOGO MAY 2010
Homepage screenshot May 5 2010

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Monitor Company

I was the editor of this major economic impact study produced for the Canadian government by international consultants Michael Porter and the Monitor Company. 468 pages.

Monitor

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OCAD University

I produced a range of fundraising material, including research, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship documents for various corporate, foundation and individual donors.

OCADU Proposal May 2012

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Teal & Co. Inc.

Principal word content provider and editor.

http://tealandco.com

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RightSizing.ca

Principal word content provider and editor.

http://rightsizing.ca

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The Bishop Strachan School

As the Director of Communications and Public Relations, I wrote and edited many documents for the school, including fundraising material, the BSS Magazine, and academic and extra-curricular marketing material.

BSS mag  BSS Annual Fund

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Thomas Memoirs

I run a company that writes and produces memoirs for people, corporations, or other entities (at one point I was asked to write a “memoir” of a family-owned island.)

TM  VdK memoir

Stupp memoir

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Trees Ontario

Trees 1  Trees 2

Trees 3  Trees 4

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University of Toronto

I was employed at the U of T full-time for 12 years, and have also done work for them as an independent consultant and contractor. Some U of T projects:

U of T Comm    Bulletin

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VIA Rail

As a consultant, I wrote various cross-Canada brochures for VIA Rail, including the brochures for their flagship train tours.

scan0043     VIA Rail Getaways

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Other Corporate Clients / Projects / Material

ICC  RSIC

Cover  LBDS 2015Israel  Goodwill Proposal for Gov of Ont  Havergal 2  Designs  Heath oped 1  Health oped 2Heartbeat  U of T Imagination

 

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