eSAX podcast featuring Sam Laprade with Jarrod Goldsmith

Jarrod is joined on the phone with Sam Laprade from 1310 AM news radio show ‘an hour to give‘ and Gryphon Fundraising to talk about her entrepreneurial journey, the importance of building trust, rapport and stewardship to maintain and build relationships. They also talk about the importance of having a philanthropic plan for your business.

ABOUT Sam Laprade:

Sam is approaching 30 years of fundraising, public relations, media relations and sponsorship work.

After graduating from Algonquin College with a PR Diploma, she was given an opportunity to work at CBC Radio and then at CBC Television. After that, she was hooked and went-on to coordinate telethons and events.

Through various positions including non-profit, municipal politics, media and the private sector Sam has built a strong community network in the Ottawa area.

Raising funds for important causes that save lives and change lives is the most rewarding part of her work. The hospital, the humane society and a homeless shelter are all important causes that she has worked for through the years.

She was never a ‘numbers person’ … until she started to work with donor data analytics through Gryphon Fundraising. Combining both the art and the science of fundraising has changed the way that she works. It has made her work more efficient, more timely and enabled her to raise more money!

Specialties: Fund Development, Donor Analytics, Donor Relations, PR, Media Relations

ABOUT An Hour To Give:

Have you got an hour to give? We do. 1310 NEWS presents An Hour to Give. Saturday mornings from 7am – 8am this program is dedicated to charities, events, festivals and other non-profit organizations in our community. Certified Fundraising Executive, Sam Laprade hosts the show. She speaks with non-profit leaders about important community organizations and shares stories of the amazing work that is being done to change and save lives in Ottawa. For more information on getting involved with An Hour To Give contact Sam directly at

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eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience – is an entrepreneur networking community for small business located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. #eSAX Makes Networking Work!

eSAX was founded by entrepreneur and musician Jarrod Goldsmith. Jarrod is a Canadian small business community builder and is the embodiment of the small business spirit. He is one of Ottawa’s best known entrepreneurs and founded Sax Appeal (Canada’s Premier Saxophone Ensemble), Sax Appeal Productions (an agency for all live music in Ottawa and Gatineau providing live jazz music, classical music, Christmas and holiday music, cocktail music, or wedding music), eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience); Ottawa’s largest entrepreneur networking community for small business, eXclusive eXperience and hosts both Ask the Fedora (a YouTube video series on entrepreneur networking for smallbiz) and the eSAX Podcast series.

This podcast was produced by Podcast Wagon.