“There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others.” 
– Mandy Hale 

A number of years ago I was facilitating a presentation for the donors of the Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy. Standing at the back of the room was a gentleman I immediately recognized … the Godfather of Good! One of the true heroes of the Canadian conservation movement for 50 years, hence his aptly coined nickname. On that day David Love was acting as an “emissary” for the Nature Conservancy of Canada to determine if the NCC should hire me as a planned giving consultant with The Donor Motivation Program®. Today, from that chance meeting many years ago, I am proud to call David both a friend and a mentor.

Today is Earth Day and what better way to celebrate than to highlight David’s new book, also launching today,  “Green Green: Reflections on 51 Years of Raising Money for Nature”. David’s book shares insights gained from his over five decades of raising funds for the environmental sector. If you are invested (and want to see more investment) in safeguarding Canada’s natural spaces, then this book is for you!

David and his wife, Ann, have also been steadfast supporters of Birds Canada through their “Lovebirds” annual Great Canadian Birdathon campaign. In addition to picking up David’s new book packed with its tips, ideas and insights, if you wish to thank an individual who has done so much for the Canadian environmental sector, I encourage you to join me and honouring David and the Love family’s lifelong dedication to birds with a donation to their campaign.

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