Selected Publications/Presentations by Sharilyn


~HNW Philanthropists of the Caribbean. Research Study.

~Canadian Trends in Giving & Fundraising. Muttart Foundation. 


A Qualitative Multi-Case Study of How Philanthropic Multi-Generational Families in Canada Govern Their Non-Foundation Philanthropy: A New Model for Family Philanthropy Governance.  Doctoral Dissertation, (2019).

Giving in the Caribbean: Building Upon Cultures of Generosity to Strengthen the Nonprofit Sector Palgrave Handbook of Global Philanthropy (2015)

Sharilyn participates as guest speaker on Women’s Philanthropy in Canada panel Carleton University (July 2014) Time Treasure Talent – Canadian Women & Philanthropy, TD Bank

Philanthropy in Caribbean / African Communities in Canada (30 minute presentation – YouTube video begins at 2.35), AFP Inclusive Giving: Caribbean & African Philanthropy Conference in Toronto (2013)

Fundraising with Joy Interview (2012) Joy Coach, Janice Cunning

Fundraising, Vocation and Values: A Conversation on Being Fundraisers (2012)
One Alpha Avenue

Our Profession: Our CFRE Advancing Philanthropy Magazine, Arlington VA (July 2011 ed.)

CFRE Certification and Canadian Fundraising Practice Co-author, Excellence in Fundraising in Canada, Civil Sector Press, 2011

International Perspectives on Fundraising Contributing author, Achieving Excellence in Fundraising, 3rd ed., Wiley/Jossey Bass, 2011

International Encyclopedia of Civil Society, University of Heidelberg, 2010, Contributing author

Song of the River: Exploring Vocation in the Lives of Fundraisers Author, Master’s Thesis, Saint Mary’s University in Minnesota, 2004 Song-of-the-River-abridged-Nov-2011.pdf

Other Resources

Women Give 2019: Gender & Giving Across Communities of Color. Women’s Philanthropy Institute, 2019.

30 Years of Giving in Canada. Lasby & Barr, 2018.

Imagine Canada Accreditation & Standards Program Handbook, 2018.

Good Grant-Making Guide. Johnson, 2015.

UnderDeveloped- A National Study of Fundraising Challenges Facing Nonprofits. CompassPoint and The Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund.

Riseboro, Caroline, 2014. Rating-Charity-Overhead-Rates-The-Limitation-of-Overhead-to-Determine-Charity-Performance. Paper for the Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership program at Carleton University.