Testimonials

“Knactivate has been a pleasure to work with when it has come to the Intercamp Classic event. Its director, Josh Howard, has worked cohesively with various members of the Kids in Camp board. He has created proposals, budgets, and performed other analysis to optimize the results of the event. Josh has provided reports when required and submitted other relevant documentation on-time. He and his team have done an exceptional job in recruiting players, teams, and volunteers to support the initiative. Great supplier relationships have been formed, which has enabled the event to keep down costs. The creativity of Knactivate has helped elevate the Intercamp Classic to the next level. A professional sponsorship package, website, and great promotional videos have all proven to be effective marketing tools. The Intercamp Classic has been the single-largest fundraising event in the history of Kids in Camp and has drastically increased the number of children that we are able to support. Josh has been an ambassador for Kids in Camp charity and made an effort to support other KIC events including the annual Grand KIC. I would recommend Knactivate to any organization or person looking for a fundraising or events company that can get the job done.”

-Elaine Cole, Kids in Camp Charity – Past-President, Current Board Member

“It was an absolute pleasure working with Knactivate and Josh Howard on the 2015 edition of Breakfast of Champions in support of SickKids. Josh is talented, creative, professional, well organized, and above all else, his event management skills are exceptional. Josh contributed significantly to the success of our event and I have no hesitation in recommending him to other charity events and organizations.”

-Simon Leith, Breakfast of Champions in support of SickKids – Co-Chair

“The Element Games weekend was so surreal. It was the most challenging, yet the most fun experience I have ever had. I am so thankful to have been able to participate. Thank you to everyone who put the Games together. They called it the ultimate weekend, and that could not have been more true. Between the physical/mental challenges, the strategic gameplay, the insanely fun party, the beautiful scenery and the sweet activities along the way it was really the #ultimateweekend.”

-Jazzmyn B. – The Element Games, Participant

“Knactivate helped the Clarfield family launch Compete for the Cure, a student basketball and dodgeball tournament, which has now raised $300,000 for Pancreatic Cancer Canada (PCC). Knactivate’s expertise with suppliers, social media and event organization is invaluable. Knactivate’s director, Josh Howard, has a solid skill set around fundraising and events, and provides proven templates for event management, website design, supplier engagement, event brochures, uniforms, scheduling, insurance and financial reporting. We have needed and appreciated Josh’s innovative ideas around web presence, which has been a key factor in reaching out to our target age group. Where we feel Josh really shines is in his personal interactions. Whether he is working with our family, PCC executive, our large corporate sponsors or the teenage participants, Josh understands each stakeholder mindset, and we hear only compliments and accolades about his work. We would highly recommend Knactivate for any event or fundraising initiative, where the company knowledge and experience will add innovation, save time and effort, and ultimately increase the end result.”

-The Clarfield Family, Compete for the Cure – Founders

“Over the years, Josh Howard has provided invaluable contributions to the Tracey Rubinoff Skate-a-thon, which is attended each year by over 400 people and has raised almost $1 million to date. Josh has spearheaded various marketing, social media, video and entertainment initiatives. Specifically, he has worked on the scripting and production of promotional videos and assisted with the “Half-Time Game Shows” that take place at the event. I have known Josh for several years. He is personable, practical, imaginative, hard-working and honest. I have absolutely no doubt that he will be successful in whatever endeavour that he undertakes and I recommend him without hesitation.”

-Fred Rubinoff, Tracey Rubinoff Foundation – Chair

“For 3 years, Josh Howard’s involvement with BAC2Fashion was instrumental in the events’ development and success. BAC2Fashion is a charity fashion show where funds raised are directed through the United Jewish Appeal of Greater Toronto (UJA) to programming that benefits vulnerable Jewish seniors. Josh effectively applied his wealth of experience with fundraising and events to provide useful insight, guidance, and advice into the strategic development of BAC2Fashion. Josh consulted on sponsorship packages, effective use of online management resources, and marketing techniques. Josh has strong networking skills, and helped acquire models, designers, and other key stakeholders for the initiative. It is through the dedicated efforts of individuals like Josh that BAC2Fashion has evolved and continues to grow as a distinguished young adult initiative in Toronto, drawing crowds of over 300 individuals annually, and, over the last 3 years, raising close to $150,000 for vulnerable seniors in Toronto.”

-Jessica Taylor – UJA’s Community Connect, Manager of Innovative Initiatives