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About AFP Canada

canada maple leaf 100x111With approximately 3,500 members residing in Canada, AFP is dedicated to promoting and advancing the cause of its Canadian members.  AFP supports Canadian members in 19 Chapters, and provides essential leadership to Canada’s robust charitable sector. Read more.

Latest Canada News:

• AFP Canada Board of Directors 2019 Nominations
• Your AFP Canada Board Is Hard at Work!
• Scholarship Opportunity: Transforming Your Career in Canada's Nonprofit Sector
• AFP Chapters Offer CFRE June Education Sessions and Study Groups
• Celebrate Your Charity's Impact in The Globe and Mail Philanthropy Supplement
• Day in the Ridings Report
• 2018 AFP Canada Board Approved
• New AFP President Mike Geiger Inspired by Passion of Congress Attendees
• Canada New Horizons Context Paper: English | French
• Online National Job Posting Program Now Available

About AFP Foundation—Canada

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As the philanthropic arm of AFP, the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada supports many programs and services through its highly successful Annual Fund, especially the Every Member Campaign, and other fundraising vehicles including Major Gifts, Planned Gifts and Endowments. Read more.

Latest AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada News:

• AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada Board Announced
• Thirty Years of Giving in Canada - Roger Ali, AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada Chair
• To Canadian Chapter Leaders: An AFP Foundation for Philanthropy Canada Update
• 2018 What Canadian Donors Want Survey Released
• AFP Foundation Receives Grant to Continue Fellowship Program
• AFP Foundation Chair Talks Goals, Programs and Why to Give to Your Professional Community
Study Results: Socially Responsible Investing
• Fellowship in Inclusion and Philanthropy: Impact Report (English | French)
AFP Foundation-Canada Releases Biennial Survey: What Canadian Donors Want
• [Infographic] AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada: Your Gift at Work
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada Provides Funding for Study on Responsible Investing by Charities
Fellowship In Inclusion and Philanthropy Program - Please visit our website for more details and to apply to this exciting new program!nclusion
• Chapter Resources - To access various reports and opportunities for your chapter through the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada, please click here.
Canada Government Relations Tool Kit: If You Build It They Will Come

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The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada is thankful to our many donors who allow us to make a difference for the fundraising profession in Canada.  Please view this video (French version here) showcasing our work over the past couple of years.

Free Webinar Recordings—Presented By AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada

2016 AFP Congress: How to Innovate With Confidence
"What Donors Want" Webinar Recording (March 8, 2016): View Recording | Download PDF 
 2015 AFP Congress: Why Mobile Matters Now and What You Need Do About It
 AFP Banff Compass 2015 Webcast with June Bradham: Are You Ready for a Campaign?
 The New Regulatory Regime for Social Enterprise in Canada
• Spam Law - Recent Legislation and its Impact on Canadian Fundraisers and Charities
Tips, Techniques and Strategies for Speaking to Donors on the Phone!

AFP Canada Research and Resources

REPORT: 2014 Fundraising Technology Trends Study
(Dec. 10, 2014) In this recent report released by Find Accounting Software, 142 Canadian and U.S. fundraisers were surveyed about their use of technology. Find out what they had to say about growing contributions and how they described their software management platforms, communication channels, and payment acceptance methods.

The Blackbaud Index-Canada
(Apr. 16, 2014) Building on The Blackbaud Index, Blackbaud has now launched The Blackbaud Index-Canada to track charitable giving to the Canadian nonprofit sector, whichrepresents one of the country’s biggest industries.

What Canadian Donors Want: Information, Impact and to Help Those in Need
(Feb. 3, 2014) The 2013 What Canadian Donors Want Survey of more than 1,000 donors across Canada, found that more Canadians than ever are knowledgeable about charities and researching before they give, but many are not sure about the impact their gifts are having. Get a full breakdown of the survey, including six fact sheets on the various aspects of the survey in both English and French.

Ready Reference Guides Now Available in French
(Feb. 3, 2014) Attention French Canadian fundraisers: translation of AFP’s popular Ready Reference Series in underway. Four new guides have been posted with more on the way!

Canada Public Policy and Advocacy

Canada Anti-Spam Legislation Talking Points in English and French
(Aug. 20, 2014) Canada’s new (and complicated) Anti-Spam Legislation, which came into force on July 1, applies to commercial electronic messages that are either sent from, or accessed on, a computer system in Canada. AFP urges you to contact members of Parliament and Senators to exempt electronic communications sent by, or on behalf of, registered charities, or at least provide clear and consistent interpretations for registered charities. To help in these efforts, we’ve armed you with talking points in English and French

New Canadian Budget Supports Online Charity Registration, Modernization of Lotteries
(Feb. 12, 2014) Budget 2014, introduced yesterday, including a number of measures impacting Canada's charities. Despite reports otherwise, there were no specific measures targeting the political activities of Canadian charities. There are, however, new provisions that will affect and enhance the way charities work—see a breakdown from AFP's government relation's consultant here.

New AFP Public Awareness Communications Tool Kit
(Feb. 3, 2014) When is the best time to make a call to a government official? What is the role of a Minister of State? How do you gain the respect of a parliamentarian?  Find these answers and more in the new Public Awareness Communications tool kit, now available to all AFP Canada members.
Download English | Download French

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