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AFP ON, Greater Toronto Chapter

History: The Greater Toronto Chapter was founded in 1970. Dues are $80. For more information, contact Cynthia Quigley, Chapter Administrator at cquigley@afptoronto.org or (416) 941-9212, .

Histoire: Le Chapitre Greater Toronto a été fondé en 1970. Les frais d'adhésions sont $80. Pour en savoir plus, contactez Cynthia Quigley, Chapter Administrator à (416) 941-9212, cquigley@afptoronto.org.

Status:2015 FOD

  • One of the largest chapters in Canada with over 1,000 members.
  • The fourth-largest AFP chapter in North America.
  • Affiliate of International Society of Fund Raising Executives.

Mission: Philanthropy is voluntary action for the common good and is a necessary element of civic betterment. The AFP, an international individual member association, advances philanthropy through education, training and advocacy based on research, a code of ethical principles and standards of professional practice. AFP members and affiliates enable people and organizations to better service diverse communities and society as a whole.

Services:

  • Serve professional fundraisers in their continuing education through an annual Fundraising Congress with international involvement, May Fundraising Day, speaker luncheons, regular newsletters, and a resource lending library.2015 Ten Star Gold
  • Provide professional accreditation, Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and Advanced Certified Fund Raising Executive (ACFRE).
  • Promote the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards of Professional Practice and Donor Bill of Rights.
  • Support new fundraisers through a mentoring program.
  • Support individuals who otherwise would not have access to educational opportunities due to financial constraints through a bursary program.

Target: Individuals responsible for generating philanthropic support for charitable organizations.

Organization:

  • Office in Toronto; two full-time staff.
  • 16 volunteer board members from Metro Toronto charities.
  • Collaboration with chapters in Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Saskatchewan, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Victoria.

Track record:

  • Recognized for industrywide standards for fundraising.
  • Recognized as the fastest growing chapter from 1996 to 1998.
  • Growing membership with over 100 newcomers each year.
  • Recognized for providing the "gold standard" of educational development.
  • Annual revenue of $600,000 from membership fees, educational events, sponsorships, and foundation grants.

Chapter Events:

AFP Greater Toronto Chapter offers monthly workshops, luncheons and audioconferences. The Chapter holdes two annual conferences: Fundraising Day and Congress.

For information about upcoming events, please visit the Chapter's website: www.afptoronto.org.

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