It’s Not Too Late! Find Your Passion for the Every Member Campaign
December 8, 2014
Deborah Legrove, chair of AFP Canada’s Every Member Campaign (EMC), wants to spread the word to Canadian AFP chapters about the importance of the EMC to supporting the work of the AFP Foundation of Philanthropy - Canada.
Put simply, the Foundation’s mission is to transform Canadian philanthropy. For those of you who are passionate about your job as a fundraiser—passionate about your mission and motivated to give back to the sector—the Foundation’s annual Every Member Campaign provides an easy opportunity to help shape the future of philanthropy in this country.
How does the EMC achieve this lofty ambition? “It helps us to build leaders through education,” says Legrove. “It helps strengthen the nonprofit sector through mentoring. It helps careers unfold.”
Specifically, donations from the EMC will be put to work helping to achieve the following goals:
- Create sector advocates through member education;
- Build philanthropic leaders through scholarships;
- Strengthen the sector through career mentoring; and
- Foster a greater understanding of philanthropy and fundraising practices through research
Past bursary recipient Clare McDowall has this to say: “Thank you for your support in sending me to Congress in 2011. I met so many great people and learned so much from the great line-up of presenters. It was an amazing experience.”
Clare has found her passion, and thanks to AFP she’s been able to channel that passion into professional skills, knowledge and action. Who do you know in your community that could benefit from this kind of opportunity? A portion of all EMC funds are allocated back to the local chapter.
Count yourself in!
Visit your Chapter website from the list provided and make your donation for 2014 today. You can also click here to make a direct donation to the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada.
Last year more than $130,000 was raised through the support of 771 donors nationwide.
Thank you for your participation and helping to strengthen our profession and the local communities that we serve.
For more information, go to: http://www.afpnet.org/Foundation/FoundationNewsDetail.cfm?ItemNumber=1013