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Canadian Chapter Accomplishments Recognized at AFP International Fundraising Conference

April 12, 2016

At the recent 2016 AFP International Fundraising Conference in Boston, AFP recognized outstanding achievement in chapter growth and retention. In Canada the AFP Ontario, Canada South Chapter received awards for the highest 2015 Growth in "Chapter Grouping I" (15-50 members) of 32 percent and 3-year growth of 61 percent.  In "Chapter Grouping III" (101-250 members) the AFP Ontario, Golden Horseshoe Chapter had the highest 2015 retention at 86 percent and 3-year retention at 85 percent.

“Congratulations to all of the Canadian Chapters that were recognized at the Chapter Presidents’ Council meeting held in Boston,” said Karen Mercier, chair of the AFP Canada Council. “These Canadian Chapters continue to exemplify the very best in membership, education and the support to fundraisers in the community. It’s an honour to be able to serve our members alongside these dedicated chapter leaders as we honour their outstanding accomplishments.”

The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada also partners with the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy in the U.S. to offer awards for the Foundation’s annual giving program, the Every Member Campaign. 

Canadian chapters that were recognized for giving included:

Highest Percent Member Participation:

Chapter Grouping IV (251-400 members)

AFP AB, Calgary & Area Chapter – 31%

Chapter Grouping V (400+ members)

AFP ON, Greater Toronto Chapter – 26%

 

Greatest Increase in Participation in 2015:

Chapter Grouping III (101-250 members)

AFP ON, Ottawa Chapter – 58%

 

2015 Award of Excellence (overall giving):

Chapter Grouping III (101-250 members)

AFP Manitoba Chapter - $9,535

Chapter Grouping IV (251-400 members)

AFP AB, Calgary & Area Chapter - $22,194

Chapter Grouping V (400+ members)

AFP ON, Greater Toronto Chapter - $42,705

 

2015 Chapter IMPACT Gift:

Chapter Grouping IV (251-400 members)

AFP AB, Calgary & Area Chapter - $3,000

 

“I was so proud of all of the Canadian Chapters recognized at the Chapter Presidents Council meeting in Boston,” said Derek Fraser, past chair of the AFP Canada Council. “Canadian Chapters lead the association is so many ways through excellence in chapter management. Well done!”

Donations to the Every Member Campaign allow the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada to create fundraising advocates through education, strengthen the sector through career mentoring, foster understanding through research and ensure materials are available to our members in both official languages. Thank you—your donation has made an impact!



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