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PHILANTHROPIC RESEARCH: Call for Proposals!

February 10, 2015

The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada is accepting proposals under its Research Awards program with a deadline of April 30, 2015

Up to $10,000 is available, and grant notifications will be made by the end of May with the expectation that the research will be completed by December 31, 2015

The foundation supports the highest quality research in fundraising, philanthropy and the fundraising profession.  The research may be basic or applied research and can be primary or secondary, qualitative or quantitative research.  There are nine identified research priorities:

  • Accountability & Governance
  • Capacity & Sustainability
  • Partnerships & Alliances
  • Stronger & Diversified Donor Base
  • Funding Processes & Mechanisms
  • Globalization & Impact
  • The Fundraising Profession
  • Research: Tracking Coordination, Synthesis & Application
  • Government & Regulatory Environments

The research must be affiliated with a registered charity in Canada, and the foundation will have the right to disseminate the results to the general public. 

The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada is proud to share the research conducted by Dr. Pauline O’Connor with the Centre for Voluntary Sector Studies at Ryerson University. O’Connor was the first recipient under the foundation’s Research Committee Award.  Dr. O'Connor's research, “The New Regulatory Regime for Social Enterprise in Canada: Potential Impacts on Nonprofit Growth and Sustainability,” is provided on the AFP website in both its full form as well as an executive summary.

For more detailed information on applying for this program, download the Research Awards and Grants Criteria and Guide.

Any further questions? Email Lori Gusdorf, CAE, executive director, AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada, lgusdorf@afpnet.org



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