Community News and New Ideas
AFP Chair Testifies Before House of Commons
Earlier this month, AFP represented all Canadian fundraising professionals by testifying before the federal government. Read what AFP Chair Andrea McManus recommended to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance. Read more.
E-newsletters: Read This Before You Press Send
Are you considering creating an e-newsletter to reach out to your constituents? Need to brush up the one you already have? Marla Norrad of the AFP Vancouver Chapter has five important questions your organizations should ask in order to get started on the right foot. Read more.
Write a Book! Questions to Ask Yourself Before Submitting a Book Proposal
Are you a wanna-be author? Maybe it’s not such a far-fetched idea. AFP and John Wiley & Sons may want to publish your book as part of the Fund Development Series. Here are the questions you need to ask yourself before submitting your book proposal to Wiley or any other publisher. Read more.
The Third Way – Celebrating Cause Marketing
Why not celebrate cause marketing? The mutual benefits of partnering product sales with passion-inspiring causes has a 25-year history and has continued to evolve and enjoy growing acceptance among consumers and the nonprofit sector. At the AFP International Conference in Vancouver this past April, Canadians Jocelyne Daw and Brent Buechler shared some of the history behind the cause marketing movement. Read more.
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Fundraising Quick Links
Research Debunks Stereotypes of Social Media, Mobile Use (charityinfo.ca)
Your Donors... (agents of good)
Environmental Charities Not Biggest Recipients of Foreign Cash (The Huffington Post)
Charitable Pledges Down Due to Slow Economy in U.S., Canada (Healthcare Finance News)
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Creating a Vision for AFP in Canada
The AFP in Canada Strategic Plan Task Force is working to create achievable strategic goals in alignment with AFP as a whole, but with a distinctly “Canadian personality,” explains task force chair Derek Fraser. Read more.
Calling All AFP Members – Nominations Are Open!
Know someone who could make a difference in shaping AFP in Canada? The nominating committees for the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada and The AFP Canada Council are accepting your suggestions for board representatives. This is an opportunity to make your voice be heard. Read more!
Catching Up With... AFP Vancouver
At the recent AFP International Conference, we caught up with Giovanni Festa, long-time AFP member, current AFP Vancouver chapter president and director of annual fundraising for Vancouver Artgallery. Read more.
Grab your copy of The Globe and Mail next Monday, May 28, for a special insert on philanthropy. It features an op-ed from Andrea McManus about charity lobbying, inspiring stories of donors and volunteers, and new trends and ideas in the sector.
Free Webinar—Industry Trends!
Highlights from The 2012 Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report
(May 31, 2 p.m. ET)
Join Blackbaud, NTEN and CommonKnowledge for an interactive discussion exclusively for AFP members that shares results collected from their fourth annual benchmark report. This data will help you make more strategic decisions about how to invest resources (time and money!) into your social networking efforts.
Save the Date – Free Webinar Offers New Insights into Canadian Donors
Tuesday, June 26 | 2 p.m. Eastern
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada will host a free webinar exploring Canadian charitable donor preferences from a recent study conducted with Ipsos Reid called "What Canadian Donors Want". It will be presented by Nowshad Ali, CFRE, AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada board member and president and CEO, On Purpose Leadership, Inc., in Saskatoon, SK, and Heather Alinsangan, associate vice president, Ipsos Reid - Public Affairs, in Ottawa, ON.
The 2012 AFP Awards Nomination Materials are Here!
Nominations for the Barbara Marion Award for Outstanding Leadership to AFP and the Charles R. Stephens Award for Excellence in Diversity are due Tuesday, July 17, 2012. Honor the best and brightest, submit your nomination today! ***Please note that AFP’s awards program is undergoing significant changes. Nominations for the Awards for Philanthropy and Excellence in Fundraising will be accepted later this year. See the 2012 AFP Awards nomination booklet for more details.
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