Click for eWire online
eWire Volume 12, Number 39c
Canada - Sept. 25, 2012
Sponsored by
ICON 2013
Blackbaud NOZA


50th International Conference on Fundraising in San Diego:
Register by Sept. 28 to Get Your Special Webinar Six-Pack Bonus!

2013 AFP Conference!

Registration is now open  for the 50th AFP Annual International Conference on Fundraising in San Diego, presented by Blackbaud. Act quickly (before September 28th) to take advantage of the Webinar Six (6)-pack BONUS! Register during the discount registration period, and get up to six (6) select archived webinars for FREE (a $945 VALUE). The webinars are given by top conference speakers! Again, register for the International Conference on Fundraising before September 28th to get the full Six (6)-pack BONUS!

This year, our goal is to engage and re-energize our profession. Join us and be a part of our efforts to create balance, focus on critical priorities, and simplify complexities—we’ll explore what it means to be Doing The Right Things…Right!

Go to for more information and register TODAY! See you in San Diego in 2013!

Top Story | Community News and New IdeasMember News/Announcements | Fundraising Tips | Fundraising Quick LinksMember ExclusivesJob Listings/Resources

Canada and Charities
Top Story: Developing Effective Nonprofit – Corporate Relationships
Mary Deacon, former nonprofit fundraiser and now Chair of Bell’s mental health initiative shares her thoughts and insights on forming mutually beneficial partnerships between nonprofits and their corporate sponsors. Read more.

AFP Strategic Partners
AFP Webinar Series

Community News and New Ideas

National Philanthropy Day: Celebrating All Donors Equally Engages New Attendees, Sponsors
Mike House, President of AFP Edmonton & Area Chapter shares how a shift in their approach to National Philanthropy Day has boosted participation; engaging new attendees and sponsors. Read more.

Initiatives and Programs Planned for AFP Canada
AFP chapter leaders from across the country convened in Halifax, NS on July 26 – 28, 2012 to discuss strategies and issues affecting the fundraising and philanthropic culture within Canada. Read more.

Ontario Invests in Three-year Project to Strengthen Diversity and Philanthropy Within the Nonprofit Sector
Ontario’s nonprofit organizations are about to receive a major boost in training and development on diversity and inclusion issues, thanks to a multi-year initiative funded by the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration’s Partnership Project Office. Read more.

An Invitation to Participate in a Discussion on Ethics in the Charitable Sector
There is still time to participate! Give AFP Greater Toronto Chapter 15 minutes of your time and share your thoughts and feelings in a survey on ethics. You will automatically be entered for a FREE AFP membership renewal. Survey closes Wednesday, October 1. Read more.

Back to Top

Bookstore Ad

Member News/Announcements

Volunteering Your Fundraising Skills Overseas
As a Cuso International volunteer, Stratford Festival’s major gift fundraiser and AFP member, Cynthia Benoit-Sarrazin journeyed to El Salvador to lend her skills to a project that trains youth in theatre arts – and life options. Read more!

Understanding Your Deepest Aspirations and Concerns for Charity - Share Your Thoughts and Feelings in AFP Greater Toronto’s Ethics Survey
Give AFP Greater Toronto Chapter 15 minutes of your time. Take this ethics survey and automatically enter your name for FREE AFP membership renewal! Read more.

Deadline Sept. 30 for Voting on AFP Bylaws Amendment and 2013 Board of Directors
All members are encouraged to vote online regarding two important items: 1) the slate of nominees for the 2013 AFP board of directors; and 2) new proposed bylaws recommended by the AFP Governance Review Task Force. The deadline for voting is Sept. 30, and members can vote here.

Avectra to Sponsor 2012 Leadership Academy in Houston
AFP is proud to announce that Avectra is partnering with the association to sponsor its Leadership Academy meetings in Houston, Oct. 18-20. “Avectra is proud to sponsor this year's AFP Leadership Academy,” said Richard Davis, chairman and CEO of Avectra. “Our partnership with AFP is a success because of our mutual desire to support leaders within the AFP community with programs to enrich their career and enhance their leadership skills.” Chapter leaders can still register for the Leadership Academy.

Canada Globe and Mail to Publish NPD Supplement on Nov. 16
The Globe and Mail, which reaches nearly one million readers across Canada, will be publishing in partnership with AFP a special supplement about National Philanthropy Day®. The supplement will highlight donors, volunteers, corporations and foundations across Canada involved in philanthropy, and AFP members can receive special rates on advertising. Learn more.

Sign Up to Serve on AFP’s Committees
Know someone who would make a great candidate for committee service and help steer the direction of your community? Would you like to serve on one of AFP's committees? Now is your chance to do so! To sign up today, click here.

Back to Top

Speaker Database

Fundraising Tips

LinkedIn as a Multi-dimensional Fundraiser’s Resource
Make social media work for you. Paul Nazareth gives you an inside look at how LinkedIn can be a key fundraising resource. Opportunity for major gift prospecting? Networking with board members? Marketing your nonprofit? All this and more is waiting for you. Read on and find out how to get started.

Read more.

Ipsos Reid Fact sheets on “What Canadian Donors Want” Available for Download
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada in conjunction with Ipsos Reid conducted a survey in November 2011 on "What Canadian Donors Want." Six fact sheets have been created on Giving Levels; The Giving Decision; Administration/How Charities Operate; Thanking Donors; Boards and Volunteer Leadership; and, the Role of Fundraisers..
Read more.

Ten Questions Every Director Should Ask About the T3010 
By now you know that every charity must file an annual T3010 Registered Charity Information Return. But are you aware that if your T3010 is inaccurate, incomplete or late, your organization can be suspended from receipting or lose charitable status altogether? In a blog post for Imagine Canada, Lisa Hartford reviews some of the resources available to help you navigate T3010 compliance and provides ten questions directors should be asking the finance person in your organization. Read more.

Nonprofit Organizations with Active Fundraising Boards More Likely to Meet Goal
In a research first, the Nonprofit Research Collaborative (NRC), of which AFP is a founding member, finds a direct association between active fundraising by nonprofit board members and the organization meeting its fundraising goals. Read more.

3 Ways Nonprofits Build Success with Social Media
Nice blog that provides specific examples of organizations doing an effective job of using social media. (Vivid Image)
Read more.

Looking for Gifts for Your Speakers and Members?

Visit the AFP Marketplace for all your AFP gifts and awards. Don’t see what you are looking for? No problem. You can submit a request for custom products, too. Visit the AFP Marketplace today for all your logo merchandise needs.

Back to Top

Fundraising Quick Links

Compensation in fundraising still important

Carleton University to train nonprofit leaders

Why forcing kids to volunteer is a great idea

Grant opportunity for small to medium-sized Canadian charities

Back to Top

AFP Member Exclusives

Don’t Wait! Join AFP’s Member-exclusive Online Social Community Today!
Get involved with colleagues from AFP beyond your chapter, beyond your existing network! AFP2P allows members to interact and share with one another through such personalized features as discussion groups, blogs and news feeds. In addition, members are able to create unique profiles, upload pictures and documents, and leave comments. Log on today! Learn more.


  Upcoming AFP Webinars:

How to Turn Your Volunteers (Board and Non-Board Members) into Great Fundraisers
Oct. 4, 1-2:30 p.m. ET)
Fundraising is about relationships, and yet many organizations overlook their volunteers as potential donors and advocates for the organization. This session, led by Amy Eisenstein, CFRE, will move beyond the traditional practice of utilizing only board members as fundraisers. Instead, it will focus on how many different types of volunteers, including board members, can play an active role in all areas of fundraising, including events, individual solicitation, proposal writing, and direct mail. Amy Eisenstein is the Principal of Tri Point Fundraising and an AFP certified Master Trainer.
Register now.

The Planned Giving Toolbox
Oct. 23, 1-2:30 p.m. ET)
The Planned Giving Toolbox is a detailed training discussion illustrated with case studies that will provide a simple introduction or refresher of traditional and non-traditional planned giving tools and strategies to address the needs and concerns of your donors. This presentation will break down planned giving vehicles, often viewed as "too complex," to provide you the confidence and ability to generate more immediate gift and planned giving opportunities with your donors. Greg Hammond, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional and Certified Public Accountant, has counseled hundreds of individuals and families on drastically reducing their taxes, preserving wealth, increasing net worth, charitable and estate planning, and building a legacy.
Register now.

See the 2012 Webinar Schedule!

Back to Top

Job Listings/Resources

Currently there are over 400 jobs listed on our website.
To find one that is right for you, visit

Job Seekers:
Access the newest jobs available to development professionals.

Reach highly qualified candidates by posting your opening in the AFP Fundraising Job Center

About AFP

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents 30,000 members in 230 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs. The association fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession. For more information or to join the world's largest association of fundraising professionals, visit

You receive this publication as a benefit of your AFP membership. If you have questions or comments about the content of this email, please contact

If you wish to no longer receive AFP eWire, please visit the My AFP Profile page and select the My Communication Opt-in/Opt-out Preferences link.

Institute of Fundraising UK members please visit the Institute's members only area at and untick the AFP box.

AFP eWire Hard to Read? If the font appears too small, learn how to increase the size.

PLEASE NOTE: If you unsubscribe you will no longer receive AFP eWire nor any other all-member communications from AFP. Removing yourself from this list will NOT remove you from any discussion groups or other AFP newsletters that you have "opted in" to receive.

Association of Fundraising Professionals -
4300 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22203
US: 800-666-FUND (3863) - from Mexico: 001-866-837-1948

Copyright © 2012 AFP