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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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
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