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Canada - Nov. 20, 2012
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Joining us in San Diego will be Bert Jacobs, half of the brother duo behind the “Life is good®” apparel company. He and his brother took a simple idea—that an optimistic attitude can make a real difference in the world—and turned it into the Life is good® Company. Life is good® represents the Jacobs brothers’ values in its emphasis on creating a rewarding and fulfilling work experience for employees. These values carry over into the brothers’ philanthropy. Since 2004, Life is good Festivals have raised more than $4 million to help children overcome such life-threatening challenges as violence, illness, and extreme poverty. The brothers have now founded the Life is good Kids Foundation, to coordinate their work on behalf of children.

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!

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

Top Stories

Turning Challenges Into Opportunities: Fundraising in a Diverse Community
Michele Varela shares her experience of fundraising for The Scarborough Hospital, in one of Canada’s most diverse communities. Statistically speaking, the coming years will require most Canadian nonprofits to examine their approach to forming relationships with diverse donor groups. Michele provides an insightful, common-sense introduction to this topic. Read more.

What Does It Take to Make and Build Your Career as a Fundraiser?
Why do you do what you do, and how can you do it better? Tania Little shares her thoughts on building a sustainable and rewarding career as a professional fundraiser. Read more.

Celebration of National Philanthropy Day® Celebrations a Huge Success!
Propelled by legislation making Canada the first country to make National Philanthropy Day®, AFP chapters and Canadians across the nation took their celebrations of giving and volunteering to new heights. Read more.

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Community News and New Ideas

Holding Donor Summits to Build a Philanthropic Culture
KCI gives some new perspective on how to make donor experience an organizational priority. Read more.

AFP Chapter Presidents in Canada Speak Out about National Philanthropy Day®
AFP eWire Canada asked: What does the approval of Bill S-201 say to you about the importance of philanthropy in Canada and how can AFP members make the most of this annual event? Read more.

The Inclusion Revolution: Even Richer Than Diversity
Krishan Mehta, vice president of inclusion and equity at AFP’s Greater Toronto Chapter, links prosperity to understanding of philanthropic diversity in Ontario communities. Read more.

Johnson Proposes Additional Giving Incentives on National Philanthropy Day®
On Nov. 15, National Philanthropy Day®, noted businessman and philanthropist Donald K. Johnson O.C., LL.D, addressed the Economic Club of Canada and urged Parliament to enact new legislation and incentives to further encourage additional giving and volunteering across Canada. Read his remarks.

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Member News/Announcements

AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada Announces 2013 Officers
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada has announced its roster of 2013 officers and directors and will be led by chair Scott Decksheimer, CFRE. Read more!

AFP Canadian Council Announces Members for 2013
The AFP Canadian Council has announced its roster of members for 2013 and will be led by chair Derek Fraser, CFRE. Read more!

New Partnership to Strengthen Training for Nonprofit Leaders
Mackenzie Investments partners with the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) to offer new learning opportunities for Canadian fundraisers. Read more!

It’s Never Too Late to Give….or Send out a Year-End Giving Solicitation!
They say the holidays are a time for giving, and according to Alphonce Brown, ACFRE, that includes charitable giving as well. “December is a big month for nonprofit organizations,” Mr. Brown explains. “AFP’s fundraising surveys have proven this, and many organizations raise a substantial portion of their annual revenue in the last four to six weeks of the year.” And he should know! Learn more.

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Fundraising Tips

Take the Project Streamline Survey to Assess State of Grantmaking
Five years ago, with the support of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Project Streamline was created to change and enhance the grantmaking experience. The project is now asking grantee organizations to provide their opinion of how grantmaking has changed and what sorts of changes and methods have proved most effective.
Read more.

Members: Discuss this topic with colleagues on AFP2P!

Single Code of Fundraising Practice launched (UK)
The Institute of Fundraising has launched a single Code of Fundraising Practice to replace its 28 "long and repetitive" original codes. The new code, published today on the institute’s website, covers about 40 pages, with links to supporting guidance, compared with the 440 pages in total of the previous codes.
Read more.

This Week's "Ten Things You Might Have Missed (and Need to Know)"
There’s so much information online that you’re bound to have missed some of it. Here’s some of the top items and ideas from last week you need to know about and that can help you find success, including stories on special events, social media, stewardship, direct mail acquisition, fundraising competition and more.
Read more.

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Fundraising Quick Links

Anti-spam legislation and charities – are you ready?

Planning for year-end fundraising success

AFP President Andrew Watt, FInstF congratulates Canada on permanently recognizing NPD

More Canadians giving more money to charities

Contest for post-secondary students but Canadian charities the ultimate winner

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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!

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