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Top Story

Action Needed TODAY: Contact Parliament to Support Charitable Giving Tax Incentives
To encourage charitable giving during this tumultuous economic climate, AFP has offered two key recommendations to Parliament as part of its pre-budget consultation period and the Braid hearings on tax incentives. AFP members are urged to contact their members of Parliament to support the two provisions. Read more.

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Member News

The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy Canada Elects a New Member to the Board
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy Canada is pleased to announce that Janice Waud Loper, CFRE was elected to its board of directors at its December 2012 meeting. Read more.

Update: Enlivening the Ethics Discussion
Nearly 200 senior nonprofit professionals, representing all positions and areas of the sector, took part in the AFP Greater Toronto Chapter's Ethics survey and provided rich content for analysis. Read more.

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Community News

New Study Examines Charitable Giving Trends in Canada
In a report recently released by The University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy, author Abigail Payne examines the landscape for charitable giving in Canada. Learn more.

Legislation to Extend the Deadline to Make Charitable Gifts
Bill C-458, the National Charities Week Act, proposes to extend the annual deadline for individuals to receive tax recognition for charitable gifts. It would also designate the last seven days in February each year as "National Charities Week." Learn more.

Philanthropy in the Age of Networked Intelligence
As we enter the networked age, philanthropy is going through a profound change. In the old model, not-for-profits sought funds from individuals and institutions. But today because of a number of factors, charities can now build deeper relationships with philanthropists. Learn more.


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Fundraising Tips

Social Media for Professional Fundraisers - A 2013 Skill to Build!
In 2013 there is no shortage of
"social media gurus" hitting us over the head with advice. AFP members involved in event and community fundraising jumped on board with social media right away. However, beyond the world of Facebook "likes," professionally trained fundraisers who focus on relationship building still haven’t embraced social engagement and continue to feel confident that it’s better left to the marketing department. Read more.

The Power of Volunteers
Volunteer Canada offers an online library of in-depth information on a variety of topics related to the Canadian volunteering landscape, including: volunteer management, skills-based volunteering, youth, baby boomers, board volunteering and corporate community involvement. Here is a sample of some timely and relevant “fun facts” that can help you in your work with volunteers
. Read more.

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Fundraising Quick Links

Shifting from a fundraising to a philanthropic culture

Canada Revenue Agency - Checklists for charities

Philanthropist gives Princess Margaret Hospital $50 million to fight cancer

The strategic plan is dead. Long live strategy.

Speaker Database

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AFP Central

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 about AFP2P.)

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Job Listings/Resources

AFP Career Center Article of the Month:

Are We There Yet?

How the path of professionalism in fundraising sometimes involves taking the road less traveled.

By Lilya Wagner, Ed.D., CFRE, and Tyrone Freeman, Ph.D. candidate,
Advancing Philanthropy-July/August 2012

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