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AFP eWire - Vol.13, Num.21c
Canada - May 21, 2013
Sage Nonprofit Solutions

AFP sends its thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by the tornadoes in Central Oklahoma, including our chapter members in the region. The AFP family is here to support fundraisers and charities working on relief efforts, as well as other causes and missions, that are helping restore families and communities after this tragedy.


Disaster Relief and Fundraising Efforts Page


AFP Disaster Relief Blog (Ongoing Coverage)


Nikki's Notes:

Nikki talks with Joe about Membership benefits you may not know about, or forgot about!

Nikki's Notes


FREE Webcast:

Selecting the Right Board Members and Engaging the Members You Select – Tuesday, May 28

Live from AFP Banff Compass—a free national webcast sponsored by Mackenzie Investments and the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy-Canada.




Giving USA

Top Stories

Giving, Charity, Philanthropy – Is there a Difference?
Andrea McManus, CFRE, immediate past chair of AFP’s Board of Directors, challenges us to re-think our definition of philanthropy. Are we making some donors feel less valued for how much they give? Read more.

Make the New First-Time Donors Super Tax Credit Work for You
Has the federal government truly given Canadians a “super” tax credit? Professor Ken Wyman thinks so! Read more.

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Member News

My First Time at the AFP International Conference on Fundraising
Motivating, exciting and confidence-building are just a few of the words this Millennial fundraiser uses to describe her experience at the AFP International Conference on Fundraising.
Read more.

Calgary hosts AFP Canada leaders July 11-13!
The Association of Fundraising Professionals stampedes to Calgary.
Read more.

AFP’s National Scholarship Program – Apply Now!
Interested in professional development but waiting for the “right” time? How about now—with the added assistance of an AFP financial scholarship?
Read more.

300 Delegates Celebrate At the Red & White Reception
Wasn’t that a party? The Canadian reception in San Diego was a huge success!
Read more.

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Community News

Western Canadians Take Three of Seven International Philanthropy Awards
Philanthropy and volunteerism are thriving in Western Canada! At the international conference of the Associations of Fundraising Professionals, nominees from the region captured three of the association’s seven international awards.
Read more.

Board Members Are 100% in Support of AFP’s Every Member Campaign
Canada’s Every Member Campaign hits major milestone.
Read more.

Announcement: New AFP Canadian Chapters Coming To a Community Near You!
Four new Canadian AFP chapters are starting up—check to see if there is one in your area!
Read more.

The AFP Ottawa Chapter Celebrates Growth Through Organizational Memberships
Learn how the AFP Ottawa Chapter is recruiting new AFP members through the category of “organizational memberships”.
Read more.

Call for RFP – Major Gift Fundraising
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada
 is seeking Request for Proposals for consulting services in assisting with our major gift fundraising efforts.  Securing major gift dollars will sustain many important foundation initiatives for the profession.  The deadline for submission is June 10, 2013 and more information can be found by
clicking here.

If I Had 1,000 Canadian Donors In a Room And Could Ask One Question, It Would Be...
What do Canadian donors want in 2013? The AFP Canada Foundation invites your input for this year’s national survey. 
Read more.

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Sage Nonprofit Solutions

Download our free E-Book: Event Fundraising Best Practices. A must-read before you start planning your event, this 25-page resource guides you through the entire event process. 

Start planning today!


Fundraising Quicklinks

Relationships are great but it’s the money that funds your mission.

Canada’s top 100 women – nominate someone today!

Social impact bonds a concern for Winnipeg service groups.,

Calgary community foundation receives $117 million from “Doc” Seaman’s estate.

Canada Post marks 100th anniversary of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada with commemorative stamp.



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AFP Bookstore


AFP Central—AFP Programs, News and Services You Need to Know

Keep Doing the Right Things…Right
If you missed any regular education sessions, OR if you were unable to attend the conference altogether, don’t fear—Conference Recordings are here! Download the conference recordings of a specific session, a whole track or the entire gamut of regular education sessions from the 2013 ICON. Re-visit your favorite session or tune-in to a session you may have missed, all while receiving CFRE (and some ACFRE!) points! Click here to download.

Member Motion—Recognizing AFP Members with New & Exciting Career Achievements
AFP members are always accepting new challenges and exciting career opportunities, as well as receiving accolades for their commitment and service. Here are some job announcements, appointments, promotions and recognitions for Spring 2013.
Read more.

Lights...Camera...AFP Action University!
NEW! AFP Action University Book Review (Video): Bringing Out the Best in Others!: 3 Keys for Business Leaders, Educators, Coaches and Parents, by Thomas Connellan
Bringing Out the Best in Others
How birth order affects personality is always a hot debate, and Connellan smartly turns the discussion into a business how-to book, noting that standout achievers tend to be firstborn, as they enjoy the richest blend of positive expectations, extra responsibilities and frequent feedback from his or her parents. Use those three factors to motivate your staffers—treat them all as "firstborns" with unlimited potential, essentially—and you'll boost their output.
Access this week's AFP Action University Book Review development tool (video and materials)
Learn more about Action University
• Want to discuss Bringing Out the Best? Join us on AFP2P!

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Upcoming AFP Webinars:
6 Steps to Creating a Written Fundraising Plan
(June 6, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. EST)

You’ll learn how to follow six simple steps to put together a written plan for raising the money you need in the coming yea—using SMART goals. Learn the importance and process, and even begin creating your written plan during this Webinar with Sandy Rees!
Click here to register!

Online Success Strategies, Tools & Trade Secrets - 101
(June 18, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. EST)

While nonprofit organizations continue to embrace the use of the Internet, the challenge organizations have is not whether they should be using the Internet, but instead HOW they should manage their Internet applications. Ted Hart will walk you through how to improve the management, networking and fundraising of your organization through the use of the Internet!
Click here to register!


Job Listings/Resources

Hot Topic: Your Fundraising Career
Fundraisers are people whose jobs involve the acquisition of revenue from private sources for nonprofit organizations. Recent years have seen an explosive growth in the number of fundraisers, with formal education, training and certification opportunities for people who enter the field. Professionals in fundraising do more than just raise money. They build institutions, nurture ideals, and improve and enrich the world. And fundraisers are increasingly in demand. According to U.S. News and World Report, fundraising is one of the top 25 hottest jobs for the future. Click here for more.

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

Make Sure To Visit The Resources Section of the AFP Career Center!
The AFP Career Center is here to help with all your career needs. New resources and professional services include career tips & articles, professional resume writing, career coaching, and much more! Click here to check out all the new tools to begin improving your career today!

AFP Career Center Article of the Month:

Informational Interview Etiquette
By Pamela Cook, ACFRE, and Andrew Kaufteil, J.D.
During your working life, it is important to plan and carefully evaluate how your next position fits into your long-term career goals. Informational interviews can help focus your career path, identify experiences you should obtain, help chart your next steps, build valuable relationships and, if used effectively, be one of your best career-planning tools. Click here for more.

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