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AFP eWire - Vol.13, Num.38c
Canada - September 18, 2013
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This Week On Nikki's Notes

Nikki talks with Jaye Lopez, co-chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Summit Task Force, about the upcoming summit—summit partner attendees, diversity issues facing the profession and more!


Nikki's Notes




Countdown to Canada's Own GivingTuesday

AFP partners to bring GivingTuesday to Canada. Don’t miss this opportunity to get your organization involved in an exciting movement that highlights the importance of giving. Find a press release on AFP's partnership with GivingTuesday here.

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Why I Love Canadian Fundraisers
An experienced fundraiser from the UK invades the AFP Greater Toronto Chapter Congress and weighs in on his love-hate relationship with Canadian fundraisers. Read more.

Less Than One Month Left to Advertise in The Globe and Mail National Philanthropy Day® Supplement!
AFP is again partnering with The Globe and Mail to publish a special supplement on Nov. 14 honouring National Philanthropy Day® and the incredible work charities across Canada perform every day. Special nonprofit advertising rates are available until Oct. 3!
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Surprises Abound in 2013 Next Generation of Canadian Giving Study
A surprising new report from hjc and Blackbaud reveals that GenX is on its way to being a donor powerhousebut so far only in Canada. Read more.

Charities Commission Issues Alert and Offers Tips in Preventing Fraud
Investigation into charity fraud in the UK reveals an alarming trend with a £147 million price tag. Review the study's findings and tips on how charities can prevent and/or address fraud when it happens. Read more.


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Member News

LIVE WEBCAST: Tips, Techniques and Strategies for Speaking to Donors on the Phone!
Live from AFP Congress 2013a free national webcast sponsored by Mackenzie Investments and the AFP Foundation for PhilanthropyCanada. Read more.

AFP Toronto Congress 2013: Beyond Survival to Thriving Amid Rapid Change
Based on YOUR feedback, the AFP Greater Toronto Chapter's Congress 2013 is gearing every session, plenary and case study to help fundraisers thrive in a climate of accelerating change. Read more.

AFP Golden Horseshoe: Building Online Resources
The AFP Golden Horseshoe Chapter asked the local fundraising community what it could improve. The result? A revamped website that encourages more networking and interaction among members. Read more.

UPDATE: More Canadian Content Coming to the AFP Website
Based on feedback from a recent survey, measures are being put in to place to enhance the AFP International website to be more Canadian-friendly. Read more.

AWARD: Foundation for PhilanthropyCanada Provides Funding for Social Enterprise Study
The AFP Foundation for PhilanthropyCanada is proud to announce that Dr. Pauline O'Connor, with the Centre for Voluntary Studies at Ryerson University, is the recipient of its Research Award! Read more.

Most Popular Resource Center Hot Topics:
The Top 10 of '13...So Far!

A popular member benefit, AFP's 27 comprehensive Hot Topics pages—developed by the Resource Center based on the most popular searches and requests—respond to members' most pressing professional needs. The following is a list of the 10 most visited Hot Topic pages for 2013 to date. We hope you find them beneficial!

1. Samples, Forms and Documents
2. Annual Fund
3. Development Plans
4. Boards and Volunteers
5. Donor Relations/Stewardship
6. Fundraising Policies
7. Job Descriptions
8. Case for S
9. Major Gifts
10. Capital Campaigns

To view the complete list of Resource Center Hot Topics, please visit (login required) or simply go to the "Browse By Topic" pull-down menu you'll find in the search box area on every page.


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Community News

Canada Revenue AgencyToolbox for Directors, Officers and Volunteers
In an effort to help registered charities understand and meet their requirements and obligations, the Charities Directorate has assembled a page of key resources for directors, officers and volunteers. Read more.

Sector MonitorSo Where Are We Now?
In the most recent Sector Monitor, Imagine Canada reports that the confidence of charity leaders is stabilizing, even while a trend of increasing financial pressure continues. Read more.

Charity Rules Tightened
The Canada Revenue Agency's (CRA) new guidelines will mean charities, including some family foundations, will have to increase their efforts to ensure they comply with the new guidelines. Read more.

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Fundraising Quicklinks

The Task Force on Cultural Philanthropy was mandated to pinpoint the causes of Quebec's lag in cultural philanthropy. The Task Force's report is now available.

Research: A Mount Royal student investigates the opportunities and pitfalls for women working in the nonprofit sector.

A legal expert delves into the ongoing issue of donors focusing on a nonprofit's overhead ratio as giving criteria.

Check out the Canada Revenue Agency's media kit for a variety of information about the sector, including facts, figures and regulatory details.

Some charities have been engaging in earned income generation for a very long time, according to Imagine Canada's first report on the subject.

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

Call for Campaign and/or Year-End Appeal Magic! 
If you recently completed a successful fundraising campaign (of any kind), or if you've got a killer year-end appeal that is extremely...appealing—tell us about it! AFP is looking to have a share-fair of campaign and/or year-end appeal samples, tips and tricks. Send us a short summary of the campaign/appeal, your organization, elements of success, and even key challenges you faced, to Or, chime in to our LinkedIn discussions about campaigns and year-end appeals!

Member MotionRecognizing 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 Summer 2013. Read more

Free AFP Information Exchange Paper for Members:
Your Name in Lights! The Role of Naming Opportunities for Prospects and Donors
Whether you're working on a small or large campaign, capital or annual, providing a list of naming opportunities helps close gifts.
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AFP Action University Book Review (Video)—The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership Workbook, by John C. Maxwell
What would happen if a top expert with more than 40 years of leadership experience were willing to distill everything he had learned into a handful of life-changing principles just for you? It would change your professional development…and life. John C. Maxwell has done exactly that in The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, combining insights learned from his thirty-plus years of leadership successes and mistakes with observations from across all professional worlds.
Access this week's AFP Action University Book Review development tool (video and materials)
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• Want to discussThe 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership? Join us on AFP2P!

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(September 25, 1:002:30 p.m. EST)

If you
're like most nonprofit professionals, you've already noticed the rise of social media and mobile technology as important trends in fundraising. In fact, one in four people fundraising for a good cause will use mobile technology to ask for donations...and will raise MORE money than those who do not. Get fresh data and insights into donor behavior on the web from Claire Kerr, Director of Digital Philanthropy at Artez Interactive.
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Job Listings/Resources

AFP Career Center Article for September:

What Should I Do When A Potential Employer Asks For My Salary Expectations?
Find out the answer to this question and much more in the AFP Career Center Resource Section.

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!

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