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AFP eWire - Vol.13, Num.45c
Canada - November 6, 2013
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This Week On Nikki's Notes:
Campaign Do's and Don'ts!

Nikki's Notes

As past president of the AFP Ottawa chapter Leah Eustace, CFRE, gets to revel in the success of the Diversity to Inclusion in Philanthropy project, in which the AFP Ottawa chapter is a partner. We're talking about this groundbreaking $300,000 diversity series on Nikki's Notes!




Show Your #npdlove!

The countdown is on! National Philanthropy Day® is only weeks away and philanthropists all over the globe are joining the countdown to impact challenge—and you can too. Spark a conversation about what NPD means, and most importantly—don't forget to tag #npdlove on Instagram! Learn more.

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Top Stories

The Association of Professional Dream Makers
As if winning AFP Greater Toronto Chapter's Lifetime Achievement Award wasn't enough, David Love was also recently profiled in "The Great and the Good Showcase" on Intense, smart, energized, hungry for knowledge, rebellious, wild, open to debate and inspiring are just a few of the words used to describe him. In this article, David shares what the awardand working as a fundraisermeans to him. Read more.

Get Real With Your Prospect List
How connected are you to your prospect list? Liz Rejman knows the questions to ask to ensure that you’re engaging and inspiring all of your prospects—not just the top 30.
Learn more.

Good Fundraisers Are Invisible?
Think about the qualities that are necessary to be a good fundraisers. Did being invisible make the list? Paul Nazareth shares his reasons for encouraging fundraisers to avoid "personality fundraising." Read more.

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AFP 2014 Conference

Member News

I wish I thought of that! (IWITOT)
At the AFP Congress, right around the corner, Ken Burnett is leading "I wish I thought of that!"—a panel of twelve experienced fundraisers sharing a pivotal idea that changed their approach to fundraising. Read more.

It's Not Too Late! Find Your Passion For The Every Member Campaign
You can support the next generation of Canadian fundraisers by supporting AFP Canada's Every Member Campaign (EMC). Read how your donation helps the AFP Foundation of Philanthropy—Canada to transform the future of philanthropy in this country. Read more.

AFP South Eastern Ontario Chapter Donates Fundraising Books to Local Library
This chapter may help bring a fundraiser's professional development dreams to fruition with the donation of the entire CFRE reading list—a gift valued at $1,500—to a local library. Read more.

LIVE WEBCAST—Tips, Techniques and Strategies for Speaking to Donors on the Phone!
Live from AFP Congress 2013 on Nov. 18, Mackenzie Investments and the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada sponsor a free national webcast. Read more.

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There Is Still Time To Order Your Custom NPD Awards!

Visit the AFP Marketplace for all your AFP gifts and awards. Don
't see what you are looking for? No problem. You can submit a request for custom products, too. Visit the AFP Marketplace today for all your logo merchandise needs!


Community News

Join AFP, 15 Founding Partners and Countless Nonprofits in Celebrating GivingTuesday
Canada's inaugural GivingTuesday is backed by AFP, 14 founding partners and an ever-growing list of dedicated nonprofits. There are numerous opportunities to join in on what is sure to be a historical giving day in Canadian history. Read more.

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AFP Webinars

Fundraising Quicklinks

TBill C-458, National Charities Week Act Withdrawn

Political Activities Self-assessment Tool

Using Public Data, Entrepreneurs Wring Cash From the World of Charitable Giving

Tax Incentives for Volunteering

Santa Claus Fund—A History of Giving Smiles

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Save The Date For The 7th Hemispheric Congress on Fundraising Latin America!

The Congress will take place on January 22nd, 2014 in Mexico City. In partnership with Tec de Monterrey, the AFP Hemispheric Congreso is the premier educational event on fundraising in Latin America. This program is for individuals associated with organizations looking to develop fundraising capacity in Latin America and Mexico For more information, visit here.

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

2014 AFP Committee Sign-Up
Being a part of the AFP International team—whether on the association side or the foundation side—is not only a professional development opportunity, but a personal learning and growth experience as a philanthropist. Join your fellow AFP Members and sign up to serve on an AFP International committee in 2014. The deadline to apply is Nov. 29! Sign up to serve on an AFP association committee, or an AFP foundation committee.

AFP's 2012 Annual Report
Reflecting on 2012 and looking forward to the future, AFP looks at change and impact through advocacy, education and collaboration. Check out the new style (with standout infographics!) and hear from CEO and President Andrew Watt on how YOU—fundraisers—are helping us change the world. Read the report.

NEW! Free AFP Information Exchange Paper for Members:
Plugging Into The Necessities For Your Nonprofit
This white paper by ME&V points out basic principles a nonprofit development director should remember when starting or revising a development program. While some of the ideas pertain especially to new organizations, the lessons on planning, budgeting and assigning responsibility are important considerations for nonprofits of all ages.
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Discuss this Paper on AFP2P!

Your Customer Creation Equation

Lights...Camera...AFP Action University!
AFP Action University Book Review (Video)—The Leader Who Had No Title: A Modern Fable on Real Success in Business and in Life, by Robin Sharma
Robin Sharma provides the keys to to help you get to your absolute best while helping your organization break through to a dramatically new level of success in these wildly uncertain times. Learn how to work with and influence people, regardless of your position, recognize and then seize opportunities, build a great team and become a true leader, and more!
Access this week's AFP Action University Book Review development tool (video and materials)
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• Want to discuss The Leader Who Had No Title? Join us on AFP2P!

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Upcoming AFP Webinars:

TOMORROW! Effective Campaigns: The Design, Content and Delivery of
Effective Email Campaigns
(November 7, 1:00—2:30 p.m. E.T.)

Email fundraising has risen in popularity by 20 percent over the last year alone. And email is more than just a creative design and a discussion forum for your cause—it
's also a multi-channel ticket to engaging and retaining donors—and it's usually free! Derrick Feldman will show you how to make the biggest impact with one email—from the design, to the language, to when, where and how you sent it. Register now!

Corporate Engagement—Beyond Charity: A Focus on Social Partnerships
(November 19, 1:00—2:30 p.m. E.T.)

Learn the basics of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), including the most recent data and examples of CSR. Take a look at the many ways corporations engage with nonprofits, and learn about social partnerships and how to build positive foundations for those partnerships.
Register now!

See the 2013 Webinar Schedule!

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.
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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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