This Week on Nikki's Notes:
Secrets of the AFP Toronto Chapter!
As the senior vice president of KCI Ketchum Canada, and chapter president for AFP's largest chapter, Susan Storey, CFRE, has A LOT to share about fundraising in the year ahead. Tune in and hear secrets of the AFP Toronto chapter—what they're doing in 2014 that will make them even bigger and better—and how you can take a note or two for your own chapter!
Awards Nominations Extended to this Friday, Feb. 7
You still have a few days left to submit your nomination for AFP's new awards program. ANY member can nominate. All you need is a short selfie video explaining how the nominee is changing the world. It's easy. It's fast. It's even fun! Tell us the great stories of the people and organizations you work with that are making a difference! Submit your nomination now!
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What Canadian Donors Want: Information, Impact and to Help Those in Need
The 2013 What Canadian Donors Want Survey of more than 1,000 donors across Canada, found that more Canadians than ever are knowledgeable about charities and researching before they give, but many are not sure about the impact their gifts are having. For a full breakdown of the survey, including six fact sheets on the various aspects of the survey in both English and French, click here. How Do I Know if the Job Offer is a Good Match for Me?
Making a job change is never easy. Nonprofit HR professionals Nancy Ingram and Christa McMillin tell you the right questions to ask yourself—and the organization you're pursuing—to ensure that your decision will be the right one for both you and your potential new employer. Read more. Donor Behaviour and Charitable Budgeting
Understanding the drivers of charitable giving is not only of interest to fundraisers, it is the focus of academic research throughout the world. Dr. Monica LaBarge, of Queen's University, shares her latest work exploring the mindset of a donor who is working with a "charitable giving budget." Read more.
Canadian Member News
A Message from the Canada Council Chair
Derek Fraser, CFRE, chair of the AFP Canadian Council, sends all members a personal message reflecting on the upcoming year. Read more.
AFP and The Globe and Mail Partner on "Changing Canada, Changing the World" Supplement
AFP and The Globe and Mail's next supplement on philanthropy, to be published on May 27, will focus on Canadian philanthropic impact at home and around the world. Members have until April 15 to reserve space in this exciting supplement that will be read by more than 3.6 million Canadians. Read more.
Getting Comfortable With Government Relations
When is the best time to make a call to a government official? What is the role of a Minister of State? How do you gain the respect of a parliamentarian? Find these answers and more in the new Public Awareness Communications tool kit, now available to all AFP Canada members. Download English | Download French
Ready Reference Guides Now Available in French
Attention French Canadian fundraisers: translation of AFP's popular Ready Reference Series in underway. Four new guides have been posted with more on the way! Read more.
AFP's National Scholarship Program is Now Accepting Applications
Don't miss out! Apply now for AFP National Scholarships supporting professional development courses or conference registration and travel costs. Read more.
Highly Popular Webinar Recordings Still Available
Have your own "lunch and learn." Take advantage of two free AFP webinars sponsored by Mackenzie Investments and the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada. The topics? Canada's anti-spam law, and tips for speaking to donors on the phone. Read more.
AFP Canadian Council Announces Members for 2014
The AFP Canadian Council has announced its roster of members for 2014 under the leadership of Chair Derek Fraser, CFRE. Read more.
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada Announces 2014 Officers
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada has announced its roster of 2014 officers and directors under the leadership of Chair Scott Decksheimer, CFRE. Read more.
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Can-Con at ICON!
Look who's presenting at this year's International Conference! The best-practices learned through Canadian fundraising will be well-represented by a host of skilled practitioners. How many of these speakers have you heard? Read more.
Diversity to Inclusion Philanthropy Conference Series Continues in 2014
It's a new year and Ontario AFP members shouldn't miss the unique conference offerings that are part of the Diversity to Inclusion Philanthropy Series. The Next Generation Philanthropy Forum will be held March 11 in Ottawa. Read more.
Volunteer Profile: Bob Prenovost of pm-volunteers.org Receives Giving Hearts Award
What started as an idea scribbled on a napkin turned in to a powerful program in which volunteer project managers give their time, expertise and mentoring to the charitable and nonprofit sector in Vancouver. One of the 200 nonprofit professionals that Bob Prenovost touched thanked him with a nomination for Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer of the Year. Read more.
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2014 Predictions for Canadian Charities
Canada Post Action Plan—Postage increase summary
Information Sessions about Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation
Communicating Impact toGgrant Makers: 3 Ideas from the Media Savvy
Account Globally, Act Locally
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AFP Central—AFP Programs, News and Services You Need to Know
Everyone's a Winner at the Diversity Art Showcase—Deadline Extended to Submit!
We welcome all art, poems, photos and beyond to be submitted for the Diversity Art Showcase at the 51st International Conference on Fundraising, March 23-25, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas. All members who submit will be featured in this year's Marketplace! The deadline has been extended to February 17—submit now!
Call for Participants: Focus Group and Survey on Special Events
Thanks in part to StubHub, which organizes the buying and selling of tickets for special events online, AFP has developed an online survey for special events. If your organization invests in special events and you are proficient in special event planning, implementation and follow-up, we'd greatly value your input in this focus group! Read more.
Using LinkedIn to Uncover New Donors and Board Members, by Ann-Laura Parks, CFRE
LinkedIn is not just a place to look for a job or network for business. It is emerging as a top B2B marketing tool which also happens to make it a great tool for nonprofit prospecting and relationship-building.
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Upcoming AFP Webinars:
Developing Earned Income Streams For Your Nonprofit
(February 12, 1:00—2:30 p.m. E.T.)
Mazarine Treyz, author of Wild Woman's Guide to Fundraising and The Wild Woman's Guide to Social Media, will walk you through the five models of earned income streams—the different ways nonprofits use them, the pros and cons, and more. Treyz will share multiple examples of how nonprofits use the earned income streams, and how they get that unrestricted money to continue their programs. But not all earned income streams are positive, so Treyz will also show you how to identify those red flags. Master your earned income streams and tune in to this Webinar! Register now!
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