Click for eWire online
AFP eWire - Vol.14, Num.32
Canada - August 13, 2014
Sponsored by

This Week on Nikki's Notes:
New AFP Foundation—Canada Partnership Takes Off With Steam

Nikki's Notes

Scott Decksheimer, CFRE, chair of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada announces a new partnership that will help further efforts in social enterprise and build a bigger repertoire with Canadian legislation. Plus, what's the next big focus for the Canadian Foundation as they wrap up their efforts in diversity and inclusion? More research, scholarship opportunities and of course, more diversity efforts! Find out more details here.




National Philanthropy Day® Media Supplement

The Globe and Mail and the Association of Fundraising Professionals are teaming up to produce a supplement that will kick off the 2014 giving season by recognizing National Philanthropy Day®. This is a marketing initiative you can leverage for your donors and volunteers alike. Learn more.

Stay Wired!

Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram, YouTube—You Name It, We're There! Check Out AFP's Online Communities!

AFP Webinars

Top Stories

Research: Social Enterprise: Potential Impact on Nonprofit Growth and Sustainability
Social enterprise has the potential to dramatically change Canada's nonprofit sector and its ability to grow and provide programs. The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada has recently funded important research in the area of social enterprise as a step towards better understanding legislation as it relates to nonprofits in Canada. Don't wait until it's too late—educate yourself today and get ahead of the curve.

Ethics: When We Talk, We Succeed
Chances are that whatever ethical challenges you are facing, someone else is in the same boat. Read on to find out how sharing your story can help everyone to learn and build better donor relationships.

Taxes: Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) Reporting Options
There are a number of different options available to Canadian organizations when reporting on HST. From nonprofits to charities, Sarah Curry, CPA, CA identifies specific criteria that must be met in order to follow the best reporting method.
Learn more.

Canadian Member News

Cape Breton Island Seeking a Chapter of Its Own
At the most recent AFP board meeting, the newest AFP chapters in Canada were chartered: the Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Chapter and the Alberta, Central Chapter. With the addition of these two chapters, we have 19 in Canada. Chapter president Paula MacNeil and organizer Brad Jacobs share their thoughts on getting the Cape Brenton chapter up and running, while Chantelle Funk revels in the success of the new AFP Okanagan chapter.

2014 Canadian Retreat
Even in the summer, there is still work to be done! Two weeks ago, 85 Canadian AFP chapter leaders met to strategize for the next three years. Here is a summary of what was discussed.

2014 Membership Survey Results
AFP Canada members had their say in the 2014 Membership Survey. Read some highlights here or click through to the executive summary results.

AFP Canada Strategic Plan
Complex and ever-changing legislative environments, increasing public scrutiny and quickly changing technological advances challenge fundraisers every day as professionals. Karen Dackiw, CFRE shares how AFP's Canada Council (with your input!) intends to support members through these challenging, but exciting times.
Read more.

Online National Job Posting Program Now Available
AFP in Canada now offers a national job-posting program that will broaden your pool of recruiters. Read on for the details.

Scholarship Opportunity: AFP's National 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.
Learn more.

Philanthropic Research: Call for Proposals!
Interested in conducting research for the fundraising profession? The call for grant proposals is out. Read on and learn all you need to know about the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada's Research Awards, including news on the most recent recipient!

Participate for a PRIZE! The Nonprofit Research Collaborative Mid-Year Survey
If you received an invitation to participate in the recent Nonprofit Research Collaborative Mid-Year Fundraising Survey please take 15 minutes to complete the survey by Aug. 15. It's a win-win: we get the chance to gather data on fundraising trends, and you get the chance to win $250! You have two days to take the survey, which can be found here.

Back to Top


Fundraising Quicklinks

Women Reshaping Canadian Philanthropy

Telling Donors About Your Impact

Nominations Are Open To Ontario Charities for the 2014 Voluntary Sector Reporting Award's "Best Nonprofit Annual Report"

Setting Up a Volunteer Task Force

Five Tips for Doubling Nonprofit Event Revenue and Attendance

Back to Top

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

2015 Skystone Partners Prize for Research on Fundraising and Philanthropy
Have you read a good fundraising book lately? Or have you written one that was published between Dec. 1, 2012 and Nov. 1, 2014? If so, here's your cue to submit for a chance to earn the 2015 Skystone Partners Prize for Research on Fundraising and Philanthropy—a $3,000 cash prize and recognition at the 2015 AFP conference in Baltimore! Check out the criteria and details here.

I Give Because...
By now you have probably heard about (and seen) the AFP Foundation's new campaign: BE the CAUSE. (You haven't!? What are you waiting for? Click here!) At the 2014 AFP conference, donors stopped by the AFP Foundation booth to put their best face (and cause!) forward. Check out the pictures and inspiring reasons why these donors give. Want to tell the world why YOU give? Visit the BE the CAUSE toolkit and download the Placecard!

Free AFP Information Exchange Paper for Members
A Step-by-Step Primer on How to Obtain Large Government Grants for Nonprofits (Part 1), by Cathy Cessna, RDH, MPA, CFRE & Charles B. Vincent, J.D.
There are many steps to applying for large government grants, each step equally important to securing the funding your organization needs for growth. These papers seek to outline, step-by-step, the general process inherent in obtaining these grants. NOTE: Part 2 will be published August 20.
Read the paper!
• Related Resource: AFP Hot Topic Page: Grants
See all Exchange papers and resources
Submit your paper

Upcoming AFP Webinar:

Extreme Social Media Makeover: Nonprofit Edition!
(September 9, 1:00—2:30 p.m. E.T.)

This webinar isn
't just going to talk to you about getting your nonprofit's social media up to snuff—it's going to actually walk you through a demonstration of at least 25 killer tools to help you get a ton of online traffic. The best part is that they're all virtually quick, easy and FREE tools. Actually, we lied—the best part is that this new online traffic will ultimately create more revenue for your nonprofit! You'll walk away fully understanding how social media can help you raise more money, the tools you'll need to make it happen and how you're going to implement it all—even without technical skills. Join Allan Pressel, CEO of PowerSite123, and makeover your nonprofit's social media!

See the 2014 Webinar Schedule!

AFP Strategic Partners

Job Listings/Resources

AFP Career Center Article for August:

YOUR CAREER: Ready, Set, Retire?

By Jacklyn P. Boice

Related Resource: The AFP Career Hot Topic Page

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

Back to Top

 Speaker Database

About AFP

Since 1960, AFP has inspired global change and supported efforts that generated over $1 trillion. AFP’s nearly 30,000 individual and organizational members raise over $100 billion annually, equivalent to one-third of all charitable giving in North America and millions more around the world. For more information or to join the world's largest association of fundraising professionals, visit

You receive this publication as a benefit of your AFP membership. If you have questions or comments about the content of this email, please contact

If you wish to no longer receive AFP eWire, please visit the My AFP Profile page and select the My Communication Opt-in/Opt-out Preferences link.

Institute of Fundraising UK members please visit the Institute's members only area at and untick the AFP box.

AFP eWire Hard to Read? If the font appears too small, learn how to increase the size.

PLEASE NOTE: If you unsubscribe you will no longer receive AFP eWire nor any other all-member communications from AFP. Removing yourself from this list will NOT remove you from any discussion groups or other AFP newsletters that you have "opted in" to receive.

Association of Fundraising Professionals -
4300 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22203
US: 800-666-FUND (3863) - from Mexico: 001-866-837-1948

Copyright © 2014 AFP