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AFP eWire - Vol.14, Num.49c
Canada - December 10, 2014

AFP Spotlight:
Stubhub Foundation Survey Results Are In!

AFP Spotlight

Diane LaVigna, CFRE, Director of Annual Giving for the AFP Foundation discusses results of a recently published survey on special events made possible in part by a grant from the StubHub Foundation, an advised fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, with Philip Schumacher, CFRE, ACFRE, former AFP board member and current Chair of CFRE International!

Related Resource: The 2014 Special Events Report 

Nominate Your Colleague for AFP's Outstanding Fundraising Professional Award

In Baltimore at its International Fundraising Conference, March 29-31, 2015, AFP will recognize one member as its Outstanding Fundraising Professional. Will it be you? A colleague? One of your chapter's past honorees? Nominate today! Deadline is December 17!

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AFP Canada New Horizons Task Force: Work Plan and Timeline
The Canada New Horizons Task Force is exploring the current model of AFP in Canada and the structure of the AFP Canadian Council, AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada and the AFP Canadian Government Relations Committee.
Learn more.

#inclusivegiving at AFP Congress
Three years ago, a last-minute grant application resulted in a ground-breaking learning series, The Inclusive Giving Project. At AFP Congress in Toronto, the "best of the best" of the 12 diversity workshops were revisited in a special "capstone event." Read more.

REPORT: 2014 Fundraising Technology Trends Study
In this recent report released by Find Accounting Software, 142 Canadian and U.S. fundraisers were surveyed about their use of technology. Find out what they had to say about growing contributions and how they described their software management platforms, communication channels, and payment acceptance methods.

The Power of Sponsorship
Sponsorship is a very big business in Canada. Yet every year, many sponsors are disappointed in their investment outcomes. Brent Barootes explains how you can make the most of your sponsorship program.

Three Free Tools to Help You Increase Donations This Holiday Season
CanadaHelps, a registered charity whose mission is to serve other charities, offers three simple and free tools to help you raise more money this holiday season.

Learn Your Fundraising Personality Type and Work with Donors, Colleagues More Effectively

Have you ever wondered why your colleague's ideas are so different from yours? Or why you relate to some donors very quickly, but with others it seems more difficult to build a relationship? The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy is partnering with TypeCoach to help you learn how to meet these and similar challenges.


Most Popular Resource Center Hot Topics:
The Top 10 of '14...So Far!

A popular member benefit, AFP's 29 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 this year to date. We hope you find them beneficial!

1. Benchmarks
. Annual Fund
3. Development Plans
4. Boards and Volunteers

5. Samples, Forms and Documents
6. Case for Support
. Capital Campaigns
8. Donor Relations/Stewardship
9. Fundraising Basics
10. Job Descriptions

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.


Canadian Member News

Moving Beyond Diversity
Hamlin Grange, chair for the African and Caribbean Advisory Group for AFP's Diversity to Inclusion in Philanthropy Series, spoke at AFP Congress about navigating differences and building authentic relationships that bridge the gap to someone else's culture. Here is a small excerpt from that discussion.

Canada Revenue Agency News
Linsey Rains, with Carter's, helps nonprofits stay current with what's happening with the Canada Revenue Agency, including recognition of National Philanthropy Day by the Harper government, updates to tax and sponsorships and an alert on gifting tax shelters. Read more.

WEBCAST: Friends in High Places: Why Your Success Depends on Government Relations
Recorded live at AFP Congress 2014, and now available as a complimentary webinar to all members, "Friends in High Places: Why Your Success Depends on Government Relations," sponsored by Mackenzie Investments and the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada, will help you become better prepared to engage in public policy. Watch the recording.

Would You Recommend Your Fundraising Software?

"My favorite feature of DonorPerfect is the fact that it is very easy and intuitive to use. I would most definitely recommend this product to a friend or colleague and have done so."
-Susan from Birmingham Boys Choir Foundation.
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Fundraising Quicklinks

Why Charities Are Relevant to the Next Election

It's Time That the Public, Private and Charitable Sectors Learned From Each Other

Galas: A Blessing or Bust?

Advisors Don't Understand Rich Donors

Canadians and Holiday Giving: Survey Results

Doing Good Doesn't Make You a Charity

AFP Bookstore

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

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 transform the future of philanthropy in this country.

It's Not Too Early to Set Your Sights on Banff Compass 2015
Now in its fourth year, Banff Compass offers a world class line-up of speakers and education sessions. Earn CFRE credits while gaining insight and inspiration. Read on and find out how to get involved!

AFP Toronto Chapter Celebrates 20th Anniversary Milestone
On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, AFP Greater Toronto Chapter has honoured staff member Cynthia Quigley by establishing a bursary fund in her name. Read on to find out more.

Upcoming AFP Webinar:

Integrating Planned Giving into Your Campaign/Major Gifts Program
(January 28, 1:00—2:30 p.m. E.T.)

Speaker: Brian M. Sagrestano, JD, CFRE

Register Now!

See The Full 2015 Webinar Schedule!

AFP Strategic Partners

Job Listings/Resources

AFP Career Center Resource for December:

In Transition
By Stephanie Cory, CAP, CFRE

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

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