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Vol.15, Num.6c
February 11, 2015

The AFP International Fundraising Conference is Just Around the Corner—Register Now!

We interrupt our regularly scheduled program for this important announcement from the AFP Chair and Immediate Past Chair. This message is brought to you by the AFP International Fundraising Conference. Register NOW!


Nominate Today for AFP's
National Philanthropy Day Honors!

You work with outstanding philanthropists, volunteer fundraisers, corporations, foundations and young people every day. So nominate one for AFP's National Philanthropy Day Honors! Learn more here and submit your video nomination (just a short "selfie" video—no bells and whistles) here.

2015 AFP Webinars:
Registration Now Open!

Looking for a great lunchtime education session? How about one that offers 1.5 CFRE Continuing Education credits? Experts in the fundraising field talk on a wide variety of topics. Each webinar is worth 1.5 CFRE Continuing Education Credit. For more information and to order click here.

Top Stories

UPDATE: Canada's New Horizons Task Force Envisions the Future of Fundraising
What is the most pressing issue that Canadian fundraisers currently face? That was the question posed to members of the Canada New Horizons Task Force at a recent retreat to help begin planning for the future of AFP in Canada.

CORPORATE GIVING—Whatever You Call It, It's Not Philanthropic
Corporate giving is an important part of any fundraising program. In this article, Brad Offman challenges commonly held assumptions and explains what motivates a corporation to make a social investment in your mission.

Rethinking Your Blog: Five Questions to Ask Yourself
What is happening with your charity website blog? Nothing? Perhaps it's time to revisit your website and align blog activities with your strategic goals. Read on for tips on where to start.

UPDATE: AFP Canadian Council Plans For the Future
Learn how your AFP Canadian Council plans to build a strong, unified future for Canadian fundraising professionals. Read more.

REPORT: Volunteering and Charitable Giving in Canada
Statistics Canada has released a report profiling volunteering and giving in Canada. Using data from the 2013 General Social Survey, this comprehensive report presents information about the characteristics of individuals who volunteered in 2013, as well as changes in donations given by Canadians of all ages. Read the highlights here.

Canadian Member News

AFP Canadian Council Announces Members for 2015
The AFP Canadian Council has announced its roster of members for 2015 and will be led by chair Karen Mercier, CFRE.

An Open Letter to All AFP Canada Members
You have the power to influence the focus and direction of AFP in a very concrete way: by nominating leaders for the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada. The Nominating Committee invites you to get involved.

A Message of Thanks for Your Heartfelt Contributions
The AFP Canadian Foundation for Philanthropy is sending out a little love to our monthly donor valentines!

AFP International Fundraising Conference: March 29-31, 2015
Being a fundraiser means more than just raising funds. Fundraisers are the connection between donors and causes, the catalyst that makes philanthropy happen. That's why AFP's International Fundraising Conference is changing to focus on one thing—you. Find out what’s happening at the conference and why you should register today!

AFP's National Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications
Don't miss out! Apply now for AFP National Scholarships that support professional development courses or conference registration, as well as travel costs.
Learn more.

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 research awards, including news on the most recent recipient!

Parliament Hill Day Planned for May
A coalition of charities and associations, including AFP, is planning to hold a lobbying day on Parliament Hill in mid-May to share key messages about fundraising and the voluntary sector with legislators during this important election year.
Learn more.

AFP/Globe and Mail Special National Report to Focus on Donors and Volunteers
AFP is excited to be working again with The Globe and Mail to launch a special integrated, multi-media project on "Donors and Volunteers: The Heart of Philanthropy." Read on for more information on how to get involved.

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Fundraising Quicklinks

Feb 14: A Time for Donor Love

Tax Treatment of Charitable Gift Cards

Canada's Top 100 Nonprofit Organizations

Qualifications of Board Members

The Advantages of Monthly Giving

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

New Special Events FAQ and Online Resources
Need information or have questions on special events? Members now have access to our HUGE FAQ on special events, along with the 2014 Special Events Report AND even more articles through our Special Event Scoop-it Page, all courtesy of The Special Events Management Initiative funded through the AFP Foundation in Philanthropy in part by a grant from the StubHub Foundation, an advised fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

AFP Bookstore


Free AFP Information Exchange Paper for Members
The Role Of Annual Giving Societies In Your Organization, by Wendy Scardino, CFRM (AMPERAGE Fundraising Advisers)

Giving societies are an important tool for building donor relationships and ensuring the financial growth of an organization. This white paper discusses how to start a giving society and integrate that society into the everyday work of your nonprofit.
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