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AFP eWire Canada
Vol.15, Num.15c
April 15, 2015

Top Stories

Time, Talent and Treasure: Canadian Women in Philanthropy
Are you segmenting your donor list by gender? If not, maybe it is time to start. A new Canadian study by TD Waterhouse examines how women philanthropists interact with and donate to charities. It's worth paying attention to the results.

New International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising an Eye-Opening Experience
Two Canadians are among the first graduates of the new International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising (IADF) program. In this first person account, Robert Tomas shares his thoughts on the new designation and the learning outcomes of the program.

Canada's New Rules on Estate Administration—Is Your Charity Ready?
As part of its Economic Action Plan, the federal government introduced legislation impacting estate donations in October 2014. These new rules, which apply starting in 2016, are expected to have a significant impact on Canada’s charities and donors—and not all of it is good.

Understanding Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)—Reflections from IAFP 2015
Does your charity have existing partnerships with any corporations? Or is it time for you to rethink how you engage with corporations and learn more about what they want to accomplish with their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs? James Temple, director of the PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada Foundation, is back from AFP in Baltimore where he participated in a panel discussion about how charities and corporations can do more to improve the world together. Here are his key insights from the discussion.

GR Update: Parliament Hill Day and "Friends in High Places"
AFP and other organizations will be holding a Lobbying Day on Thursday, May 14. Plus, there is a new government relations presentation being offered for AFP chapters. Find out more!

AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada Receives $400,000 Boost to Expand Diversity and Inclusion Efforts
From diversity to inclusion 2.0! The Ontario Ministry of Citizenship has funded the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada for a second project to create a fundraising fellowship program.

Canadian Member News

Donors and Volunteers: The Heart of Philanthropy—A Special National Report in The Globe and Mail and
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.

THANK YOU! AFP Canadian Council Red & White Reception a Hit at Baltimore 2015
It was a great party at an excellent conference. Karen Mercier gives a shout-out to the sponsors and people who made the AFP Canada Red & White Reception at AFP's International Fundraising Conference 2015 such a resounding success!

Calgary Fundraiser Joan Black Honored for Service to the Profession
Fundraising pioneer Joan Black has been honoured by AFP for a lifetime of contributions to the fundraising profession. Read on for details on her award, recently presented at the International Fundraising Conference in Baltimore, Md.

Fundraising Day 2015: Amplify Your Fundraising
AFP Greater Toronto Chapter's Fundraising Day is just around the corner. Anthony Keating, chair of Fundraising Day, is inviting you to attend! Early bird registration ends April 17th!

Alberta Plan Lowers Charitable Tax Deduction Rate
A proposed reduction in Alberta's charitable tax credit is a concern for charitable causes in the province. Read on for AFP's response and action plan.

Ethics panel Co-hosted by AFP's Ethics Resources Committee and the Canadian Centre for Ethics and Corporate Governance
Fundraisers and private sector leaders recently gathered to talk about ethics as part of their day-to-day work life. Topics discussed included: corporate relationships and trust building, personal integrity and working with wealthy individuals and their advisors.

New AFP Chapter in Canada!
AFP is pleased to welcome its newest chapter, the NB, New Brunswick Chapter. It is sponsored by the AFP Nova Scotia Chapter, and the first chapter president is Kenn Manville. We look forward to hearing more from our friends and colleagues in the eastern provinces! 

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Fundraising Quicklinks

Recent Decision of the BC Supreme Court In Re Mulgrave School Foundation

Special Report: Executives From Canada's Top Charities Share Fundraising Insights

Crystal Mistakes at ROM Points to Limits of Philanthropy

Tax Incentives for Charitable Donations in Canada With Focus on the Stretch Tax Credit for Charitable Giving

Infographic: General Social Survey on Giving, Volunteering and Participating

Report: Assets and Giving Trends of Canada's Largest Grantmaking Foundations


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

Voting Open For AFP IHQ's National Philanthropy Day Honors Awards!
Voting is now open for the National Philanthropy Day Honors, awards that recognize the best in philanthropy, generosity, dedication and selflessness. More than 70 video nominations have been received, highlighting outstanding work across six categories—outstanding philanthropist, volunteer fundraiser, corporation, foundation and youth in philanthropy (individual and group). Everyone is eligible to watch the video nominations and vote—up to six votes a day, one vote in each category. Then come back each day and vote again if you want—until the voting period ends on May 1! Learn more, watch the nominated videos, and then vote for your favorites!

Register Today for the 3rd Annual AFP/Rice University Development & Finance Symposium—Scholarships Available!
When: June 9 & 10, 2015
Where: Rice University, Houston, TX
AFP Members: $495 — early bird AFP Rate $395
Non-Members: $695

Want to create a strategic advantage for your charity? Develop a strong relationship between your fundraising and finance departments? In this outstanding and highly-rated symposium, senior advancement officers and CFOs will share their experiences and strategies for effective management, and participants will learn more about the complexities of both roles from these practitioners and scholars. The Development and Finance Symposium is co-sponsored by AFP and the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, Rice University. Click here to learn more and register!

2016 Call for Conference Presentations Now Open!
Interested in presenting at AFP's 2016 International Fundraising Conference in Boston, March 20–22, 2016? Submit your proposal now! We're looking for subject matter experts on cutting edge as well as traditional fundraising topics. Deadline is May 6, 2015.

BE the CAUSE: Updated and Reinvigorated
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy has updated their BE the CAUSE campaign website with lots of exciting new stuff, including a 2015 promotional videos, FAQs (with MORE video), success stories, ways for donors to tell us why you give, and the 2014 campaign results. Visit the page and support your profession by BEING the CAUSE!

Next AFP Webinar: Find High Capacity Prospects Hiding in Plain Sight
Speaker: Rachel Muir, CFRE
(April 29, 1:00—2:30 p.m. EDT)

Do you believe you have donors with the capacity to contribute major gifts but who currently aren't? A whopping 40 percent of donors in a recent study admit to being able to give more than they have in the past. But how do you connect the dots? Today's technology allows us to collect and analyze a plethora of data about our donors. How can you leverage it efficiently to find your prospects, deepen your relationship with them and upgrade their giving? Whether you're a one person shop or large organization, you'll walk away with insights to uncover your hidden gems and grow them into major gifts. As a special bonus, participants will receive a free guide of "25 Tools and Tips to Find Prospects." Register now!

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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AFP Career Center Resource for April:

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