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AFP eWire Canada
Vol.15, Num.23c
June 10, 2015

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Let's Start an Inclusion Revolution!
The time has long since passed for the charitable sector to embrace the social and cultural diversity in our fabulous nation. Leah Eustace, ACFRE helps us understand why diversity is important and how we can start the culture shift to recognize, connect with and include under-represented communities in philanthropy.

Related Resource: Diversity & Inclusion Hot Topic Page 

Reflecting the World
AFP International has embraced diversity and inclusion as a key strategic plan objective that will advance not just the association, but the entire profession and philanthropy overall. AFP Chair Pat Feeley, CFRE shares his thoughts on the reasons philanthropic activity must reflect the world around us.

Related Resource: Diversity & Inclusion Hot Topic Page 

From Fundraiser to Manager: Stepping Up Successfully
Being an effective manager doesn't just happen. It takes practical learning and the acquiring of skills that comes both from formal training and on-the-job experience. For Deborah Legrove, CFRE it also came from failure. Here's her advice on how to effectively make the move from fundraiser to manager.

Where Will the Road Take You in 2016?
You have already sown many of the seeds that will have an impact in 2015. What should you be doing to move things forward for 2016?

Canadian Member News

Parliament Hill Day Builds Trust, Sets Stage for Future Advocacy
Last month AFP participated in the first "Hill Day" in Ottawa to educate Parliament about the importance of Canada's charitable sector and the impact it has upon society.

Changes to the Lobbyist Code of Conduct
A lobbyist is a person who is paid to influence the introduction of or voting on legislation or the decisions of government administrators; and who spends 30 percent or more of their time doing so. Wendy Noble explains why changes to the Lobbyist Code of Conduct are of concern for anyone inviting a government official to a charity event.

AFP Foundation for PhilanthropyCanada Provides Funding for Study on Responsible Investing by Charities
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada is proud to announce the recipient of this year's Research Award focusing on responsible investing.

AFP's Canada Council: New Chapter & Supporting Chapter Engagement
It takes a village...or in the case of AFP—a council. AFP's Canadian Council is working hard to support chapter development and growth in all provinces. Karen Mercier, chair of the council, shares the many ways that this group of leaders is working to bring greater value and meaning to your AFP membership.

AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada: Your Gift at Work
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada has put together some infographics to illustrate how your donation is strengthening the fundraising profession and the philanthropic sector in Canada. We'll be showing new infographics in each Canada eWire. This week focuses on impact in scholarships, mentorships and regional initiatives.

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AFP Mentoring


Fundraising Quicklinks

Federal Government to Match Donations to Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund

Alberta PC Leader Backtracks on Charitable Tax Credit Cut

The Great Canadian Giving Challenge

Calgary's Nonprofit Sector Is Emergency Prepared

Make Blogging Manageable With These Seven Elements

Selfies Raise Money, Awareness for Charities


AFP Bookstore

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

Next AFP Webinar: Why and How to Use Social Media to Show Gratitude to Donors
Speaker: Steven Shattuck
(June 18, 1:00—2:30 p.m. EDT)

Did you know that 53 percent of donors lapse because of poor donor communication? Though social media usage has become pervasive among nonprofits, it is still used primarily for promotion. Those organizations who are utilizing networks like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to show authentic and personalized appreciation to supporters are reaping the benefits of increased engagement and donor loyalty. This session will help you discover how to maximize your nonprofit's social media accounts through thankfulness, instead of promotion. Register now!

Save The Date for the 10th Annual Nonprofit Management Institute
September 9-10, 2015
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Theme: Resiliency—Yourself, Your Organization, Your Society
Registration opens this month! For more information, click here.

Save the Date for the Hemispheric Conference—Latin America
In partnership with Tec de Monterrey, the AFP Hemispheric Congreso, September 28-29, in Santa Fe, Ciudad de Mexico, D.F., is the premier educational event on fundraising in Latin America. This program is for individuals associated with organizations looking to develop fundraising capacity in Latin America and Mexico. Plenary sessions will address topics of strategic importance to the sector (major donors, micro finance, social impact, in the fields of health, education, social welfare and culture) while skills-based workshops will be provided to address core fundraising techniques. Click here for more information or call 800-666-3863.

Nominations Now Open for the AFP/Skystone Partners Research Prize
Applications for the 2016 AFP/Skystone Partners Research Prize are due Nov. 1 to AFP International Headquarters. To be considered for the Prize, works must be published by a commercial publishing house or a professional organization between December 1, 2013 and November 1, 2015. Publications must be based on either applied or basic research. Learn more.

Free AFP Information Exchange Paper for Members:
Getting Your Board Members to Give, Get or Get Off, by Ellen Bristol

report explores a way to frame the conversation about your board's give-or-get policy so that you can gain consensus from all board members and come to a satisfactory conclusion.
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Job Listings/Resources

AFP Career Center Resource for April:

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Don't Sabotage Your Career—Take Control
By Mary Beth Bos, CFRE

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