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AFP eWire Canada
Vol.15, Num.35c
September 2, 2015

AFP Thanks Our Strategic Partners!

AFP would like to thank Blackbaud, Abila and Relationship Science for being Strategic Partners and working with us to advance the fundraising profession around the world. Check out this quick message from Relationship Science's senior account executive, Velma Hutchins. You can find out more about the AFP Strategic Partner Program at


Last Chance to Register for 10th Annual Nonprofit Management Institute
September 9-10, 2015
Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Next week's 10th Annual Nonprofit Management Institute will focus on Resiliency: Yourself, Your Organization, Your Society. The concept of resiliency has captured the imagination of growing numbers of people in the field of social innovation. Why do some organizations grow and innovate when others falter? Why are some people able to push forward even in the face of adversity? This year's Nonprofit Management Institute will explore these and similar questions, examining the role that resiliency plays at the personal, organizational, and social levels. Register now before it's too late!

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Top Stories

Jumping Out of a Plane...for AFP!
Back in June,
Leah Eustace, ACFRE, spent a wonderful week in Utah: visiting, exploring, hiking and taking photographs. But she also decided to do something a little out of the ordinary. Namely, jump out of a plane, both to knock something off her bucket list and to raise funds for the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada.

New Horizons for Canada: Formal Governance Structure, Senior Staff, and Much More (Version Française Ci-Dessous)
After listening to AFP chapters and members for more than a year, the Canada New Horizons Task Force is ready to present its recommendations to the AFP Board. Learn what's in store for the AFP Canada community in the years to come!

Fellowship in Inclusion and Philanthropy Program
With funding from the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration's Partnership Project Office, the Fellowship in Inclusion and Philanthropy Program will offer inclusion-oriented education, specialized training, networking activities and one-on-one mentorship for 35 Ontario-based emerging and mid-level nonprofit professionals representing a wide range of diverse identities and interests.

Related Resource: Diversity & Inclusion Hot Topic Page

AFP Ottawa Fundraising Day—A "Dive In" Experience!
Nearly 250 professional fundraisers arrived at the Hampton Inn and Conference Centre for a day of training, networking and personal growth on May 5. Playing on the aquatic theme of "Dive In," the event was a resounding success, with organizers ensuring that this sold out event held exciting learning opportunities for everyone.

Mind the Gender Gap: Canadian Women's Role in Philanthropy
Mark Bowman shares how Canadian women continue to transform philanthropy through their unique approach to community engagement and connecting with the cause. Read on for tips on effectively stewarding this important group of donors.

KISS Your Board: How to Inform your Board in Five Minutes or Less!
Many boards unfortunately receive too much information that's poorly organized, derailing timely and effective governance practices. Complicated financial statements and complex management reporting are key symptoms of dysfunctional decision making. Using the K.I.S.S. ("Keep It Simple, Silly") principle will help you better equip your board to make timely and informed decisions.

Imagine Canada Releases Paper on Charities as an Economic Sector
A recent paper released by Imagine Canada examines the role of Canada's nonprofit sector from a broad economic view. Jennifer Leddy, LLB provides an overview of key discussion points emphasizing the importance of this type of discussion for all charities.

New Charity Platform/Fact Sheet Available for Chapters, Members to Highlight Sector
With the October election quickly approaching, AFP is encouraging members to highlight the new federal charity platform developed by a coalition of charitable organizations and associations.

Donors, Charities Must Plan to Capitalize on Change to Capital-Gains Tax
Noted philanthropist and volunteer board member Don Johnson talks about the changes to the capital gains tax and how charities should approach donors in making these kinds of gifts. (Globe and Mail)

Canadian Member News

AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada Announces 2015-2016 Officers
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada has announced its roster of 2015-2016 officers and directors under the leadership of chair Leah Eustace, ACFRE.

Advance Your Fundraising Career With Scholarship Support
The deadline is only a couple weeks away. Apply now for financial scholarships for the upcoming conference year!

Charitable Fundraising Salaries Remained Flat in U.S., Grew in Canada
Salaries for professional fundraisers in the United States were flat in 2014, while they experienced solid growth in Canada, according to the AFP 2015 Compensation and Benefits Report. Read the report highlights here.

New National Philanthropy Day Supplement from AFP & The Globe and Mail
Once again, The Globe and Mail and the Association of Fundraising Professionals are teaming up to produce a supplement that will kick off the 2015 giving season by recognizing National Philanthropy Day on November 13. Read on to find out how to leverage this marketing with donors and volunteers alike.

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Fundraising Quicklinks

Canada: First Federal Platform Proposal for Charities Includes New Minister, Federal Department

Social Media: ROI vs. ROR

How to Manage a Pro-Bono Agency Relationship

New Degree Breaks Ground for Nonprofit Sector

A Chilly Time for Charities: Audits, Politics and Preventing Poverty


AFP Bookstore

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

AFP Diverse Communities Scholarship APPLICATION FORM Now Available!
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy is pleased to accept applications for the scholarship fund for members of diverse communities to attend the AFP International Fundraising Conference. The deadline for application submission is November 2, 2015. Learn more.

Upcoming AFP Webinar: In It for the Long Haul: How Donor Retention and Major Gifts Can Transform Your Nonprofit
Speaker: John Greenhoe, MA, CFRE
September 16| 1:00—2:30 p.m. EDT

Donor transiency is perhaps the single most catastrophic element in today's fundraising world. In this highly-anticipated webinar, John Greenhoe, CFRE, will examine the trend of donor attrition and provide helpful major-gift focused strategies to keep your benefactors. He will share personal experiences and examples from the philanthropy world that illustrate how thoughtful bond-building measures can lead to dramatic increases in donor retention, as well as transformational major and planned gifts. Register now!

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.

¡No te pierdas el evento en procuración de fondos!
Register now for the 8th Hemispheric Congress, coming to Mexico City on September 28-29. AFP, TEC of Monterrey, ORT University and the Mexico City Private Assistance Group have all partnered to bring internationally recognized speakers to Latin America. Some of the most essential elements of fundraising will be discussed, including evaluation and accountability. For more information in English or Spanish, contact Roselena Sandoval Zuria at or Joseph Roadarmel at Click here to learn more and register today!

NEW! Free AFP Information Exchange Paper for Members:
Measure It To Manage It: Metrics for Fundraising—A SMART Practices Report, Ellen Bristol, President, Bristol Strategy Group
You can
't manage it if you can't measure it, but do you know what, how and when to measure stuff? And are you measuring the right things in the first place? In this report, you'll learn how to simplify fundraising metrics, what you can and can’t measure, and why you should bother measuring anything anyway. After all, you really can't manage or improve it if you can't measure it.
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Job Listings/Resources

AFP Career Center Resource for September:

The AFP Career Center Database
Have you submitted your resume to the AFP Career Center database? Even if you are not actively looking, you should always keep your resume up to date in our searchable never know when opportunity will come knocking! Login and submit your resume today!

Related Resource: Your Fundraising Career Hot Topic Page

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