AFP eWire Canada
Vol.15, Num.46c November 18, 2015
The 2015 National Philanthropy Day Honors: A Special Evening in NYC
Six amazing honorees, three speakers, two special guests, and one amazing night. The 2015 National Philanthropy Day Honors event was a great success and included this moment as AFP Chair Patrick Feeley, CFRE presented the Outstanding Foundation Award to David Odahowksi, president and CEO of the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation. To learn more about the evening, click here!
National Philanthropy Day: Thank You
In his latest blog post, AFP President and CEO Andrew Watt, FInstF says it is no coincidence that we celebrate National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) when we do. NPD is the time for commemoration and recognition, giving back and saying thanks.
Canadian Member News
Call for Members: National Philanthropy Day(NPD) Canada Committee
Calling on all past National Philanthropy Day chairs/committee members for input on a new nation-wide National Philanthropy Day communications plan for Canada!
2015 Leadership Academy in Kansas City
AFP members continually strive for new learning opportunities and best practice sharing. Long-time Canadian AFP leader Derek Fraser, CFRE shares a bit of what happened at this year's Leadership Academy in Kansas City.
Live Webcast: Why Mobile Matters Now and What You Need Do About It
Save the date and tune in on Tuesday, November 24 for a complimentary AFP live webcast on Why Mobile Matters Now.
AFP Canadian Council Announces Members for 2016
The AFP Canadian Council has announced its roster of members for 2016 with Karen Mercier, CFRE continuing as chair.
The 2015 National Philanthropy Day Globe and Mail Supplement
AFP has again partnered with the Globe and Mail for the 2015 National Philanthropy Day supplement. The supplement features articles about National Philanthropy Day, innovative ideas on overcoming the nonprofit sector's key challenges, and the extraordinary impact that charities and donors are having across Canada.
Charity Chills and Nonprofit Nightmares: Lessons from the UK http://www.imaginecanada.ca/blog/charity-chills-nonprofit-nightmares-lessons-uk
Admin Ratio is a Poor Indicator of a Charity's Effectiveness
Getting Donor Satisfaction, Commitment and Trust
Canadians Say Yes to Checkout Charity
Charitable Accountability a Societal Expectation Not to be Ignored
Simple Tips for Communicating about Impact
AFP Central—AFP Programs, News and Services You Need to Know
Kofi Annan to speak at the 2016 International Fundraising Conference!
Registration is open for the 2016 International Fundraising Conference, coming to Boston in March, and the list of influential speakers is growing! Kofi Annan (pictured, Chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation, Secretary-General of the UN, and 2001 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate) will be a general session speaker, along with Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo. They will be joined by more than 100 educational sessions. Register today at the advance pricing rate!
Upcoming AFP Webinar: The Whats, Hows, and Whys of Major Gift Solicitation
Speaker: Jill A. Pranger, ACFRE
December 10| 1:00—2:30 p.m. EDT
As fundraising professionals, we are expected to know how to talk with a potential donor, how to ask them for a major gift, and how to get them to "yes." But, this may not be a skill we were born with. The good news is that it can be learned, and what we are doing already can be improved. This session will explore interacting with your prospective donor, stating your case, asking for a gift, encouraging your prospective donor to talk, the importance of listening, what to listen for, and how to respond. We will also look at donor motivations, objections, and overcoming those objections. Here's to enhancing what you know and exploring what you don't—register now!
Nominations Open for AFP's Outstanding Fundraising Professional Honor!
Nominations are now being accepted for AFP's Outstanding Fundraising Professional. It's our most important honor, recognizing an outstanding practitioner. Maybe it's a colleague or someone in your chapter. You can submit online, and the deadline is December 4.
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Measure It To Manage It: Metrics for Fundraising—A SMART Practices Report
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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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