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AFP eWire Canada
Vol.16, Num.7c
February 7, 2016

Submit Your Nomination for AFP's National Philanthropy Day Honors!

Nominations are being accepted for AFP's National Philanthropy Day Honors! Anyone can submit a nomination within six categories: Philanthropist, Volunteer Fundraiser, Corporation, Foundation, and Youth. Nominations must take the form of a short "selfie" video—a person talking to the camera about the impact the nominee has made, no longer than two to three minutes. Nominations are due by March 15, and can be submitted here online at the AFP website. You can find an FAQ here with more information about the program and how to submit nominations.

Is the Magic Number for Donor Loyalty $250? New FEP Research Sheds Light on Donor Retention

New data from the Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) reveals startling insights and fresh strategies for charities in how they can retain donors. AFP President and CEO Andrew Watt, FInstF, talks about the new data and reminds fundraisers that donor cultivation isn't just about major donors, but ensuring donor loyalty at all levels of giving.

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Transformational Giving: A Different Approach to the Fundraising Case For Support
Are you telling the right story about the difference your organization is having on the community and the world around it? Mena Gainpaulsingh shares some insight on helping donors to make gifts that align with their vision of the future.

Open Letter to All AFP Members in Canada—Re: The 2016 Budget and Charitable Giving
Donald Johnson encourages all AFP members to get involved in an ongoing advocacy campaign on behalf of Canada's charities. Read on for more information.


Fundraising in the Chinese Canadian Community: Chinese New Year
Understanding the cultures around you can be the key to a successful fundraising campaign. Frankie Chow shares some tips on connecting with the Chinese Canadian community during Chinese New Year, a celebration held every year at this time.

Keeping Volunteers Engaged
This month provides the perfect occasion to focus on #volunteerlove. Alisha Pawa shares her strategies for stewarding volunteers, not just on Valentine's Day but all year long.

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Giving of Head and Heart: Donations of Cash and Non-Cash Assets
Grant Monck encourages all fundraisers to introduce donors to the advantages of gifting non-cash assets to charity.

CRA to Wind Down Political Activities Audits
Read this latest update on CRA audits of the political activities of charities. PS. It's a good news story!

Canadian Member News

Tribute to Tony Elischer
Steve Thomas, CFRE, gives tribute to UK fundraiser, Tony Elischer, who made many contributions to further develop the profession of fundraising in Canada.

Call for Participants: Fellowship in Inclusion and Philanthropy Program
Year two of the Fellowship in Inclusion and Philanthropy Program is accepting applications! Read on to find out how to get involved.


GR TOOL KIT: New Governments, New Resources, New Opportunities!
A refresh of the AFP Canada government relations toolkit walks you through the process of initiating government relations on behalf of your charity and/or the issue it represents.

Call for Nominations: AFP Foundation for Philanthropy Canada, Board of Directors
Don't miss out on this opportunity to be a part of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada. Deadline for nominations is March 31.

WEBINAR: What Canadian Donors Want
Sign up now! A complimentary webinar on the latest findings from the "What Canadian Donors Want" research is scheduled for March 8, 2016.  

AFP's Canadian National Scholarship Program—Apply Now!
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada offers Canadian fundraising professionals working for charitable and nonprofit organizations the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in fundraising. Financial scholarships, up to a maximum of $1000, are being offered to cover registration and travel costs for educational programs at the local, national and/or international level. Click to find out more and apply.

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Fundraising Quicklinks

A Shifting Sector: Emerging Trends for Canada's Nonprofits in 2016

2015 Fall Economic Climate Survey

Lessons from Goodwill Industries

Charity Wars: The Sector Awakens

New Legislative Proposals for Trusts

A Debate About Philanthrocapitalism


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

Next AFP International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising (IADF) Course Starting April 2016
The world's top fundraising researchers have created the most dynamic professional qualification in fundraising. The International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising (IADF), taught by Adrian Sargeant, Jen Shang and Simone Joyaux, is a masters-level qualification designed to help you create an institutional environment in which fundraising can flourish. Registration is now open. Click here for more information, or contact Rhonda Starr at or (703) 519-8471.

Registration for 2016 Webinars Is Open!
The new slate of AFP Webinars for 2016 has been released, featuring many exciting new changes! We have lowered prices and made our presentations shorter (one hour in length), while maintaining the same level of elite knowledge from fundraising’s top minds. Plus, we're also including new pricing for bundles of 10 webinars—as well as a special price for all 25 webinars in 2016—that include both live and downloadable versions of the presentations! To check out the 2016 schedule of webinars and to register today, click here.

Raise More Money For Your Cause! 
Based on expert advice and insights from a variety of respected industry experts, Nonprofit Fundraising 101 is an essential text for nonprofit professionals, volunteers, activists, and social entrepreneurs who want to leverage best practices to promote their cause. Built upon the success of the best-selling Nonprofit Management 101, this easy-to-digest book provides practical, comprehensive guidance for nonprofit fundraising around the globe. With tips and tools, expert advice, and real-world insights from almost fifty industry leaders, this robust resource addresses the entire spectrum of fundraising. The book is out now—get your copy today!

Calling All Artists, Poets and Photographers!
AFP members everywhere are invited to submit their art and poetry to exhibit at the Diversity Art Showcase at the 53rd International Fundraising Conference, March 20-22, 2016, in Boston, Mass.

Register Today for the 4th Annual Development and Finance Symposium
Returning to Rice University in Texas on June 7-8, 2016, the Development and Finance Symposium is designed to explore the dynamics of having these two offices collaborate, resulting in better-informed business decisions for their organizations. Senior advancement officers and chief financial officers will share their experiences and strategies for effective management, providing insight into how you can

A New AFP Website Experience Is Coming in 2016!
It's all-systems-go for the long-awaited revitalization of the AFP website. The AFP Strategic Communications team has posted a new landing page at announcing the launch of an anticipated 12-month (phase one) project. This landing page also carries a call for volunteers to sit in advisory capacities on review committees for content, online communities, web policy, technology and user experience. To keep AFP audiences informed of project progress, the page features a timeline mapping out benchmarks. Members and friends can also opt-in to project updates that will be delivered monthly to their inboxes.

Job Listings/Grant Resources

AFP Career Center Resource for February:

Time Out! By Mary Ellen Collins

Are you tired, frazzled, fed up, trying to do too much in too little time and with insufficient resources? Don't quit your job. Consider a sabbatical. Click here to read more.

Related Resource: Your Fundraising Career Hot Topic Page

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The following grant opportunity listings have been provided by GrantStation from the latest issue of GrantStation Insider. GrantStation is an essential tool for efficiently connecting grantseekers with accurate information about a wide range of grantmakers. Learn more about GrantStation.

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