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AFP eWire
Vol.16, Num.24c
June 15, 2016

Deadline Coming Up: 2017 AFP Association Board Nominations

The AFP Committee on Directorship is calling for board nominations for 2017. Nominations are due June 24 (EXCEPT for chair-elect nominations, which are due June 17). Click here!

Survey Results: What Canadian Donors Want

Here's some important information for you to know: Canadians are looking for a clear mission and evidence of impact; trust in the charitable sector is up; fewer donors are giving, but amount of gifts is increasing. These are just a few of the findings from the 2015 What Canadian Donors Want survey. Read on and learn more!

AFP Strategic Partners

Top Stories/Fundraising News

How Nonprofits can Steward More Donors with Stories
A few tweaks to your online donation process can result in some easy and effective stewardship opportunities. Vanessa Chase-Lockshin shares some tips on where to start.

Deconstructing Ethical Decision-Making: What To Do After You've Checked Your Gut (Part 1)
Identifying an ethical dilemma is easy. Doing something about it is the hard part. Valerie Campbell, chair of the AFP Toronto's Ethics Resources Committee, shares some common ethical challenges in fundraising in part one of a two-part series


Increase your online fundraising results with the new Ultimate Guide to Online Fundraising and online fundraising webinar series. Learn more in the Abila Online Fundraising Resource Center.


Why "Inclusion" Is Easy When You're Raised by Hippies
Where do our beliefs come from? 2015 Fellow Hope Lovell shares her reflections on understanding diversity and inclusion in both her personal life and professional career.

Leaving a Legacy for Your Community
Did you realize that May was "Leave a Legacy Month" across Canada? In case you missed it, Roger Ali gives a few things to think about when it comes to promoting gifts through a will.

Fellowship in Inclusion and Philanthropy: Impact Report
The Impact Report on the first year of the Fellowship in Inclusion and Philanthropy is now available. This report explores the program's impact on the fundraising field and philanthropy in Ontario by sharing the journey of the fellows, mentors and volunteers who participated in it.

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Canadian Member News

AFP/Globe and Mail: Incentives for Taking Canadian Giving to the Next Level
Every day, Canadians help one another and our communities in a variety of ways, from volunteering and mentoring to recycling and public service. But by far the most effective way and efficient way—and something millions of Canadians do every yearis giving to and supporting our charitable organizations across the country.

National Philanthropy Day Canada

A successful record of National Philanthropy Day celebrations has Derek Fraser and the NPD working committee excited to start planning for 2017: Canada's 150th anniversary! Read on to find out who's involved and what they're working on.

Welcome to the 2016 Cohort of Inclusion and Philanthropy Program Fellows
Year two of the Fellowship in Inclusion and Diversity Program is underway! Sahar Vermezyari introduces you to the new cohort.

AFP Fundraising Dictionary: Now Available in French!
Pilot. Sleeper. Flag. When seasoned fundraising professionals hear these words, they don't always bring to mind an airplane, nap time or a symbolic piece of cloth blowing in the wind. In the fundraising arena, these and other words have specific meanings not used in the everyday world. The AFP Fundraising Dictionary has now been translated to French for Canadian members.

The Value of Government Relations—The Secret is Out!
Are elected officials on your radar as valued and important stakeholders for your charity? Daniel Brunette, chair of AFP's Canadian Government Relations Committee, invites you to get involved. You may just help to grow our sector along the way.

Fundraising Quicklinks

Reporting on Impact Will Spur More Donations

Becoming a Canadian Nonprofit Employer of Choice

Executive Director Performance Reviews in Five Easy Steps

Analytics: A Scary Word For Some Fundraisers

No Cause Too Small: How to Build a Local Online Petition and Grow Neighborhood Support

Privacy and Data Concerns for Nonprofits

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

Adrian Sargeant Discusses AFP's All-New Diploma in Fundraising!
Who is this for? What is the focus and the different topics covered? What is distinctive about it? Adrian Sargeant, lead professor of AFP's Diploma in Fundraising, outlines what you need to know about the new, comprehensive program.

Top Ten Fundraising News, Ideas, Stories & Perspectives: The Elephant in the Room—Telling Your Story
Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your goal. Read more.

AFP Webinar: The Future of Fundraising: How Digital Technologies and Strategies Will Create Your Next Gen Development Operation (June 28, 1:00-2:00 P.M. Eastern)
Digital fundraising has become a critical channel for all nonprofit organizations, large and small. Michael Greenberg, senior executive vice president of Ruffalo Noel Levitz, will explore the elements of a next generation development office from a technology and strategy perspective. Click here to register.

AFP International Announces New Distinguished Fellows Program
Nominations for AFP's new Distinguished Fellow and Honorary Fellow designations are now being accepted. The deadline is June 30. Learn more about these new designations by clicking here.

Need a Few CFRE Education Points? Check Out Our eCourses!
You have easy access to more than 80 eCourses about fundraising and nonprofit management. Take a look today to see how you can expand your professional skillset, and you can even earn CFRE education points along the way. Click here to see the full list of available eCourses.

AFP Members Receive Discount for IoF's Fundraising Convention 2016
AFP members can enjoy a special discount for the Fundraising Convention 2016, July 4-6, in London—the largest professional fundraising event in Europe. To receive the member discount, contact and use the code AFP2016. For more event details, click here.

2016 Standards for Excellence Licensed Consultant Program
The Standards for Excellence Institute is now accepting applications to participate in its Standards for Excellence Licensed Consultant Training workshop in October in Baltimore, Md. Application deadline is July 1, 2016. Learn more.


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Job Listings/Grant Resources

AFP Career Center Resource for June:

YOUR CAREER: Four Tips To Help You Secure And Prepare For Your Next Job Interview

By Shineece Wallace

Life happens. Sometimes you outgrow a position, or sometimes it outgrows you. Whatever the reason you're considering new employment opportunities, an essential step in your job search is to determine whether the positions you come across are suited to your personality and skill set. Once that's confirmed, you'll be better prepared to secure a job that's tailor-made for you. The following tips will help you get started.

Related Resource: Your Fundraising Career Hot Topic Page

Currently there are more than 400 jobs listed on our website.
To find one that is right for you, visit

Grant Opportunities, Presented by GrantStation

The following grant opportunity listings—updated weekly—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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