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AFP eWire
Vol.16, Num.32c
August 10, 2016

Nominations Due Monday (August 15) for AFP Charles Stephens/Barbara Marion Awards!

The Charles R. Stephens Award for Excellence in Diversity is a chapter award which spotlights outstanding diversity and inclusion programs, while the Barbara Marion Award for Outstanding Leadership to AFP recognizes an individual AFP member who has contributed his/her time, talent and treasure to AFP.

AFP Webinar: Corporations and What They Want (August 31, 1:00-2:00 P.M. Eastern)

In this webinar, Rachel Hutchisson of Blackbaud will provide the point-of-view of a corporate social responsibility professional who is on the receiving end of asks, and will explain what companies value in today's competitive world. Click here to register.

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Top Stories/Fundraising News

Breaking Through Writer's Block: A Template for Change
Staring at the blank white screen when you have a full to-do list of writing activities can cause a lot of stress. AFP eWire Canada Editor Lisa MacDonald provides guidance on avoiding writer's block so you can find success in all your writing endeavours.

Study Results: Socially Responsible Investing
A study funded by the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada reviewed the investing strategies used by Canada's charitable sector. Read on for a brief summary of the key findings of this research.

Fundraising Frustrations: Some Donor Experiences to Learn From
Who can teach us to be better fundraisers? Our donors of course! Mena Gainpaulsingh has learned from donor feedback and now shares the information with you.

Real Estate Gifts In Canada, What is the Lay Of The Land And How Is AFP Involved?
Your AFP government relations committee is advocating for more real estate gifts to charity in Canada. Read on for information on how you can support this initiative.

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Canadian Member News

UPDATE: 2016 AFP Canadian Leadership Retreat
A few weeks ago the AFP Canadian Leadership retreat was held in Winnipeg.  Read on for a quick update on the big news from the meetings and what’s ahead for AFP Canada.

AFP Chapter Leaders Give Next Gen Fundraisers a Hand Up!
Ever wonder what it is that happens at AFP Canada Retreats? You may be surprised to learn that it's not just about strategic planning and best practice sharing. There is also a little bit of old fashioned fundraising. Leah Eustace, ACFRE shares why this year's fundraising means so much to her.

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!

CRA: Charities and Giving: New Infographic With T3010 Filing Due Dates
Don't miss filing your annual return with the CRA! Refer to this new infographic for deadline information.

Save the Date for Congress 2016!
Before we know it, we'll be immersed in busy Fall activity! Take a moment and note the dates for AFP Congress 2016 in your calendar.

Philanthropic Research: Call for Proposals!
Interested in conducting research for the fundraising profession? The call for grant proposals is out. Read on and learn all you need to know about the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada research awards, including news on the most recent recipient!

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Fundraising Quicklinks

Intellectual Property 101: Protection tips for Charities

Why Problems Percolate at Nonprofits

Planned Giving: Thoughtful Activation of an Exchange With Your Donors

The Future of Volunteering: It's a Campus Thing

Protecting Canadian Charities - A New Day for Charities in Canada?

New Leadership Role? Take the First 100 Days Slowly

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

Newly Designed AFP Consultants Directory Is Here!
The latest technology for finding expert resources and services is now available to fundraising professionals. AFP, in partnership with MultiView, has officially launched our completely redesigned online directory, the the AFP Fundraising Consultants and Resource Directory. Please take a few minutes to check out the Directory and all of the new features that make it easier than ever to find the products and services you need. Updates include a completely overhauled user interface, revamped company profiles, a more powerful search engine, and most importantly, a mobile-responsive design that allows you to easily access the Directory from any mobile device. The new AFP Fundraising Consultants and Resource Directory will enable you to work smarter, not harder.

AFP and The Globe and Mail Partner on NPD Supplement
AFP members in Canada can advertise in the 2016 National Philanthropy Day in Canada supplement, published by AFP and The Globe and Mail. Click here for more information about the supplement that will be published on Nov. 15. Get involved by Oct. 4!

Save the Date: AFP's 2016 Leadership Academy
Mark your calendars now! AFP's 2016 Leadership Academy will be in Portland, Oregon, October 20-22 at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower. Both chapter management and leadership development will be explored in-depth. Stay tuned for additional details, coming soon.

Download the 2016 Compensation & Benefits Report Today
The new AFP 2016 Compensation and Benefits Report is out, with new data for both American and Canadian fundraisers. See the trends and download your free copy of the primary report today. For a deeper dive into salary data for specific job titles, click here to check out our Reports by Position and Function.

The AFP Top Ten: Where's Our Facebook Posts, When Silence is Golden, Is Donor-Centric a Unicorn, More!
Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. Read more.

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Job Listings/Grant Resources

AFP Career Center Resource for August:


The continuing saga of the AFP Compensation and Benefits Study, by Cathlene Williams, Ph.D.
This year the story of fundraising professionals' income, benefits, hopes, fears, goals and challenges will keep you engaged, inspired and motivated. Click here to read more.

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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