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AFP eWire
Vol.16, Num.49c
December 7, 2016

AFP Announces New Young Professionals Honor

AFP will recognize five young professionals (under the age of 31) at the International Fundraising Conference in San Francisco. Find out how to nominate a great, up-and-coming fundraiser for this new honor!

Long-Time AFP Staff Member to Head the AFP Foundations for Philanthropy

Lori Gusdorf, CAE, who has been with AFP for more than 25 years, has been named Executive Vice President of the AFP Foundations for Philanthropy.

AFP Strategic Partners

Top Stories

From Jack of all Trades to Master of One: How to Successfully Transition From Fundraising Generalist to Major Gifts Officer
How does a talented fundraiser transition from fundraising generalist to major gifts? They do what all good fundraisers do. They start with a plan. Suzanne Duncan gives you a practical approach of how to turn your planning skills inward and create a strategic plan for a major gifts career.

Responsible Investing, and Intro to Impact Investing

Brittany Stares and James Puddicombe each share their thoughts on a trend growing in popularity in Canada's charitable sector: responsible, impact investing.
• Read Brittany's article: "Aligning Assets with Mission: Responsible Investing for Charities"

• Read James' article: "An Introduction to Impact Investing"

22 Greatest Legacy Hits from 2016 AFP Congress
Didn't make it to AFP Congress this year? Don't despair, David Love is giving you his summary of four legacy gift presentations (including his own!).

Big Gifts for Social Justice Warriors: Where Are the Major Donors?
U.S.-based research has shown that 90% of philanthropic gifts go to what is considered "traditional philanthropy," responding to symptoms of social problems but failing to address the root causes. Jessica Farias highlights the importance of this issue for those interested in raising money, awareness and action for social justice causes.

#DonorLove: A Perfect Imperfection
If you're on social media, you've heard the #donorlove buzz. As follow-up to her session at AFP Congress, Jen Love shares why she believes that #donorlove is the key to finding and giving joy in our philanthropic work.


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Canada Member News

Call for Presentations: AFP Banff Compass, May 8-11, 2017
The AFP Calgary & Area Chapter invites you to submit a proposal for a concurrent session presentation at its upcoming fundraising conference. The deadline for proposals is December 15th.

Webcast: Innovating with Confidence Session Now Available Online
The AFP Congress webcast on innovation as a survival strategy for charities is now available online! Read on for more information on this raved-about session led by U.K fundraiser Lucy Gower.

Government Relations Update: Political Activity Consultations Still Underway
AFP is encouraging all members to participate in the ongoing, online consultations regarding charity participation in "political activities."

Inclusion and Philanthropy: Fellows Recognized at AFP Toronto Congress
The second cohort of Fellows have completed the AFP Inclusion and Philanthropy program!

2016 National Philanthropy Day in Canada
Derek Fraser shares some special thank you's to those who helped with the success of National Philanthropy Day 2016. And plans are already well underway for NPD 2017!

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Job Listings/Grant Resources

AFP Career Center Resource for November:

Your Career: Good>Better>Great

How many organizations have invested significant time and money in developing a strategic plan that ends up in a drawer until someone says, "We need a new strategic plan"? Too many. Click here to view article.

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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