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Vol.17, Num.7c
February 15, 2017

Toronto Philanthropist Salah Bachir Named International Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser

Businessman, magazine publisher, patron of the arts and philanthropist Salah Bachir has been named the Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

AFP Strategic Partners

Top Stories

Building and Maintaining Productive Corporate Partnerships
At AFP Congress, Grant Monck and Nada Ristich shared knowledge from their 20-plus years of experience in philanthropic corporate giving. Here, they pass some key highlights from the presentation on to you.

CRA's Report on the Charities Program 2015-2016
Statistics, while helpful, sometimes require interpretation to fully understand the context of the material being presented. Lawyer Mark Blumberg provides a summary of the key takeaways from the Canada Revenue Agency's 2015-2016 Report on the Charities Directorate and Sector.

Top 10 Donor Stewardship "Rules" to Ensure That Your Fundraising Thrives
Good donor stewardship is king in successful fundraising. When you treat your donors with respect and help them to feel appreciated, not only will they stay on board, they will feel encouraged, and maybe even compelled, to give more. In part 1 of this article, Mena Gainpaulsingh shares the first five ways to build a strong donor stewardship program for your organization.

The Sector's Much-Needed New Year's Resolution: Redefine our Culture of Philanthropy
A recent graduate of AFP's Inclusion and Philanthropy program challenges the nonprofit sector to reconnect with the origins of philanthropy and transform ourselves into a community that is truly inclusive and reflective of all who work, volunteer and donate to make our world a better place to live.

Turning Legacy Giving Upside Down
Gary MacDonald wants to help you turn your legacy giving program "upside down." Don't be trapped in a program that is boring or focused on the "products." Instead, make it about the donor and their passions and dreams.

Three Ways to Supercharge Your Grant Proposal
When it comes to successful grant writing, "the devil is in the detail," says Melissa Manzone. Read on for three practical ways to write better proposals and increase the odds of winning your next grant.

Hello @AFPJason!
Are your following @AFPJason on Twitter yet? Our Interim President & CEO has left his old @AFPAdvocacy home behind and is now tweeting up a storm at his new locale (but it's a nice storm, as befits his personality). Give Jason a follow for all the latest AFP developments as well as updates on his own unique adventures!

Intrapreneurship, Data Mining Political Giving, and How to Raise $500 Million
Through a special partnership, AFP members are invited to read Apra's Best of Connections, a compilation of the magazine's most impactful articles from 2016. Apra is formerly known as APRA, the Association of Professional Researchers in Advancement.



Canada Member News

UPDATE: Fellowship in Inclusion and Philanthropy Program
After three years of successful programming, AFP's Fellowship in Inclusion and Philanthropy has become a vital contributor to an increased understanding of diversity in the nonprofit sector. Find out how you can get involved to ensure the continuation and growth of this important program!

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.

Comments on the CRA's Guidelines on Political Activities of Charities
AFP is advocating for Canadian charities to help demystify the Canada Revenue Agency's position on "Political Activities of Charities." Read this excerpt from AFP's recommendations recently submitted to the CRA for discussion and consideration.

AFP's National Scholarship Program is Accepting Applications
Don't miss out! Apply now for AFP National Scholarships that support professional development courses or conference registration and travel costs.

Charities and Government: Modernizing the Relationship
On February 8th, AFP was invited to a present at a Liberal Senators forum and was represented by Leah Eustace ACFRE, chair of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada. We invite you to listen to the entire presentation, including AFP's recommendations (from time stamps 51:21 to 57:33) focusing on naming a Minister with specific responsibilities for the charitable sector, creating a department to oversee the sector, and taking a fresh look at charitable giving incentives.

Fundraising Quicklinks

AFP Education

Registration Ends TODAY for Faculty Training Academy
If you want to become an AFP-certified fundraising trainer, today is your last chance to sign up for AFP's 2017 Faculty Training Academy. Click here to learn more and see if you are ready to train fellow professional fundraisers.

Special Events and Networking Opportunities at 2017 International Fundraising Conference
Attending AFP's International Fundraising Conference isn't all about learning (although that's a pretty good reason to go). Networking opportunities, to catch up with friends and meet new fellow fundraisers, will be plentiful in San Francisco. Click here to see what this year's version of the world’s largest conference for professional fundraisers has planned.

Less than 2 Weeks to Sign Up for Fundraising Principles and Practice
The first 2017 cohort of AFP's Fundraising Principles and Practice (formerly AFP's Diploma in Fundraising) begins in March, but registration ends on February 28. If you want to put your career on the fast track, join us today.

New "CFRE Refresher" Pre-Conference Workshop at 2017 International Fundraising Conference
Do you need a refresher before taking the CFRE exam? AFP’s full-day CFRE Refresher is a newly updated workshop designed to review the six fundraising knowledge domains, as well as key principles and concepts. Click here for more information and to register.



Job Listings/Grant Resources

AFP Career Center Resource for February:

Career Considerations

Read the latest career article from the Winter 2017 Advancing Philanthropy magazine titled "Why Do You Want Me to Do That?" by Robert E. Fogal, Ph.D., ACFRE. Click here to read the article in the digital magazine.

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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