June 14, 2017
AFP's Young Professional Spotlight: Jessica Wroblewski, CFRE
Jessica Wroblewski has already earned her CFRE, writes occasionally, has worked as a consultant, and now is the manager of major gifts and planned giving for the YWCA Kitchener-Waterloo. Oh, and she's also one of five fundraisers in AFP's first class of Outstanding Young Professionals!
Tips for a Smooth Transition from a Millennial Job Hopper
Call her a typical millennial, but in seven years of working in the nonprofit sector, Jessica Wroblewski has had a few different jobs. She has come up with seven tips for a smooth transition into your next new job.
More Than Just a Good PowerPoint—AFP Master Speaker Training
Missed your chance to attend AFP Master Training last month? Ann Rosenfield shares some pro tips to tide you over.
Sen. Mercer Stakes Out Critical Need for Special Committee on Charitable Sector
Two weeks after introducing a motion to form a Senate Special Committee on the Charitable Sector, Senator Terry Mercer delivered compelling and in-depth comments on July 2 about the need for the committee and why the sector needs a comprehensive review and analysis.
Canada Member News
AFP Leadership Society Recognizes Inspirational Giving
Meet some committed donors who believe that the work done by The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada is positively changing the way Canadians give to, and raise funds for, the causes they believe in.
A Look Back at Progress Made: AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada Chair Leah Eustace
Leah Eustace, ACFRE, outgoing chair of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada, shares a few thoughts on fulfilling the promise of philanthropy in Canada.
Help Make the Fundraising Profession More Diverse and Vibrant!
We have extended our Inclusion and Philanthropy Fellowship Program peer-to-peer campaign. During the month of June, Blue Canoe Philanthropy will be matching every dollar you donate, up to $10,0000, to the Fellowship peer-to-peer fundraising campaign!
Congratulations to Our 100% Board Participation Chapters!
Achieving 100% board participation is a symbol of your chapter's support of the fundraising profession. Congratulations to these chapters for their leadership!
Meet the New AFP Canada Board
Last year, the New Horizons Task Force made recommendations for the creation of a new AFP Canada Board of Directors. Now, it's official!
Letter to The Editor: End "Overhead Myth" for Charities
Read this response on ending the "overhead myth" submitted to the Winnipeg Free Press by AFP Manitoba Chapter Board President Carolyn Basha. One more example of how AFP members are making a difference in moving the philanthropic conversation forward!
CRA Recommendations Support Public Policy Engagement by Charities
In a significant win for Canada's charitable sector, the Canada Revenue Agency has recommended major changes to laws and regulations that will encourage charities to engage more fully in public policy dialogue and development.
AFP Top Ten: Using Data Effectively, Your Personal Brand, Great Donor Tours, Donor Language & 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.
Call for AFP's Second Class of Distinguished Fellows
The Distinguished Fellows program and Honorary Fellows program (for those who are not members of AFP) spotlights individuals who have made significant leadership contributions to the philanthropic and fundraising professions, and who will continue to advance AFP's mission and vision through their volunteer and advisory work. Nominations are accepted through June 30.
Save the Date for AFP's 2017 Leadership Academy
AFP's Leadership Academy is coming to Cincinnati, Ohio, October 12-14, 2017. Mark your calendar now to join us for ground-breaking leadership development and AFP chapter management training.
AFP Webinar: Using Neuroscience to Improve Your Fundraising Results (June 20, 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern)
In this webinar, Simone Joyaux, ACFRE, AdvDip, explores some key principles that influence behavior—and how fundraisers can apply those principles to donors. Don't worry! You don’t have to be a scientist to understand and use this stuff. Register now!
What is "Fundraising Principles and Practice"?
Learn more about AFP's comprehensive 9-month, mid-level learning program from Professor Adrian Sargeant in this video. The course returns next month, so sign up now to supercharge your career! To learn more about the program and enroll, click here.
It's a Great Day to Take an AFP eCourse!
Check out our wide-ranging selection of on-demand online learning courses. We offer more than 80 courses covering topics like the fundamentals of fundraising, grant writing, board and volunteer development, and many, many more. Click here to get started, and master a new topic today!
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