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AFP eWire Canada Vol.17, Num.33c
August 16, 2017

AFP Interim President and CEO Jason Lee's Statement Regarding the Events in Charlottesville

AFP Interim President and CEO Jason Lee discusses the role of fundraising and philanthropy in bringing people together and our association's commitment to respect, diversity and inclusion, and the worth and rights of every individual.

Deadline Extended for Diversity, Leadership 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 individual AFP members who have contributed their time, talent and treasure to AFP on the local, regional, national and international levels. Deadline for nominations for both awards is Friday, August 25!

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Top Stories

A New Narrative for Canadian Fundraising
Canada is not immune to negative news stories about charitable issues. In this introduction, prepared as part of a Rogare discussion paper on the topic, Scott Decksheimer explores the problem, challenges and opportunities for building a new narrative for Canadian fundraising.

Summer Reflections: Emotional Intelligence
Being your best self at work may be tied to your emotional intelligence. Here are some tips on building self-awareness and better work habits to help get you through your day.

The Importance of Diversity and Inclusion for Our Future
At AFP's annual Canadian Leadership Retreat, Cheryl Blackman talked about the importance of having diversity and inclusion as part of our future envisioning of the fundraising profession.

Introverts in Fundraising: Surviving in an Extrovert Profession
Are you an extrovert, introvert, or more likely, somewhere in the middle? The trick to better fundraising: Discover your strength and build your donor engagement and networking skills from a strong foundation of who you really are.

Why You Need to be Just as Generous as Your Donors
What if a fundraiser's own generosity is as equally important as that of our donors when it comes to fundraising success? Emma Lewzey suggests practical ways of practicing generosity in your workplace.


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Member News

AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada Update
Roger Ali has started his term as chair of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada. Read on for information on the current Board and their objectives for the coming year.

Local Leaders to Represent AFP and Build a Stronger Sector for All
Don't let your preconceptions of "government relations" get in the way of some really important work. Advocacy can happen close to home and make a huge impact for your work and the sector at large.

Retreat 2017: The Leadership Challenge
What do you see as the primary leadership gap for fundraisers? Match up your ideas with those who attended AFP's Leadership Retreat.

The Top Five Reasons You Need to Attend Congress
AFP Congress is an annual high-impact learning and networking experience in the heart of downtown Toronto. Need a reason to attend? Here are FIVE!

Speaker Discovery Series: Everyone Has a Story to Tell
In July, eight future speaking stars stepped into the spotlight in the inaugural installment of the "Speaker Discovery Series," a pathway for new speakers to become part of the AFP speaking community and a safe space for fundraisers to share their experiences.

Scholarships: 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!

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AFP News

AFP Webinar: You Can Do It: Research at Your Fingertips (August 23, 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern)
In this webinar, Annabel Ocubillo, a senior researcher at the University of California, San Diego, will walk you through a few key areas of research available to fundraisers. Click here to learn more and register today!

Book Your Hotel Room for the 2017 Leadership Academy in Cincinnati
If you haven't signed up for the 11th Leadership Academy, presented by the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy, lock in your spot today for leadership development specifically for fundraisers and the nonprofit world. Rooms in our hotel block are going fast, so register today and book your room!

Nomination Period Open for Outstanding Fundraising Professional, Youth in Philanthropy
AFP International is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Outstanding Fundraising Professional and Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy. Information about the process, including criteria and the online nomination forms, is available here, and the deadline for both awards is Sept. 15!

AFP eCourse: Capital Campaigns
Learn anytime with AFP's eCourses, in partnership with MindEdge Learning! This course, which offers 3 CFRE education points, explores the key terminology and practices surrounding running a successful capital campaign within a nonprofit organization. Click here to register now!

2018 Call for Nominations for the U.S. Foundation Fundraising Board
Members and chapters can nominate any qualified candidate who has distinguished himself or herself by serving in a chapter leadership role or has volunteered in service to philanthropy and the fundraising profession. Nominations to serve on the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—U.S. are due to AFP International by August 18!

Quick Links

CRA Releases New Videos on Auctions as Part of Gifting and Receipting Video Series

Make Room: Addressing the Pressing Need for Intergenerational Leadership in Canada's Nonprofit Sector

Gender Gap in Charities

How to Donate Art

Canada's Charitable Sector Is More Diverse Than (Some) Rating Agencies Think

How to Solve the Puzzle of Donor Stewardship Across the Generations

Job Listings

You Determine Your Destiny!
A recurring challenge faced by many minority fundraisers is how one should plan his or her professional career. Click here to read full article in Advancing Philanthropy.

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