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AFP eWire
Vol.17, Num.41c
October 11, 2017

The Time to Act Is NOW!

We have been talking about public policy all year, and Jason Lee, AFP Interim President and CEO, says the time to act is now. U.S. members need to respond to the latest tax reform plan, and Canadian members need to participate in the Day in the Ridings event.

Member Spotlight: Emilio Alonso-Mendoza

AFP talks with Emilio Alonso-Mendoza, long-time fundraiser and nonprofit leader, about becoming a CEO, Hispanics in fundraising and the importance of mentoring.

AFP Strategic Partners


Top Stories

Are You Feeling Overwhelmed or Behind at Work? You Are Not Alone! (Part 1)
Avoid burnout! Tracey Church shares some time and project management skills that will help you through your day.

An Inclusive Solution for Philanthropic Growth
Our sector faces a common leadership gap challenge: who will fill these critical roles connecting a community’s philanthropy to its needs? In Saskatchewan, the answer may lay with First Nations and Métis people.

Youth in Philanthropy
Today's young people are challenging charities to rethink how they engage younger donors and volunteers. Roger Ali shares a few recommendations on how to build this new relationship.

Part One: Small Shop Sponsorship—The Three-Headed Hydra
Defeat the challenges of raising sponsorship dollars in a small shop with these strategies from Christian Robillard.


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Member News

Philanthropic Research: Call for Proposals!
Interested in conducting research for the fundraising profession? The call for grant proposals is out. Read on and learn what you need to know about the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy–Canada research grants.

Diversity and Inclusion in Fundraising: On the Road to Reconciliation
AFP Vancouver members recently gathered for the latest installment of their "AFP In Your Neighbourhood" Series to march forward on the road to reconciliation.

Survey Results: What Canadian Donors Want
The next iteration of the What Canadian Donors Want survey is set for release this fall. Here is a review of findings from the last survey done in 2015.

Data Template: Gaining Actionable Insights For Your Charity
Have you heard about the What Canadian Donors Want user-friendly data template? Read on for more information about this tool that will give you insight into your own donor base.

Join Us at AFP Congress Next Month!
Who hasn't heard of Congress? What? Never attended? Don't miss this three-day fundraising conference event. This year's theme is Inclusion. Innovation. Inspiration.

Ethics Resource Committee: Q&A with Valerie Campbell
The "Ethics Panel" returns to Congress 2017. Moderator Valerie Campbell shares some of the topics that will be discussed.

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AFP News

AFP's 2018 International Fundraising Conference Features More than 90 Education Sessions
In April 2018, AFP brings you dozens of top-notch education sessions during the International Fundraising Conference. Click here to check out the full lineup of speakers and topics in New Orleans, and register today for the world's largest conference for professional fundraisers. Don't delay—early bird registration ends November 1!

Nomination Period Open for AFP's Outstanding Young Professionals Honor
AFP International is now accepting nominations for our Outstanding Young Professionals Award, which recognizes up to five up-and-coming fundraisers under the age of 31.

Nomination Period Open for AFP/Skystone Partners Research Prize
Authors of published research works on fundraising and philanthropy are invited to submit a book or monograph of 50 or more pages OR a peer-reviewed article for the 2018 AFP/Skystone Partners Prize for Research on Fundraising and Philanthropy. Deadline is Nov. 1.

Coming Soon: AFP's Fundraising Principles and Practice Returns in Spring 2018
If you want to take the next step in your career, taught intimately by some of the top minds in fundraising including Dr. Adrian Sargeant, look no further than AFP's Fundraising Principles and Practice. This nine-month mid-level course blends both in-person and online learning for a fully immersive learning experience, designed to take you to that promotion or credential you seek. Stay tuned for more details.

How You Can Help Raise Awareness About The Importance of Estate Planning and Fundraising
In recognition of October being National Estate Planning Awareness Month, AFP has partnered with The Financial Awareness Foundation to help support its goal of improved financial and estate planning. And you can help spread the word with your clients and colleagues, too—just share the following materials and shine a light on the importance of estate planning!
Why You Should Care About National Estate Planning Awareness Month
Protect Your Family and Your Future (Six Steps Toward Successful Estate Planning)
Let Financial Planning Make Your Difference (A Checklist for Avoiding Procrastination)
Charitable Gifts Can Come in Many Forms
Organization and Planning are YOUR KEYS to Financial Success & Well-being


Quick Links

#GivingTuesday: Join the Movement

No Kidding: Children, Bequests and Charity

Belonging and Inclusion Still a Work in Progress for Canadian Communities

Protecting Charitable Interests

The Three Things Companies Look for In A Charitable Partner

Charities: Be Careful What You Wish For


Job Listings/Grant Opportunities

Professionalism 3
Professionalism is defined as an individual's conduct at work. The absence of professionalism is more noticeable than its presence. A lack of professionalism can affect your ability to keep your job and advance your career. Click here to read full article in Advancing Philanthropy.

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