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AFP eWire
Vol.17, Num.50c
December 13, 2017

AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada Receives Grant to Continue Fellowship Program

The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada is pleased to announce it has
received a grant of $96,160 from the Minister of Canadian Heritage under its Multiculturalism Program to expand the Fellowship in Inclusion and Philanthropy Program across Canada in 2018.

Video: AFP Foundation Chair Talks Goals, Programs and Why to Give to Your Professional Community

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Top Stories

AFP Announces 2018 Diverse Communities Scholars for International Conference
Twenty-three fundraisers from diverse communities across North America will be attending the 2018 AFP International Fundraising Conference for the first time in New Orleans, La., April 15- 17.

New AFP President Mike Geiger Inspired by Passion of Congress Attendees
AFP Congress was proud to welcome new AFP President and CEO Mike Geiger, MBA, CPA as a special guest attendee and speaker. In an informal chat with AFP eWire Canada, Mike shares his impressions of the conference and the people after only two weeks in his new role.

Are You Feeling Overwhelmed or Behind at Work? You Are Not Alone! (Part 2)
Avoid burnout! In Part 2 of this series, Tracey Church shares more time and project management skills that will help you through your day.


Lethbridge's Community-Wide Celebration of Philanthropy
Why celebrate National Philanthropy Day (NPD) for only one day when it can be for a full week? Lethbridge, Alberta shares the success of their recent NPD celebration.

Expanding Our Impact to Advocacy
In many ways, the nonprofit sector serves as the "voice" of the people. As front-line philanthropy workers, Dan Brunette reminds us that our impact can (and should!) also extend to the creation of public policy.

Your Next Essential Fundraising Tool: The Fundraising Fitness Test
Have you heard of AFP's Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP)? If not, Shad Ali gives you some very powerful reasons to check out the fundraising tools developed as part of this initiative.


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

Mid-level Donors: The Hidden Treasure In Your Database
Mid-level giving strategies are the new "it" thing in fundraising. Marlena McCarthy shares ways to inspire loyal donors to happily give more to your charity.



Member News

Naming Directive Restricts Hospitals' Discretion to Change Their Corporate and Business Names
Despite comments and input from AFP and others, the Hospitals Branch of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in Ontario has issued a directive restricting the naming of hospital corporations and, in some instances, individual hospital sites.

CRA Announces New Charities Education Program
The new Charities Education Program (CEP) includes elements of both an educational purpose, as well as the possibility of a pre-audit. Here's what you need to know about this new Canada Revenue Agency initiative.

Calling All Artists, Poets and Photographers!
AFP invites all members everywhere to submit their art and poetry to exhibit at the Diversity Art Showcase at the 55th International Fundraising Conference, April 15- 17, 2018, in New Orleans, La.

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AFP News

Register Today for AFP's Signature Mid-Level Course with Adrian Sargeant
Returning for 2 cohorts in 2018, AFP's Fundraising Principles and Practice is an intensive learning course for mid-career fundraisers. The course includes direct instruction from fundraising expert Prof. Adrian Sargeant, reviews all key aspects of fundraising, and will give you a custom, comprehensive fundraising plan for your organization. Click here to learn more.

Fundraisers Fest at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans
On April 16, 2018, as part of AFP's International Fundraising Conference, AFP's Greater New Orleans Chapter and AFP IHQ will host a fun-filled evening of networking, cocktails, and New Orleans cuisine, all overlooking the mighty Mississippi River. Don't miss this exciting opportunity, and everything else the International Fundraising Conference has to offer. Visit to register.

Host AFP's Donor Retention Workshop at Your Local Chapter
Updated in 2017, AFP's Donor Retention Workshop could be your and your fellow chapter members' key to building an effective donor retention plan. Invite your chapter members to brush up on their skills, and welcome new fundraisers from your community. Click here to learn more and get started.

Rules Were Made to be Followed
Despite the extensive list of sources from which nonprofit professionals can seek guidance, missteps happen, things fall through the cracks, and bad decisions win out over good ones. Learn how to stay on the straight and narrow.

Related Resource: Your Fundraising Career Hot Topic Page 


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