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AFP eWire
Vol.18, Num.8c
February 21, 2018

Looking to Fundraising's Future

Leah Eustace shares why the work that AFP Canada is doing to develop new ideas and programs is so important to helping the fundraising profession look forward.

Day in the Ridings Report

Led and managed through the Canada Government Relations Committee, the main goal of AFP Canada's first Day in the Ridings (DITR) was to engage local politicians and policy makers and establish positive relationships with AFP chapters and members.

AFP Strategic Partners


Top Stories

What Canadian Donors Want – A Complimentary Webinar
Is March 1 blocked off on your calendar? Don't miss this hour-long free webinar on What Canadian Donors Want!

Three Webinars for Diversity and Inclusion in March
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy — Canada is proud to offer a series of three webinars during the month of March focused on diversity and inclusion. These complimentary webinars are provided through a grant from the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration.

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 30.

Reminder: Scholarship Application Deadline of March 15th
Don’t miss out! Apply now for AFP National Scholarships that support professional development courses or conference registration and travel costs.


Member News

AFP and Black History Month
AFP is celebrating Black History Month throughout February. This week AFP interviews Brenda Asare, president and CEO of The Alford Group.

Setting a Strategic Roadmap

The road to an effective strategic planning process begins with a board of directors who understand its roles and responsibilities. Roger Ali explains why this is the place to start.

Legislative Update: Senate Adopts Motion to Appoint Special Committee on Charitable Sector
Senator Terry Mercer's charitable sector initiative gains Senate approval.

Three Trends That Aren't Going Away
Elissa Beckett encourages all fundraisers to review, assess and then adopt innovations in fundraising.

AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips for the Week: Donor Meetings, Reactivating Lapsed Donors, When Goals Don't Matter & More!
Each week, AFP gathers the top blog posts, videos, articles and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. Read more.

AFP News

AFP Webinar: Finding and Connecting with Transformational Donors (February 28, 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern)
It takes the right data, information, modeling, and research to find and connect with transformative donors. Join Steve MacLaughlin and Katherine Swank, J.D., to explore how real world prospecting and development works. Click here to learn more and register today!

Pre-Conference Workshops Take a Deeper Dive in New Orleans
On April 13-14, 2018, AFP will provide eight Pre-Conference Workshops at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Topics new to the slate of Pre-Conference Workshops include Talent Management and AFP's Faculty Training Academy. Click here to learn more and register.


Have You Booked Your Room Yet? Hotels are Filling Up Quickly
Act now to secure your room in New Orleans for the 2018 International Fundraising Conference. Get the lowest possible rate by booking through our registration process. For more information about the conference, including hotels, click here.

AFP Webinar: How to Raise Money and Retain Donors with Your Newsletter (March 7, 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern)
Join Steven Screen to learn the tested, proven model for creating a printed newsletter that delights your prospects, retains your donors, and helps you raise more money. Click here to register.


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Career Center Spotlight

Career Planning, The Strategic Planning of You
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