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AFP eWire
Vol.18, Num.24c
June 13, 2018

Report: Thirty Years of Giving in Canada - Roger Ali, AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada Chair

A landmark study on the historical giving behavior of Canadians was recently conducted by Imagine Canada for The Rideau Hall Foundation. AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada Chair, Roger Ali introduces some key points of the report here.

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Top Stories

Research Finds "Ideological" Gap in How to Represent Charity Beneficiaries
New research explores the opposing views and attitudes that fundraisers and service delivery staff often have about how beneficiaries ought to be portrayed in advertising, marketing and fundraising materials.

Gifts Happen: Tales from an Introverted Fundraiser
An introverted fundraiser confides her fears and successes,with some insights for all professionals.

Fundraising Events: So Much More than Money
Cathy Mann shares her new perspective on the role of special events in fundraising.

Seven Steps to Focus on the Art and Science of Grant Writing
Why is your grant portfolio underperforming? Jennifer Wilson shares steps to make your grant proposal more effective.

Member News

Scholarship Opportunity: Transforming Your Career in Canada's Nonprofit Sector
The KPMG Foundation Community Leader Scholarship provides full tuition to one learner in Athabasca University (AU) Online MBA for Executives' program.

New AFP in Canada Staff: Meet Lisa Davey
Later this month, Lisa Davey officially joins the AFP International staff advancing our work in Canada.

Fellowship in Inclusion and Philanthropy: Building the Capacity of Emerging Fundraising Leaders
The application package and information on new national fellowship program is now available.

AFP Chapters Offer CFRE June Education Sessions and Study Groups
Thinking about getting your CFRE? Been putting it off? Not sure how to get started? Now is the time to act.

Senate Special Committee on the Charitable Sector
The Special Committee has begun its work to examine the impact of the voluntary sector on Canada, including the effect of federal and provincial laws and policies governing charities, nonprofit organizations, foundations, and other similar groups.

AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips for the Week: Overcoming Rejection, Letting Go of Donors, Your Major Gift Organization Structure & 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/Globe and Mail Philanthropy Supplement Released
AFP and The Globe and Mail have again collaborated on a special supplement focusing on philanthropy in Canada. Read about the results of AFP's latest What Canadian Donors Want research, along with stories of charities making an impact across the country.

Now Available: Recorded Sessions from the 2018 International Fundraising Conference
Did you miss one of your favorite fundraising experts speaking at the 2018 International Fundraising Conference? We now have more than 40 recorded sessions from New Orleans available for purchase. Click here to see the full list and watch one today.

Deadline Approaching for AFP's 2019 Distinguished Fellows Program
AFP is now accepting nominations for our third class of Distinguished Fellows to be recognized at the April 2019 International Fundraising Conference. The program recognizes 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 work.

CFL Football Legend and Respected Leader will be Closing Keynote at 2018 AFP Leadership Academy
From the football field to the sidelines to the front office, few have accomplished as much in the Canadian Football League (CFL) as Michael "Pinball" Clemons. Join us in Toronto at the AFP Leadership Academy to hear him, and many other transcendent leaders, speak about effective leadership. Click here to learn more and register.

Stuck in a Rut in Your Fundraising Career? Check Out AFP's Fundraising Principles and Practice Course
This intensive mid-level learning course gives you the tools to expand your knowledge like few other courses can, taking you down the path of that promotion or credential you've been seeking. You'll learn directly from Prof. Adrian Sargeant and walk away with tangible benefits for your organization. Click here to learn more and register.

Quick Links

CRA Infographic: Hosting a Golf Tournament

Fundraising in a Federated Environment

An Update to the Tax Donation Rate Schedule

Donor Database or Crystal Ball

A Shifting Charitable Marketplace: A Recent Snapshot of CRA Data Highlights Changes in Canada's Charity Sector

The Personal Philanthropy Project (PPP) to Reawaken Philanthropy Among Affluent Canadians

Career Center Spotlight

A Fundraising Life By Sarah K. Nathan
It is still common to hear fundraisers say they "fell" into fundraising or that they came to it "accidently". Click here to read an article about "the fundraising life" in the latest edition of Advancing Philanthropy.

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