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National Philanthropy Day®—Tell Us YOUR Philanthropic Idol!
(September 10, 2014) To help celebrate National Philanthropy Day® (NPD), AFP is asking people to submit short videos about their philanthropic idol (and how their idol inspires them to get involved), with the top five most popular videos earning the submitters $500 each for their favorite charity! Learn more.

Fundraising Professional Hail New York Case Settlement, Encourage Donors to Take Wise Giving Steps
(July 21, 2014) AFP applauds the work of the New York State Attorney’s General Office and reminds donors of the importance of direct mail, while cautioning charities to be careful with their donor lists.

AFP Q&A - AFP's Live Online Chat!
(June 19, 2014) AFP now has a new way for you to interact with top leaders, practitioners, trainers and innovators in fundraising and philanthropy: AFP Q&A!

Ottawa Fundraiser Leah Eustace Earns Highest Professional Fundraising Credential from AFP
(May 6, 2014) Leah Eustace, newest ACFRE, joins the ranks of only 101 other fundraising professionals in the world! As a principal with Canadian consulting firm Good Works, past-president of the AFP Ottawa Chapter and chair-elect of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada, becoming an ACFRE was the logical next step for Leah's more than 20-year fundraising career.

AFP Canada Has A New Home On The AFP International Website
(April 7, 2014) Your AFP membership gives you access to a network of like-minded professionals and a wealth of professional development resources. Now Canadian members have access to an AFP Canada homepage, to recognize and further develop the unique contribution of Canada's fundraising community.

Latest Reports and Research

AFP continuously works to highlight and bring to your attention the latest reports and research in the world of fundraising. Below are articles and stories about recent fundraising reports and studies.

To see a complete index of AFP-related studies, visit the AFP Research, Statistics and Reports page.

2014 Membership Survey Results
(Aug. 13, 2014) AFP Canada members had their say in the 2014 Membership Survey. Read some highlights here or click through to the executive summary results.

Research: Social Enterprise: Potential Impact on Nonprofit Growth and Sustainability
(Aug. 13, 2014) Social enterprise has the potential to dramatically change Canada’s nonprofit sector and its ability to grow and provide programs. The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada has recently funded important research in the area of social enterprise as a step towards better understanding legislation as it relates to nonprofits in Canada. Don’t wait until it’s too late—educate yourself today and get ahead of the curve.

Giving USA 2014
(July 16, 2014) Giving figures and other research are critical for fundraising success, and Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy is the seminal publication reporting on the sources and uses of charitable giving in the United States.

Latest Public Policy News

As the largest association of philanthropic fundraisers, AFP seeks to inform the public about the fundraising profession, and protect the best interests of fundraising whenever related laws and regulations are developed in the U.S., Canada, and abroad.

AFP's Response to National Post Article on Policing of Political Activities of Charities
(Sept. 8, 2014) Recently, Andrew Coyne penned this column in the National Post focused on the policing of political activities of charities. Coyne concluded that the best means of addressing the situation is to “take away the charitable tax designation—not selectively, based on their ability to dance on the head of a CRA pin, but across the board, outright.” The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) finds this conclusion fundamentally flawed. The charitable tax designation and the tax credit represent a gesture of confidence on the part of the people by way of their elected representatives, an acknowledgement of the effectiveness of nonprofit and community action and a commitment to the longstanding tradition of philanthropy in Canada.

Taxes: Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) Reporting Options
(Aug. 13, 2014) There are a number of different options available to Canadian organizations when reporting on HST. From nonprofits to charities, Sarah Curry, CPA, CA identifies specific criteria that must be met in order to follow the best reporting method.

Big Vote in the House on Thursday for IRA Rollover, Other Charitable Provisions
(July 15, 2014) The House of Representatives is expected to vote this Thursday legislation that would make the currently expired IRA Rollover provision permanent. AFP is encouraging members to contact their Congressperson TODAY!





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