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September 12, 2017

AFP Canada Board of Directors 2018 Nominations


You have the power to influence the focus and direction of AFP in a very concrete way: by nominating leaders for the AFP Canada Board of Directors. We are pleased to serve as the 2017 Nominating Committee and hope you will help us do the best possible job for AFP and the profession.

The new AFP Canada Board of Directors was formed earlier this year in April. The Board has been working hard on behalf of all the AFP members in Canada, and AFP Canada is now a formal, incorporated entity. Much of their work this year has been establishing the legal and governance requirements necessary for a new organization. The inaugural Board has terms through December 31, 2017.

The Board is a working board requiring participation, committee work and a desire to work on programs to elevate the profession in Canada and to advance the leadership and managerial capacities of charities for the future. A priority for the new Board will be the establishment of executive leadership and the implementation of a new strategic plan.

We are now looking to build the 2018 Board of Directors for AFP Canada. Nominations are now open through November 3, 2017. You can access the nominations form here: https://form.jotform.us/72254126554151

The evaluation criteria used by the committee includes:

  • Leadership ability which demonstrates the skills needed to govern a professional Association, previous service to AFP, philanthropy and the community locally and/or nationally
  • particular leadership needs of the Association at the time candidates are being considered
  • relevant Professional Certification
  • education/training
  • geographic location
  • diversity (all inclusive)
  • type of professional practice
  • support of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada
  • chapter size
  • Membership current and in good standing (has signed the Code of Ethical Standards)

The Board will consist of up to twenty members across Canada. Directors shall serve one-year terms with a maximum of eight consecutive years.

The Committee on Directorship will be chaired by Nicholas Offord, past chair of the AFP Canada New Horizons Transition Task Force. Other Committee on Directorship members include: Scott Decksheimer, CFRE, Denis Lalonde, MS, Vivian Ann Smith, CFRE, and Sarah Lyon, CFRE.

Any questions can be directed to Lori Gusdorf, CAE, at lgusdorf@afpnet.org. Thank you.

Since 1960, AFP has inspired global change and supported efforts that generated over $1 trillion. AFP’s nearly 30,000 individual and organizational members raise over $100 billion annually, equivalent to one-third of all charitable giving in North America and millions more around the world. For more information or to join the world's largest association of fundraising professionals, visit www.afpnet.org.

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