The AFP Greater Toronto Chapter is a recognized leader in promoting philanthropy and providing education, training and best practices for those in the fundraising profession. With more than 1200 members, the Greater Toronto Chapter is the largest of the more than 240 AFP chapters throughout the world.


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Are you interested in volunteering with AFP?
Do you enjoy leading and working with a passionate team?
Do you love the excitement of planning a large event? 

If the answer is ‘yes’, then you should apply to volunteer on our Fundraising Day and Congress committees. There are a variety of opportunities available to apply to including Chair positions.

Taking on a Chair position is a great opportunity to put your leadership, organization and creative skills into practice. We are looking for committed volunteers who want a new challenge, who want to contribute in a meaningful way to their sector, and who want to work collaboratively with a great team!

Application details and instructions can be found by clicking on the following links listed below:

All applications will be reviewed by myself, the current Fundraising Day and Congress 2020 Chairs, as well as AFP staff. The selection committee will work to ensure a diverse range of people receive this call and are encouraged to apply in accordance with our statement of diversity and inclusion and ensures everyone has genuine, open and unhindered access to volunteer opportunities, free from any barriers, systemic or otherwise.

Please note that only those who meet the outlined criteria will be contacted for an interview. 

All applications are due by Tuesday, August 6 at 5pm EST. 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me or the AFP Greater Toronto Chapter office at 416-941-9212.


Michelle Vinokurov, CFRE 
VP Professional Development
AFP Greater Toronto Chapter Board of Directors




Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Theme: Gratitude
Location: George Brown Residency & Conference Centre – 80 Cooperage St., Toronto (map)


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This edition of the Speaker Discovery Series invites fundraisers to share their stories on the theme of


In today’s world, it is as important as ever that we stop and appreciate the positive things around us. And thankfully us fundraisers are in the business of gratitude… whether we’re deepening a donor relationship or building a culture of philanthropy, it is gratitude that’s at the core of everything we do.

What about your life in fundraising has made you feel true gratitude? Or have you ever lost that loving feeling? How did you find it once again? Gratitude is something we practice in the workplace each day but it is not always easy to find for or in ourselves. Tell us your experience with gratitude in the workplace and beyond.

This edition of the Speaker Discovery Series invites first-time speakers to bravely share stories about the gift of gratitude. So let’s get together as fundraisers and celebrate the power of ‘thank you’.

Not sure if you have a story to tell, but have a basic idea you’re thinking about sharing? Apply! Our SDS committee will work with you to help develop your story & presentation!

It can be hard to find your chance to shine. If every conference wants experience, how do you get experience speaking at conferences? That’s why AFP Toronto began the Speaker Discovery Series (SDS). We want to give first-time speakers an opportunity to receive coaching, mentorship, and constructive feedback.

No slideshows allowed. Just a story, a voice, and a little bravery.

The deadline to apply to speak is Friday, July 26.