Call for 2017 Philanthropy Award Nominations

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We are fortunate as a Chapter and as Professional Fundraisers, to work with outstanding volunteer leaders, philanthropists, organizations, corporations, and professionals. Each year, at our Philanthropy Awards presentations, we honour and celebrate the outstanding contributions of time, leadership and financial support made by organizations and individuals who have excelled in advancing the spirit of giving…. Read more »

Call for Nominations – 2017 New Fundraising Professional Award

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The AFP Greater Toronto Chapter New Fundraising Professional Award Selection Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2017 New Fundraising Professional Award.  Established in 2001, this award recognizes new fundraisers who are making an outstanding contribution to the profession early in their fundraising career. AFP Greater Toronto Chapter is inviting submissions to nominate chapter members… Read more »

AFP Announcement: Eugenia Duodu Celebrated for Her Work in STEM Education Programs

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Former AFP Inclusive Giving Fellow, Eugenia Duodu, is celebrated in HERstory in Black by CBC News. Eugenia Duodu is the Chief Executive Officer of Visions of Science Network for Learning – a charitable organization that aims to advance the educational achievements and career aspirations of youth from low-income and marginalized communities through meaningful engagement in science, technology,… Read more »

AFP News: Toronto Philanthropist Salah Bachir Named International Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser

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(Toronto, Ontario)  Businessman, magazine publisher, patron of the arts and philanthropist Salah Bachir has been named the Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). The Volunteer Fundraiser Award recognizes an individual or family from around the world that demonstrates outstanding skills in coordinating and motivating groups of donors and volunteers for fundraising… Read more »

Charities and Government: Modernizing the Relationship

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In the spring of 2014, the Senate Liberals opened our Caucus doors to Canadians. Through our Open Caucus initiative we are learning, discussing and debating issues of national importance.  This effort is hosted by the Senate Liberal Caucus but is intended to be non-partisan. All parliamentarians will be invited, as well as members of the… Read more »

Blog for AFP!

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Are you interested in positioning yourself as a thought leader in the fundraising community? By writing a blog for AFP Greater Toronto Chapter you’ll have the opportunity to share your insights, knowledge and expertise with our members. AFP offers a great platform and chance to connect with fundraisers. Tips on Writing a Blog Post: Make… Read more »

Three Ways to Supercharge Your Grant Proposal

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Writing a proposal is like trying out for the Olympics. Research and planning take months, maybe even years; hundreds of competitors vie for the same grant dollars, and rewards are heart-shatteringly few. And, last, but certainly not least, your proposal might be the greatest, most eloquent piece of compelling prose you’ve ever written – that… Read more »

The 3 “L”s of successful donor relationships.

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Are you stuck in your fundraising?  Overwhelmed? Dissatisfied?  Need a reset? Or maybe your organization is just starting to get serious about building a strong fundraising program and you’re wondering how to get going. When I see fundraisers struggling with any of these situations, I always ask them to stop everything they are doing, take… Read more »