Volunteer with Us!

Posted by & filed under Announcement, Congress, Fundraising Day, Leadership/Management, Mentorship, Networking, Special Events, Volunteers.

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… Read more »

#AFPSDS Fall 2019 – Call for Speakers

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  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)     This edition of the Speaker Discovery Series invites fundraisers to share their stories on the theme of… Gratitude. In today’s world, it is as important as ever that… Read more »

Day in the Ridings (DITR) Initiative – Thank You!

Posted by & filed under Advocacy, Fundraising, Government Relations, Inspiration, Leadership/Management, Volunteers.

Thank you to our members who participated in our annual Day in the Ridings (DITR) initiative! Our members’ efforts were key in creating awareness of the role and value of professional fundraising to our federal government.   Over the past two years, 140 AFP members met with 164 MPs, Ministers, and government officials in 338 ridings… Read more »

Member Spotlight: Juniper Locilento, MPNL, CFRE

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Originally published on AFP Global   What questions does Juniper Locilento, senior director, development at the YMCA of Greater Toronto ask herself as she heads into work every day? When Juniper Locilento appeared before the Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector in her capacity as VP of Public Affairs for the AFP Greater Toronto Chapter… Read more »

Member Spotlight: Gordon H. Durnan

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  Born in Kitchener-Waterloo, Mr. Gordon H. Durnan grew up in a family with a passion for community service. In 1977, Mr. Durnan began his career in healthcare philanthropy as the first managing Director of the newly formed York Central Hospital Foundation in Richmond Hill, Ontario. He joined the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and… Read more »

Fundraising Day 2019: Through the Eyes of a First-Timer

Posted by & filed under Fundraising Day, Networking, Next Generation Philanthropy, Opinion, Special Events.

By Emily Barrie “Leave something behind, be curious, and surround yourself with good people”. These are simply a few of the takeaways I left Fundraising Day 2019 with; and as a first-time attendee I can confidently say that as I boarded the Lakeshore West train I was heading back home with a number of new… Read more »

The Fabric of Canada has Changed…Have you Embraced Diversity in Your Fundraising Strategy?

Posted by & filed under Diversity, Donor communications, Fundraising Day, Next Generation Philanthropy, Opinion.

By Loretta Lam Understand Your Audience Before You Ask   May 30, 2019 – I was at a conference today filled with around 500 attendees from small to large not-for profit organizations. The conference, called Fundraising Day and appropriately themed “The Fabric of Fundraising” in celebration of its 25th year, was organized by the Association… Read more »

Call for Nominations – 2019 Philanthropy Awards

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We are fortunate to work with outstanding volunteer leaders, donors, organizations, corporations and professionals in advancing the important work of charities each day. Every year, at our Philanthropy Awards presentations, we honour and celebrate the incredible contributions of time, leadership and financial support made by organizations and individuals who inspire generosity and giving. The 2019… Read more »