The 2020 Vision

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What fundraisers are thinking and how they are planning for the year ahead By Gail Picco orginally published on the AFP Canada blog. As 2020 approaches, many fundraisers are assessing what has—and hasn’t—worked for them in the past, even as they cope with the external dynamics buffeting the sector today and consider the emerging critique… Read more »

Recap | AFP Congress Raise the Work

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By Maryann Kerr originally published on Hilborn: Charity eNews    No matter how you look at it, when you attend an outstanding conference like #AFPCongress2019, you wish you could clone yourself. You can only do so much. I was focused on sessions that were strategic and covered topics like leadership, coaching, culture and personal growth…. Read more »

Congress 2020 Speaker Proposals Now Open!

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MONEY, DEATH & SEX The things we think about a lot but need to talk about more. We’re looking for speakers to navigate the critical conversations fundraising professionals in 2020 need to be having to develop and flourish in our industry. If you’re ready to talk, we want to hear your ideas. LEARN MORE & APPLY  … Read more »

How to Make the Most of Your Time at Congress

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By Jennifer Meriano I have always felt lucky to have a career that has been more of a winding road than a straight climb up the ladder. I began my work life on the for-profit side, doing everything from marketing campaign creation to customer experience mapping to creative direction. I then made a move to… Read more »

What Does ‘Raising the Work’ Mean to You?

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This year’s AFP Congress is a rallying cry for fundraisers to take a step back, recharge, discover new ways of thinking, support each other, and collaborate in elevating the profession. In this blog entry, the volunteers behind Congress share their perspective on what it means to ‘Raise The Work’ in 2019. Please share your own… Read more »

Fundraising Day 2020 Speaker Proposals Now Open!

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For the second year in a row, we’re reaching out to the wider AFP community inviting proposals to make up a diverse and engaging 2020 Fundraising Day education program. Fundraising Day provides a unique one-day opportunity to network with the sectors most sought-after professionals and to learn from Canada’s top educators about the unique challenges… Read more »

Just Announced | New Chapter Executive Director, Penny Connors

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PENNY CONNORS APPOINTED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ASSOCIATION OF FUNDRAISING PROFESSIONALS (AFP) GREATER TORONTO CHAPTER October 31, 2019 — On behalf of the Greater Toronto Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), it gives me great pleasure to announce the appointment of Penny Connors as the new Executive Director for the Chapter. After 25 years of incredible service to… Read more »

AFP Congress 2019: Raise The Work

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By Jacquelyn Folville Originally published as part of DM Magazine’s October 2019 issue.   From November 25 to 27, 2019, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Toronto Chapter will host its 24th annual Congress conference at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The conference is one of the Chapter’s signature events that provides a unique… Read more »