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 »

Why millennials hate china

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That’s china, with a lower case “c” as in a set of fancy, old plates, not the country. Allow me to explain, this morning on my commute to work, I read yet another article about how Millennials are eschewing their parents’ Royal Doulton figurines and heirloom china in favour of minimalist lifestyles. Apparently this applies… Read more »

Congratulations to Samantha Banks, 2016 New Fundraising Professional Award recipient!

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The Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Toronto Chapter is proud to announce Samantha Banks, Director of Operations and Development at The House as the 2016 New Fundraising Professional Award recipient. Samantha is an enthusiastic and inspiring fundraiser with a deep commitment to the fundraising profession.  As she says, “There are so many incredible professionals who have dedicated their lives… Read more »

Who owns the donor information in your head?

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When two friends and former clients simultaneously moved from one employer (which I will call Alpha) to a new employer (which I will call Beta), they already knew a lot about the new employer’s donors and prospects, because of their experience at Alpha. And they had collaborated on many major donor solicitations. This presented an… Read more »