AFP Congress Engages Students

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As we look to the future, there is no doubt that some who are presently in their formal educational years, will be the leaders of the future in our sector. AFP believes in cultivating and supporting young and emerging professionals as part of its mission to advance philanthropy by enabling people and organizations to practice… Read more »

The best idea is…

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Yesterday, at Congress, we ran a twitter contest for delegates to share their best ideas they heard so far. Thanks for your thoughts! To build on the idea and to create a more lasting record, I’m asking people to share at least one thing they learned. There are several for me but Dr. Judith Nichols… Read more »

Where are your priorities?

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For those who don’t subscribe to “The Agitator” news blog, yesterday they wrote about the results of their 2010 Fundraising Plans (where charities plan to invest in 2010). While this study was broader than Canada, I thought it interesting that among their respondents: – 55% said they will spend more on online giving – 51%… Read more »

I can’t wait for Congress so I can get some work done!

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Last week, I had a most interesting conversation with a colleague about the value we get out of conferences. We spoke about the typical things we go to conference for, like: “I always take away one or two ideas that pay for the conference 5 times over!” or, “The networking is great because I can… Read more »

Having trouble getting the funds to attend AFP Congress? – Check out Pareto Fundraising Offer!

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We know this has been a challenging year for many charities and the funds to attend good conferences are not always available. For this reason, AFP works with sponsors to help provide free opportunities to attend Congress on Nov 30, December 1,2 in Toronto. (www.afptoronto.org/congress) Pareto Fundraising is passionate about helping charities grow. One of… Read more »

When your donors miss your message – do you know why?

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Are you feeling the pressures of change and not sure where to focus? We’ve got a series of speakers to help you think through the the challenges of this great time of change. For example, Dr. Judith Nichols, in her session entitled: – It’s All About to Change: How Important Trends Are Driving Philanthropy In… Read more »