And the winner of the 3 day Congress 2010 pass is….

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Thank you too each of the individuals who took the time to send in details about themselves and their interest in attending Congress 2010. The winner of the 3 day Congress 2010 pass is…Jim Martin. Congratulations Jim and we’re confidant that Congress will have a ripple effect for you and the organizations you’re working with…. Read more »

Welcome to Congress 2010

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  “Every year I’ve attended Congress, I’ve left feeling re-energized, more passionate and raring to put into practice all of the ideas I’ve learned…many of which I know will be valuable for years to come.” If you’ve been to AFP Greater Toronto Congress in the past, you know what I’m talking about. There’s a ripple… Read more »

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 »