Speaker Blog: Six Imperatives in Applying Lean Six Sigma Principles to Fundraising (FPI)

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Both art and science are needed to elevate fundraising performance. Applied together, the art and science of fundraising will help you forge stronger donor relationships. The following are six imperatives in applying Lean Six Sigma principles for more effective fundraising. Focus on high-return activities Focus on the mix of fundraising strategies that will significantly increase… Read more »

Speaker Blog: An Introduction to Fundraising Performance Improvement (FPI)

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Steve Reed lead the session R-04: Hope is Not a Strategy: New Approaches to Fundraising Based on Performance Improvement Principles at AFP Toronto’s Fundraising Day on June 8. He unpacked FPI based on blend of learnings from five organizations, including two in Canada, with fundraising staffs ranging from one FTE to nearly 50. Follow Steve… Read more »

The Power of the Land by Dr. Duke Redbird

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June 21st is National Aboriginal Day. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples* At Fundraising Day 2017, the audience had the pleasure of listening to Dr. Duke Redbird’s original poem, The Power of the Land. We are delighted… Read more »

Announcing AFP’s 2017 Outstanding New Fundraising Professional Award – Sasha Manes

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The Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Toronto Chapter is pleased to announce that Sasha Manes, Manager of Major Gifts and Stewardship at YWCA Toronto, has been named the 2017 recipient of the Outstanding New Fundraising Professional Award. It has been said of Sasha that she epitomizes what is so wonderful about Generation Y fundraisers.  She excels at team… Read more »

Speaker Blog: Embracing Change to Strengthen Your Culture of Philanthropy

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Here’s a Fundraising Day sneak peek from one of our speakers and special guest bloggers, Juniper Locilento, CFRE. Locilento is leading the session Y-07: Start from Where You’re At: a Practical Guide to Strengthening Your Culture of Philanthropy at #FD17Ideas on June 8th – register today! Follow Juniper on Twitter @JBerri. You’re likely reading this… Read more »

Announcing Fundraising Day 2017 Distinguished Guest, The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell

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We are privileged to be joined by The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, as our distinguished guest at Fundraising Day 2017. At Fundraising Day on June 8, join more than 450 colleagues and special guest, the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, as we celebrate Canadian philanthropy and the important role of… Read more »

Announcing Fundraising Day 2017 Keynote Speaker, Caroline Riseboro!

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DISTINGUISHING GOOD FROM GREAT: THE BIG IDEA THAT WILL TRANSFORM CANADIAN FUNDRAISING Caroline Riseboro, President & CEO of Plan International Canada and President Elect of AFP GTA Chapter, is our esteemed Fundraising Day 2017 keynote speaker! Caroline Riseboro President & CEO Plan International Canada It is through the diversity of ideas, in themselves unique but… Read more »

Countdown to Fundraising Day 2017: Interview with UHN’s Jennifer Di Santo

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We are in the spirit of celebrating Canada150, we’re offering a special discount on Fundraising Day registrations: the “Canada Celebrates” rate. Use the promo code CANADA150 and save up to 17% on your registrations. Hurry – this offer will disappear on Friday, May 26! Register now! In preparation for Fundraising Day 2017, AFP Greater Toronto… Read more »

Countdown to Fundraising Day 2017: Interview with Blakely Inc.’s Maeve Strathy

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In preparation for Fundraising Day 2017, AFP Greater Toronto Chapter sat down with Maeve Strathy, Fundraising Strategist at Blakely Inc. and an incredible member of the Fundraising Day 2017 Management Team to get the latest on what we can look forward to on June 8th! Special thanks to Blakely Inc. for hosting this year’s Pre-Fundraising… Read more »