Let’s Talk Speaking: Building A Generation of Speakers ft. Laura Champion, Founder & Chair of AFP Speaker Discovery Series

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With Congress a little over a month away and the latest AFP Speaker Discovery Series (Special Pre-Congress Edition!) just around the corner, let’s talk speaking!   Every industry has speakers who are a staple within the events circuit, familiar figures on the conference stage; but what happens when the industry changes? Or those speakers start… Read more »

Understanding Trust in the Charitable Sector: An Exploration

Posted by & filed under Advocacy, Case Study, Donor Centric, Ethics, Next Generation Philanthropy, Stewardship/Donor Relations.

Originally published on Imagine Canada October 1, 2018. This summer, I had the privilege of working as the Behavioural Insights Assistant with the Strategic Communications and Research & Evaluation teams at Imagine Canada. We are currently exploring the meaning, influences on, and importance of trust in charities. I started the summer with curiosity and the desire to further… Read more »

“Superheroes and the Powers That Be”: The New Digital Issue of Advancing Philanthropy is Now Available!

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Advancing Philanthropy – October 2018   Read the New Issue Search Past Digital Issues Go Green, Go Digital! Update Your AP Profile to Receive Digital Only Update AP Profile to Get Hardcopy Version Halloween is on the horizon and pranksters are suiting up as Wonder Woman, Batman, you name it. But superheroes are also a… Read more »

AFP New Member Discount

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In honour of National Philanthropy Day on November 15, AFP is proud to offer a $50 discount to new members joining in the Professional and Associate Member categories starting today through until November 30, 2018. The discount applies to the $50 off the International portion of the dues. Fill out the membership invitation as usual, but… Read more »

Make the Ask: How to Pitch Congress to Your Boss

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From November 19-21, 2018, hone your skills, exchange ideas, harness new technologies and build your network at #AFPCongress2018. This is the fundraising event of the year – not to be missed! Want to come to Congress, but need some help in getting your boss on board with the idea? We’ve got you covered. The basics: Congress is a three-day conference unlike any other with more… Read more »

How to Make ‘Thought Leadership’ Part of Your Marketing Mix

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By Mo Waja With AFP Congress arriving in a short 2 months, burgeoning and tenured thought leaders alike are preparing themselves and their talks to bring new, ambitious, and exciting ideas to the world of fundraising. But ‘thought leadership’ as a marketing activity isn’t something done just once a year or even once a month. It… Read more »

Friend of AFP – Holly Benson – passes away

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We are saddened to hear of the passing of longtime AFP friend and mentor, Holly Benson. — Holly BENSON, (nee LOUNSBURY) – B.A. English Major After a six year determined fight with cancer, Holly passed away peacefully at Margaret Bahen Hospice in Newmarket on September 6, 2018. Holly was the loving wife to Rick of… Read more »

Case Study | How to build the next generation of speakers

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Originally published on the Hlborn: Charity eNews September 4, 2018. By Scott Jeffries The Greater Toronto Chapter of AFP has been conducting a youth engagement and professional development experiment over the past year. The Speaker Discovery Series (SDS) was originally created to address a need in the GTA: many fundraisers could not get speaking experience… Read more »