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 »

Toronto Remembers Tony Elischer

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Tony Elischer has died. It’s hard to believe that someone who lived life so fully, who bounded into a room, who was perpetually enthusiastic, upbeat and loved our profession – is gone. I first attended the International Workshop on Fundraising Management, now the International Fundraising Congress, in the early 1990s. There I was introduced to… Read more »

Diverse Communities in Canada

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The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration’s Partnership Project—along with the AFP Ontario, Greater Toronto Chapter and AFP Ontario, Ottawa Chapter—coordinated a series of twelve workshops for fundraising professionals, donors and volunteers to develop a greater understanding of the giving traditions and charitable interests of these communities… Read more »

Federal Budget Includes Key Giving, Charity Provisions Pushed by Charities, Fundraisers

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AFP is pleased to see one of its key legislative priorities—a capital gains tax exemption for gifts of private shares and  real estate—included in the 2015 federal budget. Under current law, donations of private shares and real estate to registered charities and other qualified donees can give rise to taxable capital gains. The federal budget… Read more »

Defining Moments That Matter for Your Event Participants

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. Jessica Lewis, Fundraising Innovation Consultant, hjc With all the buzz surrounding the Boston marathon this week, it brings back memories of my last race in New York in November. I caught the marathon bug a few years ago, running my first one in Toronto in 2012 and then Chicago the following year. After running Chicago,… Read more »

Highlight Your Impact in AFP/Globe and Mail Special Philanthropy Supplement

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  AFP and The Globe and Mail are partnering to produce “Donors and Volunteers: The Heart of Philanthropy,” a special supplement that will showcase the incredible work being done by individual philanthropists across the country. Canada’s charitable sector provides countless services and programs to Canadians across the country. From healthcare to poverty relief, education to… Read more »