Disrupt Philanthropy by Delighting Donors: Key Learnings from AFP Congress 2018, Part 1 of 2

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By John Paul de Silva – originally published on the Social Focus Consulting blog.   Where all my social impact peeps at?!? What! What! I’m still hyped up over attending the astronomically amazing 2018 Association of Fundraising Professionals Congress which had the theme “DISRUPT Philanthropy.”   Why do we need to disrupt this sector? Caroline Riseboro, plenary speaker… Read more »

Disrupting philanthropy…trust the process

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Originally published on LinkedIn by Debra Thompson.   As I sit here on this unseasonably cold November day, I am reflective. This week, I spent 3 days in Toronto, starting very early Monday morning, at my very first AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) Toronto Congress and I am in awe. Before I share why, let’s take a… Read more »

Announcing the all-new AFP Greater Toronto Chapter 2019-2023 Strategic Plan

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As your Chapter President, I am excited to announce the launch of our new 2019-2023 Chapter Strategic Plan.   It is a privilege to work with such an outstanding organization and I am excited by the opportunities that lie ahead. As a professional association, AFP is accountable to its members and those in the sector that… Read more »

Marketing vs. Mission: AFP Congress Preview

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By Mo Waja   For many nonprofits, ‘marketing’ has been­ — and remains — a support tool for fundraising; its purpose, mainly to serve as a medium to get the fundraising message out there to as many prospective donors as possible, via social media or otherwise. But this limited use fails to capitalize on the… Read more »

Call for Nominations – Fundraising Day 2020 Chair

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Are you interested in volunteering with AFP? Do you enjoy leading a passionate team? Do you love the excitement of planning a large event?   I’m writing to you today as we, the Professional Development Chair Nominating Committee, made up of past AFP event Chairs, start the process to review applicants for the position of Fundraising… Read more »

#InclusionNow: McCarthy Tétrault and United Way Centraide Strengthen Partnership

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October 23, 2018 Toronto, October 23, 2018 – McCarthy Tétrault announced today that it is donating $5 million to United Way Centraide, over 5 years, to support 5 groups: Women; members of the LGBTQ2S community; Indigenous peoples; newcomers; and people living with disabilities. This donation will support United Way Centraide’s work ensuring that background and circumstance are… Read more »