Disrupt Philanthropy through Transformational Leadership: Key Learnings from AFP Congress 2018, Part 2 of 2

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By John Paul de Silva – originally published on the Social Focus Consulting blog.   Vanity A La Mode, in front of podium, disrupting philanthropy in all the right ways   In my previous article on AFP Congress 2018, we explored how charities can reverse declining revenues by delighting donors, more specifically, by personalizing communications, running experiential… Read more »

How to Build Your Personal Brand at Conferences

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By Mo Waja   AFP Congress has come and gone but Fundraising Day 2019 seems just around the corner and there are many other conferences on the horizon. Conferences, broadly, are an exciting opportunity to learn and grow through the shared wisdom and thought leadership of speakers, to discover new opportunities through networking, to make… Read more »

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 »