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 »

Ethics panel Co-hosted by AFP’s Ethics Resources Committee and the Canadian Centre for Ethics and Corporate Governance

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  On February 25, the Ethics Resources Committee of AFP’s Greater Toronto Chapter hosted a first-ever ethics panel breakfast at The Albany Club with our partners from the Canadian Centre for Ethics and Corporate Governance. Development professionals and private sector executives gathered together to participate with leaders in corporate giving and volunteering to discuss ethics… Read more »

The Agenda with Steve Paikin: Charity Goes Viral

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The Agenda with Steve Paikin: Often, it starts with a tragedy, illness, or fueling an ambition. Then it goes viral, raising thousands of dollars for someone in need or for a particular cause. This is the new world of direct giving. But as we see more personal crowdfunding, questions are raised about why we give, how… Read more »

Soliciting and Stewarding Foundations Grants:
5 Common Mistakes to Avoid

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Cynthia Foo, Grants Manager, Environmental Defence As a contract and full-time fundraiser who has specialized in both giving and soliciting grants, I’ve come across a few misconceptions on what encourages foundations to give. Here are some common mistakes and what you can do to correct them: 1. I shouldn’t contact the foundation to pitch our work because…