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 »

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

Posted by & filed under Career Development, Congress, Mentorship, Networking, Next Generation Philanthropy, Opinion, Special Events.

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

Posted by & filed under Donor communications, Inspiration, Leadership/Management, Marketing/Communications.

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 »