The stories continue at AFP Toronto’s Speaker Discovery Series!

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The night featured seven new storytellers and had an unprecedented turnout (over one-hundred listeners!) I had the good fortune of joining this project on the ground floor. My president at Stephen Thomas Ltd, Paula Attfield, introduced me to this brand-new committee and provided my credentials for working at various nonprofit mixers and conferences in the… Read more »

An Open Letter to the Prime Minister Regarding Canada’s Charitable and Nonprofit Sector

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Originally posted February 20, 2018 on the Imagine Canada blog by Bruce MacDonald.   Dear Prime Minister: I am writing on behalf of the charitable and nonprofit sector, at the mid-point of your government’s mandate, to share my thoughts on the progress that has – and has not – been made on several important mandate letter… Read more »

Three Trends That Aren’t Going Away

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As I bounce back from vacation and start preparing for the year ahead, I’m struck by the changing environment the fundraiser of today faces. While each organization is different and a lot of the fundraising fundamentals still hold true, a review of the trends can give today’s fundraiser something to ponder and bring back to their organization. Here… Read more »

AFP Foundation Receives Grant to Continue Fellowship Program

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December 12, 2017 The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada is pleased to announce it has received a grant of $96,160 from the Minister of Canadian Heritage under its Multiculturalism Program to expand the Fellowship in Inclusion and Philanthropy Program across Canada in 2018. The Fellowship in Inclusion and Philanthropy is a one-year program targeting… Read more »

AFP Congress Webcast: The Disrupters’ Panel

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Through the generousity of the AFP Foundation of Philanthropy – Canada and Vitreo, this AFP Congress session can be presented here. Listen to AFP Congress 2017 Session, R-04: The Disrupters’ Panel – Breaking Barriers, Smashing Ceilings and Changing Minds through Effective Leadership with Sharon Avery, Peter Dinsdale, Sandra Hawken, Caroline Riseboro, and Jill Zelmanovits. Special thanks… Read more »

Toronto Fundraiser Jim Allen, ACFRE Wins International Award for Service to the Profession

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(Arlington, VA) The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) has bestowed the Barbara Marion Award for Outstanding Leadership to AFP, the association’s highest volunteer and leadership recognition, to James (Jim) Allen of Toronto, Ontario. Allen, currently philanthropy officer for The Living City Foundation, has been in fundraising since 1970 and has been a member of AFP… Read more »