$225 Million – Yikes, the Goal Has Already Been Set!

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Karen Willson, CFRE, Senior VP & Partner, KCI (Ketchum Canada Inc.)  Heather Hurst, President & CEO, Humber River Hospital Foundation Yes, this was the situation for Humber River Hospital, when the Campaign started in 2011. Heather and I have been ‘joined at the hip’ to create the winning strategy and have been continually adapting our… Read more »

More than Words: Building Trust and Rapport with Donors

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Rory Green – Associate Director, Advancement, Faculty of Applied Science  Simon Fraser University A good conversation with a donor has almost nothing to do with what you say. What matters most is how you listen. photo credit: niclindh I have been on countless donor meetings, accompanied by an eager major gifts officer who has so much… Read more »

Canada Anti-Spam Legislation Talking Points

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. Canada’s new Anti-Spam Legislation, which came into force on July 1, applies to commercial electronic messages that are either sent from, or accessed on, a computer system in Canada. AFP urges you to contact members of Parliament and Senators to exempt electronic communications sent by, or on behalf of, registered charities, or at least… Read more »

AFP Greater Toronto Chapter Receives AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada’s Exceptional Achievement Award

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Congratulations!  In 2013, the AFP Greater Toronto Chapter met the Every Member Campaign Goal, achieved 100% Board participation, increased Alpha Society giving, increased member participation and increased overall giving. The chapter can now apply for an additional 5% of the Every Member Campaign money raised to help the geographic area with initiatives that the Foundation funds… Read more »

Are We Creating Real Change?

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Adam Lowy, Executive Director, Move For Hunger Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the idea of creating real change. Nonprofit organizations talk about this quite a bit when they’re communicating with donors and foundations. You see it all the time in social media posts and fancy marketing pieces. But what does this really mean?… Read more »

Ethics – When We Talk, We Succeed

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by AFP Greater Toronto Chapter Ethics Committee De-stigmatization – An Odd Lesson for Ethics There is a lot we can learn from various de-stigmatization initiatives that have captured the public’s attention of late. Bell Canada’s Let’s Talk Campaign for mental health is a shining example. Decades ago people were too ashamed to talk about depression… Read more »

Talk Data to Me

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Liz Rejman, CFRE Let’s face it: most people would much rather be meeting with donors than updating contact information in the database. Very few people jump at the chance to review data protocols and establish coding. Data management can be scary, confusing, and overwhelming. However, poor data management costs your organization time and money. When… Read more »

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)

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. On behalf of AFP, Mark Blumberg, a partner at Blumberg Segal LLP and Non-Profit and Charity Law expert, drafted this document to help explain Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation2 (“CASL”). CASL will be in force on July 1, 2014, with the sections related to the unsolicited installation of computer programs or software coming into force on January 15,… Read more »