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…