Friend of AFP – Holly Benson – passes away

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We are saddened to hear of the passing of longtime AFP friend and mentor, Holly Benson. — Holly BENSON, (nee LOUNSBURY) – B.A. English Major After a six year determined fight with cancer, Holly passed away peacefully at Margaret Bahen Hospice in Newmarket on September 6, 2018. Holly was the loving wife to Rick of… Read more »

Case Study | How to build the next generation of speakers

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Originally published on the Hlborn: Charity eNews September 4, 2018. By Scott Jeffries The Greater Toronto Chapter of AFP has been conducting a youth engagement and professional development experiment over the past year. The Speaker Discovery Series (SDS) was originally created to address a need in the GTA: many fundraisers could not get speaking experience… Read more »

Diverse Communities Scholarship Program

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The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy is pleased to once again offer the Diverse Communities Scholarship program for members of diverse communities to attend the AFP International Fundraising Conference San Antonio, TX, March 31 – April 2, 2019. AFP is pleased to offer $1,500 scholarships ($799 conference registration fee + some travel expenses) for each of… Read more »

Statement by the Minister of National Revenue and the Minister of Finance on the Government’s commitment to clarifying the rules governing the political activities of charities

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OTTAWA, Aug. 15, 2018 /CNW/ – Today, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, and the Honourable Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance, issued the following joint statement on the Government of Canada’scommitment to clarify the rules governing the political activities of charities:   “Our Government recognizes that charities play a key role in Canadian society, and provide… Read more »

10 Reasons Why You Should Attend #AFPCongress2018

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by AFP Greater Toronto Chapter   We invite challenge you to DiSrUpT philanthropy with us this November! Secure your spot at Canada’s largest conference on fundraising with great deals on our early bird registration – available now until September 14! Savings not enough to sway you? Here are 10 reasons why you should need to be at… Read more »

Marketing Your Negative Space

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By Mo Waja Telling your story is harder for some nonprofit organizations than others, particularly when you, the nonprofit, are working with a vulnerable population.   Why? Because, depending upon the specific characteristics of the population in question, there are often strict ethical, and sometimes legal, guidelines we must adhere to that dictate how a… Read more »

Call for Volunteers – 2018-2019 Professional Development & Educational Programming

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Do you want to contribute to the AFP’s amazing educational programming? Driving the planning and organization of this programming are a team of dedicated volunteers, supported by the AFP Staff. As we enter into the Fall of 2018, we are actively recruiting volunteers to join all areas of the AFP Professional Development Portfolio. Creating a vital,… Read more »

Imagine Canada Sees “Golden Opportunity” as Ontario Superior Court Declares Political Activities Restrictions on Charities Unconstitutional

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Originally published on Imagine Canada Imagine Canada, the national umbrella for Canada’s charitable and nonprofit sector, has reacted to yesterday’s Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruling in the case Canada Without Poverty v. AG Canada. In his ruling, Justice Morgan declared the sections of the Income Tax Act that restrict registered charities’ political activities to be unconstitutional. The ruling also… Read more »