Profit: It’s What You Do With It That Counts

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Alan Clayton – Director, Clayton Burnett Ltd; Chairman, Revolutionise Global; Chairman, Grove Practice; Managing Partner, Inch Hotel and Inspiration Centre Last week, I had the honour and pleasure of addressing the Young Nonprofit Professionals, Toronto. Young and professional they certainly were but, as I was preparing and then delivering my thoughts, something struck me. The majority of… Read more »

Engaging the Next Generation of Major Gift Donors

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Colin Hennigar, Associate Director, SickKids Foundation  How do you engage a group of young professional major gift donors? Listen to them. Fundraisers are frequently challenged to grow their pipeline to secure major gifts, often with the expectation of a donation to be confirmed over a year or two. But what happens when you invest in laying… Read more »

AFP Greater Toronto Chapter Receives Award for Excellence

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  The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy and the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada recognize outstanding chapter performance in the annual fund each year. Awards are given to chapters that reach the highest level within each group of like-size chapters: the Every Member Campaign Award of Excellence, Highest Percent Member Participation and the Highest Chapter… Read more »

Craig Montford Named Recipient of AFP Greater Toronto Chapter’s 2014 New Fundraising Professional Award

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TORONTO, ON (April 9, 2014) The Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Toronto Chapter is pleased to announce that Craig Montford, Development Officer at Pathways to Education Canada, has been named the recipient of the 2014 New Fundraising Professional Award. Craig Montford joined Pathways to Education Canada in 2013 and was quickly promoted to Development Officer,… Read more »

What Gets Measured Gets Done

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Brian Emmett, Chief Economist, Imagine Canada Results definition and management are hot topics these days, given additional attention by the recent decision of the Hewlett Foundation to cease funding “groups that provide research on philanthropic strategies that produce measurable results.” (Hewlett Ends Effort to Get Donors to Make Dispassionate Choices on Giving) Amidst the wide and understandable debate… Read more »

Corporations and Nonprofit Partnerships: Unlikely Bedfellows or a Beautiful Marriage?

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Jennifer Jones, MBA, Director, Indigo Love of Reading Foundation I recently was on a panel at an AFP session on the topic of what corporations are looking for from their charity partners. The room was full which was a pleasant surprise and yet, also disappointing. It’s 2014 – why are we still learning to navigate these critical… Read more »

Tracking Social Media Fundraising Revenue: Understanding the Challenges

Posted by & filed under Analytics, Metrics, Mobile Giving, Social Media.

Brock Warner If you’ve been to a conference session about fundraising using social media, you know there is always someone that eventually says “yeah this is nice and all, but how much money did it raise?” Stop asking that question. What you need to start asking is “how did you track your fundraising results?” because all… Read more »

Crowdfunding – Good Preparation is Essential

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Robert C. Osborne, Jr., Principal, The Osborne Group, Inc. If you go to any crowdfunding platform and search past the featured projects on the home page you’ll see that many, if not most of these projects are well behind in their goals. Sometimes it is because the project isn’t a very compelling one, sometimes it is because… Read more »

Focus On the Right Donors

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Emma Lewzey, CFRE, Senior Major Gifts Officer, St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation If you work in a small or mid-size shop, there is a clear path to stability and sustainability for your organization. You need to focus on the right donors: individual donors. Now, don’t get me wrong – corporate gifts, special events, and foundation grants can all play an… Read more »