The AFP Greater Toronto Chapter recognizes the importance of creating opportunities for all sector professionals to attend Congress as a professional development opportunity. Bursaries are given to individuals who would benefit from networking with and learning best practices from some of the country’s leading fundraisers. Bursaries are available to professionals working in agencies raising $2,000,000 or less per year (excluding government and/or United Way funding). Some bursaries include travel and hotel accommodations.

The deadline to apply for all bursaries is Friday, September 14 at 5:00pm EST.

Individuals of all backgrounds and experience who meet the eligibility criteria are encouraged to apply. 

*Please note that application forms must be downloaded first from your browser in order to properly save. Individuals can apply to more than one bursary. All bursary recipients are expected to attend the full 3-day conference.

Bursaries are made possible through the support of our members who are donors to the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada’s Every Member Campaign and through the generosity of RBC.

 

 

RBC Bursary

RBC is inspired to make a difference by supporting endeavours strengthening the charitable sector. RBC believes in building partnerships with professional fundraisers in appreciation of the contribution they make to the health and well-being of their communities. RBC’s generous investment will assist individuals to innovate, compete more strategically, and rethink best practices.

 

 

 

Eligibility

In order to be considered, applicants must:

  • Currently be employed and compensated at a registered Canadian charity

  • Work at a registered charity with fundraising revenues of $2,000,000 or less (excluding government/United Way funding)

  • Spend a minimum of 20% of their time in fundraising activities

  • Submit the bursary application form by the stated deadline

  • Submit only one application per organization (exceptions may be made for national organizations, with multiple regional offices)

  • Have not received an individual bursary from AFP Greater Toronto Chapter within the last 5 years

  • Must have a minimum of 6 months experience as a full-time fundraiser

 

Download the application form

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James Julien Bursary

 

James Julien was a gifted and well-loved fundraiser who died suddenly at the age of 38 in February 2009. Founder of Public Outreach, a face-to-face fundraising company serving dozens of non-profit groups, James had also worked at World Vision, Greenpeace and other organizations during his fundraising career.

A proud member of the AFP Greater Toronto Chapter, James was an avid conference attendee at Congress in Toronto and at the International Conference in the US. He loved sharing smart ideas and new insights and was always looking for ways to help develop the next generation of fundraisers.

The James Julien Bursary has been established by friends and colleagues of James Julien to honour his love of learning, training, networking and mentoring by offering a new fundraising professional an excellent educational experience they or their organization could otherwise not afford.

 

Eligibility
In order to be considered, applicants must:

  • Be currently employed at an organization that raises less than $5 million annually in private donations

  • Spend at least 50% of their time on fundraising activities

  • Have been working in the non-profit sector less than 5 years

  • Have never attended past AFP Greater Toronto Chapter’s Congress

 

Download the application form

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Mo Davies Bursary

 

Mo Davies, a longtime member of AFP Greater Toronto Chapter, dedicated her fundraising career to small and mid-size organizations, helping them to raise money. She spent hours with these small charities giving them the “TLC” they needed to pursue their own dreams of raising money for a cause they were passionate about.

Mo always encouraged the importance of creating opportunities for all fundraisers and volunteers to attend Congress as a professional development opportunity.

Before Mo passed away, she made a special request that the AFP Greater Toronto Chapter award one bursary to an individual who works at a small charity in the Greater Toronto area – small Charity defined as no more than two fundraisers on staff or contracted to do work for a small organization.

The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy-Canada supports this bursary as part of its ongoing commitment to professional development in the field of fundraising.

 

Eligibility

In order to be considered, applicants must:

  • Be currently employed at or volunteer with a registered Canadian charity

  • The charity must have no more than 2 fundraisers on staff or contract

  • Spend at least 20% of their time on fundraising activities as part of their current position’s mandate

  • Be able to demonstrate financial need on the part of their organization and/or the need for further professional development due to a lack of a professional development budget for their fundraising department

  • Not have received a bursary from AFP within the last 3 years

 

Download the application form

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Cynthia Quigley Bursary

 

It is not very often that an organization has a long-standing staff member. The AFP Greater Toronto Chapter has been very fortunate to have Cynthia Quigley on staff since the first Fundraising Day she organized in 1994. Throughout the years, Cynthia has been committed to AFP and has dedicated her life to the betterment of AFP. She has seen the Chapter grow and has a wealth of knowledge to share with the many volunteers both at the Board and the sub-committee levels. In honour of her service to AFP, AFP members from across the country have donated more than $25,000 to set up an endowment fund in her name. This is the second year that this bursary will be awarded.

 

Eligibility
In order to be considered, applicants must:

  • Work or volunteer at a registered Canadian charity and show demonstrated passion for the cause

  • Special consideration will be given to those applicants who work at registered Canadian charities that:

    o fund sports programs or advocate on behalf of a sports organization

    o fund animal programs or advocate on behalf of animal welfare

  • Submit the bursary application form by the given deadline

  • Submit only one application per organization (exceptions may be made for national organizations, with multiple regional offices)

  • Not have received an individual bursary from the AFP Greater Toronto Chapter or the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada within the last 3 years

 

Download the application form

Please submit the completed application form and any supporting documents to Jill Rankin, Development Associate – AFP Foundation for Philanthropy — Canada by 5:00PM EST on Friday, September 14, 2018.

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AFP Foundation for Philanthropy — Canada National Scholarship Program 

The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy — Canada offers Canadian fundraising professionals working for charitable and non-profit organizations the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in fundraising.

Financial scholarships, up to a maximum of $1,000.00 are being offered to cover registration and travel costs for educational programs at the local, national and/or international level.

Educational Programs that can be funded through the National Scholarship Program include, but are not limited to:

  • AFP Congress
  • AFP CFRE Review Course
  • AFP Chapter Fundraising Workshops & Conferences
  • AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course
  • AFP International Conference
  • Other fundraising conferences/courses/tuition fees

All candidates must be employed by a registered Canadian charity or non-profit organization, and cannot have received a national scholarship from the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada within the last three years (from date of acceptance).

Please submit the completed application form and any supporting documents to Jill Rankin, Development Associate – AFP Foundation for Philanthropy — Canada by 5:00PM EST on Friday, September 14, 2018.

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Application Procedure

Tell us more about how you would benefit from attending Congress. In order to submit the strongest application possible, please answer all questions in the application form(s).

Deadline: Please submit your completed application form(s) and any other supporting documents to:

Cynthia Quigley
Director Canadian Services and AFP Greater Toronto Chapter
cquigley@afptoronto.org

by 5:00PM EST on Friday, September 14, 2018.

 

For those applying for the Cynthia Quigley Bursary or the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy — Canada, National Scholarship Program, please submit your complete application form and any supporting documents to:

Jill Rankin
Development Associate, AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada
cdnfoundation@afpnet.org

 

For further information regarding bursary programs, please contact us at 416-941-9212.