We’re excited to have you join us for this year’s Fundraising Day! As one of the largest attended fundraising events in Canada, there are lots of opportunities for you to network with peers, gain key industry knowledge that will help you move forward in your career, establish valuable connections and experiences to last a lifetime! If you’ve been to Fundraising Day before, you know that this is a day full of excellent interactive sessions and knowledge (and not to mention an awesome After Party!), and while this year will continue in those traditions, Fundraising Day 2018 will also have an all-new format with 2-hour long deep dive sessions, curated educational sessions, a Masterclass for senior leaders and more.

Explore our FAQ section below to learn more about this year’s event:


Registration & Pricing


I am trying to register but my membership number is not working or it gives me an error message saying that my number does not match my last name. What do I do?

The first step, is to try the following troubleshooting tip (ensuring your membership is up to date and the name you entered matches the name associated with the membership ID):


If you received a member card with 12-digits, use the last 8-digits of the card. For example, John Smith’s Member ID number for the Toronto website would be 01234567.





If you received a member card with 6 or 7 digits, add as many zeroes as needed in front of the Membership ID number to make it an 8-digit number. For example, John Smith’s Member ID number would change to 01234567.


If you’re still having issues, please contact our Membership Coordinator, Matthew Ford at afpadmin@afptoronto.org or 416-941-9212 ext. 225.


How much does it cost to attend Fundraising Day?

Prices differ depending on the type of registration you choose and whether or not you are an AFP member. You can see a list of all of our registration options and prices here.


How do I register for individual sessions?

When completing the registration form you will be prompted to indicate which sessions you would like to attend. Please note that registration pricing is the same whether you select 1 session or all of them. To learn more about registration prices, click here.


How do I register as part of a group?

Groups of two or more, and five or more colleagues from the same organization are eligible for a 15% and 20% discount, respectively. To qualify for the group discount, all colleagues must be registered under the same transaction. You can register as a group by entering each group member’s individual information on the registration form and then by clicking ‘Save and Add Another Registrant’ – this will collect each member’s information and create a single event registration invoice. Group discounts will automatically be applied at checkout, where you can choose to pay online or request an invoice.


I was filling out the registration form and accidentally clicked on a session I am no longer interested in / able to attend. How can I fix this? Will I be charged extra for this?

We ask you to indicate which sessions you’re interested in attending in order to ensure we have adequate space, chairs, refreshments etc. This helps us when it comes to planning event logistics and in facilitating interactive, engaging discussions on the day-of. You’re more than welcome to change your mind about which sessions you’d like to attend and won’t be charged extra for doing so. We ask that you please contact us at events@afptoronto.org if you would like to make changes to sessions you have previously registered for. This allows us to ensure all of our attendance numbers are up to date and helps us to know when sessions have reached their capacity. We encourage you to review our cancellation policy should you no longer be able to attend once registered.


I am unfortunately no longer able to attend Fundraising Day – can I get a refund?

We ask that you please review our cancellation policy prior to registering. If you choose to cancel your registration on or before May 14, you will be eligible for a refund (less a $50.00 administration fee). However, all registrations made after May 14 are non-refundable. No refunds will be given to no-shows.


How do I pay for registration?

You will be prompted to enter your billing information and then to select a payment method when registering. If you choose to pay online by credit card, you will be prompted to enter your credit card information. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX. If you choose to be invoiced, you will receive an invoice via e-mail upon completing registration at the e-mail indicated on your registration form. Invoices can be paid by either cheque or credit card.


Cheque payments should be made payable to AFP Greater Toronto Chapter and can be sent by mail to:

AFP Greater Toronto Chapter
260 King Street E. Suite 412
Toronto, ON M5A 4L5


Please note that all registration payments (whether made by card or by cheque) need to be made prior to attending the event on June 12. Late payments will not be accepted. 


Where can I find information about Fundraising Day Bursary Programs?

You can find information about this year’s bursary programs, including application instructions here.


When does early bird registration end?

The last day to take advantage of our early bird prices is May 8!


I am interested in registering and supporting Fundraising Day as a sponsor. Where can I find information on this?

You can see a list of our current Fundraising Day sponsors as well as information about becoming a sponsor here.


How do I become a member?

If you’re interested in becoming an AFP Toronto member, we encourage you to check out our membership page and to contact Matthew Ford, our Membership Coordinator, for more information: 416-941-91212 ext. 225.


On the Day


What are ‘Deep Dives’?

Deep Dives are a new part of our Fundraising Day programming and they are curated 2-hour long sessions on key sector topics. They will give you the opportunity to explore in detail how to become a better fundraiser through interactive discussions and presentations from some of the industry’s best leaders.


Who are some of this year’s speakers?

You can check out the lineup of this year’s session curators and speakers here.


Who is this year’s keynote speaker?

This year we are proud to present Sabrina Pourmand of charity: water as our keynote speaker. You can learn more about her and her keynote address here.


How can I make the most out of Fundraising Day?

We thought you’d never ask! Check out a few of our suggestions here.




Where is this year’s event being held?

Fundraising Day 2018 is taking place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and registration opens at 7:15am.


How do I get there?

You can find directions to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre here. You can also find directions on the Metro Toronto Convention Centre’s Getting Here page.


Where do I go once I have arrived?

Fundraising Day will be held in the North Building at 255 Front Street W. Our registration desk is located at the bottom of the escalator on the right hand side (Room 105 – see map below for details). Volunteers will be onsite to direct you.

Is the venue air conditioned?  

Yes, the venue is air conditioned in the hallways and the session rooms. Please bring a sweater with you if you are sensitive to air conditioning. You can find out more information about the venue on the Metro Toronto Convention Centre website.


What is the dress code for the day?

We want all of our attendees to be comfortable with whatever they decide to wear, however business casual attire is encouraged.



I’m coming to Fundraising Day from out of town, where can I stay?

We appreciate all of our out of town guests and are so happy that you have decided to join us for Fundraising Day! This year, we are pleased to offer a special AFP Toronto group rate at the Strathcona Hotel in downtown Toronto (walking distance from the Metro Toronto Convention Centre). In order to take advantage of this rate, reservations must be booked in advance online or by phone (416-363-3321) by May 14. When calling to book, please request the Association of Fundraising Professionals group rate. For more information about accommodations, please contact reservations@thestrathconahotel.com.



Have more questions? We’ve got answers! E-mail us at info@afptoronto.org and be sure to check back on this page for updates as we get closer to the event!