Pivot….really!!??!! The same, but different. My AFP Congress experience.

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Originally published on WordPress by Debra Thompson. Posted December 3, 2020 by AFP Toronto Last we left this story, in January 2019, I wrote about the role of pivoting and why it was so important to my career change. I shared my very first blog post and applied current state to my experience with kickboxing,… Read more »

Clear some brain space for NOT Congress

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Written by: Sue Lockett, CFRE Preferred pronouns (she/her)   Most days my brain is occupied with names of animated characters and a growing list of foods my daughter finds unappealing. Toss in the ever-changing shoe sizes and passwords to multiple early learning websites, and my brain begins to reach capacity. Enter COVID-19 with its host… Read more »

Volunteer with Us!

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Are you interested in volunteering with other fundraising professionals in the GTA? Are you interested in growing your professional network and making new connections? Do you enjoy leading and working with a passionate team? Do you love the excitement of planning a large event? Are you considering switching career paths or looking to build new… Read more »

Our Commitment to Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) principles

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As we head into our 2020-2021 cycle at the AFP Greater Toronto Chapter and continue to adjust to the unprecedented challenges we face as a society and sector, we want to reiterate our commitment to Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) principles.   Within our Chapter, we know that we must continue to have often uncomfortable conversations… Read more »

Across AFP Globally and Locally within the GTA – Beyond Services: Being the Voice of the Unheard (AFP Global)

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  As part of the AFP family and on behalf of the AFP Greater Toronto Chapter, I want to echo the words and sentiments of Mike Geiger “fundraisers are the voice of those who are not heard. And that point has never been more important than now.” We all represent different organizations and causes but we must… Read more »

Introducing the 2020-2021 Chapter Mentorship Program

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Meighan Bell and Kate Black, CFRE first met as colleagues at Plan International Canada in early 2017 working together to pursue ambitious fundraising revenue targets, supporting and bringing awareness to children’s rights and gender equality worldwide – a cause that both are inherently passionate about. They’ve been members of the AFP Greater Toronto Chapter for… Read more »

Beyond Services: Being the Voice of the Unheard

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Originally published on AFP Global’s President’s Perspective blog.   As we enter another week of fundraising in the COVID-19 era, we again find that the landscape is changing. We continue to adjust to the challenges brought about by the coronavirus and the resulting impact on the economy. Now though, other events have taken center stage:… Read more »