Jan/Feb 2020

My Story: by David Asper

By David Asper The editor of this magazine invited me to offer a few words about the influence my parents had on the life I’ve had in philanthropy and community service. He also suggested that the photo to accompany this piece include the Grey Cup, which was won in 2019 …

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Jan/Feb 2020

A Thriving Chapter Enters Its Ninth Year With Big Results And Big Plans

AFP Southern Alberta Chapter By Jess Fehr Lethbridge Alberta and the AFP Southern Alberta Chapter are thriving! With over 400 non-profits in Lethbridge and surrounding area, now more than ever our board of directors has a duty to provide exciting and relevant educational opportunities and networking events to our membership. …

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Jan/Feb 2020

Building On An Impressive Legacy

AFP Greater Toronto’s New Director By Penny Connors As we begin a new year and a new decade, I want to take a moment to introduce myself to all of you. My name is Penny Connors and I am excited to be taking the lead as the new Executive Director …

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Jan/Feb 2020

Care Canada Takes Note

Top 5 Innovations for Social Good in 2019 The word “Innovation” may have become a bit of a buzzword in recent years, but when it comes to making the world a better place, Care Canada’s says it can’t be used enough. Here are some of the charity’s favourite innovations from …

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Jan/Feb 2020

Connecting The Dots On Sexual Misconduct In The Philanthropic Sector

Part Two: The Response By Gail Picco This is the second of a two-part series that AFP Global Daily has been working on about sexual misconduct. Connecting the Dots on Sexual Misconduct in the Philanthropy Sector Part One: When Women Speak Out was published on October 31st. Part two: The …

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Jan/Feb 2020

Gift Prospect Modeling and Prospect Research – Part One

How to Dispense with the Hype and Find Power in Donor Data By Matthew Dubins Chances are good that your non-profit is ready to use major gift prospect modeling and prospect research to help you find new major donors. You may already be crunching those numbers. But what you might …

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Jan/Feb 2020

How To Chart The Best Path For Your New Supporter

By Allen Davidov Now that the holiday and end-of-year fundraising period has wrapped up, many not-for-profit and fundraising organizations are coming up for air. But they are also preparing to chart out cultivation and stewardship plans for their newest supporters, as many donors raised their hands and replied to a …

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Jan/Feb 2020

Is Impact Investing The End of Philanthropy?

By Elyse Crowston Five years’ ago the United Nations publicized the 17 Sustainable Development Goals to synchronize and focus global efforts to solve critical problems like climate change, gender inequality, and poverty. Ten years from now, 2030, is the target to achieve them. And, frustratingly, the estimated $5-7 trillion per …

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Jan/Feb 2020

Are All Fundraisers Asked To Be Financial Virtuosos?

Columnist – Leadership Kathleen Provost   By Kathleen Provost As a professional fundraiser I always thought I was expected to have some knowledge about the psychology of giving, the motivation of donors, as well as having the skill to write strong cases for support. Did you ever think a fundraiser …

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Jan/Feb 2020

Do We Have Too Many Charities?

Columnist – Wealth Management Malcolm Burrows   By Malcolm Burrows Does Canada have too many registered charities chasing too few dollars? This is a complaint that is often heard. There is simply too much competition and not enough entities with scale that are effective. Or so goes the narrative. I …

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