For the first time since 2007, AFP Golden Horseshoe will be increasing its membership dues. Although the Chapter has been able to keep membership dues steady for a number of years, the increase is needed now to offset rising expenses and to continue to meet the expectations of fundraising professionals for expanded offerings in professional development.


For the first time, this popular face-to-face introductory course will be available in Waterloo this Spring starting April 12 to May 26, 2016. The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course is composed of seven modules that have been designed by experienced fundraising professionals to meet the real-world needs and challenges nonprofit organizations face every day. This course includes case studies and video segments, making the learning experience both substantive and enjoyable.



The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada and Mackenzie Investments are teaming up to offer 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 $1000, are being offered to cover registration and travel costs for educational programs at the local, national and/or international level.



How to Hire Great Fundraisers

Be sure to mark your calendars this month for three insightful webinars from Penelope Burkand Donor-Centered Leadership.

In this practical and highly engaging webinar series, Penelope Burk tackles one of our industry’s most frustrating and costly problems – the high turnover rate of fundraising staff and the financial toll it takes on not-for-profits.Backed by evidence from 12,000 fundraisers, Board members, CEOs and donors, Penelope offers a donor-centered solution that extends staff tenure while maximizing fundraising success.

Celebrating National Volunteer Week

As fundraisers, we know we couldn’t do what we do without the support of volunteers. This week take the time to recognize their incredible efforts and thank them for giving their time. National Volunteer Week (April 23 to April 29) is a time to celebrate and thank your organization’s volunteers. Show your heart felt appreciation by inviting them to an appreciation event, recognizing them on social media, or sending them a personal note of thanks.

Welcome to your AFP Golden Horseshoe Chapter web site

This is your website. If you are a development professional, fundraising volunteer or passionate philanthropist, our chapter welcomes you. We exist to serve our members and fundraising community.  We are committed to providing you with the tools that you need to advance your charity's mission or propel your career and knowledge forward. Through our events, job listings and professional development offerings, we give you many opportunities and ways to connect with your colleagues and peers in our wonderful sector, from your neighbourhood to the corners of our chapter. Thank you for visiting.