The AFP Blog

New Volunteer Opportunities Available for You

The volunteer-led AFP Golden Horseshoe Chapter is looking for fundraising professionals like you to join one of our 2017 committees. As a committee member, you can contribute your skills and expertise or gain valuable new experiences you may not get in your current job.

A Recap: Marnie Spears Talks Trends

Every time KCI’s Marnie Spears speaks to our Chapter, there is a keen interest from the fundraising community in our region. This year’s “The Changing Face of Philanthropy” presentation was no different. Marnie shared her insights with a packed room of fundraisers and friends, bringing to light the issues our sector faces and how we can push past them.

Staying Motivated During the Holiday Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holiday season is certainly one of the busiest times of the year for charitable organizations. According to Imagine Canada, this holiday season Canadians are expected to give $5 billion to charities. In fact, 40% of all funds donated this year will be given over this period.

Celebrate Philanthropy Everyday

On November 15th, we celebrated National Philanthropy Day, a special day to recognize the wonderful philanthropic efforts that are carried out across the country every day, all year long.

Building Your Peer Network

Fundraising is all about relationships – relationships with donors, volunteers, and colleagues. But, building relationships with industry peers can be equally as important although many of us don’t devote nearly enough time in networking.
There are countless reasons to build a peer to peer network and plenty of opportunities to do so.

Membership Has Its Privileges

Being an AFP Golden Horseshoe member has its privileges. It offers you many opportunities to connect, engage, and grow within the profession. It also offers a wealth of information on a “members only” resource centre that you can find on

The AFP Resource Center features a comprehensive "Hot Topic" section of key fundraising areas that members have identified as being most in demand. Recently added to the site are two of the biggest issues in fundraising today: industry benchmarking and diversity.