Joining an AFP Golden Horseshoe committee is one of the best ways to get to know other members and make the most of your membership. You will have the opportunity to give back to your profession, while gaining valuable experience you may not get in your current job. Joining an AFP committee makes a statement, that you are ready to lead and support the local philanthropic community.
Below is a listing of AFP committees with a short description of what each committee does. If you’re interested in getting involved, please fill out the volunteer application form (link at the bottom of th page) and we will be in touch soon! To learn more, click on the committee that interests you and the appropriate board member will reach out to share more about what volunteering with the AFP Golden Horseshoe Chapter can mean for you.
Planning, organizing and implementing all educational offerings for the Chapter (breakfast events, workshops, meet-ups and more). This committee also supports programs like CFRE Study Groups, Fundamentals of Fundraising and the Peer Mentorship Program.
Keeping in touch with our member base through e-communications, social media and a web presence, Marketing & Communications ensures that our members have information on upcoming events, member perks, bursary opportunities and much more.
Engaging, recruiting and stewarding our members, the Membership Committee is involved in outreach, calls to new and lapsed members, and member-focussed programming. This Committee is also involved in diversity and inclusion planning.
Responsible for all elements of National Philanthropy Day, this Committee engages sponsors, coordinates the application and nomination process, stewards award winners and nominees, plans marketing strategies, organizes the logistics of the event, and executes the biggest event our Chapter holds each year.
Developing relationships with and engaging sponsors for educational events and website advertisements, as well as multi-faceted partnerships, the Sponsorship Committee supports revenue development within the Chapter.
The Nominating Committee is looking for members who have a strong commitment to the fundraising profession through service to and involvement with AFP, other professional associations and/or the community in general. These attributes, together with demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to reflect the widest possible diversity of our membership including organization size, sectors represented, fields of expertise (i.e. major gifts, planned giving, etc.) and demographic diversity will all be considered by the Nominating Committee.
The Chapter Board of Directors manage, supervise, and control the business, property and affairs of the AFP Golden Horseshoe Chapter consistent with its strategic plan, policies and procedures, Letters Patent and Bylaws of the Golden Horseshoe Chapter. In making decisions, the Chapter Board of Directors also considers relevant action taken by the Association (International) Board of Directors.The Golden Horseshoe Chapter Board of Directors consists of individuals who shall be elected by the members of the Chapter eligible to vote. Directors shall serve a one (1) year renewable term, with the maximum of eight (8) terms for a total of eight (8) years of maximum service.
AFP Golden Horseshoe Chapter Members are encouraged and invited to submit a self-nomination, or be nominated by a peer (who must also be a member). To be considered for a Board position a candidate must be:
- a member in good standing of the AFP GH at the time of nomination;
- CFRE (desirable);
- a current donor to AFP Foundation for Philanthropy Canada, or willing to support.
If you are interested in being part of the AFP GH Board of Directors, please reach out to our chapter administrator. Although we "officially" accept nominations/applications in April, we welcome your outreach any time of the year as opportunities exist on our Board year round.