Chapter Newsletter

April  2022 Newsletter

 

Time is Running Out! Register for Fundraising Day today!

 

There are only a few weeks left to register for AFP Ottawa’s Fundraising Day 2022 happening May 12! Don’t miss this opportunity to learn, share, and catch up with your fundraising colleagues.

 

 

Here are just some of the top reasons you should join us at AFP Ottawa Fundraising Day:

  • Fundraising Day is virtual again this year! We’re committed to providing a safe and accessible event that you can attend from the comfort of your own home! (And you don’t have to deal with downtown parking!)
  • This year’s lineup features over 20 educational sessions to choose from and a more diverse group of presenters than ever before. That’s less than $5 a session. What a steal!
  • CFRE points? We’ve got those! 24 to be exact! With your registration you’ll have access to recordings of all Fundraising Day sessions until the end of the year.
  • The Catch-Up Social hour is the perfect opportunity to have some fun and connect with your fundraising friends (and maybe even make some new ones!)

We could go on, but you get the point. Fundraising Day is the place to be on May 12!

Don’t wait! Register for AFP Ottawa Fundraising Day today.

Save the date! 

The AFP Ottawa Chapter AGM is on June 7 at 5pm at Social Restaurant in the Byward Market – come meet with fellow AFP members and participants in the AFP Ottawa Future Leaders Mentorship Program!

 

 

 

 

APF Quebec presents – CFRE Refresher Course

Are you thinking of getting CFRE Certified?

The AFP CFRE Refresher Course uses case studies to provide a “refresher” of the six fundraising knowledge domains and the core principles and concepts that all experienced fundraising professionals should know.

 

While the course is designed as a refresher and not an in-depth review, course delivery is flexible so the 2-day option will allow extra time for discussion.

The course is taught in an active learning style and includes mini case studies (“caselets”) for group discussion, making the learning experience both substantive and enjoyable.

Learning objectives include:

  • Apply fundraising skills and knowledge to real-life scenarios.
  • Identify personal strengths and weaknesses in terms of your understanding of the fundraising knowledge domains.
  • Assess personal readiness to take the CFRE examination.
  • Develop an effective personal study plan.

Facilitators

  • Alexis Gaiptman, CFRE, Executive Director, Canada at Humanity & Inclusion
  • Jennifer Williams, CFRE, Vice-President, Philanthropy
    Muscular Dystrophy Canada (MDC

Date, Time and Rates

June 2, 2022 from 4:30 to 8 p.m.
June 3, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

AFP Member: $390 plus tax
Non-member: $490 plus tax

Please note we need a minimum of 10 registrants to run the course.

Registration accepted until May 18.

This course, accredited by AFP, is mainly intended for those who have at least 5 years of experience or more in fundraising.

Apply for a scholarship no later than May 1, 2022, 5 p.m.

 

 

 

AFP Ottawa Philanthropy Nominations are coming up soon!

Time to start thinking about those who contributed so much to our community in the titles below. Help us all celebrate them!

  • Award Innovation in Fundraising
  • Award for Outstanding Fundraising Professional
  • Award for Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
  • Award for Outstanding Philanthropic Group
  • Award for Outstanding Individual Philanthropist
  • Award for Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist
  • Award for Outstanding Youth Philanthropist

 

 

I.D.E.A Spotlight

As we celebrate and honor caregivers, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day can be opportunities to recognize the diversity of family structures. Inclusive celebrations can serve as important learning experiences by providing opportunities to discuss and acknowledge the many kinds of families in our communities and the many caregivers that are in our lives.

As part of this months spotlight, we’re highlighting one book to add to your reading your list:

‘Love Lives Here: A Story of Thriving in a Transgender Family’

by Ottawa author, Amanda Jetté Knox.

A story of accepting and embracing two trans people in a family–a family who shows what”s possible when you “lead with love.”

 

 

Your fans are waiting!!

Have you got a powerful pearl of wisdom, from yourself or someone else?  Perhaps a recent book, article, or report recently blew your mind? Are you an AFP Ottawa donor, volunteer, or sponsor?
Share your impact with our social friends!
Please fill in the following entry form with your Social Snippet, recommendation, inspiration or impact quote.

 

 

CHAPTER JOB CENTER

Looking for your next career move in philanthropy? Our job board always has something new.

Visit afpottawa.ca/chapter-job-center/

 

 

 

 

 

March  2022 Newsletter

 

President’s Message

Hi everyone!
I hope this newsletter finds you well. With Spring here, things are slowly started to change (hopefully for the better), and a new renewed energy seems to be all around.
We have lots going on this Spring.
 In our newsletter you can read about our amazing Future Leaders program.
It’s an amazing opportunity for anyone in our sector with incredible benefits.
In Spring you can always expect a jam-packed Fundraising day. A wonderful day every year for our members and we have amazing speakers for you to learn from. Consider registering early to get the early bird rate.
Needing some inspiration for upcoming spring appeals? Consider attending our March workshop.
We hope you enjoy our member offerings, as much as we enjoy putting them together for you.
As always if you have any questions or suggestions on ways we can better serve our members please do not hesitate to reach out at kylie.patrick@carleton.ca
All the best,
Kylie

Fundraising Writing Workshop

 

If you’ve ever felt the dread of an empty Word Doc and a flashing cursor, this session is for you.
Inspired by real conversations, we’re going to edit your writing – in real time, right before your eyes.
Submit your writings – emails, a paragraph for a direct mail letters or case for support, thank you letters. We’ll pick a handful at random, hit the ‘Share Screen’ button, and edit them for you live, right there. You’ll receive real time feedback to make your storytelling soar.
There will also be time to for break-out rooms to use suggestions and ideas right away, and help your colleagues do the same.
You’ll leave the session armed with real tools you can use to amp up and elevate your writings. And, if you’re lucky enough to be chosen for the review, you’ll also walk away with your Good Works edited work!
Date: March 29th
Time: 11:30-1 p.m.
$10 AFP Members
$15 Future Members
RBC Future Leaders Protégés & Mentors FREE*
Registration is limited so book your spot quick and register here: https://cvent.me/BKxNyL
*Please Email: secretariat@afpottawa.ca to get the code

 

 

Speaker Bio: Charlotte Field 
Partner & Head of Client Delivery at Good Works 
Charlotte is a fundraiser, question-asker, copywriter, and bonafide tech nerd with more than a decade of experience in communications, marketing, and fundraising.
She’s a strategic thinker with expertise in layering online tactics with traditional direct response fundraising to generate exceptional results.
In her 8 years at Good Works, she’s helped a multitude of non-profits and charities to effectively integrate digital tools into their fundraising.
Charlotte holds a bilingual BA in Communication and Management from the University of Ottawa. She’s also a co-author of ‘You Can’t Take It With You: The Art & Science of Legacy Fundraising’ (2019), and a regular conference speaker on topics ranging from the keys to a successful legacy website to ways to weave together email and mail.
Charlotte is a member of the steering committee for Tech4Good Ottawa, a volunteer with her local CAGP chapter, and a firm believer in pronouncing ‘gif’ with a hard G.

Applications are now open for the 2022 AFP Ottawa Future Leaders program!

The AFP Ottawa Future Leaders program, generously supported by RBC, provides an opportunity for local AFP members to connect with each other and broaden their skills as fundraisers.

In addition, both Mentors and Protégés will enjoy new and improved benefits this year, including:
  • Complimentary registration for AFP Ottawa’s 2022 virtual Fundraising Day on May 12, 2022
  • Complimentary registration for ALL of AFP Ottawa’s professional development events for 2022, including specific educational sessions geared towards networking, personal branding and skills development
  • An in-person networking session that includes complimentary headshots to use for personal branding online
  • Invitations to attend social events throughout the year where you can mix and mingle with AFP members at locations across the city, and more!

Apply to be a MENTOR

 

Apply to be a PROTÉGÉ

 

 

AFP Ottawa Fundraising Day Early Bird Pricing ends soon!

 

Join us virtually on May 12 at AFP Ottawa’s Fundraising Day 2022 to learn, share, and catch up with your fundraising colleagues.
Register by April 1st to get your Early-Bird Discount, be eligible for some great early bird prizes, and to receive your exclusive Virtual Conference Survival Kit before time runs out!
Still not convinced?
Check out our incredible line-up of speakers and sessions.
Please join us on May 12 to catch up with old and new friends, as we come together virtually during this time of challenge and change.
We can’t wait to catch up with you!

REGISTER TODAY!

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January  2022 Newsletter

 

Association for Fundraising Professionals (AFP Canada) On An Hour To Give!

Last month, Andrea Olsen-Black and her protégé Oliver Saner were guests on City News’ radio show ‘An Hour To Give’ with Sam Laprade to talk about and promote the RBC Future Leaders Program.
An RBC representative came on right afterwards to also highlight the program.

Save the Date!

Catch-Up ’22: Coming Together in Times of Challenge and Change

AFP Ottawa’s Fundraising Day 2022 is happening May 12, 2022!
Join us to learn, share and catch up with your fundraising colleagues.
Fundraising Day exists because of the inspiring, caring, and talented people (like you!) that make up the philanthropic sector. That’s why this year’s event is all about catching up with our fundraising colleagues, celebrating successes and innovation, and discussing ways we can support one another and make the fundraising community more inclusive for all.
While we cannot wait for you to join us in person again soon, Fundraising Day 2022 will embrace all the benefits of a virtual event.
Our lineup this year includes more speakers and sessions than ever before, covering a wide variety of topics and experience levels. In addition to the sessions you attend live from the comfort of anywhere, all content will be available to stream on-demand after the conference.
You’ll also get to participate in new and improved networking opportunities, increased interactivity and social time, exciting games, and more.
Registration details coming soon!
Lyndsi McMillan & Erin Pickering – Fundraising Day 2022 Co-chairs

 

 

2022 is here, and with it, an all-new slate of premium webinars, free member-exclusive webinars, and additional online learning opportunities. Partner with AFP to get the latest trends and greatest skills to be a more effective fundraiser.
Follow this link for a list of useful upcoming virtual offerings: take advantage of your member discount and join in!

 

 

Giving Guide Spotlight: Are fundraising professionals burnt out or on fire?

BY: Sam Laprade
Are fundraising professionals burnt out or on fire?
BY: Sam Laprade
Are you ready for a truth bomb?
Fundraising professionals were burnt out before the pandemic.
Roles in many non-profit organizations, unfortunately, are inadvertently set up to fail. Lack of resources, small budgets and minimal support are just the tipping point. Then you add unrealistic expectations, lack of professional development opportunities and 60+ hour work weeks. A disaster starts to brew.
Fundraiser after fundraiser is recruited into these roles and yet, board members and the senior leadership team are left scratching their heads.
The turnover for the position is less than two years and they wonder why. If fundraising is really – all about relationships – why are we not putting our efforts into building strong relationships with our fundraising team so they can in turn build long sustaining relationships in the community?
In every training session I conduct with Boards, I repeat the two same messages to participants. Firstly, fundraising is a team sport. Your philanthropy staff are your quarterbacks, sometimes they are running with the ball. Sometimes they toss the ball to a team member who scores the touchdown. They are always inspiring in the huddle through solid acquisition campaigns, renewal mailings, compelling cases of support and solid database management.
Whether it is events, annual giving or major gifts, a solid team is required.
Secondly, I remind Board Members and Executive Directors, that you cannot hire a fundraiser, hand them a computer, show them to a cubicle and hope the money rolls into your organization. You will soon have an empty chair and be on the search for the next fundraiser. And then the next fundraiser.
Let’s skip ahead to mid-March 2020 when many non-profit staff lost countless hours of sleep. In some charities, the demands for their programs doubled overnight and yet their volunteers disappeared due to public health restrictions. On the flip side, in some cases non-profit programs were completely snuffed out altogether and no one was calling them.
Neither group was bragging about sleeping like a baby.

 

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (I.D.E.A) Committee is Looking for Volunteers!

The I.D.E.A Committee supports the implementation of inclusive practices by AFP Ottawa and its members at the philanthropic and organizational levels. Working collaboratively and in partnership with other Chapter committees, members, and community stakeholders, the I.D.E.A Committee works to ensure that diverse communities are engaged, represented, and supported in philanthropy through leadership, membership, mentorship, and professional development activities.
For information on available opportunities, please email Chelsea at cmclellan@liberal.ca
To learn about our AFP’s Ottawa commitment to I.D.E.A, visit our website: https://afpottawa.ca/idea/

 

 

 

Your fans are waiting!!

Have you got a powerful pearl of wisdom, from yourself or someone else?  Perhaps a recent book, article, or report recently blew your mind? Are you an AFP Ottawa donor, volunteer, or sponsor?
Share your impact with our social friends!
Please fill in the following entry form with your Social Snippet, recommendation, inspiration or impact quote.

 

 

CHAPTER JOB CENTER

Looking for your next career move in philanthropy? Our job board always has something new.

Visit afpottawa.ca/chapter-job-center/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December  2021 Newsletter

 

President’s Message

Dear members of AFP Ottawa,

Can you believe it’s almost 2022?  Where did the year go?  2021 was a busier year for AFP, our first virtual fundraising day, many online education events, the Phils and an extensive member survey to name a few.

Thank you for being a part of it!

2022 will bring lots of great educational opportunities, through formal presentations, mentorship and networking.

We can’t wait! Keep an eye out for e-blasts and check out our social media accounts.

As always if you have any questions/comments feel free to reach out at kylie.patrick@carleton.ca

 

Wishing you a happy, healthy holiday and all the best for 2022!

Kylie Patrick, CFRE
President, AFP Ottawa Chapter

 

 

 

Holiday Message from all of us to all of you! 

 

 

I.D.E.A Spotlight 

As part of this month’s I.D.E.A Spotlight, we’re recommending Collecting Courage: Joy, Pain, Freedom, Love.

“Collecting Courage is a powerful and moving collection of personal experiences written by Black fundraisers that chip away at the idea of an inherent goodness of the charitable sector. […]  These personal testimonies document racism, survival and the preeminence of 14 accomplished Black North American Fundraisers, 5 from the United States and 9 from Canada. This collection of works also speak to the journey of asserting Black identity in all-white work environments. The writers speak of their quest, often thwarted in the charitable sector, to bring to their workplaces the love they have inherited from their struggles to survive in a white dominated society. These brilliant, first-person narratives give voice to a more accurate and complete picture of philanthropy and charity in North America.”

To buy this book, meet the authors and download the Book Club Guide, visit: https://www.collectingcourage.org/

 

 

 

Don’t forget to check out the replay of the Philanthropy Awards on our YouTube channel.
You might spot a donor or a colleague you know!
Click below to watch!

 

 

 

Giving Guide Spotlight: Logan’s Heroes

By Jeff Todd.

Logan Hussein is not someone who takes “no” for an answer.

At birth, on November 26th, 2008, Logan struggled to breathe after being born with pneumothorax – a collapsed lung. But he pulled through, both through his innate determination and the miracle workers at CHEO.

The experience bonded Logan to CHEO for life, whereby he made it his mission to raise funds for the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), so every child will have a fighting chance.

Of course, it stands to reason that a worldwide pandemic wouldn’t get in his way.

“This pandemic has been so hard, on so many people,” Logan says, who has dedicated every single one of his birthdays to raising funds for CHEO, rather than receive gifts. “Obviously, we haven’t been able to get people together the last couple of years. Funny enough, in a way, it has actually brought us closer together.

Read Full Article Here. 

 

 

 

AFP Ottawa Fundraising Day Committee is Looking for Volunteers!

Looking to get a little more out of your AFP Ottawa Fundraising Day experience?

What better way to explore all Fundraising day has to offer than by joining the planning committee?
The AFP Ottawa Fundraising Day committee is looking for volunteers and we’d love for you to join us.
AFP Ottawa Fundraising Day brings the philanthropic community together to share best practices, discuss trends and connect with one another. The day-long conference welcomes more than 300 fundraising professionals and features a series of speakers from the fundraising industry, as well as a keynote address from an industry expert.
It is a place where fundraisers at all levels, and professionals in associated industries, can come together to learn, network and soak up equal parts inspiration and aspiration.
For information on available opportunities, please email: AFPOttawaFRDay@gmail.com

CHAPTER JOB CENTER

Looking for your next career move in philanthropy? Our job board always has something new.

Visit afpottawa.ca/chapter-job-center/

 

 

 

November 2021 Newsletter

President’s Message

Dear members of AFP Ottawa,
How’s everyone doing out there? It’s the busiest time of the year for our work, while it’s always the most exhilarating it can definitely be exhausting! Remember to take a few minutes for yourself when you can.
The board at AFP Ottawa has been busy over the last few months. We hosted our first in person event ‘the Phils’ on November 10th. It was a great evening! Congratulations to all our winners! If you weren’t able to attend in person, you can check it out on our YouTube.
Once again a big thank you to our sponsors!
A big priority for the board is to ensure we are delivering high value benefits. To do this we need to hear from you. Please take some time to fill out our membership survey.
We really appreciate it! And there are some great prizes.
Also we have our holiday social coming up! It’s been a long time since we have seen each other.  So come by for some snacks and some holiday cheer. You can register here.
I can’t wait to see everyone’s (masked) face!
As always if you have any questions/comments feel free to reach out at kylie.patrick@carleton.ca
Kylie Patrick, CFRE
President, AFP Ottawa Chapter

 

 

Fundraising Day 2022 – Call for Speakers 

Are you passionate about philanthropy?
Would you like to share your knowledge, experience, and insights with your colleagues, network, and community of practice? If so, we encourage you to join us in-person as a speaker at AFP Ottawa Fundraising Day at the National Arts Centre on May 12, 2022.
Fundraising Day is an inspiring and engaging opportunity for fundraisers to catch up, learn, and network. From fundraising basics to the latest emerging trends in philanthropy, we welcome session ideas and speaker applications from all career stages, lived experiences and backgrounds. We want to hear from you!
Click HERE to access the application form.
Application deadline: Tuesday, December 14, 2021.
AFP Ottawa is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion.We seek the broadest possible representation of individuals, experiences, and perspectives.
Additionally, we are eager to provide a platform and support for fundraising professionals who are new to speaking at conferences, alongside seasoned presenters.
If you have any questions, please contact Ashley Vekeman (Speaker’s Chair) at afpottawafrday@gmail.com.
We look forward to hearing from you!

 CFRE Study Group launching in January!

Are you ready to make obtaining your Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) a priority? Are you looking to make the exam prep less onerous and a bit more fun? Then join AFP Ottawa’s CFRE Study Group!
Keep your studies and preparation for the exam on track with other committed professionals. The format is ideal for confirming learning, sharing information and staying accountable in a supportive environment.
Beginning January 12, 2022, group members will meet every couple of weeks over the course of 7 months. They will come away ready to write the CFRE Exam in one of the three 2022 CFRE testing windows.
With a 100% success rate in passing the exam, you can’t go wrong! Registration in the group is limited, so reserve your spot today!
Start Date: January 12, 2022
Meeting Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Online
Cost: Free for AFP Ottawa members
Registration: 2022 CFRE Study Group
Got questions?
Please contact Monique Washnuk, CFRE – she would be thrilled to speak with you.
Please reach out to her via LinkedInemail or by phone at 819-593-6378.

 

 

AFP ICON 2022 Diversity Scholarship

Interested in attending AFP ICON 2022 in Las Vegas, May 2-4? Consider applying for a diversity scholarship! Sponsored by the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – U.S., the AFP Diverse Communities Scholarship and the Blackbaud Diversity Scholarship cover the full cost of registration to attend AFP ICON.
The deadline to apply has been extended to Wednesday, Dec. 1.
If you would like to receive guidance regarding your Diverse Communities scholarship application, which also offers a small travel stipend to recipients, please contact Kelley Brown atchapter.engagement@afpglobal.org, and she will connect you with a member of the application review taskforce.
Click here to apply for the AFP Diverse Communities Scholarship, and click here to apply for the Blackbaud Diversity Scholarship.

AFP Ottawa 2021-2022 Survey

We know you get a lot of email, and we know you’re drained. We are all in this end of year push just waiting for year-end holidays to give us a fill-up on our personal and collective bandwidth!
Despite these challenges, we are THAT Board that’s asking for your help.
Our world needs to change FASTER. And we, as local sector leaders, need to not only keep up, but demonstrate the excellence and best-practice our mission demands. This survey was built with pursuing equity and inclusion in our work in mind. Your responses will help our team make informed decisions in a way that is respectful and inclusive.
Please note that participation is voluntary and all answers and comments you provide will be anonymous. Anyone completing the survey will not have their information tied to the responses in any way.
We hope you’ll find the time to help, and share on social with your AFP Ottawa member colleagues when you’ve completed it! Use hashtag #AFPOSurvey so we can ensure to find your post – and thank you accordingly for doing your part!!
Please consider completing this 52 question survey to help your volunteer Board of Directors to better understand who it is we serve. By completing this survey, you agree that you have read and understood the purpose of the survey and voluntarily agree to participate.
Please complete the anonymous survey here.
The survey itself should take about 20 minutes to complete, and if you complete by Dec. 17th*, you have a chance to earn TWO ballots for these two draw prizes:
$100 Ottawa – Gatinuea Gift Card                     $200 Airpods
         

 

 

Giving Guide Spotlight: An undeniable reckoning
By Jeff Todd.

Phyllis Webstad, an Indian Residential School Survivor, lives in a self-described “shack” in Wildwood, a community in northern British Columbia.
“But it’s my shack. If I sold everything I owned, to pay everyone I owe, I would be at zero,” she says.
And yet, her life is beginning to change. On Canada Day, she received a personal phone call from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. They spoke for 23 minutes.
Her husband jokes: “My wife is an example of how you can be famous but not rich.”
Webstad is the founder of the Orange Shirt Society, a national nonprofit dedicated to supporting Indian Residential School Reconciliation. She is also the author of four books, with her latest released earlier this year entitled, “Beyond the Orange Shirt Story”.
On September 30th, Orange Shirt Day encourages people across the country to wear Orange to remember perhaps the greatest atrocity and injustice in Canadian history – a network of mandatory boarding schools for Indigenous peoples, designed to subjugate and assimilate generations of children.

 

 

AFP Announces New, Discounted Multi-Year Memberships

During these uncertain times, AFP membership is more valuable than ever, providing members with a time-tested and critical networking opportunities and professional materials and education to help you stay ahead of the field.
And as of February 1, 2021, you can lock in your AFP membership for longer and enjoy special discounted rates. A win-win for us all!
Below are the new multi-year membership options you can select when you join, or – if you already are a member – choose when you are up for renewal:
  • 2 Year Membership: $500 (a savings of $70)
  • 3 Year Membership: $700 (a savings of $155)
  • 5 Year Membership: $1000 (a savings of $425)
Please note:
  • These membership terms and rates are available only for Professional and Associate Member Types, in the US and Canada.
  • You will still be required to select a Chapter as part of your Join/Renew process, and will need to pay the full Chapter amount for your selected membership length.
  • The current Installment Plan and Auto-Renew options will only be available for the standard 1-year membership.

 

 

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (I.D.E.A) Committee is Looking for Volunteers!

The I.D.E.A Committee supports the implementation of inclusive practices by AFP Ottawa and its members at the philanthropic and organizational levels. Working collaboratively and in partnership with other Chapter committees, members, and community stakeholders, the I.D.E.A Committee works to ensure that diverse communities are engaged, represented, and supported in philanthropy through leadership, membership, mentorship, and professional development activities.
For information on available opportunities, please email Chelsea at cmclellan@liberal.ca
To learn about our AFP’s Ottawa commitment to I.D.E.A, visit our website: https://afpottawa.ca/idea/
I.D.E.A Spotlight
As part of this month’s I.D.E.A Spotlight, we’re sharing the fantastic work of the Employment Accessibility Resource Network (EARN). EARN is a community initiative that brings together employers, service providers and other stakeholders with the goal of increasing employment opportunities for people with disabilities and promoting inclusive and accessible workplaces.
As we look to an economic recovery from the COVID–19 pandemic, EARN wants to share new resources that can help support an equitable economic recovery, including people with disabilities.
In addition to the continued work of targeted recruitment activities to help employers meet top talent, best practice sharing in the community, and the coordination of resources, EARN has worked with its partners to develop a workshop series titled Shaping Accessible Employment Practices.
To learn more and register for Shaping Accessible Employment Practices click here.

 

Your fans are waiting!!

Have you got a powerful pearl of wisdom, from yourself or someone else?  Perhaps a recent book, article, or report recently blew your mind? Are you an AFP Ottawa donor, volunteer, or sponsor?
Share your impact with our social friends!
Please fill in the following entry form with your Social Snippet, recommendation, inspiration or impact quote.

 

 

 

We look forward to celebrating the holidays together in-person this year!

Enjoy appetizers, games and great company in your most festive attire for this happy hour at the Mill Street Brew Pub, 555 Wellington Street, Ottawa

The event is Free to Attend & will have a Cash bar.

*Please note that following provincial public health and safety measures, proof of vaccination against COVID-19 and identification will be required upon arrival to the restaurant

Tuesday
December 7, 2021

 

 

 

 

AFP Ottawa Fundraising Day Committee is Looking for Volunteers!

Looking to get a little more out of your AFP Ottawa Fundraising Day experience?

What better way to explore all Fundraising day has to offer than by joining the planning committee?
The AFP Ottawa Fundraising Day committee is looking for volunteers and we’d love for you to join us.
AFP Ottawa Fundraising Day brings the philanthropic community together to share best practices, discuss trends and connect with one another. The day-long conference welcomes more than 300 fundraising professionals and features a series of speakers from the fundraising industry, as well as a keynote address from an industry expert.
It is a place where fundraisers at all levels, and professionals in associated industries, can come together to learn, network and soak up equal parts inspiration and aspiration.
For information on available opportunities, please email: AFPOttawaFRDay@gmail.com

CHAPTER JOB CENTER

Looking for your next career move in philanthropy? Our job board always has something new.

Visit afpottawa.ca/chapter-job-center/

 

October 2021 Newsletter

 

Tales from the shadows: How making ethical fundraising a priority will help avoid decisions that may haunt you.

Do stories keep you up at night?
Are you haunted by something you read?
Do you dread hearing whispered stories in the hallway?
October is Ethics Awareness Month and AFP Ottawa is proud to host this interactive session that will explore ethical practices, case studies, and the questions that need to be asked at all levels of charitable operations.
Come hear about real and potential situations which you could face, and the best practices that can help you make it out of bone chilling ethical dilemmas. To learn more visit afpglobal.org/ethicsmonth
Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021
Time: 12:00PM-1:00PM (EST)
Presented by:
Dan Brunette
Director, Co-operative and Mutuals Canada (CMC)
Cost:
$10 AFP Members
$15 Future Members
RBC Future Leaders Protégés & Mentors FREE
Register here: https://cvent.me/yGvveD
*AFP Members can bring a guest for free!
Please Email: secretariat@afpottawa.ca to get the code*
Meet your presenter:  Dan Brunette, Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC)
Daniel Brunette has more than 20 years of philanthropic management and stakeholder relations experience with non-profit organizations and extensive experience as a community volunteer.
At Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC), Daniel engages with various federal government stakeholders to advance the co-operative economy and works with a broad spectrum of organizations to raise awareness, remove obstacles, and leverage opportunities.
He has served on numerous boards and committees, and is Chair of Outaouais Philanthropy, a new community foundation being established.

 

 

 

 

Thank you to our Personal Development Sponsor Harvey McKinnon Associates for making this possible!

 

 

 

 

We are excited to announce there will be an in-person ceremony this year on November 10 at the National Arts Centre.
Due to health and safety regulations the in-person ceremony will have a limited capacity, as well as other regulations to maintain physical distancing.
For those unable to join us in-person, the award ceremony will be live-streamed on the AFP website!
We invite you to join us as we celebrate service, hope, and commitment this year, either in-person or online.
AFP Ottawa Philanthropy Awards
November 10
Canada Room – National Arts Centre
5:00 PM 
Doors open for in-person masked mix and mingle
5:45 PM
In-person guests take their seats for dinner
7:00 PM
Ceremony livestream begins
All attendees will need to show a proof of vaccination upon arrival. 
If you are interested in purchasing a table, please contact secretariat@afpottawa.ca.

 

 

Attend AFP Congress for FREE!  Bursaries Available.

Congress 2021 will focus on the human connections that underpin our work and everyday lives. This year, we will highlight and celebrate the experiences, insights, successes and learnings of our peers across Canada to help guide our work into the future.
AFP Greater Toronto Chapter’s Congress, in its 27th year, is the largest fundraising conference in Canada and the leading opportunity for you to connect with and learn from your peers across the country.
As in previous years, Congress 2021 will offer educational content on fundamentals, deep dives, the latest trends, and hot topics in our sector.
Please fill out the application by November 1st at midnight via this form

 

 

Ready to attain your CFRE?

Unsure about getting your CFRE? Do you want to learn more about the process?
Wondering what the exam is like or what you will need to do to prepare?
Join the interactive session, hosted by Monique Washnuk, MPNL, CFRE and Erin Pickering, CFRE on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at noon to learn more.
If you have decided now is the time to make your certification a priority, join AFP Ottawa’s CFRE Study Group! It is a great way to meet others in the region, learn from shared experience and benefit from group support and shared accountability.
Sessions begin January 12, 2022. Register here
Got questions? Please contact Monique Washnuk, MPNL, CFRE – she would be thrilled to speak with you.
Please reach out to her via LinkedInemail or by phone at 819-593-6378.

 

 

 

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (I.D.E.A) Committee is Looking for Volunteers!

The I.D.E.A Committee supports the implementation of inclusive practices by AFP Ottawa and its members at the philanthropic and organizational levels. Working collaboratively and in partnership with other Chapter committees, members, and community stakeholders, the I.D.E.A Committee works to ensure that diverse communities are engaged, represented, and supported in philanthropy through leadership, membership, mentorship, and professional development activities.
For information on available opportunities, please email Chelsea at cmclellan@liberal.ca
To learn about our AFP’s Ottawa commitment to I.D.E.A, visit our website: https://afpottawa.ca/idea/
I.D.E.A Spotlight
As part of this month’s I.D.E.A Spotlight, we’re sharing the fantastic work of Hire Immigrants Ottawa (HIO). HIO is an initiative that brings together employers, immigrant agencies and stakeholders to enhance employers’ ability to access the talents of skilled immigrants in the Ottawa area. Their mandate is to increase the capacity of employers in the Ottawa region to more effectively attract, hire and integrate skilled immigrants into skills-appropriate positions.
HIO offers free Cross Cultural Competency training sessions to equip employers, HR Professionals, and people managers with practical skills, strategies and tools needed to increase cultural competencies and prepare workplaces for a culturally diverse employee base.
To learn more and register for these seven training modules, visit their website here.

AFP Ottawa Fundraising Day Committee is Looking for Volunteers!

Looking to get a little more out of your AFP Ottawa Fundraising Day experience?

What better way to explore all Fundraising day has to offer than by joining the planning committee?
The AFP Ottawa Fundraising Day committee is looking for volunteers and we’d love for you to join us.
AFP Ottawa Fundraising Day brings the philanthropic community together to share best practices, discuss trends and connect with one another. The day-long conference welcomes more than 300 fundraising professionals and features a series of speakers from the fundraising industry, as well as a keynote address from an industry expert.
It is a place where fundraisers at all levels, and professionals in associated industries, can come together to learn, network and soak up equal parts inspiration and aspiration.
For information on available opportunities, please email: AFPOttawaFRDay@gmail.com

Your fans are waiting!!

Have you got a powerful pearl of wisdom, from yourself or someone else?  Perhaps a recent book, article, or report recently blew your mind? Are you an AFP Ottawa donor, volunteer, or sponsor?
Share your impact with our social friends!
Please fill in the following entry form with your Social Snippet, recommendation, inspiration or impact quote.

 

CHAPTER JOB CENTER

Looking for your next career move in philanthropy? Our job board always has something new.

Visit afpottawa.ca/chapter-job-center/

 

September 2021 Newsletter

President’s Message

Dear Members of AFP Ottawa,
This is my first message to you as President of AFP Ottawa.
I am so excited to take on this role and look forward to working with our board, volunteers and most importantly, our members! I can hardly believe it’s September. I always think of this time of year as the new year with back to school and back to regular routines.
Despite the pandemic, I hope you all had a chance to spend time with family and friends over the summer, and re-energize. We all know the fall is one of the busiest seasons for our work.
At AFP Ottawa we have some fun planned for the fall; education events, the Philanthropy awards, a membership survey (surveys can be fun!) and a social (maybe in person!!).
Please keep an eye on your inbox for these exciting news and events!
If you have ideas to share on how you would like to engage with your AFP Ottawa board please do not hesitate to reach out via kylie.patrick@carleton.ca.
I would love to hear from you.
All the best for a safe and productive fall!
Kylie Patrick, CFRE
President, AFP Ottawa Chapter

AFP Ottawa Fundraising Day Committee is Looking for Volunteers!

Looking to get a little more out of your AFP Ottawa Fundraising Day experience?

What better way to explore all Fundraising day has to offer than by joining the planning committee?
The AFP Ottawa Fundraising Day committee is looking for volunteers and we’d love for you to join us.
AFP Ottawa Fundraising Day brings the philanthropic community together to share best practices, discuss trends and connect with one another. The day-long conference welcomes more than 300 fundraising professionals and features a series of speakers from the fundraising industry, as well as a keynote address from an industry expert.
It is a place where fundraisers at all levels, and professionals in associated industries, can come together to learn, network and soak up equal parts inspiration and aspiration.
For information on available opportunities, please email: AFPOttawaFRDay@gmail.com

Your fans are waiting!!

Have you got a powerful pearl of wisdom, from yourself or someone else?  Perhaps a recent book, article, or report recently blew your mind? Are you an AFP Ottawa donor, volunteer, or sponsor?
Share your impact with our social friends!
Please fill in the following entry form with your Social Snippet, recommendation, inspiration or impact quote.

 

CHAPTER JOB CENTER

Looking for your next career move in philanthropy? Our job board always has something new.

Visit afpottawa.ca/chapter-job-center/

 

 

The AFP Ottawa Career center is generously supported by Donor Perfect.

 

 

August 2021 Newsletter

Call for Submissions: Ottawa Giving Guide 2021

Do you have a story to tell?
Since 2017, AFP Ottawa has partnered with the Ottawa Business Journal (OBJ) to produce the Ottawa Giving Guide. Every year, in November, this publication offers insight into the nonprofit landscape for donors, professional fundraisers and companies.
It provides an annual platform for charities to tell their stories and discuss what is new and interesting in our nation’s capital.
To view last year’s guide, click here.   
As part of this partnership, members of AFP Ottawa have the opportunity to contribute content.
Last year, we had some amazing contributions:
— Teresa Marques wrote a story on Giving Tuesday and its particular importance amid this public health crisis (Pg64)
— Samantha Ingram did a story about the Ottawa Food Bank, and how they received some celebrity help from Ryan Reynolds and the Wu Tang Clan (Pg69)
— Clarissa Arthur penned a story about Back Lives Matter, and the representation among persons of colour in the charitable sector (pg70)
— Sam Laprade did a piece about the We Day Scandal and the importance of trust (Pg71)
Did anything interesting happen at your organization in 2021? What do you feel is topical in 2021? Now is your chance to make a contribution.
Stories must be between 500-700 words in length.
Deadline is September 24, 2021.
For more information, write Jeff Todd, President-Elect and VP of Partnerships, at jeffrey.todd@wcpd.com

 

 

 

AFP Member Benefit of the Month

Redeem your free AFP Global Education $40 credit by logging in TODAY!       
All AFP members can use a one-time coupon code to receive $40 off the online learning opportunity of their choice.
This includes upcoming premium webinars, archived webinars or any other online learning session.
Click here (https://afpglobal.org/thankyou) for more information on this generous benefit. 
Offer valid until September 30, 2021
This is just one of many member benefits included in your AFP membership.
To learn more about local and global benefits, click here or on the image of the flyer to the right.
You could also print this out and save as a piece of your case for support for having your membership purchase be supported by your organization!

 

 

 

 

 

Your fans are waiting!!

Have you got a powerful pearl of wisdom, from yourself or someone else?  Perhaps a recent book, article, or report recently blew your mind? Are you an AFP Ottawa donor, volunteer, or sponsor?
Share your impact with our social friends!
Please fill in the following entry form with your Social Snippet, recommendation, inspiration or impact quote.

 

CHAPTER JOB CENTER

Looking for your next career move in philanthropy? Our job board always has something new.

Visit afpottawa.ca/chapter-job-center/

 

 

The AFP Ottawa Career center is generously supported by Donor Perfect.

 

 

 

 

May 2021 Newsletter

 

 

  2021 AFP Ottawa AGM

 

Please join us for a very a special presentation of a
Lifetime Achievement Award honouring Barbara McInnes. 
This award will be presented in recognition of her many extraordinary contributions as a community champion. 
We will also be announcing the launch of new program in Barbara’s honour, to nurture leadership capacity and mentorship in Ottawa’s Non  for profit sector.
The presentation will take place at AFP Ottawa’s virtual AGM.
Full agenda here.

Tuesday, June 1st from 5 – 6:15 pm

Barbara is a formidable contributor to our sector and this is your opportunity to join us in recognizing her remarkable contributions!

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING LEARNING OPPORTUNITY! 

 

Getting in the door without leaving your home: Navigating career transitions in a remote environment

Join us for our upcoming lunch and learn with Sylvie Battisti and
Ellie Rusonik from KCI.
You won’t want to miss this session because it’s all about YOU! Navigating career transitions and redefining your career path can be daunting, especially during a pandemic.
Likewise, interviewing for a job in person requires a special set of skills and techniques. And now job interviews are conducted in the comfort of your home, on a computer screen. How do you make the best first impression, when you are a small box on a screen?
In this interactive and informative session. Sylvie and Ellie will review and demonstrate the key components that will help candidates prepare for and deliver stronger virtual (and in-person) interviews as well as strategies for successful virtual onboarding.
In addition, they will provide some reskilling and upskilling considerations for individuals who are looking to re-focus their career.

June 22, 2021 – 12-1PM

 

 

Thank you to our Personal Development Sponsor Harvey McKinnon Associates for making this possible!

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you!

To all AFP Ottawa Committee volunteers, the Board of Directors and Chapter Executive.
We are strong and successful due to the combined efforts of many volunteers.

 

 

 

 

Membership Benefits:

With your membership, you have access to numerous benefits. During these unprecedented times, while our work environments have changed and we social distance, we can all connect virtually expanding our knowledge.

Your AFP Ottawa Chapter and AFP Global are providing numerous free webinars to help you grow your career and your education knowledge.
Visit afpglobal.org and afpottawa.ca to take advantage of your membership benefits today!

Membership Payment Plan

Your membership is about to expire or has expired and due to these difficult times you’re unable to renew in full.
AFP is offering a one-time offer to allow payment of membership dues in six instalments.
If you are interested in participating in this plan, please contact AFP Membership Services at mbrship@afpglobal.org.
This plan is limited to the Professional or Associate categories of membership only.
Visit afpglobal.org/plan for more details.

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER JOB CENTER

Looking for your next career move in philanthropy? Our job board always has something new.

Visit afpottawa.ca/chapter-job-center/

 

 

The AFP Ottawa Career center is generously supported by Donor Perfect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 2021 Newsletter

AFP Ottawa Fundraising Day 2021 is bringing you inspiring speakers, relevant topics, and engaging networking opportunities – straight to your home office (or couch!)
Register by April 30th to join us virtually on May 5th and 6th for AFP Ottawa’s premier educational event of the year. We can’t wait to welcome you – fundraisers of all career stages, lived experiences, and backgrounds – to learn, share and network.
Visit our registration site for more details about Fundraising Day speakers and sessions!

 

 

 

Thank you to our AFP Ottawa Fundraising Day 2021 presenting sponsor: KCI Philanthropy

 

 THANK YOU!!

In honour of National Volunteer Week AFP Ottawa would like to extend a big thank you to all of our very hardworking volunteers.
From our Board of Directors, to our passionate committee members representing Fundraising Day, the Philanthropy Awards and Professional Development we could not do what we do without you!
Thank you for your dedication to promoting philanthropy and the charitable sector, especially over the past year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How can you build your network during COVID? ….. Volunteer! 

We are currently looking for individuals to join the organizing committee for the 2021 The Ottawa Philanthropy awards
(The Phils).
Grow your resume and network, all while having fun!
If you are interested in helping make the 2021 Phils the best yet, please email secretariat@afpottawa.ca​.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2021 AFP Ottawa AGM

 

We are working on our upcoming AGM which will be held June 1st from 5-6pm.

We’ll convene virtually and the event will consist of a half hour of business followed by a half hour of virtual Social Time!

A link will be sent out soon.  Once registered, attendees can expect to receive an AGM meeting package prior to June 1st.

Looking forward to meeting with everyone! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Membership Benefits:

With your membership, you have access to numerous benefits. During these unprecedented times, while our work environments have changed and we social distance, we can all connect virtually expanding our knowledge.

Your AFP Ottawa Chapter and AFP Global are providing numerous free webinars to help you grow your career and your education knowledge.
Visit afpglobal.org and afpottawa.ca to take advantage of your membership benefits today!

Membership Payment Plan

Your membership is about to expire or has expired and due to these difficult times you’re unable to renew in full.
AFP is offering a one-time offer to allow payment of membership dues in six instalments.
If you are interested in participating in this plan, please contact AFP Membership Services at mbrship@afpglobal.org.
This plan is limited to the Professional or Associate categories of membership only.
Visit afpglobal.org/plan for more details.

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER JOB CENTER

Looking for your next career move in philanthropy? Our job board always has something new.

Visit afpottawa.ca/chapter-job-center/

 

 

The AFP Ottawa Career center is generously supported by Donor Perfect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 2021 Newsletter

 

Last day to receive FREE Fundraising Day registration!

Applications for AFP Ottawa’s Future Leaders Mentorship Program in partnership with RBC close at midnight on Wednesday, March 31st.
We still have room for a few more participants. Don’t miss your chance to participate in this fantastic program this year!
Experienced fundraising professionals (Mentors) will be paired with young people interested in a career in the non-profit sector (Protégés), and together they will attend AFP Ottawa’s Fundraising Day on May 5th for networking and professional development.
Protégés and Mentors both receive free registration to Fundraising Day, as well as many more benefits for both mentors and protégés.
Visit afpottawa.ca/future-leaders to learn more,
and to register by March 31st
If you have any questions about the program, please contact Claire Lewis, AFP Ottawa Board of Directors, at afpottawa.mentorship@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Registration is open for Fundraising Day 2021!  

Register today to be eligible for early-bird PRIZES

Fundraising Day 2021 is bringing you inspiring speakers, relevant topics, and engaging networking opportunities – straight to your home office (or couch!)
Register today to join us virtually on May 5th and 6th for AFP Ottawa’s premier educational event of the year.
We can’t wait to welcome you – fundraisers of all career stages, lived experiences, and backgrounds – to learn, share and network.

Register before March 29th.

All early-bird registrants will be eligible to win special prizes, and the first 300 people to register will receive an exclusive Virtual Conference Survival Kit.

Visit our registration site for more details about Fundraising Day speakers and sessions!

 

KCI philanthropy  Thank you to our AFP Ottawa Fundraising Day 2021 presenting sponsor KCI Philanthropy

 

 

 

2021-2022 AFP Ottawa Chapter Board – Call for Nominations

The AFP Ottawa Chapter’s Nominating Committee welcomes applications for the 2021/2022 AFP Ottawa Board of Directors.

 

Are you someone who enjoys working with others to build up the fundraising profession in Ottawa? Do you have some time and talent that you would like to share with others with the same goal? A number of positions on the AFP Chapter Board are open this year, and their descriptions can be found here: afpottawa.ca/board-of-directors/.

We encourage applications from those who hold official fundraising roles in their organizations, as well as those who spend at least 50% of their time in a fundraising capacity.

AFP Ottawa would also like to encourage applications from members of BIPOC communities, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ2SI community.

The names of those selected will be presented to the membership at our chapter’s Annual General Meeting on June 1, 2021 and the 2021-2022 term of service will begin on July 1, 2021.

 

To apply, simply complete the application form here and submit it by the end of day on April 11, 2021.

Please contact me at secretariat@afpottawa.ca if you would like more information about any of these roles.
I look forward to working with you in the year to come!

Sincerely,

Kylie Patrick, CFRE
President Elect, AFP Ottawa

 

 

 

Membership Benefits:

With your membership, you have access to numerous benefits. During these unprecedented times, while our work environments have changed and we social distance, we can all connect virtually expanding our knowledge.
Your AFP Ottawa Chapter and AFP Global are providing numerous free webinars to help you grow your career and your education knowledge.
Visit afpglobal.org and afpottawa.ca to take advantage of your membership benefits today!

Membership Payment Plan

Your membership is about to expire or has expired and due to these difficult times you’re unable to renew in full.
AFP is offering a one-time offer to allow payment of membership dues in six instalments.
If you are interested in participating in this plan, please contact AFP Membership Services at mbrship@afpglobal.org.
This plan is limited to the Professional or Associate categories of membership only.
Visit afpglobal.org/plan for more details.

 

 

 

 

Volunteer with AFP Ottawa! 

Are you looking to give back or gain experience in the fundraising sector?
AFP Ottawa is always looking for talented volunteers for our committees. In particular we are looking for volunteers to join our IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access) Committee.
Please complete this form and we will try to match you with an AFP Ottawa committee.

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER JOB CENTER

Looking for your next career move in philanthropy? Our job board always has something new.

Visit afpottawa.ca/chapter-job-center/

 

 

The AFP Ottawa Career center is generously supported by Donor Perfect.

 

 

 

 

February 2021 Newsletter

 

2021-2022 AFP Ottawa Chapter Board – Call for Nominations

The AFP Ottawa Chapter’s Nominating Committee welcomes applications for the 2021/2022 AFP Ottawa Board of Directors.

Are you someone who enjoys working with others to build up the fundraising profession in Ottawa? Do you have some time and talent that you would like to share with others with the same goal? A number of positions on the AFP Chapter Board are open this year, and their descriptions can be found here: afpottawa.ca/board-of-directors/.

We encourage applications from those who hold official fundraising roles in their organizations, as well as those who spend at least 50% of their time in a fundraising capacity.

AFP Ottawa would also like to encourage applications from members of BIPOC communities, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ2SI community.

The names of those selected will be presented to the membership at our chapter’s Annual General Meeting on June 1, 2021 and the 2021-2022 term of service will begin on July 1, 2021.

 

To apply, simply complete the application form here and submit it by the end of day on April 11, 2021. Please contact me at secretariat@afpottawa.ca if you would like more information about any of these roles.

I look forward to working with you in the year to come!

Sincerely,

Teresa Marques, CFRE

Chapter President, AFP Ottawa

 

 

 

 

*New Member Exclusive Opportunity* 

Monthly Conversation Series with Sector Leaders

Starting in February, AFP Ottawa is excited to offer this free exclusive opportunity to our valued members 

Each month, we will be offering a virtual coffee chat with one of our sector leaders, in which they will share their time, experience and wisdom. During these one-hour sessions, we’ll cover a topic of interest and will proceed to open the floor to questions from the audience. We hope you’ll join us for this exciting new series. Come with your burning questions and a willingness to learn, chat, and have some fun along the way!

Keep an eye on your inbox for details on our upcoming session!

The leaders of these discussions have also volunteered their time to be mentors for our sector’s future leaders. AFP Ottawa Chapter, in partnership with the generous support of RBC, has created the AFP Ottawa Future Leaders mentorship program, the first of its kind in Canada.

As part of this program, promising young people aged 19-35 from the national capital region are paired with experienced fundraising professionals through an organized mentoring relationship. Together they meet several times throughout the year and attend AFP events for professional development, networking and learning opportunities.

 

 

 

 

Major Gifts Fundraising – Going the distance in the face of Social Distancing!

Please join us for one of the most candid conversations you will ever hear on Major Gifts. 

Join Jennifer Van Noort, CFRE, Vice President Philanthropy at The Ottawa Hospital Foundation and Judi Ferne, long time generous donor and celebrated community volunteer who will share some of their most important fundraising successes and lessons.   Jennifer and Judi have built a powerful relationship as fundraiser and donor over almost 20 years. Their honest discussion is sure to help fundraisers at all levels raise even more in Major Gifts despite the challenges and limitations of the pandemic.

Whether you work in a large organization or a small shop, you’ll walk away from this valuable session with at least 5 critical tips for raising even more through Major Gifts. You’ll also learn what really matters to donors from a truly honest donor!

We look forward to a wonderful, interactive discussion to help us all rise above the challenges of COVID-19 to learn new ideas and strategies for raising critical funds for the charities we care about most!

 

Date:

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Time:

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Hosted by:

Jennifer Van Noort, CFRE, Vice President, Philanthropy, The Ottawa Hospital Foundation & Judi Ferne, long time donor and community volunteer

Cost:

$10 AFP Members

$15 Future Members

RBC Future Leaders Protégés FREE

 

Registration opens soon! Watch your inbox for more details.

 

 

Thank you to our Personal Development Sponsor Harvey McKinnon Associates for making this possible! 

 

 

 

 

Volunteer with AFP Ottawa! 

Are you looking to give back or gain experience in the fundraising sector?
AFP Ottawa is always looking for talented volunteers for our committees. In particular we are looking for volunteers to join our IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access) Committee.
Please complete this form and we will try to match you with an AFP Ottawa committee.

 

 

 

 

Membership Benefits:
With your membership, you have access to numerous benefits. During these unprecedented times, while our work environments have changed and we social distance, we can all connect virtually expanding our knowledge.
Your AFP Ottawa Chapter and AFP Global are providing numerous free webinars to help you grow your career and your education knowledge.
Visit afpglobal.org and afpottawa.ca to take advantage of your membership benefits today!
Membership Payment Plan
Your membership is about to expire or has expired and due to these difficult times you’re unable to renew in full.
AFP is offering a one-time offer to allow payment of membership dues in six instalments.
If you are interested in participating in this plan, please contact AFP Membership Services at mbrship@afpglobal.org.
This plan is limited to the Professional or Associate categories of membership only.
Visit afpglobal.org/plan for more details.

 

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER JOB CENTER

Looking for your next career move in philanthropy? Our job board always has something new.

Visit afpottawa.ca/chapter-job-center/

 

 

The AFP Ottawa Career center is generously supported by Donor Perfect.

 

 

 

 

 

January 2021 Newsletter

 

Fundraising Day 2021: Save the Date! 

We are excited to announce the first-ever virtual edition of AFP Ottawa Fundraising Day will be held May 5th and 6th 2021!
If the past year has taught us anything, it is that change is inevitable. While change can be challenging, it can also be filled with opportunity. In 2021 we are embracing change and taking Fundraising Day online to bring you dynamic speakers from all over the world, incredible networking opportunities and to challenge you to think differently about how you do your work.
Fundraising Day 2021 will be an inspiring and engaging opportunity for fundraisers of all career stages, lived experiences and backgrounds to come together virtually to learn, share and network.
Registration information and session details coming soon! In the meantime, please mark your calendar and plan to join us on May 5th – 6th.
If you’re interested in getting involved with Fundraising Day as a volunteer or sponsor, please contact Fundraising Day Co-Chairs:

 

 

Special thanks to AFP Ottawa Chapter From our ‘NOT Congress’ Bursary Recipients:

This past fall, AFP Ottawa bursary recipients were thrilled with the connections they made at AFP Toronto’s NOT Congress virtual conference.

Many tips and strategies were learned and added in their fundraising tool kits.
Read what these members have to say about their experience:

 

 

 

Sarah McKinnon, Annual Giving Officer, at Carleton University said:
“I am grateful for the bursary received from AFP Ottawa that provided the opportunity to attend AFP Toronto’s NOT Congress this fall.
This is such a great member benefit!
I thought it was important to attend because our world doesn’t look the same as it did a few months ago and I was curious how this translates into our work as fundraisers. Not just with the pandemic, but also with the (long-overdue) social justice movement we’re experiencing. It was helpful to hear that, despite the challenges brought on by the pandemic, donors remain eager to support the causes that matter to them.
They want to hear from us, and we need to keep communicating with them.
While helpful fundraising tips and strategies were gleaned from this conference, the biggest take-away for me personally was to better understand and navigate how to be more inclusive in fundraising efforts and how, as fundraising professionals, we can better practice allyship.”
Alexandra Williams, Fund Development Manager at the Children’s Aid Foundation of Ottawa had this to say:
“Returning from maternity leave during a pandemic is overwhelming to say the least, so receiving the AFP Ottawa Bursary to attend NOT Congress allowed me to have three full days to immerse myself in philanthropy; learning best practices, hearing stories of success and challenges, discovering innovations and reflecting on my personal goals. Honestly, even receiving my conference kit through the mail was thrilling! 
As a new CFRE, I am constantly striving to learn and absorb fundraising strategies. My biggest take-away was in digital fundraising. The team at Pathways to Education shared a multitude of tools to create a consistent and personal stewardship plan through technology. I know this will lead to digital transformation at my organization, especially as we learn to connect with our donors throughout the pandemic.
NOT Congress was exactly the content I needed at the right time – which, as a fundraiser I know, is a winning combination!”

 

Michelle Tribe, Senior Manager: Development, Ottawa Humane Society writes:

“Thank you for awarding me a bursary to attend AFP Toronto’s NOT Congress this fall. It allowed me to network with other fundraising professionals and enabled me to reflect on my goals as a fundraiser, and think about how to engage in my work ethically. With a well-assembled list of speakers, NOT Congress challenged and provided me with a toolkit to reflect on my privilege and work harder towards equality, inclusion and diversity in my workplace. I learned that I won’t be perfect – but I can keep checking in, listening, and continue trying.
While I have worked in fundraising for almost ten years, I’ve been an AFP Ottawa member for less than a year. AFP Ottawa has been a valuable resource to help me be a better fundraiser, despite these challenging times.”

 

Laura McLean, Development Assistant, Tree Canada appreciates the opportunity and says:

“This is my first year working as a full-time fundraiser, so it was the first time I have been involved with AFP and AFP Congress (or as of this year, Not Congress). I had heard a lot of positive things about the conference from colleagues who had previously attended, but Not Congress blew my expectations away! The platform was very easy and straightforward to use and the three days were jam packed with informative and relevant information. I really enjoyed the speed mentoring session where I was able to connect with experienced fundraisers and ask questions. I took a lot away from this session such as, how to approach donors for gifts to mission, as opposed to program specific, how to tell a heartfelt story and strong messaging to reach donors. The message of making a fundraising ask donor centered also appeared in many other webinars and sessions over the three days. Lynne Wester’s webinar gave great examples of this and I got so many great resources which I’ve been looking into since then. Thank you for giving me this opportunity to attend.”

 

*Becoming a member of AFP provides many benefits, including discounts to AFP Congress, the upcoming AFP ICON, education sessions and more.*

 

 

AFP Membership

Membership Benefits:
With your membership, you have access to numerous benefits. During these unprecedented times, while our work environments have changed and we social distance, we can all connect virtually expanding our knowledge.
Your AFP Ottawa Chapter and AFP Global are providing numerous free webinars to help you grow your career and your education knowledge. Visit afpglobal.org and afpottawa.ca to take advantage of your membership benefits today!
Membership Payment Plan
Your membership is about to expire or has expired and due to these difficult times you’re unable to renew in full.
AFP is offering a one-time offer to allow payment of membership dues in six instalments.
If you are interested in participating in this plan, please contact AFP Membership Services at mbrship@afpglobal.org.
This plan is limited to the Professional or Associate categories of membership only.
Visit afpglobal.org/plan for more details.

 

 


Volunteer with AFP Ottawa!

Are you looking to give back or gain experience in the fundraising sector?
AFP Ottawa is always looking for talented volunteers for our committees. In particular we are looking for volunteers to join our IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access) Committee.
Please complete this form and we will try to match you with an AFP Ottawa committee.

 

The Ottawa AFP Chapter invites volunteers to join its IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access) Committee.

The IDEA Committee works to promote an inclusive, equitable and accessible organization where every member, volunteer, staff and board member can realize their potential and have their contributions valued.
Please contact IDEA Director Laura Bonnett: lbonnett@yellowtreegrants.com for further information or to express interest in joining.

 

 

CHAPTER JOB CENTER

Looking for your next career move in philanthropy? Our job board always has something new. Visit afpottawa.ca/chapter-job-center/

 

The AFP Ottawa Career center is generously supported by Donor Perfect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 2020 Newsletter

 

You’re invited to our 2021 Fundraising Trends Panel Discussion

Join AFP Ottawa as we kick off the New Year with a special panel discussion with local leaders in the charitable sector.

Moderated by your Chapter President, Teresa Marques of Rideau Hall Foundation, we will be discussing fundraising trends to watch for in the year ahead.

 

Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Time: 12:00-1:30pm

Panelists:

  • Tim Kluke, President & CEO, The Ottawa Hospital Foundation;
  • Jennifer Conley, Chief Advancement Officer, Carleton University;
  • Adam Joiner, CEO, Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa

Moderated by: Teresa Marques, President, AFP Ottawa Chapter Board of Directors and President & CEO, Rideau Hall Foundation

 

Cost:

$10 AFP Members
$15 Future Members

RBC Future Leaders Protégés FREE

Register Here

 

Thank you to our Personal Development Sponsor Harvey McKinnon Associates for making this possible! 

 

 

 

Reminder!!

Submit Your Application for the Alford Group Women’s Mentoring and Leadership Development Program

Applications Due – January 15, 2021
Cohort will be announced by February 28, 2021

AFP membership data and other studies show that female fundraisers represent at least 70 percent of the fundraising profession. Yet, research shows that roughly 70 percent of senior fundraising leadership positions are held by males. Furthermore, most nonprofit boards are comprised of males over the age of 50—a trend that increases as the size of an organization grows.

To address this issue, the IDEA Impact: Alford Group Women’s Mentoring and Leadership Development Program was created to provide support and guidance to women in the profession and to help develop their leadership skills so that they grow and sustain the profession.

WII is committed to equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.
Our goal is to attract and develop highly talented women from diverse backgrounds, allowing the program to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives.

 

 

 

Fundraising Day 2021 – Call for Speakers – Deadline Extended!

AFP Ottawa is seeking speakers for our first-ever virtual edition of Fundraising Day, taking place May 5th-6th, 2021.

If you are passionate about what you do and would like to share your knowledge and ideas with your philanthropy colleagues, we strongly encourage you to apply!

Fundraising Day 2021 will be an inspiring and engaging opportunity for fundraisers of all career stages, lived experiences and backgrounds to come together virtually to learn, share and network. If you have ideas and unique wisdom to share, whether on fundraising basics or the latest emerging trends and topics, we want to hear from you!

Click here to access the application form.

Extended Application deadline: Sunday, January 3rd, 2021

AFP Ottawa is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and we encourage people from all backgrounds who have interesting and/or fresh content or perspectives to apply. Additionally, we are eager to provide a platform and support for fundraising professionals who are new to speaking at conferences, alongside seasoned presenters.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Erin Pickering at erinpickering6@gmail.com.

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

There’s still time to make your 2020 donation!

You might think that just because this year is a bit different that AFP Foundation for Philanthropy Canada is no longer in need of your donation to the Every Member Campaign (EMC), but that is simply not true.


While in-person professional development opportunities across the sector have definitely been effected this year,  AFP continues to offer its National Scholarship Program this year as many events are now virtual and in some cases cheaper, thus being able to offer more scholarships.

Pros and cons!

Applications for scholarships are still being received at the same volume as previous years, the need is still strong in terms of our scholarship funding.  The more money raised the more AFP is able to offer to those that apply.

 

Some other projects where funding from the EMC will be directed:

-Diversity Scholarship (to attend AFP ICON)
-Mentorship Program
– National Webinar Series
– Research-  à  The Foundation is looking to seek funding to launch the next iteration of the “What Canadian Donors Want” survey and research project.
– Translation
-Diversity and Inclusion programs

 

Help the Ottawa Chapter reach our 2020 goal and make a gift today!

 

 

 

Volunteer with AFP Ottawa!!

Thank you to all AFP Ottawa volunteers. ✨

We would not be successful without your support.

Happy Holidays! 🎄

Are you looking to give back or gain experience in the fundraising sector?
AFP Ottawa is always looking for talented volunteers.
Please complete this form and we will try to match you with an AFP Ottawa committee.
For any questions on volunteering on a committee please contact Rhonda at afpottawa.volunteer@gmail.com

 

 

AFP Membership

Membership Benefits:
With your membership, you have access to numerous benefits. During these unprecedented times, while our work environments have changed and we social distance, we can all connect virtually expanding our knowledge.
Your AFP Ottawa Chapter and AFP Global are providing numerous free webinars to help you grow your career and your education knowledge. Visit afpglobal.org and afpottawa.ca to take advantage of your membership benefits today!
Membership Payment Plan
Your membership is about to expire or has expired and due to these difficult times you’re unable to renew in full.
AFP is offering a one-time offer to allow payment of membership dues in six instalments.
If you are interested in participating in this plan, please contact AFP Membership Services at mbrship@afpglobal.org.
This plan is limited to the Professional or Associate categories of membership only.
Visit afpglobal.org/plan for more details.

 

 

 

CHAPTER JOB CENTER

Looking for your next career move in philanthropy? Our job board always has something new. Visit afpottawa.ca/chapter-job-center/

 

The AFP Ottawa Career center is generously supported by Donor Perfect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 2020 Newsletter

President’s Message.

As we race towards the end of 2020, I want to wish all AFP Ottawa members a happy and healthy, if very different, holiday season ahead. The term “unprecedented”, while yes, overused, does seem to capture this life changing experience we’ve all gone through with the COVID-19 pandemic.

And yet, the strength of our community continues to shine through in new, creative and innovative ways. Our chapter was so honoured to celebrate the 2020 Philanthropy Awards this year, thanks to the support of many supporters and broadcast partner Rogers Cable 22. We were particularly heartened by the stories of incredible giving that came to light through the new category: Award for Outstanding Emergency Response.  And with almost double the nominations this year, submissions to the Phils about incredible givers in our community have never been higher. This tells me that our community is resilient, strong, and supportive and generous.

This week, on December 1, we celebrate GivingTuesday Canada. An opportunity for our community to again show its commitment to a thriving charitable sector. All acts of kindness and generosity ‘count’ when it comes to GivingTuesday, and we invite you, our AFP Ottawa members, to share what your organization is doing to celebrate. Join us online for the fun!

Use the hashtag #GivingTuesday and tag us @AFPOttawa, and we’ll be sure to share your story with a wider audience.

We hope you can join us for some fun and laughs on December 10th as we say farewell to 2020 at the AFP Ottawa Holiday social.  It will be via Zoom this year but will definitely offer the chance for networking & some fun.  I hope to see you there.

 

With thanks for all that you do,

 

Teresa Marques
President, AFP Ottawa

 

 

Turn your email database into donations! 

Let us walk you through a proven and simple approach for building your email database and using it to deliver value that encourages and drives donation revenue and donor engagement.
Low-cost simple tools can drive big differences for your email strategy

Date: December 1st, 2020

Time: 12:30-1:30pm

Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7RhPGasjTX64RvhuNve2dA

 

 

 

Presented by:

Brent Martel, President, Inkline Media:

Brent is a digital expert with a focus on websites and digital marketing strategies that deliver business results. 
As co-founder of Ottawa-based Inkline Media, Brent brings over 15 years of experience running a team of digital experts focused on strategy and execution of marketing automation, UX, web design, web development, SEO, and SEM.

Peter Georgariou, Founder & CEO, KarmaDharma:

His mission in life is to be of service to others. That starts with Jody, his wife of 17 years, their 2 beautiful daughters, Savannah and Jasmine and their dog Charlotte.
Peter worked for over 18 years in with Canada’s largest media companies: Corus Entertainment, Astral Media and Bell Media in roles spanning sales, marketing and operations.
He supervised the sales operations and strategy for 25 radio stations across Quebec and helped to roll out the iHeartRADIO brand across Canada.
As CEO and Founder of KarmaDharma, a creative agency, being of service takes the form of helping organizations with strategic planning, building brands and being a full-service marketing agency empowering them to achieve their goals and dreams.
Over the years, he has worked with hundreds of SME’s and charities helping them grow their organizations and amplify their impact in their communities.
He completed his B.A. in Political Science at McGill and his Executive MBA at the University of Ottawa Telfer School of Management.
He currently sits on the board of the Montfort Hospital Foundation.
In his spare time, what is left after taxiing his kids to their multitude of activities,,,…he is active in meditation, yoga and trail runs in Gatineau Park.

 

Personal Development Series is generously sponsored by Harvey Mckinnon Associates  

 

 

AFP Ottawa Holiday Social

COME ONE COME ALL! TO OUR AFP OTTAWA HOLIDAY SOCIAL HOUR!!

This year we cannot be together in person but we’ve been hard at work to make sure we have our AFP Ottawa Holiday Social Hour…. Virtually!!

Join us December 10th from 5 to 6pm for an hour of fun and networking with a side of Fundraising Bingo with the amazing Sam Laprade.
Register today via: https://www.cvent.com/d/g7qgjm
Once registered all participants will be sent a Bingo Card and the Social Hour registration link to join in.

Registrations close at 10 am, on December 9th.

*A BIG Thank You to Rhonda and Megan for geniusly putting this together!

 

 

Volunteer with AFP Ottawa!!

Are you looking to give back or gain experience in the fundraising sector?
AFP Ottawa is always looking for talented volunteers.
Please complete this form and we will try to match you with an AFP Ottawa committee.
For any questions on volunteering on a committee please contact Rhonda at afpottawa.volunteer@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

The 26th Philanthropy Awards 

On Tuesday, November 10 at 7pm we celebrated our 2020 Ottawa Philanthropy Award winners on Rogers Cable 22.
This special broadcast was hosted by 1310 News’, Sam Laprade, along with AFP Ottawa Chapter Chair, Teresa Marques.
The event was an insightful and compelling conversation with our winners and sponsors about Ottawa and our generous community.
It’s not too late to watch the broadcast on replay and download the e-program commemorating the best of Ottawa’s charitable sector and celebrations of service, hope and commitment.

 

 

 

Chapter IDEA Corner 

  Bias. Injustice. Discrimination. Prejudice 

Have you experienced discrimination as a fundraiser?

If your answer is YES, please take a six-minute confidential survey to share HOW bias, prejudice, and discrimination manifest in your daily work as a fundraiser.
The current civil unrest in our country has drawn attention to systemic racism, along with issues of inequity and inequality, in a profound way.
These issues are ingrained in our society, and they are prevalent in the fundraising profession too.
The purpose of this study is not to identify inequality or inequity but explore HOW it is experienced.
Your experiences, along with others, could significantly expand AFP Global’s understanding of diversity-related issues in our field.
The study has two parts:
  1. Confidential survey seeking demographic data and personal experiences and stories.
  2. A follow-up 20 minute (virtual) interview with survey participants who want to share their stories in further detail.
Please note – This is a confidential survey. Personal information will only be used to gauge the current climate of our profession and to contact respondents for follow up.

 

 

 

 

Fundraising Day 2021 – Call for Speakers

AFP Ottawa is seeking speakers for our first-ever virtual edition of Fundraising Day, taking place May 5th-6th, 2021. 

If you are passionate about what you do and would like to share your knowledge and ideas with your philanthropy colleagues, we strongly encourage you to apply!

Fundraising Day 2021 will be an inspiring and engaging opportunity for fundraisers of all career stages, lived experiences and backgrounds to come together virtually to learn, share and network.

If you have ideas and unique wisdom to share, whether on fundraising basics or the latest emerging trends and topics, we want to hear from you!

 

Click here to access the application form.

Application deadline: Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020.

 

AFP Ottawa is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and we seek the broadest possible representation of individuals, experiences, and perspectives. We encourage people from all backgrounds who have fresh content and/or perspectives to apply. Additionally, we are eager to provide a platform and support for fundraising professionals who are new to speaking at conferences, alongside seasoned presenters.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Erin Pickering at erinpickering6@gmail.com.

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

 

AFP Membership

Membership Benefits:
With your membership, you have access to numerous benefits. During these unprecedented times, while our work environments have changed and we social distance, we can all connect virtually expanding our knowledge.
Your AFP Ottawa Chapter and AFP Global are providing numerous free webinars to help you grow your career and your education knowledge. Visit afpglobal.org and afpottawa.ca to take advantage of your membership benefits today!
Membership Payment Plan
Your membership is about to expire or has expired and due to these difficult times you’re unable to renew in full.
AFP is offering a one-time offer to allow payment of membership dues in six instalments.
If you are interested in participating in this plan, please contact AFP Membership Services at mbrship@afpglobal.org.
This plan is limited to the Professional or Associate categories of membership only.
Visit afpglobal.org/plan for more details.

 

 

CHAPTER JOB CENTER

Looking for your next career move in philanthropy? Our job board always has something new. Visit afpottawa.ca/chapter-job-center/

 

The AFP Ottawa Career center is generously supported by Donor Perfect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 2020 Newsletter

 

Communication Chair Needed For 2021 Virtual AFP Ottawa Annual Conference (Fundraising Day)

Calling for a creative & dynamic volunteer to step into the role of Communications Chair for our 2021 VIRTUAL AFP Ottawa Annual Conference!

Your Duties Will Include:

·     Lead the Communications sub-committee

·     Develop communication plan

·     Promote sponsors, speakers and exhibitors

·     Produce content for social media, eblasts and the website

·     Attend monthly meetings

Want to be a part of the connection that makes it all possible?

For more info or to apply please contact Rhonda at afpottawa.volunteer@gmail.com

 

AFP Membership

Membership Benefits

With your membership, you have access to numerous benefits.  During these unprecedented times, while our work environments have changed and we social distance, we can all connect virtually expanding our knowledge.  Your AFP Ottawa Chapter and AFP Global are providing numerous free webinars to help you grow your career and your education knowledge.  Visit afpglobal.org and afpottawa.ca to take advantage of your membership benefits today!

Membership Payment Plan

Your membership is about to expire or has expired and due to these difficult times your unable to renew in full.  AFP is offering a one-time offer to allow payment of membership dues in six instalments.  If you are interested in participating in this plan, please contact AFP Membership Services at mbrship@afpglobal.org.  This plan is limited to the Professional or Associate categories of membership only.  Visit afpglobal.org/plan for more details.

 

We have exciting news to share!

The 26th Annual Philanthropy awards will now be celebrated via Special Broadcast thanks to RogersTV.
Tune in Tuesday, November 10 at 7 p.m. to celebrate our 2020 Ottawa Philanthropy  Award winners on Rogers Cable 22. This special broadcast will be hosted by 1310 News host, Sam Laprade.
How to Watch
Television: Rogers Cable 22
Online: Rogerstv.com or on Facebook
Other ways to hear from the 2020 Winners:
Listen on 1310 News
Tune in at 8 a.m. on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 for An Hour to Give on 1310 News to hear the winners of the AFP Ottawa Philanthropy Awards. Plus, will be airing a 30 second commercial promoting the program on 1310 News airing between
Oct. 26 – 30.
Also, there will be a separate 30 second commercial airing from  Oct. 26 – Nov. 6 announcing the award recipients.
There will be four, 12 minute segments and we’ll be feature two winners per segment.

*New*

Outstanding
Emergency Response
Presented by 1310 News

Matthew Rinfret
PCL/EllisDon Joint Venture

Outstanding
Fundraising Professional

Presented by Donor Perfect

Jacline Nyman 

Outstanding
Volunteer Fundraiser
Presented by The Zed Family

Peter Charbonneau

Outstanding
Philanthropic Group

Ski for Kids,
Derek Noble and Tom McKenna 

Outstanding
Corporate Philanthropist

 

Presented by Welch LLP

RBC Royal Bank.

Outstanding
Individual Philanthropist

Joe Thottungal,
Coconut Lagoon and Thali Restaurants

Outstanding
Small Business Philanthropist

Presented by Brazeau Seller Law

Emond Harnden

Outstanding
Individual Youth
Presented by
Harvey McKinnon Associates

Ava Sidoli 

Learn more about our award recipients here.

 

 The 26th Annual Philanthropy awards is presented by:

 

A Special Thanks to Barbara Crook & Dan Greenberg, Danbe Foundation

Thank you to our award sponsors:

                    

 

Thank you to our Friends of The Phils sponsors:

   

Thank you to our Media Partners:

         

 

 

Read the 2020 Ottawa Business Journal Giving Guide to be released November 9th! Learn more about the incredible acts of generosity and caring by the 2020 Award Winners.

 

November is National Philanthropy Month!

Don’t forget to follow AFP Ottawa ChapterOttawa Business Journal, and Rogers Cable 22 on social in the links below for more updates, and highlights of the 26th Annual Ottawa Philanthropy Awards.

During the month of October, we will share eight special videos highlighting our charity nominators, and awards winners’ inspiring stories of bravery and service.

AFP Ottawa      

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

Linkedin

Ottawa Business Journal    

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

Linkedin 

Rogers Cable 22    

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

 

 

Volunteer with AFP Ottawa!

Are you looking to give back or gain experience in the fundraising sector? AFP Ottawa is always looking for talented volunteers. Please complete this form and we will try to match you with an AFP Ottawa committee.
For any questions on volunteering on a committee please contact Rhonda at afpottawa.volunteer@gmail.com

 

CHAPTER JOB CENTER

Looking for your next career move in philanthropy? Our job board always has something new. Visit afpottawa.ca/chapter-job-center/

The AFP Ottawa Career center is generously supported by Donor Perfect.

 

 

 


September 2020 Newsletter

 

26th annual Ottawa Philanthropy Awards Recipients 

We are delighted to announce the official award recipients for this year’s Ottawa Philanthropy Awards.

In this ever-evolving year it is even more important and relevant to recognize the incredible contributions by our community in the areas of philanthropy, volunteerism and collective impact.

This year, we have created a special one-time award.

The Emergency Response Award  that was awarded to Mathew Rinfret and Centre Block Group.

A sincere and heart-felt congratulations to all of our winners. Learn more about them here

*New*

Outstanding
Emergency Response

Matthew Rinfret
PCL/EllisDon Joint Venture

Outstanding
Fundraising Professional

Jacline Nyman 

Outstanding
Volunteer Fundraiser

Peter Charbonneau

Outstanding
Philanthropic Group

Ski for Kids,
Derek Noble and Tom McKenna 

Outstanding
Corporate Philanthropist

RBC Royal Bank.

Outstanding
Individual Philanthropist

Joe Thottungal,
Coconut Lagoon and Thali Restaurants

Outstanding
Small Business Philanthropist

Emond Harnden

Outstanding
Individual Youth

Ava Sidoli 

Follow us on social media to watch their stories.

During the month of October, we will share eight special videos highlighting our charity nominators, and awards winners’ inspiring stories of bravery and service.

Thank you to our award sponsors:

 

Thank you to our Friends of The Phils sponsors:

AFP Ottawa Chapter Application to attend:
The 2020 AFP Toronto Chapter Virtual Conference NOT Congress

 

It may be ‘NOT Congress’  

BUT AFP Ottawa is offering 14 Bursaries to attend!

So it’s YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES all the way!

YES It’s virtual

YES It’s educational

YES It’s something we’ll pay you back for

YES It’s an easy application to fill out

YES you should do this

YES you have to fill out the application by October 16th!

 

Fill Form Via: https://files.constantcontact.com/495ff856001/37aea475-6b5d-4ccd-ac84-462fdaddb1e5.pdf

 

 

Building Courage, Together: How One New Canadian Landed Work She Loves

By Ailsa Ross
September 23, 2020

For Jaipreet Kaur, a new mentoring program in Ottawa has helped her forge her dream career.

Trying to land a career you’re passionate about can be challenging for anyone. But it can be especially difficult if you’re emigrating from northern India to Canada with a science degree, a dream of working in the nonprofit world, and no contacts to help you make that transition.

This is the situation Jaipreet Kaur found herself in two years ago.

From Northern India to Ottawa

Everything was different for Jaipreet when she left her home in India for a work-study program in Ottawa. It wasn’t just the obvious differences: like that Punjabi could no longer be heard on every street, or that the average temperature of her new home went from 24 °C to a frigid 6 °C.

It was also the little things: like how at Algonquin College, where Jaipreet was studying environmental and project management, it was no longer about cramming for an end-of-course exam that counted for 100 per cent of her grade. Now all the coursework she handed in throughout her semester counted for her final mark.

But the hardest part of all about leaving her home in Jalandhar? When you move to a new continent alone, you also leave behind everyone you’ve ever known.

To make the transition easier, Jaipreet initially lived with an Indian family in Ottawa. But that family was not her own. Her family was 6,000 miles away, on the other side of the Atlantic ocean.

Hard Work and Networking

Jaipreet is nothing if not tenacious. Despite her homesickness, she thrived. She worked part-time at a Subway to help pay her bills. She moved into a new place in the city. She looked for any opportunities that might help her transition into her dream career.

While studying at Algonquin, Jaipreet discovered an opportunity called Fundraising Day put on by The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) in Ottawa with support from the RBC Foundation. The AFP created the first fundraising mentorship program in Canada. The event matched 50 young people with 50 industry professionals.

Jaipreet was one of those young people at the inaugural event. For her mentor, she was matched up with Jeff Todd, Director of Communications at The Foundation WCPD, a charitable advisory firm, and a volunteer with the AFP Ottawa Chapter.

Growing from Mentorship

A mentor-mentee relationship isn’t built in a day. Before the pandemic made it necessary to cancel in-person events, Jaipreet had begun shadowing Jeff at philanthropic events to make contacts and build her professional network. When she mentioned she was looking for a summer internship, Jeff knew where she could test her project management skills in the real world: at The Foundation WCPD.

“Despite the situation, we were able to move forward with the program” says Jeff. “We had to pivot, of course. But essentially, all of the protégés now have had access to our virtual networking and training sessions. They have also been given free membership to AFP Ottawa for a full year. We are looking at doing a virtual session specifically geared to young professionals as well this summer.”

The internship at The Foundation grew into an offer of a full-time position for Jaipreet. She continues working with Jeff and the team at The Foundation and hopes to continue her work with the organization in the future. After all, despite all the differences between Ottawa and Jalandhar — and the challenges of staying focused during the pandemic — Jaipreet still says, “Canada is home.”

Read original story here.

This article first appeared on RBC Discover & Learn. To learn more visit discover.rbcroyalbank.com

 

 

Brush up on basics with new additions to the AFP Ottawa Lending Library!

The AFP Ottawa Lending Library is continually growing and recently a generous donor shared books that they found useful in studying for the CFRE. These resources provide a basic overview of fundraising practices, particularly in annual giving. Check out these evergreen titles!

– Fundraising Fundamentals: A Guide to Annual Giving for Professionals and Volunteers by James Greenfield 

Conducting a Successful Annual Giving Program by Kent Dove, Jeffrey Lindauer, Carolyn Madvig 

Conducting a Successful Development Services Program by Kent Dove, Vicky Martin, Kathy Wilson, Mary Bonk, and Sarah Beggs  

Relationship Fundraising: A Donor Based Approach to the Business of Raising Money by Ken Burnett 

Pinpointing Affluence in the 21st Century: Increasing Your Share of Major Donor Dollars by Judith Nichols 

The Library has resumed operations with enhanced safety procedures. To request a book, please email Betsy Schuurman, Lending Library Coordinator at lendinglibrary@afpottawa.ca with your full name, your AFP member ID, and the title(s) of the book you would like to borrow. As always, courier services are provided free of charge as part of your AFP Ottawa membership benefits.

Check out all available titles today! https://afpottawalibrary.com/about/

 

 


We need your help – Dinner is on us tonight! 

As a valued member of AFP Ottawa, we would like to serve you better.

Please complete our 2020 Member Survey by Wednesday, October 9 for your chance to win one of two $50 Uber Eats gift certificates.

Have your say today! http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07ehbmzlz3kfgyez7t/start

 

 

Membership Payment Plan

Your membership is about to expire or has expired and due to these difficult times your unable to renew in full.  AFP is offering a one-time offer to allow payment of membership dues in six instalments.  If you are interested in participating in this plan, please contact AFP Membership Services at mbrship@afpglobal.org.  This plan is limited to the Professional or Associate categories of membership only.  Visit afpglobal.org/plan for more details.

 

 

 

Volunteer with AFP Ottawa!

Are you looking to give back or gain experience in the fundraising sector? AFP Ottawa is always looking for talented volunteers. Please complete this form and we will try to match you with an AFP Ottawa committee.
For any questions on volunteering on a committee please contact Rhonda at afpottawa.volunteer@gmail.com

 

CHAPTER JOB CENTER

Looking for your next career move in philanthropy? Our job board always has something new. Visit afpottawa.ca/chapter-job-center/

The AFP Ottawa Career center is generously supported by Donor Perfect.

 

 

 

 


August 2020 Newsletter

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Dear Members of AFP Ottawa,

With the fall season upon us, the Board of AFP Ottawa wanted to take a moment to wish you all good health and wellness as we approach this next transition period. While it certainly isn’t “back to school” as we know it, we hope you can continue to find moments of joy connecting with friends, family, peers, and supporters in entirely new ways.

At AFP Ottawa, we’re excited about what’s on the fall horizon and we encourage you to get involved and learn more about the many benefits that come with AFP membership.

The CFRE Study Buddy program is coming back to life this fall, and the Chapter’s Lending Library is back open (a hidden secret!). We’re also pumped for new mentorship opportunities coming down the pipeline, and a new slate of online learning sessions to be released very shortly.

Lastly – the Phils! Everyone’s favourite opportunity to celebrate incredible philanthropy & volunteerism in Ottawa will be looking a bit different this fall, but no less exciting or impactful.

If you have ideas to share on how you would like to engage with your AFP Ottawa Chapter, don’t be a stranger. Send me a line at president@afpottawa.ca with thoughts!

In the meantime, wishing you the very best.

Keep well,

Teresa Marques, CFRE
President, AFP Ottawa

 

 

NEWS AND UPDATES

26th Annual Ottawa Philanthropy Awards
2020 Highlights Unprecedented Philanthropy in our Community

As Co-Chairs of the 2020 AFP Ottawa Philanthropy Awards, also known as the ‘Phils’, we are thrilled to be kicking-off the 2020 edition of the awards. This year marks the 26th year that the Ottawa chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and its volunteers, sponsors, and supporters, have hosted the celebration of philanthropy in Ottawa.

To recognize the unique nature of this year, we have created a one-time award to acknowledge the incredible efforts of our community towards a collective COVID-19 response.

The Emergency Response award, along with the other seven award categories, will be announced the last week of September via livecast, with a special address from our AFP Ottawa Board Chair Teresa Marques, and Title Sponsor the WCPD Foundation.

Traditionally, we honour award recipients at the annual AFP Ottawa Philanthropy Awards Gala in November. As you might expect, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will be unable to gather together this fall to celebrate your accomplishments.

This year, AFP Ottawa will partner with the Ottawa Business Journal (OBJ) and Rogers Communications to promote the 2020 AFP Ottawa Philanthropy Awards recipients through our combined digital and social media channels.

This multi-week marketing campaign will culminate in a live panel discussion in November featuring this year’s recipients, where they will have an opportunity to speak and share their story. We look forward to sharing further details with you in the coming weeks.

The Philanthropy Awards recognize the incredible contribution of philanthropists, volunteers, youth, businesses, and corporate partners, working alongside local charities to help improve our community.  We are deeply grateful to our sponsors, and volunteer committee for their loyal support, time, and talent.

To us, the awards represent the very best of the charitable sector. We invite you to join us as we celebrate service, hope and commitment in this evolving year.

Sincerely,

Jessie-Lee Wallace, CFRE

Angie Kelly

Angie Kelly and Jessie-Lee Wallace

Co-Chairs of the 2020 AFP Ottawa Philanthropy Awards

To learn more about sponsorship and other opportunities please contact: secretariat@afpottawa.ca

 

 

 

 

 

CFRE Study Group launching this fall!

Ready to make obtaining your Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) a priority?
Are you looking to make the exam prep less onerous and a bit more fun?
Then join AFP Ottawa’s CFRE Study Group!
Keep your studies and preparation for the exam on track with other committed professionals. The format is ideal for confirming learning, sharing information and staying accountable in a supportive environment. Beginning October 7, 2020, group members will meet every couple of weeks over the course of 7 months. They will come away ready to write the CFRE Exam in one of the three 2021 CFRE testing windows.
With a 100% success rate in passing the exam, you can’t go wrong! Registration in the group is limited, so reserve your spot today!
Start Date: October 7, 2020
Meeting Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Online
Cost: Free for AFP Ottawa members
Got questions? Please contact Monique Washnuk, CFRE – she would be thrilled to speak with you. Please reach out to her via LinkedInemail or by phone at 819-593-6378.
  Thank you to our Personal Development Sponsors: Harvey McKinnon Associates

 

AFP Ottawa Lending Library is COVIDSafe!

After a hiatus these spring, the AFP Ottawa Lending Library has resumed operations with enhanced safety procedures. Books are handled minimally and placed in resealable plastic bags for 72 hours before being couriered to you.

The courier uses contactless delivery and accepts a verbal signature. Recipients are encouraged to wash hands with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer after handling items. As always, courier services are provided free of charge as part of your AFP Ottawa membership benefit.

To request a book, please email lendinglibrary@afpottawa.ca with your full name, your AFP member ID, and the title(s) of the book you would like to borrow.

With our industry adapting to the challenges and opportunities of these unprecedented circumstances, it’s a great time to reflect on best practices and to expand our ideas of what’s possible in forming connections with donors and with each other.

Some suggested titles include:

  • Deepening Community: Finding Joy Together in Chaotic Times by Paul Born
  • Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown
  • Generation Impact: How Next Gen Donors are Revolutionizing Giving by Sharna Goldseker and Michael Moody
  • Unicorns Unite: How Nonprofits & Foundations Can Build Epic Partnerships by Jessamyn Shams-Lau, Jane Leu, and Vu Le

Visit www.afpottawalibrary.com to browse available titles.

Feel free to contact Betsy Schuurman, Lending Library Coordinator, at lendinglibrary@afpottawa.ca with any questions or to reserve your book today!

 

AFP MEMBERSHIP – A GLOBAL COMMUNITY

AFP’s mission is simple: to help you change the world. This space is dedicated to AFP offerings that connect you to our global community of members.

We are here to help you! Six scholarships available for new or renewing members.

If you are unable to afford to become a member of AFP or renew your membership because of the pandemic, let us know.

AFP Global understands the economic challenges that you may be facing. In response to the current conditions, AFP Global is pleased to announce a new membership scholarship program. AFP Ottawa has 6 scholarships for membership.

Please reach out to use by September 30th to let us know why you should be one of the scholarship recipients.
Please provide a one page written description outlining how we can help you continue to grow in your fundraising career by being a member of AFP Ottawa.
Email  – secretariat@afpottawa.ca and please type Membership scholarship program application in the subject line.

 

Membership Payment Plan

Your membership is about to expire or has expired and due to these difficult times your unable to renew in full.  AFP is offering a one-time offer to allow payment of membership dues in six instalments.  If you are interested in participating in this plan, please contact AFP Membership Services at mbrship@afpglobal.org.  This plan is limited to the Professional or Associate categories of membership only.  Visit afpglobal.org/plan for more details.

 

 

Volunteer with AFP Ottawa!

Are you looking to give back or gain experience in the fundraising sector? AFP Ottawa is always looking for talented volunteers. Please complete this form and we will try to match you with an AFP Ottawa committee.
For any questions on volunteering on a committee please contact Rhonda at afpottawa.volunteer@gmail.com

The next CFRE application deadline is coming soon!

Becoming a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) demonstrates your mastery of fundraising best practices to your colleagues, board, donors, and beyond. It shows your steadfast commitment to ethical fundraising and the profession.

October 1st is the next CFRE application deadline. There is no cost to begin your application. Start filling it out today and pay only when you’re ready to submit it. There are three main segments to the application: Education, Professional Performance, and Professional Practice.

Learn more about initial certification requirements.

Remember: You can still start your application even if you’re in the process of meeting the requirements. Our members enjoy a special 20% off discount on the CFRE initial application. Take charge of your career and start your application today.

 

CHAPTER JOB CENTER

Looking for your next career move in philanthropy? Our job board always has something new. Visit afpottawa.ca/chapter-job-center/

The AFP Ottawa Career center is generously supported by Donor Perfect.

 

 

 


Summer 2020 Newsletter

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Dear Members of AFP,

What a year it’s turned out to be.  These past few months have been beyond challenging in every possible way – personally and professionally, as individuals and as members of our communities, they have also demonstrated that we are resilient. And that we care deeply.  As President of AFP Ottawa, I have been heartened to see the innovation and quick pivoting of so many of our member organizations to respond to the urgencies and new realities presented by COVID-19.  These past few months of crisis and isolation have also been witness to great acts of kindness, generosity, giving, and community, and for this I am deeply greatly to have a ‘first hand seat’ by virtue of working in the charitable sector.

I would like to thank the outgoing directors of the AFP Ottawa Board, welcome the new community leaders who are joining the board and thank those as well who are continuing their mandates this year.  I would also like to thank the hundreds of you who took part in AFP Ottawa’s new online learning webinars, as we shifted to virtual learning and community building during the pandemic. As a chapter, we look forward to finding new ways of reaching you, our members, in the fall with content and learning opportunities that are relevant and that meet your needs.  I hope everyone has a chance to take a break and recharge over these summer months.  Be well and take good care!

Teresa Marques, CFRE
President, AFP Ottawa

RECAP OF OUR VIRTUAL ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Announcing our 2020-21 Board of Directors

At AFPO’s Virtual Annual General Meeting on June 4th, we announced the new AFP Ottawa Board of Directors. We are grateful to all returning directors, as well as new leaders in our community who have volunteers to serve the AFP Chapter, including Lyndsi McMillan, Andrea Peponoulas, and Claire Lewis! See our full slate of Board of Directors for 2020-21 on our website here: https://afpottawa.ca/board-of-directors/

 

 

 

 

Thank you to our Volunteers

Thank you to all of our volunteers who contribute to the success of our committees, events and programs.  We would not be successful without all of you sharing your expertise. We have been recognizing our volunteers on social media, which you can see here: https://twitter.com/AFPottawa

Are you interested in volunteering on a committee next year? Please contact Rhonda at afpottawa.volunteer@gmail.com   Have a fantastic summer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Financial Update

The chapter had a very successful year in 2019 which can be attributed to you, the support of our members, as well as a Board that continues to look for innovative ways in providing resources and education opportunities to help you succeed.

We can attribute our good standing financially to the exceptional attendance of Fundraising Day, with the RBC partnership being a great addition. We also had great attendance at the Philanthropy Awards Gala and our Professional Development sessions were very well attended, thanks to a fundraising community thirsty for knowledge.

Thank you for making 2019 a great year for the Ottawa Chapter. For a look at the full audited financial statements from 2019, see this post: https://afpottawa.ca/announcement/materials-for-afp-ottawas-annual-general-meeting/

 

AFP MEMBERSHIP – A GLOBAL COMMUNITY

AFP’s mission is simple: to help you change the world. This space is dedicated to AFP offerings that connect you to our global community of members.

 

AFP’s launches Initiative to Raise Awareness Surrounding Mental Health and Wellness 
AFP recognizes the importance of self-care and mental health and how they impact our careers, relationships with ourselves and others, and our everyday lives.

One in four people around the world will be affected by mental disorders, and roughly 450 million people currently suffer from such conditions—including those in the charitable sector.

We’re committed to ending the stigma surrounding mental health. That’s why AFP Global is launching AFP Supports.  The goal is to raise awareness and provide you with the resources needed to learn about and address a critical subject that impacts so many.

There are many issues related to mental health and self-care, and we are just getting started with AFP Supports.

Visit https://afpglobal.org/afpsupports for more information.

 

Membership Payment Plan

Your membership is about to expire or has expired and due to these difficult times your unable to renew in full.  AFP is offering a one-time offer to allow payment of membership dues in six instalments.  If you are interested in participating in this plan, please contact AFP Membership Services at mbrship@afpglobal.org.  This plan is limited to the Professional or Associate categories of membership only.  Visit afpglobal.org/plan for more details.

 

IDEA CORNER

AFP Releases Townhall Recording on Anti-Racism, Inclusion and Fundraising

With the recent deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the hands of police and the protests that have ensued, many are asking what we can do to end racism in America and across the world. On June 15, AFP held a townhall conversation about the actions AFP and fundraisers can take to bring about a more inclusive and just profession and society, hosted by Michelle Edgerton and including Kishshana Palmer, Simone Joyaux, Ken Miller and Marco Corona.

Watch the Townhall recording here: https://afpglobal.org/events/afp-townhall-anti-racism

 

 

REFLECTING ON 2020

Stronger Together

We are in the year 2020 and it should have invoked insight,

Instead, now halfway thru, and we find ourselves in a fight,

For health, our life, our community, another way forward,

For what is required from each of us to brave this new world.

 

Through philanthropy each of us will be able go the distance,

Because empathy and giving back will make the difference,

We will continue to stand strong and believe in what we do,

And make adjustments, no doubt changing our point of view.

 

And someday, when we look back on these challenging times,

It will be with understanding and appreciation, because sometimes,

We need hardship and struggles to finally see the bigger picture,

To transform the future for the better, in the end be the victors.

– Poem by Andrea Olsen-Black

 

CHAPTER JOB CENTER

Looking for your next career move in philanthropy? Our job board always has something new. Visit afpottawa.ca/chapter-job-center/

The AFP Ottawa Career center is generously supported by Donor Perfect.

 

 

 

 


May 2020 Newsletter

CHAPTER EVENTS

AFPO’s Annual General Meeting (a virtual BYOBeverage event!)

Just like you enjoy a relaxing time with your friends, AFP Ottawa loves having Quorum for our Annual General Meeting. So, it’s virtual Quorum-tini time! Join us for our virtual AGM from 4-5 p.m. on Thursday, June 4th.

There, we will recognize outstanding volunteers from our chapter, and vote on the2020-2021 slate for the Board of Directors of the AFP Ottawa Chapter. Your vote matters and we hope to see you there!

Click here to register.

 

Professional Development Recordings Available Online!

This month we hosted some hot-topic webinars including: Digital Success in a Crisis: An Ottawa Food Bank Case Study and Fishing in Your Own Pond: Combining Analytics and Stewardship to Engage more Donors.

In case you missed them, great news! You can now view select webinars on the AFP Ottawa website! Simply visit our Professional Development page and view under “Recordings.” We hope you find these resources valuable.

 

 

NEWS AND UPDATES

Nominations for Philanthropy Awards are open!

Ottawa benefits from the many individuals, families, groups and businesses that make outstanding contributions to our city’s local charitable organizations. The Philanthropy Awards were created to acknowledge these expressions of generosity and commitment to community.

Nominations are currently open for the following categories:

  • Outstanding Individual Philanthropist
  • Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist
  • Outstanding Youth Philanthropist
  • Outstanding Philanthropic Group
  • Outstanding Small Business Philanthropist
  • Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
  • Outstanding Fundraising Professional
  • NEW! Outstanding Emergency Response – Individual Philanthropist or Volunteer, Business, Group, Foundation, Charity or other Organization

This year, the Outstanding Emergency Response award was established in recognition of the outstanding efforts undertaken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

To access and complete all nomination forms visit https://afpottawa.ca/philanthropy-awards/. The deadline for submissions is 5:00pm on Friday, June 5, 2020

 

AFP Global Q&A with AFPO’s President, Teresa Marques

AFP Global invited AFP Ottawa Chapter President Teresa Marques to share her perspectives and highlights on the RBC mentorship program, how our chapter is shifting to virtual programming, and how our chapter is recognizing COVID-19 heroes at our National Philanthropy Awards this year.

To read Teresa’s interview, visit: https://afpglobal.org/chapterleader

 

 

 

AFP MEMBERSHIP – A GLOBAL COMMUNITY

AFP’s mission is simple: to help you change the world. This space is dedicated to AFP offerings that connect you to our global community of members.

 

Membership Benefits: June Webinar Fees Waived!

AFP Member Benefit: Registration Fee Waived for June Premium Webinars. We know times are tough, but you still need to stay at the top of your fundraising game. That’s why AFP has waived registration fees for our June 10 and June 24 webinars for all AFP members. Check out the full list of webinars and register at: https://www.pathlms.com/afp/events


Membership Payment Plan

If your membership is about to expire or has expired due to these difficult times,  AFP is offering a one-time offer to allow payment of membership dues in six installments.  If you are interested in participating in this plan, please contact AFP Membership Services at mbrship@afpglobal.org.  This plan is limited to the Professional or Associate categories of membership only.  Visit afpglobal.org/plan for more details.

 

IDEA CORNER

Free Negotiation Workshops Available

All AFP members now have access to American Association of University Women (AAUW)’s Work Smart Online, a free one-hour digital course, which provides strategies and skills to help individuals learn to better negotiate on behalf of themselves.

The workshop provides negotiating tactics that participants can feel comfortable with and teaches them that negotiation is a conversation, not a confrontation. The skills and knowledge provided in the workshop, while focused on salary and benefit negotiations, will help fundraisers in a variety of conversations—including talking with donors, making “the ask,” and addressing tough topics with colleagues—and will make everyone more aware of the salary gap in the profession.

AFP members will learn to analyze and verbalize their professional worth and accomplishments and develop a value statement that can empower their conversations with others. After completion, nearly half of the participants were able to negotiate for a raise, promotion, or higher-paying job, according to AAUW.

To learn more, visit: https://afpglobal.org/professional-development/aauw-online-negotiation-workshops

 

 

CHAPTER JOB CENTER

Looking for your next career move in philanthropy? Our job board always has something new. Visit afpottawa.ca/chapter-job-center/

The AFP Ottawa Career center is generously supported by Donor Perfect.

 

 

 


April 2020 Newsletter

 

President’s Message

Dear AFP Ottawa members,

To say the past 6 weeks have been challenging would be a massive understatement. Truly, the situation in which we find ourselves as a result of COVID-19 – professionally, personally, physically and emotionally – is unprecedented.  On behalf of the board of AFP Ottawa, I want to thank you, our members, for the work you’re doing every day to help our community make it through this crisis.  So many of you are on the front lines of your organizations, and an equal number I’m sure are working to keep your charity in a position of strength, amid such uncertainty.

While clearly there is much devastation, I’m inspired and heartened by the extraordinary acts of philanthropy and community building that are all around us.  This past March, following the outbreak of pandemic, Canada Helps reported that the number of donors online was actually up 62 per cent over the same month last year, while the number of donations was up 65 per cent. These numbers speak to the generosity of Canadians and our resiliency, despite the severe economic hardship being experienced by millions across Canada.

Here in Ottawa, your AFP Chapter is committed to offering valuable learning opportunities to our members and the broader community, free of charge.  We have been heartened to see such strong and positive engagement, with more than 100 registrants per webinar offered over the past few weeks. We look forward to responding to your feedback on the kinds of learning opportunities which would be most valuable and relevant to you NOW, and we thank you for sharing your thoughts with us.

While we regrettably had to cancel Fundraising Day 2020, we’re turning our minds now to the Philanthropy Awards next November, and look forward to being able to celebrate with you all, hopefully in person. We’re excited to be announcing special awards this year focused on the extraordinary ways in which our community has responded to this crisis – more details to come.

In the near term, May 5th will mark #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving and unity as an emergency response to COVID-19.  Please check out www.givingtuesday.ca for resources you can access to help bolster giving for your organization, and join the giving conversation online by using the hashtag #GivingTuesdayNow on May 5th.  We know that acts of empathy and giving can inspire as well as offer critical support.  Let’s show the strength of our community here in Ottawa, while we demonstrate the power of giving.

With very best wishes and thanks,

Teresa Marques, CFRE
President, AFP Ottawa

 

NEWS AND UPDATES

 

New Features: Professional Development Recordings Available Online!

Did you miss our recent professional development webinar offerings? Great news! You can now view the webinars on the AFP Ottawa website! Simply visit the Professional Development page (where you can also check out our future webinar offerings!) and view the videos under “Recordings”. We hope you enjoy and find these resources valuable.

 

 

Keeping Your Fundraising Game Strong

It’s no surprise that while the world presses pause in many areas of business and life in general, fundraisers are hard at work ensuring that much needed funds are continuing to be raised for worthy causes.

In an integrated world there is an opportunity to reach your donors in new ways. DonorPerfect reports that a whopping 57% of people who watch fundraising videos will go on to donate to that cause. With stats like that, it’s safe to say that using what little time you have to broadcast your organization’s needs through this crisis is worth the community of support you’ll gain. Perhaps the most relieving part about making a video is that you don’t even have to leave your couch.

Check out DonorPerfect’s 7 Tips to Creating Compelling Fundraising Videos During the Covid Crisis

 

AFP MEMBERSHIP – A GLOBAL COMMUNITY

AFP’s mission is simple: to help you change the world. This space is dedicated to AFP offerings that connect you to our global community of members.

 

 

Membership Benefits

With your membership, you have access to numerous benefits.  During these unprecedented times, while our work environments have changed and we practice physical distancing, we can all connect virtually and expand our knowledge.  Your AFP Ottawa Chapter and AFP Global are providing numerous free webinars to help you grow your career and your education knowledge.  Visit afpglobal.org and afpottawa.ca to take advantage of your membership benefits today!

 

 

Membership Payment Plan

Due to these difficult times, AFP is pleased to offer new payment plan options. If your membership is about to expire, or has expired, and you’re unable to renew in full, AFP will allow you to pay your membership dues in six instalments.  If you are interested in participating in this one-time offer, please contact AFP Membership Services at mbrship@afpglobal.org.  This plan is limited to the Professional or Associate categories of membership only.  Visit afpglobal.org/plan for more details.

IDEA Corner

 

AFP Ottawa achieves champion designation!

The Ottawa Chapter of AFP has again achieved the IDEA Champion Designation from AFP International. The Designation recognizes those chapters who have accomplished many of the key objectives in our goal of advancing diversity.  Our Chapter is committed to ensuring the inclusion, diversity, equity and access of fundraisers in their careers and in the sector.  For information on how you can get involved and become a part of the work of IDEA in the Ottawa Chapter, please contact secretariat@afpottawa.ca

 

CHAPTER JOB CENTER

Looking for your next career move in philanthropy? Our job board always has something new. Visit afpottawa.ca/chapter-job-center/

The AFP Ottawa Career center is generously supported by Donor Perfect.

 

 

 


February 2020 Newsletter

NEWS AND UPDATES

Only a few days left to apply to be a Mentor or a Protégé!

Applications for AFP Ottawa’s Future Leaders Mentorship Program in partnership with RBC close at midnight on Monday March 9th.

We still have room for a few more participants. Don’t miss your chance to participate in this fantastic program this year!

Experienced fundraising professionals (Mentors) will be paired with young people interested in a career in the non-profit sector (Protégés), and together they will attend AFP Ottawa’s Fundraising Day on May 21st for networking and professional development.

Protégés receive free registration to Fundraising Day, while Mentors receive a 50% discount on their Fundraising Day registration. And, there are many more benefits for both mentors and protégés.

Visit afpottawa.ca/future-leaders to learn more, and to register by March 9th!

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Holly Paulin, AFP Ottawa Board of Directors, at afpottawa.mentorship@gmail.com

 

Speaker Discovery Series Ottawa – Call for Committee Members

We want to bring the Speaker Discovery Series to Ottawa! This fantastic event, first started by AFP Toronto, offers first-time speakers an opportunity to receive coaching, mentorship, and constructive feedback. Do you want to be part of the team that makes it happen?

If so, please contact Holly at hollypaulin@goodworksco.ca. We’re looking for fun, reliable, detail-oriented people with experience or an interest in event planning to help make this event our own. Thank you!

 

 

 

Celebrating Black History Month

AFP is committed to inclusion, diversity, equity and access. During the month of February, AFP Global has been recognizing and celebrating Black History Month with articles and interviews highlighting the experiences of Black fundraisers in the profession. Read more about the issue of racism of the fundraising profession.

 


Opportunity for Intern Talent!

The fieldwork or internship component of Algonquin’s Advertising program is an opportunity for employers to gain the services of a senior student and help that student become a professional. Students gain experience and exposure to the day-to-day realities of advertising and marketing communications. Fieldwork lasts six weeks and usually runs from March to late April. Joining the program can help put tomorrow’s professionals to work today, and enables you to share your experience and benefit from their enthusiasm!

To learn more: https://littleshopofinterns.wixsite.com/algonquincollege

 

 

The next CFRE application deadline is coming soon!

Becoming a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) demonstrates your mastery of fundraising best practices to your colleagues, board, donors, and beyond. It shows your steadfast commitment to ethical fundraising and the profession.

April 15 is the next CFRE application deadline. Submit your application now to take a major step forward towards earning the only accredited and globally-recognized credential for fundraising professionals.

Our members enjoy a special 20% off discount on the CFRE initial application.

Learn more at https://www.cfre.org/certification/initial/.

 

CHAPTER EVENTS

Registration for AFP Fundraising Day Now Open!

Anticipating what the next decade of fundraising might look like is not an easy task. The world around us is moving rapidly and keeping up on the latest trends proves to be increasingly challenging.

Ottawa’s Fundraising Day Committee, chaired by Ashley Richer, has been working hard to create an exciting conference that will reinvigorate your passion for fundraising, help you focus on what’s next in our sector and provide actionable ideas that you can start using tomorrow!

We can’t wait to host you for a dynamic day of learning on May 21st.  Register today!

 

AFP MEMBERSHIP – A GLOBAL COMMUNITY

AFP’s mission is simple: to help you change the world. This space is dedicated to AFP offerings that connect you to our global community of members.

AFP360° is an online career builder and management tool provided to all AFP members through our partnership with Korn Ferry and its Advance program. Services in AFP360° is provided free of charge to members, and includes: Digital Resume Analysis, Traits Assessment, Korn Ferry Job Board access (separate service from AFP Career Center), Career Insights and Interview App coaching for 80 minutes. Read more here: https://afpglobal.org/AFP360

 

 

IDEA CORNER

Step into a Leadership Role with Diversity in Leadership Ottawa

Did you see this video message from AFP President and CEO Mike Geiger about AFP’s new priority for the new decade? A focus on leadership development will equip members to meet the growing need for leaders. Serving on a Board of Directors can be a meaningful way to build leadership experience, and many boards are looking specifically for directors with fundraising and development expertise. Gain valuable experience and build your portfolio through the Diversity in Leadership Ottawa program, which can match you to a great opportunity to invest your time and talent. Read More

 

 

SAVE-THE-DATE

 

CHAPTER JOB CENTER

Looking for your next career move in philanthropy? Our job board always has something new. Visit afpottawa.ca/chapter-job-center/

The AFP Ottawa Career center is generously supported by Donor Perfect.

 


January 2020 Newsletter

President’s Message

As we start not only a new year but also a new decade, I’m feeling optimistic and hopeful about what lies ahead for our sector in Ottawa.

For those of you who attended December’s panel discussion on the recent report and recommendations by the Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector, you will have heard the enthusiasm, commitment, and willingness to collaborate expressed by many in support of long-term change for the charitable sector. This, together with the work of our AFP Canada leaders and cultivation of the next generation of fundraisers through new programs leaves much to be excited about and grateful for. It was also terrific to end the 2019 with a bit of a breather, through an AFP holiday social in partnership with CAGP – and featuring the comedic talent of Ottawa’s own Sam Laprade!

In this issue, we’re proud to announce the re-launch of our Future Leaders Mentorship Program, in partnership with RBC. I hope you will read more and consider signing up or recommending someone for this year-long program with amazing learning and growth opportunities. We also have some great membership resources and articles which we hope find some use in your everyday work practice.

As we embark on a new year, I want to thank you for your commitment to making our city a better place and for your valued membership with the Association of Fundraising Professionals. I hope to see you soon at AFP’s upcoming learning events!

Teresa Marques
President, AFP Ottawa Chapter
@TerMarques

 

 

BREAKING NEWS

RBC Continues Partnership with AFP Ottawa for next generation leaders

AFP Ottawa is committed to providing opportunities for young people to learn more about our dynamic philanthropic sector. With the support of RBC, we’ve created the AFP Ottawa Future Leaders mentorship program, the first of its kind in Canada.

As part of this program, promising young people aged 19-35 from the national capital region are paired with experienced fundraising professionals. Applications for both Mentors and Protégés are now open!

Read more.

 

AFP MEMBERSHIP – A GLOBAL COMMUNITY

AFP’s mission is simple: to help you change the world. This space is dedicated to AFP offerings that connect you to our global community of members.

Have a question that only a fundraiser could answer and don’t know where to go? Check out AFP Connect, AFP’s online discussion platform only for members. New in-depth conversations are starting all the time—get in there and ask, or answer, a pressing question today! https://community.afpglobal.org/home

Also for members, the January 2020 issue of Advancing Philanthropy explores the idea that fundraising success starts with how your approach your job, your colleagues, your workplace and yourself. As a member, you can read the latest edition of the quarterly Advancing Philanthropy magazine online here. As a member, you can read the latest edition of the quarterly Advancing Philanthropy magazine online here.

 

 CHAPTER EVENTS

Speed Mentoring Forges New Connections

20 mentors. 20 protégés. 10 minutes… AFP Ottawa’s Speed Mentoring event returned for another year of quick, casual mentorship and knowledge sharing on January 21st at Clocktower Brewpub. Plenty of Fundraisers from across our city came out to listen and learn and form some new connections.

 

Holiday Social with CAGP a Festive Success

Members from AFP and CAGP’s Ottawa Chapters came together in the spirit of the season on December 10th at Mill Street Brew Pub.

The food was delicious, toasts were given, and Sam Laprade had us all in stitches with her stand-up comedy routine. Check out the full gallery of photos on Facebook.

 

IDEA CORNER

In 2018, Cause Effective launched a year-long field-learning project to explore questions of racial equity through the lens of the development director.

When asked “why does diversity in fundraising matter?” some respondents said, because: Fundraising is where the narrative of organizations is shaped – development professionals create the language that describes the problems, solutions and visions for change.

You can read more findings from the report in Hilborn Charity eNews here: https://hilborn-charityenews.ca/articles/money-power-and-race-the-lived-experience-fundraisers

 

SAVE THE DATE!

  • Fundraising Day 2020, May 21, 2020
  • Sexual Harassment Professional Development Session, April 2020


CHAPTER JOB CENTER

 

Looking for your next career move in philanthropy? Our job board always has something new. Visit: afpottawa.ca/chapter-job-center/

 

 

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