October 7th, 2014

Opportunities & Possibilities: Fundraising and People with Disabilities



Register now for the final forum in AFP's award-winning diversity series.
Monday, October 20th at Centurion Centre Ottawa.
Be inspired by Keynote Speakers Kevin Frost and Simon Ibell.
Deaf Blind Ambitions: Kevin Frost, Impaired Speed Skating Association of Canada
What is it like to raise funds for a sport that doesn't exist yet? Impaired speed skating is not an official sport recognized by speed skating bodies in Canada. Yet, there are skaters across the country that lace up despite a visual or physical impairment and train to be speed skaters.


Power of Human Potential: Simon Ibell, iBellieve Foundation
Simon will share his story of life with MPS II, or Hunter syndrome, and how he turned his experiences into creating the iBellieve Foundation and fundraising for a cure for MPS II and related diseases.
For more information on these and other exciting speakers visit our website today!
Tomorrow Night! NextGen Networking

Join other young professionals working in fundraising and the non-profit sector for the Fall edition of NextGen Networking, an evening of casual drinks and conversation, on
Wednesday, October 8
at 5:30 p.m. at the Fox and Feather on Elgin Street.

After the success of our inaugural event in June at the Earl of Sussex, we look forward to another evening of engaging conversation and the opportunity to connect with other young people working in the fundraising/non-profit sector in Ottawa.

About the event:

Next Gen fundraising professionals in Ottawa need a place to share best practices, compare campaigns, complain about database malfunctions, offer advice on volunteer recruitment and inquire about CRA regulations. A place to find likeminded individuals to bounce ideas off of, to seek guidance on outreach and advocacy strategies and chitchat about the hottest new venues in town.

This event is open to all young professionals working or volunteering in the non-profit sector.

This event is FREE (drinks and food are not covered, but will be available to buy). The event will take place upstairs.


Please confirm your attendance by getting a free ticket from our Eventbrite page:


For more information or if you have questions, please contact Sarah McKinnon at sarahmc@rogers.com.

You don't want to miss this webinar - last chance to register!

Nothing connects us to one another like stories. We teach our children through story. We entertain each other with stories. And yes, we raise a lot of money by being great storytellers. Great fundraisers know the power of great narrative. In this session, Leah will talk about the psychology around giving, and will provide real life examples of great stories in action.


At the conclusion of this session, participants will:

  • Have a better understanding of how donors make giving decisions
  • Know the components of a great story
  • Have great examples of storytelling in action

Target Audience:

Intermediate-level fundraisers

About the Presenter:

Leah Eustace, CFRE is the Chief Idea Goddess at Good Works; a boutique consulting firm in Ottawa, Canada. With over 20 years of fundraising experience, her expertise lies in helping charities develop meaningful relationships with their donors through storytelling.

Date: October 08, 2014

Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm

Price: Free to all AFP members

Location: The Ottawa Community Foundation, 75 Albert St. #301

Please RSVP claire.lewis@carleton.ca

Back to Basics!


Fundraising Basics

Fundraising can be overwhelming and sometimes daunting for the first-timer. Fundraising: The Nuts and Bolts, is designed to provide you with the framework for fundraising, along with the tools you need to be successful.  Brian Bonde, ACFRE, will share best practices of fundraising basics and answer fundamental questions you have about where to begin on a successful career. This seminar is designed specifically for individuals who are new to the fundraising profession.


Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will:

  • Understand the basic ethical principles that define professional fundraising.
  • Begin to explore the nature of wealth and why people want to give
  • Be introduced to the various gift types and the fundamental natural of raising money
  • Look at the development office structure and how it should be organized

Target Audience:

This seminar is designed specifically for individuals who are new to the fundraising profession.


About the Presenter:

Brian Bonde is a nationally recognized expert in non-profit management and fundraising. He is an Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE), one of only 100 professionals worldwide to hold this distinguished designation from the Association of Fundraising Professionals.


He has been involved in raising nearly $100 million for several organizations. He has been recognized by Association of Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) with the Showcase Award for Planned Giving and by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) with the prestigious Award for Excellence in Fundraising. He is a noted consultant and trainer to non-profits through his firm, Advanced Certified Fundraising, LLC. He has been in senior leadership positions for Sanford Health, Children's Care Foundation and Augustana College.


Brian is Vice Chair of the national AFP Foundation for Philanthropy and also serves on the South Dakota Arts Council, the board of Arts Midwest, South Dakota Association of Fundraising Professionals, the regional cabinet of the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy, and several others. He has been on various non-profit boards for over 40 contiguous years.

Date: October 21, 2014

Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm

Price: Free to all AFP members, $20 for future members

Location: 275 Bank St, Suite 400

Please RSVP: Julie.Beckett@coopscanada.coop

Phils - Kingston
2014 AFP Ottawa Philanthropy Awards
Meet the 2014 Recipients



Ottawa Convention Centre | 6:00 p.m. | November 12, 2014  

 Tickets on sale now!

2015 Chamberlain Scholarship 


To help individuals serving nonprofit organizations develop their knowledge and skill in fundraising, the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy sponsors the Chamberlain Scholarship Program.
The Chamberlain Scholarship honors the memory of Ralph E. Chamberlain, CFRE. AFP Chapters may name one grant recipient per year. The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy will cover the AFP International Conference registration fee for Chamberlain Scholars (note: scholars are responsible for a $10 payment to secure the registration). Travel and lodging are not covered by the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy however some chapters may award additional scholarship funds from their own treasuries. The Ottawa chapter will provide an additional $1,000.00.
All Chamberlain Scholars qualify for the discount conference registration rate regardless of when they register. Chamberlain Scholars are responsible for registering themselves for the conference and for making all travel and lodging arrangements.

Chapters will select their Chamberlain Scholar(s) based on the following criteria, which are established by the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy and may be supplemented by criteria set by the local AFP chapter:
  • Candidate is employed as a fundraising professional or, if candidate is an executive director, a substantial amount of time must be devoted to fundraising.
  • Candidate has never attended an AFP (or NSFRE) International Conference on Fundraising as a registered participant (unless as a member of the Conference Host Committee).
  • Candidate agrees to complete a post-conference online evaluation regarding his or her experience for the Scholarship Committee.
  • Only one individual from any local organization or institution may be selected.

In applying for the scholarship, kindly provide your updated Curriculum Vitae and complete the application form.



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