Banff Compass 2017 - Inspiring Your Future; Leading Through Transition
May
8
to May 11

Banff Compass 2017 - Inspiring Your Future; Leading Through Transition

We're excited to be sponsoring this amazing conference for fundraisers and change makers in our industry.

Plus learn from our bold leaders; Andrea McManus, Scott Decksheimer, and Vincent Duckworth as they share their expertise in panels and education programs.

With the stunning Canadian Rockies as a backdrop, be inspired and learn from international industry experts including Vu Lee, Martha Schumacher, Bernard Ross and Tony Myers in more than 30 educational sessions.

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Governor General’s Conference on Giving: Working Together for the Common Good
Apr
27
8:30 AM08:30

Governor General’s Conference on Giving: Working Together for the Common Good

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, seeks to deepen our understanding of the factors that motivate Canadians to give and the barriers that limit their ability to do so. That’s why he is pleased to host a one-day conference‎ entitled Working Together for the Common Good.

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Nov
22
12:00 PM12:00

Webinar: How to Innovate With Confidence

ViTrēo, to commemorate our one-year anniversary as a company, is making a gift to fundraising in Canada by sponsoring the 2016 AFP Canada Foundation webinar from the AFP Congress in Toronto.

Lucy Gower

Innovation seems to mean something different depending on who you ask, so it’s no wonder so many organisations struggle with how to innovate with confidence. For charities, innovation is a survival strategy. It is not just the realm of green bean bags and whacky ideas; it is about solving strategic problems, spotting opportunities and making good ideas happen to maximize your income and impact. In this workshop, you will learn proven innovation tactics from successful companies, entrepreneurs and charities. You will leave with a set of tools to build your innovation skills, including identifying where to focus your ideas, how to develop your personal creativity, build your resilience and manage expectations because the simple fact is that not all of your ideas will be successful. This session is for any fundraiser who wants to be more strategic, more creative and raise more money.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. How to take a strategic approach to innovation and problem solving
  2. Practiced ways to develop your own personal creativity
  3. Learned proven ways to build a culture of innovation with your team
  4. Have a strategy to get the ideas with most potential to market
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Nov
1
11:30 AM11:30

The Math Behind A Major Gift

AFP Saskatoon Presents: The Math Behind A Major Gift - A workshop and Luncheon featuring guest speaker Vincent Duckworth, CFRE.

Session Description:

You have been asked to run a $5 million campaign. You have little or no front-line fundraising staff. Your board and your CEO know you will need resources to ensure campaign success and you have been asked to make a presentation to the board of directors on what the campaign needs to be successful. Eeek!

Where do you start? How do you make this rational for your leadership?

You will leave this session with the answers to these questions. Over the course of this interactive workshop, we will explore where to start (hint: you start with the campaign goal), how fundraising principles are used to build on this to take you to the answers your leadership wants and needs.

Along the way, you will gain a new appreciation (and love) for your gift chart. You will learn a bulletproof method for extending this information into gift officer activity levels. Finally, you will be able to make a strong recommendation on just how many people you need to hire.

Fear not! This session is firmly rooted in reality. The practical application of time-tested fundraising principles will be forged with the practical realities of working with real fundraisers. All of this will produce an outcome that represents a professional and realistic approach to determining your fundraising resource needs.

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Oct
13
5:45 PM17:45

Time, Treasure, Talent: Women in Philanthropy

Time, Treasure, Talent: Women in Philanthropy presents reflections from the unique perspective of female philanthropists.

The Canadian Red Cross, who has a proud history of women involved in their humanitarian work, invites you to join the conversation with the dynamic panelists as they share personal stories and explore the unique factors motivating and influencing women's philanthropic decisions today.

To RSVP please contact: Alen Okanovic (403) 541-6121

Andrea is presenting.

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Feb
4
7:30 AM07:30

AFP Edmonton and Area Breakfast Workshop with Scott Decksheimer

Breakfast presentation:
Growing donors in an uncertain economy ... Your board is asking. Your team is wondering. The news says this is bad and maybe getting worse. Can we raise money when the economy is in crisis? 

Join Scott Decksheimer in a discussion and presentation based on data, practice and observations from economic downturns in the past. Scott previously joined Brian Bowman to complete research into this topic to better inform professionals of the impact of economic uncertainty, how it is best overcome and even seen as an opportunity. This session will examine how you can best position your work, your development office activity and your mission to your donors for success all based on real experience as fundraising professionals and the recent research.

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Jan
20
11:30 AM11:30

AFP Central Alberta Chapter Luncheon Presentation with Vincent Duckworth

  • Red Deer College (Cornerstone Lounge) (map)
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The Math Behind a Major Gift

You have been asked to run a $5 million campaign. You have little or no front-line fundraising staff. Your board and your CEO know you will need resources to ensure campaign success and you have been asked to make a presentation to the board of directors on what the campaign needs to be successful. Eeek!

Where do you start? How do you make this rational for your leadership?

We will explore where to start (hint: you start with the campaign goal), how fundraising principles are used to build on this to take you to the answers your leadership wants and needs.

Along the way, you will gain a new appreciation (and love) for your gift chart. You will learn a bulletproof method for extending this information into gift officer activity levels. Finally, you will be able to make a strong recommendation on just how many people you need to hire.

Fear not! This session is firmly rooted in reality. The practical application of time-tested fundraising principles will be forged with the practical realities of working with real fundraisers. All of this will produce an outcome that represents a professional and realistic approach to determining your fundraising resource needs.

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