2021 March - Newsletter

March 2021

Dear Colleagues,

Thank you for all you’ve done to make our communities stronger over the course of this tough year. As your reward, please consider setting aside the afternoons of June 7 and 8 for the always memorable, Maritime Fundraising Conference (MFC). Our theme, “The New Way Forward”, will help you and your team build and sharpen your skills as we make our way into the future of fundraising.

We are grateful for Global Philanthropic’s return as our Presenting Sponsors. Thank you. And many thanks to our tireless volunteers, and a host of generous sponsors, speakers, and partners for supporting of our sector.

What can you look forward to at MFC 2021?

  • Learning and networking, sprinkled with an abundance of fun throughout.
  • Fraser Green as our Keynote Speaker!
  • Many other well-known local and national speakers, too!
  • Two education tracks to choose from.
  • Most sessions will be recorded and shared.
  • Two half-days will ensure that we keep focused and fresh.
  • The Exhibitor Solutions Showcase with sponsor reps on hand to help you find solutions for your development needs.
  • Early Bird rates are in effect now.

At 11:00am on Day 2, we’ll start with our AGM, followed by our 2nd Annual Industry Awards. Nominations open soon, so now is the time to consider your 2021 nominee(s) in these categories:

  • Fundraising Innovation
  • Partner of the Year
  • Above and Beyond
  • Professional Fundraiser of the Year
  • Rising Star

In need of financial assistance? CanadaHelps has returned as our Education Sponsor to the cover registration fee for selected applicants. To apply, look for a notification coming soon. And there will also be other bursary opportunities geared toward our BIPOC communities, as well as small shops.

If you feel the same as me, you just can’t wait to see our fundraising colleagues again! Until then, take good care.

Yours in philanthropy,

Daphne Carter

President, AFP Nova Scotia

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Registration is now open for the 2021 Maritime Fundraising Conference! 

With the theme of “The New Way Forward”, our first 100% virtual MFC is on June 7 and 8, 2021.

This year’s MFC is bound to be an engaging, inspiring, and motivational conference loaded with the latest in fundraising and plenty of networking opportunities.

And people who register for MFC before April 6th are automatically entered to win back their registration!

We’ll begin Day 2 of our 2021 MFC with AFP Nova Scotia’s Annual General Meeting at 11:00 a.m. followed by the 2nd annual AFP Nova Scotia Professional Awards at 11:30 a.m.


2021 MFC CanadaHelps Bursaries 

In partnership with CanadaHelps, AFP Nova Scotia is proud to demonstrate its ongoing commitment to professional

development in the field of fundraising by providing financial support to waive the registration fee for the Maritime Fundraising Conference (MFC) for those who might not otherwise be able to attend.

Bursaries are available and open for application to all AFP members and non-members alike, regardless of geographical location.


2021 AFP Nova Scotia Professional Awards 

The awards are back this year! Start thinking about those fundraisers around you who inspire you, challenge you, support you, and encourage you.

Let's celebrate all the power of philanthropy, the fabulousness of our profession, and the people-power that makes it happen.


Vounteer Opportunities

Looking to connect with others in the sector, expand your network, and gain some new experiences? AFP Nova Scotia has a wide range of volunteer opportunities. 

The 2021 Maritime Fundraising Conference is proudly presented with the support of Global Philanthropic Canada Inc.

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Is AFP Membership on Your Radar?

Would you like your team to be more connected to our sector? Join AFP and become part of an international organization of development professionals. Did you know new Members can receive a special MFC discount of $50 off membership? And as a Member of AFP, you receive all the great benefits of Membership, including the Member rates at any of our monthly education session and the Maritime Fundraising Conference, as well as any of CAPG Nova Scotia’s events! 

Ben Trenaman, Chair of Membership, welcomes your questions.


T2 - Taxes and Trusts

Join CAGP NS, Yolanda Benoit of BC SPCA, and Patricia Ward of Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada to learn what you need to know about taxes and how you might increase your charity’s revenue resulting from an estate or Trust gift.

Date: Thursday, April 1

Time: 12 pm – 1:30 pm

Cost: $15 AFP Member / $20 Non-Member/Guest

This session counts for 1.5 CFRE Continuing Education Points.

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Membership Perk - Mentorship Program

Did you know that mentorship can help you accelerate your professional growth? A mentor can show you a clearer path with fewer obstacles, addressing the pragmatic side of fundraising.

"This is quite the match! I never would’ve imagined that you’d find a mentor with as many similar interests but I am so very grateful. I suppose this is the perk of working in the Maritime fundraising hub!" - Jill, Mentee

Become a mentor or mentee today! Email whitney.machin@mssociety.ca for more info!


AFP Nova Scotia Chapter named a 2021 Ten Star Gold Award Recipient

Every year, AFP, the largest association of professional fundraisers in the world, honours chapters for achieving goals that align with key objectives in its long-range strategic plan. Chapters receive the Ten Star Award for performing specific activities designed to increase professionalism within fundraising and public awareness of the importance of philanthropy. Just one-third of all AFP chapters are named Ten Star Chapters, so the AFP Nova Scotia Chapter is one of a select group of chapters to earn this honour.


Count Yourself In!

Thank you to everyone who donated to AFP Foundation for Philanthropy Canada this year as part of the Every Member Campaign (EMC).

Did you know that a percentage of your donation to the Foundation comes back to our Chapter? Your combined contributions ensures that 25% is returned to the Chapter!

Your support is providing educational opportunities and scholarships. In this way you are helping us make a difference in the causes we serve today and tomorrow.

Thank you in advance for your participation and for strengthening our profession and the communities we serve.

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Montreal, QC


Fund Development Manager

Halifax, NS

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To stimulate a world of generosity and positive social good through fundraising best practice.

AFP in Canada -- Mission Statement

The Association of Fundraising Professionals empowers individuals and organizations to practice ethical fundraising through professional education, networking, research and advocacy. 


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