Dear Members and Friends of the AFP SEO Chapter,
It is with immense excitement and gratitude that I write this message as we celebrate a momentous milestone in our journey - 20 incredible years of the AFP SEO Chapter!
Two decades ago, a group of passionate individuals came together with a shared vision to advance the art and science of fundraising in our community. They planted the seeds of this remarkable organization, nurturing it with dedication, hard work, and an unwavering commitment to the causes we hold dear. Today, we stand on the shoulders of those pioneers, honouring their legacy and the rich tapestry of accomplishments that have shaped our chapter.
As we look back on our remarkable journey, we reflect on the many lives we've touched, the positive impact we've had on countless non-profits, and the bonds of friendship and collaboration that have strengthened our community. We celebrate the triumphs, the challenges overcome, and the invaluable lessons learned. It's a time to remember and cherish the foundation upon which we've built our chapter.
Yet, even as we cherish our past, we must also set our sights on the future. The next 20 years offer us a world of opportunities and challenges. Our mission to support and inspire fundraisers remains as vital as ever, but the tools and strategies at our disposal continue to evolve. We must adapt, innovate, and continue to be a beacon of excellence in the fundraising profession.
Our commitment to excellence, ethics, and education will guide us forward. Let us envision a future where we embrace new technologies, where we champion diversity, equity, and inclusion, and where we empower the next generation of fundraisers to carry the torch of philanthropy. The path ahead may be uncertain, but with the dedication of our board members and the enduring spirit of our chapter, I have no doubt that we will rise to the occasion.
As we mark this incredible 20-year milestone, I want to express my deepest appreciation to every member, volunteer, partner, and supporter who has played a part in our journey. Your passion, expertise, and unwavering support have been the driving force behind our success.
Let us come together, not only to celebrate our past achievements but to ignite the flames of excitement for the years to come. Our chapter's future is bright, and I am honoured to be part of this incredible community as we continue to inspire, support, and make a difference. Here's to the next 20 years and beyond! Together, we will write the next 20 years of our story, one that is filled with even greater impact, innovation, and inspiration. Thank you for being an integral part of the AFP SEO Chapter. Together, we will shape the future of fundraising in South Eastern Ontario.
With enthusiasm and gratitude,
AFP SEO Chapter President