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    Beginning Monday, February 27, through Tuesday, March 7, the AFP Connect discussion forums will be unavailable due to AFP's database transition. On March 7, AFP will launch a new membership database. We are undergoing this transition to better ...

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    Brian or others, do you have a olicy you are willing to share in regards to this?   ------------------------------ Jennifer Pinske CFEE (507)361-0440 ------------------------------

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    RE: Board Engagement Requirements-LIST ANONYMOUSLY

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    This message was posted by a user wishing to remain anonymous In my experience, approaching anyone with a "you have to" angle meets with resistance. I have had better luck meeting with board members individually to find out how they can best use their ...

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    Hello Development Colleagues! We recently invited a writer to speak at our October gala. What do you normally offer as an honorarium (beyond covering expenses)? In past years, we were told what the speaker charges. This time, we were asked to make ...

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    RE: Pride Swag

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    This is wonderful news! You may want to check with your local LGBTQ chamber of commerce regarding a list of LGBTQ suppliers in your area. Or you can also check with HRC who may have a list on their website.  ------------------------------ Alicia Wray ...

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    Thank you, Heath, for your question on modeling campaign revenue. While you mentioned that time and money are unknown variables at this point, you will need to come up with some estimates to create a model that projects annual campaign revenue for the ...

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  • ENGLISH À la fin d’octobre 2022, le Groupe de travail sur la détermination de mesures à prendre en matière de vérité et de réconciliation, issu d’une initiative conjointe entre le conseil d’administration d’AFP Canada et celui de la Fondation canadienne pour la philanthropie de l’AFP, a publié son rapport. Le groupe de travail a été mis sur pied suivant la confirmation de sépultures anonymes sur les terrains d’anciens pensionnats autochtones à Kamloops, en Colombie-Britannique, et dans d’autres...
  • FRANÇAIS In late October 2022, the Action Identification Working Group on Truth and Reconciliation, formed as a joint initiative between AFP Canada and the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada boards, released its report. The working group was set up following the confirmation of unmarked burial sites on the grounds of former Indian residential schools in Kamloops, B.C., and in other parts of Canada. Its focus was to determine possible actions that AFP in Canada could take on Truth and Reconciliation...
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