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AFP is the professional association and global community for fundraisers committed to a code of ethics and standards, education, research, and building the profession. It’s a place for people and organizations dedicated to creating impact through philanthropy.

AFP Central Ontario Chapter is committed to these ideals and to you, your career, and to helping YOU change the world. Join us!

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

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Association of Fundraising Professionals AFP Canada Central Ontario Chapter
Association of Fundraising Professionals AFP Canada Central Ontario Chapter
Nominations due at 5PM today!

Click the link to nominate a deserving youth or group of youth in your community for the Youth in Philanthropy Award!
https://afpcentralontario.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/2022-Youth-Individual-Group-Award-Nomination-Form-1-1.pdf

Click the link to nominate the mentor in your life for the Eric Dean Mentor of the Year Award!
https://afpcentralontario.ca/events-and-education/national-philanthropy-day/eric-dean-mentor-of-the-year-award/

Join us at the event on November 30th! Register here:
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5640955

More about the awards:

Youth in Philanthropy

AFP Central Ontario Chapter established a Youth Individual or Group in Philanthropy Award to be presented in recognition of outstanding volunteerism and leadership by youth.
This award recognizes service by an individual ages 10–23 who demonstrate outstanding commitment to the community through direct financial support, development of charitable programs, volunteering and leadership in philanthropy. Nominees will be judged based on work done while they were 10–23 years old.
One of the Chapter’s central roles is to broaden the public’s awareness of the value of philanthropy. Additionally, the Chapter feels a responsibility to foster coming generations of volunteers, donors, and professionals in the charitable sector. By establishing this award the chapter hopes to serve both aims while giving richly deserved recognition to the efforts of youth, who are involved in philanthropic activities.
AFP Central Ontario graciously acknowledges the amazing support of the Youth in Philanthropy Award provided by Telus.
Nominations are due November 23 at 5 pm.
Send in your nomination here and let's celebrate the youth in our communities!

Eric Dean Mentor of the Year Award

Mentorship plays a key role in supporting and developing a successful career, and deserves to be celebrated.

#philanthropy #community #leadership #development #youth #afp #barrie #Muskoka #Orillia #innisfil #alliston #collingwood #midland #simcoecounty
Association of Fundraising Professionals AFP Canada Central Ontario Chapter
Association of Fundraising Professionals AFP Canada Central Ontario Chapter
Throughout November, more than 50,000 people across North America, including members of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, celebrate National Philanthropy Day® in recognition of the extraordinary difference made to communities across Canada by those involved as volunteers, donors and leaders.

Our Chapter celebrates this day each year by drawing attention to the powerful impact of young people through our Youth in Philanthropy Award, and honouring the contribution of mentors in the fundraising field through The Eric Dean Mentor Award.

Join us on November 30 in Orillia for our National Philanthropy Day Celebration. Event details and registration: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5640955

Chris Locke, one of the philanthropic owners of Orillia and Port Sydney Home Hardware locations will be our guest speaker for this event. Chris comes from a fundraising background and understands the challenges associated with the role of major gift acquisition and fundraising planning. He and his fellow owners are ongoing philanthropic donors and have given hundreds of thousands to the greater Orillia and Muskoka areas. Join us to hear why their team feel it is critical to support and give back to their communities.

Awards being presented:

Youth in Philanthropy Award
Eric Dean Mentor Award

Nomination forms available below and are due November 23 at 5 PM https://afpcentralontario.ca/events-and-education/national-philanthropy-day/
Association of Fundraising Professionals AFP Canada Central Ontario Chapter
Association of Fundraising Professionals AFP Canada Central Ontario Chapter
Nominate the mentor in your life for the Eric Dean Mentor of the Year Award! Nominations are due Nov. 23 at 5 pm. Mentorship plays a key role in supporting and developing a successful career, and deserves to be celebrated.

All the details here: https://afpcentralontario.ca/events-and-education/national-philanthropy-day/eric-dean-mentor-of-the-year-award/
Join us on Nov. 30 for our National Philanthropy Day Celebration. Event details and registration: https://t.co/dXX9sZMSvw

Chris Locke, one of the Orillia and Port Sydney Home Hardware owners will be our guest speaker. Prepare to be inspired and enjoy quality networking time! https://t.co/odUKAq1p7G
AFPCentralON photo
Nominations for the Youth in Philanthropy and Eric Dean Mentor Award due at 5PM today!

For more information click here:
https://t.co/x4x2EMgjFh https://t.co/mImOzCu5Rm
AFPCentralON photo
Join us on November 30 in Orillia for our National Philanthropy Day Celebration. Event details and registration: https://t.co/79cCVLdWsj

Chris Locke, one of the philanthropic owners of Orillia and Port Sydney Home Hardware locations will be our guest speaker for this event. https://t.co/aP7ocdkt9m
AFPCentralON photo
Nominate the mentor in your life for the Eric Dean Mentor of the Year Award! Nominations are due Nov. 23 at 5 pm. Mentorship plays a key role in supporting and developing a successful career, and deserves to be celebrated.

All the details here: https://t.co/N02OQHnCFn

#mentoring https://t.co/awA3SKtN8F
AFPCentralON photo
Nominate a deserving youth or group of youth in your community for the Youth in Philanthropy Award.
Nominations are due Nov. 23 at 5 pm.

Find all the details at the link below and let's celebrate the youth in our communities!
https://t.co/Tf7xoOgdep

#philanthropy #youth https://t.co/xpM8uZMWrR
AFPCentralON photo
Registration is now open! Join us to hear from a local philanthropic donor, and to present two awards to local fundraisers.
See you there!
https://t.co/dXX9sZNql4
#Orillia #simcoecounty #npd #fundraising #professionaldevelopment #NationalPhilanthropyDay #philanthropy https://t.co/zd5vrUYGGz
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Association of Fundraising Professionals AFP Canada Central Ontario Chapter
Association of Fundraising Professionals AFP Canada Central Ontario Chapter
Nominations due at 5PM today!

Click the link to nominate a deserving youth or group of youth in your community for the Youth in Philanthropy Award!
https://afpcentralontario.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/2022-Youth-Individual-Group-Award-Nomination-Form-1-1.pdf

Click the link to nominate the mentor in your life for the Eric Dean Mentor of the Year Award!
https://afpcentralontario.ca/events-and-education/national-philanthropy-day/eric-dean-mentor-of-the-year-award/

Join us at the event on November 30th! Register here:
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5640955

More about the awards:

Youth in Philanthropy

AFP Central Ontario Chapter established a Youth Individual or Group in Philanthropy Award to be presented in recognition of outstanding volunteerism and leadership by youth.
This award recognizes service by an individual ages 10–23 who demonstrate outstanding commitment to the community through direct financial support, development of charitable programs, volunteering and leadership in philanthropy. Nominees will be judged based on work done while they were 10–23 years old.
One of the Chapter’s central roles is to broaden the public’s awareness of the value of philanthropy. Additionally, the Chapter feels a responsibility to foster coming generations of volunteers, donors, and professionals in the charitable sector. By establishing this award the chapter hopes to serve both aims while giving richly deserved recognition to the efforts of youth, who are involved in philanthropic activities.
AFP Central Ontario graciously acknowledges the amazing support of the Youth in Philanthropy Award provided by Telus.
Nominations are due November 23 at 5 pm.
Send in your nomination here and let's celebrate the youth in our communities!

Eric Dean Mentor of the Year Award

Mentorship plays a key role in supporting and developing a successful career, and deserves to be celebrated.

#philanthropy #community #leadership #development #youth #afp #barrie #Muskoka #Orillia #innisfil #alliston #collingwood #midland #simcoecounty
Association of Fundraising Professionals AFP Canada Central Ontario Chapter
Association of Fundraising Professionals AFP Canada Central Ontario Chapter
Throughout November, more than 50,000 people across North America, including members of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, celebrate National Philanthropy Day® in recognition of the extraordinary difference made to communities across Canada by those involved as volunteers, donors and leaders.

Our Chapter celebrates this day each year by drawing attention to the powerful impact of young people through our Youth in Philanthropy Award, and honouring the contribution of mentors in the fundraising field through The Eric Dean Mentor Award.

Join us on November 30 in Orillia for our National Philanthropy Day Celebration. Event details and registration: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5640955

Chris Locke, one of the philanthropic owners of Orillia and Port Sydney Home Hardware locations will be our guest speaker for this event. Chris comes from a fundraising background and understands the challenges associated with the role of major gift acquisition and fundraising planning. He and his fellow owners are ongoing philanthropic donors and have given hundreds of thousands to the greater Orillia and Muskoka areas. Join us to hear why their team feel it is critical to support and give back to their communities.

Awards being presented:

Youth in Philanthropy Award
Eric Dean Mentor Award

Nomination forms available below and are due November 23 at 5 PM https://afpcentralontario.ca/events-and-education/national-philanthropy-day/
Association of Fundraising Professionals AFP Canada Central Ontario Chapter
Association of Fundraising Professionals AFP Canada Central Ontario Chapter
Nominate the mentor in your life for the Eric Dean Mentor of the Year Award! Nominations are due Nov. 23 at 5 pm. Mentorship plays a key role in supporting and developing a successful career, and deserves to be celebrated.

All the details here: https://afpcentralontario.ca/events-and-education/national-philanthropy-day/eric-dean-mentor-of-the-year-award/
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Join us on Nov. 30 for our National Philanthropy Day Celebration. Event details and registration: https://t.co/dXX9sZMSvw

Chris Locke, one of the Orillia and Port Sydney Home Hardware owners will be our guest speaker. Prepare to be inspired and enjoy quality networking time! https://t.co/odUKAq1p7G
AFPCentralON photo
Nominations for the Youth in Philanthropy and Eric Dean Mentor Award due at 5PM today!

For more information click here:
https://t.co/x4x2EMgjFh https://t.co/mImOzCu5Rm
AFPCentralON photo
Join us on November 30 in Orillia for our National Philanthropy Day Celebration. Event details and registration: https://t.co/79cCVLdWsj

Chris Locke, one of the philanthropic owners of Orillia and Port Sydney Home Hardware locations will be our guest speaker for this event. https://t.co/aP7ocdkt9m
AFPCentralON photo
Nominate the mentor in your life for the Eric Dean Mentor of the Year Award! Nominations are due Nov. 23 at 5 pm. Mentorship plays a key role in supporting and developing a successful career, and deserves to be celebrated.

All the details here: https://t.co/N02OQHnCFn

#mentoring https://t.co/awA3SKtN8F
AFPCentralON photo
Nominate a deserving youth or group of youth in your community for the Youth in Philanthropy Award.
Nominations are due Nov. 23 at 5 pm.

Find all the details at the link below and let's celebrate the youth in our communities!
https://t.co/Tf7xoOgdep

#philanthropy #youth https://t.co/xpM8uZMWrR
AFPCentralON photo
Registration is now open! Join us to hear from a local philanthropic donor, and to present two awards to local fundraisers.
See you there!
https://t.co/dXX9sZNql4
#Orillia #simcoecounty #npd #fundraising #professionaldevelopment #NationalPhilanthropyDay #philanthropy https://t.co/zd5vrUYGGz
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