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Welcome to the AFP Nova Scotia Chapter! 

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents more than 30,000 members in 230+ chapters throughout the world. The association fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals – promoting high ethical standards in fundraising and working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education, and certification programs. The Nova Scotia Chapter is a volunteer-run organization dedicated to advocacy, education and upholding ethical standards on behalf of the membership and the philanthropic community of the Maritimes. With a membership of more than 125 fundraising professionals, volunteers, students and allied professionals, AFP Nova Scotia aspires to further educate, inspire and AFP members are better able to serve their profession and the public. Explore our site to learn more about who we are, how we advance philanthropy in Nova Scotia, and how you can benefit from being part of our organization.

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Nov 19 - Director, Annual Programs
The QEII Foundation inspires generosity to advance health care at the QEII Health Sciences Centre (QEII) in Halifax – Atlantic Canada’s leading health care institution. With its strong leadership and a culture of celebrating success, the QEII Foundation team is highly motivated and strives for continued growth and development. We are currently hiring for the position of: ... more >
Nov 25 - Member Comments Requested on New IRS Substantiation Regulations
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has proposed new regulations that would modify its requirements that nonprofits obtain a “contemporaneous written acknowledgement” for contributions of $250 or more, and AFP is requesting comments and concerns from members about the proposal. ... more >
Nov 25 - The Whats, Hows, and Whys of Major Gift Solicitation
(Nov. 25, 2015) The benefit of major gifts is obvious. But the process of identifying and securing them—that's not so obvious. We recently spoke with Vern Snyder, ACFRE, vice president for institutional advancement at the University of Toledo, on how to define and calculate a major gift and his upcoming Dec. 10 webinar, "The Whats, Hows and Whys of Major Gift Solicitations." ... more >
Nov 24 - AFP Top Ten (Week of November 25, 2015): Fundraising Ideas, Stories & Perspectives You May Have Missed!
(Nov. 25, 2015) How introverts can be very successful fundraisers is just one of the topics in this week’s Top Ten, which also includes posts on exercising your “gratitude muscle,” the number one way to destroy your chief development officer, the procrastinator’s guide to year-end fundraising, shaming a major donor and creating a culture of increasing giving. ... more >
Nov 18 - Election Results Mean New Public Policy Opportunities for Philanthropy
(Nov. 18, 2015) On November 4, 2015 Justin Trudeau was sworn in as the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada. What does his new government, along with his 30-member Cabinet, mean for fundraising and philanthropy? ... more >
Nov 18 - Celebrating National Philanthropy Every Day
In a moving tribute to National Philanthropy Day, Roger Ali, CFRE, chair-elect of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada, shares how we all can make a difference through small acts and a giving heart. ... more >