For the first time, this popular face-to-face introductory course will be available in Waterloo this Spring starting April 12 to May 26, 2016. The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course is composed of seven modules that have been designed by experienced fundraising professionals to meet the real-world needs and challenges nonprofit organizations face every day. This course includes case studies and video segments, making the learning experience both substantive and enjoyable.



The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada and Mackenzie Investments are teaming up to offer Canadian fundraising professionals working for charitable and non-profit organizations, the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in fundraising. Financial scholarships, up to a maximum of $1000, are being offered to cover registration and travel costs for educational programs at the local, national and/or international level.


If you are thinking about writing your CFRE in the next 12 months, you may want to consider joining a study group.  Becoming CFRE-certified increases credibility, improves career opportunities, develops skills and knowledge, demonstrates commitment and enhances professional image.  All the upcoming application and testing dates are listed at the bottom of this message but for more information on the application process, testing and just general information about obtaining your CFRE, you can visit




Trends to Watch in 2016

It’s a new year so that means it’s time to look ahead to see what trends will shape charities in 2016.

Getting a head start on 2016 is the team behind Nonprofit Content Marketing 2016: Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends. Produced by Content Marketing Institute in association with Blackbaud and sponsored by FusionSpark Media, the sixth annual content marketing survey includes insights from more than 400 nonprofit marketers in North America.

Welcome to your AFP Golden Horseshoe Chapter web site

This is your website. If you are a development professional, fundraising volunteer or passionate philanthropist, our chapter welcomes you. We exist to serve our members and fundraising community.  We are committed to providing you with the tools that you need to advance your charity's mission or propel your career and knowledge forward. Through our events, job listings and professional development offerings, we give you many opportunities and ways to connect with your colleagues and peers in our wonderful sector, from your neighbourhood to the corners of our chapter. Thank you for visiting.