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AFPNB Lunch & Learn - 23-March-2021

An online event

We were thrilled to welcome AFPNB board member, Sheree Allison, CFRE to talk about her new book, The Nonprofit Book of Wisdom: One Executive Director Who Couldn't Be Swayed. Sheree's book is a series of vignettes designed to help nonprofit executive directors navigate the ups and downs of managing staff, boards, fundraising, all with the goal of building strong, mission-focused organizations. 

Congratulations on adding published author to your resume, Sheree!

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National Philanthropy Day 15-Nov-2019

Moncton, NB

Our exciting 2019 National Philanthropy Day line-up featured professional development sessions presented by industry experts John Lepp and Emma Lewzey, followed by a keynote luncheon with Diane and Bernard Lord co-hosted by AFP New Brunswick Chapter and the Rotary Club of Moncton West and Riverview. Read more about the event here...

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AFPNB Lunch & Learn 27-May-2019

Pitch Perfect: Asking for Corporate Sponsorship - Saint John
Tina Murphy, Manager Community Banking & External Events, TD Bank Group, Atlantic Region

AFPNB Lunch & LearnHuge thanks to Tina Murphy from TD Bank Group for leading us in a highly informative presentation and transparent conversation on preparing a strong corporate request. Drawing from over a decade of corporate philanthropy experience, Tina shared her insights on best practices for strong corporate proposals.


AFPNB Annual General Meeting, 23-May-2019

Moncton, NB

AFPNB AGMWe were so energized to have Lisa Davey, VP of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Canada visit for our AGM! (Lisa is standing in the front left of the photo - next to the AFP banner) 

Lisa made a stop in Moncton as part of her first Atlantic Canada tour in her new role. She is a seasoned fundraising executive with experience in the healthcare, educational, sports and cultural sectors.

Her visit was an opportunity to connect one-on-one with members and to share how AFP can support members in their nonprofit and fundraising career development.

Thank you for sharing all the great work AFP is doing on behalf of members and new benefits available through AFP membership, Lisa!

Give & Grow: National Philanthropy Day (Nov 15) 2018

Community Leaders Share Why They Give Back on National Philanthropy Day
Moncton, NB

AFPNB_GiveGrow2.jpgWith support from National Bank and BrainWorks Marketing Inc., AFPNB hosted Give & Grow, a fireside chat-style luncheon that featured local philanthropists, Andrée Savoie, President & CEO of Adelin Properties and David Hawkins, CEO and founding partner, BrainWorks Marketing Inc.

Danielle Boucher, AFPNB member and event moderator led the two business leaders in a discussion about why giving back matters, how to engage a new generation of philanthropists, and how both traditional media and social media can help charities and non-profits engage their audiences and fulfill their missions.

“When we work together, we are able to fix all of society’s issues,” said David Hawkins. “For example, we’re facing a homelessness crisis in Moncton right now. Let’s face it – it’s not just ‘someone else’s problem’ - that could be any of us. The question is, are we ready and willing to work toward a solution? We need to be assertive, aggressive, and progressive about finding solutions. And we need to think of giving back not just as a duty but as a privilege.”

National Philanthropy Day® is special day set aside to increase awareness of the importance of giving by recognizing the achievements of donors, volunteers, fundraisers, and charitable organisations. National Philanthropy Day has been celebrated by communities across the globe since 1986, with Canada being the first country to officially recognize it permanently in 2012, setting a new model for other countries to follow.

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Developing Communications for your Nonprofit or Charity

September 26, 2018
Saint John, NB

Developing-Communications_AFP-400px.pngAFPNB members John Wong, CFRE and Christine Gilliland led attendees on an exploration of some common misconceptions around nonprofit communication focus and priorities. Topics included the importance of Culture of Philanthropy and Donor-Centered Fundraising to achieve development outcomes - plus - how to create your Case for Support, an integral component to your communications plan.

AFP New Brunswick Chapter Annual General Meeting


Fredericton, NB

We hosted our third Annual General Meeting at the Beaverbrook Gallery on Thursday, May 24th.

This free event, with a light lunch provided, included the Chapter’s brief AGM and a presentation and Q & A session with Paul Dyer from the Windsor Foundation.

In addition, The Beaverbrook Gallery kindly offered a 50% discount to anyone wishing to tour the Gallery afterward.

About The Windsor Foundation
The Windsor Foundation’s objectives within the Maritime Provinces are to support programs, projects, and initiatives in the general community that provide services to, or benefits for:

  • Disadvantaged or vulnerable youth and seniors.
  • The mentally/physically challenged.
  • Support for innovative higher education programs and initiatives in universities and community colleges.

About Paul Dyer
Paul is a graduate of Saint Mary’s University in Halifax. After a long career with Scotiatrust based in Montreal, Ottawa and Halifax. Paul retired 3 years ago as Regional Vice-President having had responsibility for Quebec and the Atlantic. He recently served as volunteer Board Chair of the Halifax Dartmouth YMCA, the IWK Health Centre Foundation and Saint Mary’s University. He is currently Director and Secretary/Treasurer of The Windsor Foundation and a Director of the Sir Christopher Ondaatje Theatre Foundation in Chester, NS.

AFP-NB #MeetUp in Moncton - April 12th, 2018

big THANK YOU to our sponsors and organizers - Marc Lapointe of JML Fundraising Consultants, Danielle Boucher of Global Philanthropic,
and Maureen Pellerin of Sustainability Fundraising Management for making our MeetUp in Moncton a fantastic success!


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Professional Development Workshop - November 15th, 2017

Saint John, NB

Our Building a Successful Fundraising Plan workshop in commemoration of National Philanthropy Day on November 15th was a huge success! 42 people from 34 organizations attended – with one from out of the province.

Over 75 percent of the attendees surveyed after the all-day workshop rated it “Very good” to “Excellent”.

Surveyed attendees were also interested in future session on professional fundraising and organizational readiness, with developing corporate gifts and sponsorship, and marketing and communications for nonprofits the topmost subjects.

Building a Successful Fundraising Plan Workshop
Danielle Boucher and Sheree Allison present at Building a Successful Fundraising Plan on Nov 15, 2017


Thank you very much to all the presenters, Sheree Allison, Gerry Backs, Danielle Boucher (Dani Bee), Scot DeJong, Kelly Redmond Evans, Tasha O'Donnell, Donna Redmond Gates and John Wong, and special luncheon guest speaker, Kate Shannon.

Special thanks to Key Industries, The Greater Saint John Community Foundation and Way Up Strategic Solutions for their generous support!

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