Pat riding at the farm




Professional Associations

Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP)
CAGP is the only organization in Canada that brings together charitable representatives with donor advisors in one professional association.

Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP)
The Association for Healthcare Philanthropy is the only association dedicated exclusively to advancing and promoting the health care development profession. Resource development professionals turn to AHP for the very latest in fundraising education and information.

Association for Professional Researchers for Advancement - Canada (APRA-Canada)
Membership is open to Canadian researchers, front-line fundraisers and others with an interest in the field of advancement research.

Association of Fundraising Professionals - AFP International
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is the professional association of individuals and organizations that generate philanthropic support for a wide variety of charitable institutions

AFP - Manitoba Chapter
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents 30,000 members in 197 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs. AFP Manitoba is a proud part of this international organization.

CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) International
CFRE International offers the only internationally-recognised baseline professional credential for philanthropic fundraising executives.

ARNOVA (Association for Research on Non Profit Organizations and Voluntary Action)
ARNOVA is a leading interdisciplinary community of people dedicated to fostering through research and education, the creation, application and dissemination of knowledge on nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, civil society and voluntary action.


Community Foundations of Canada
Community Foundations of Canada is the national membership organization for Canada’s Community Foundations.

The Foundation Centre
Established in 1956 and today supported by close to 600 foundations, the Foundation Center is a national nonprofit service organization recognized as the nation’s leading authority on organized philanthropy.

The Council on Foundations
The Council on Foundations is a national nonprofit association of more than 2,000 grantmaking foundations and corporations.

Media Resources

The Philanthropist
The Philanthropist is a quarterly journal for managers, directors, and legal and financial advisors of Canadian charitable organizations and foundations and for others involved in philanthropy and related areas.

Stanford Social Innovation Review
Strategies, tools and ideas for nonprofits, foundations and socially responsible businesses

Canadian Fundraising & Philanthropy
Since 1991, Canadian Fundraising & Philanthropy™ (formerly Canadian FundRaiser) has been updating nonprofit leaders on news, trends, tips and analysis of developments in the fields of fundraising and nonprofit management.

Governmental Resources

Canada Customs and Revenue Charities Information
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) registers qualifying organizations as charities, gives technical advice on operating a charity, and handles audit and compliance activities.

Fund Raising Software and Web Based Solutions

GiftWorks is affordable fundraising software for nonprofits: track donors, manage funds, run events, and conduct mailings easily.

Canada Helps
CanadaHelps, a Canadian charitable foundation, runs an online donations website to make secure internet donations to all registered Canadian charities.

Other Resources

Canada's supersite for the nonprofit sector. More than 3,500 pages of news, jobs, resources, how-to articles, volunteer and event listings, educational opportunities, and much more

Board Source
BoardSource is dedicated to advancing the public good by building exceptional nonprofit boards and inspiring board service. BoardSource strives to support and promote excellence in board service, is the premier source of cutting-edge thinking and resources related to nonprofit boards, and engages and develops the next generation of board leaders.

Charity Channel
CharityChannel is the Professional Home of Tens of Thousands of Nonprofit-Sector Professionals

Giving and Voluteering.ca
Designed to provide you with the statistics and resources developed from the National Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating.

Tunnelwood Studios
Web Design and Web Site Management with a focus on not for profit organizations, small business, art galleries and artists portfolio sites

News Articles

AFP Supports Research on History of Philanthropy in Canada

AFP Leadership Institute Arrives in Canada for First Time

Dating the Decision Makers
Article by Pat Porth reproduced with permission from Canadian FundRaiser®, Volume 13, Number 11, June 15, 2003