Local Fundraiser Named 2018-19 AFP Fellow in Inclusion and Philanthropy Program
Hospice Georgian Triangle (HGT) is pleased to announce that our Donor Relations Coordinator, Janet Fairbridge, has been accepted as a 2018-19 Fellow in the Association of Fundraising Professionals Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada Fellowship in Inclusion and Philanthropy Program.
The goal of the program is to build the capacity of emerging fundraising leaders that reflect the diversity of our communities. To this end, the Fellowship will provide dedicated education, professional development and mentorship to 20 mid-level and emerging nonprofit professionals from across Canada, representing a wide range of cultural backgrounds and interests.
“To remain strong and vibrant, the Canadian nonprofit sector and the fundraising profession must reflect the changing nature of Canada and its citizens,” said Roger Ali, CFRE, chair of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada. “I’m so excited about the Fellowship program because it brings together so many great new perspectives in the profession and the sector. These Fellows represent the future of our sector and, in many ways, our country, and we’re excited to be able to support them as they work to support all Canadians.”
The Fellows will engage in inclusion-oriented education, specialized training, networking activities, one-on-one mentorship and professional contributions. The Fellows will each work on an individual project focusing on diversity and inclusion in policy development within their organizations and/or the philanthropic sector.
HGT’s Executive Director, Kelly Borg said “this opportunity speaks to the quality of the fundraising expertise we have in Janet and at HGT. Through our recent HPCO Accreditation, we are continuing our quality improvement plans and this fellowship with AFP will provide important guidance to ensure HGT is utilizing best practices for Inclusion and Diversity in our community. We want to send warmest thanks to AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada for providing this incredible opportunity to one of our own. Please join me in congratulating Janet on this achievement!”
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada is a registered charity which raises funds for educational programs (conferences, seminars, webinars) offered across the country; provides bursaries and scholarships to fundraisers to develop their professional capacities; funds and conducts research into fundraising and philanthropy in Canada; and encourages and promotes diversity and inclusion in philanthropy and the fundraising profession. Established in 1998, the Foundation has a history of promoting philanthropy and supporting the fundraising profession in Canada.