Monday, November 26, 2007

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AFP Resource Center

Canadian Giving Trends

Here are some online references to Canadian Giving Trends.

From AFP

This article discusses Canadian Giving

this article discusses Canadian Giving for Health Care.

A variety of resources here

Including the link below with reference to page 11.

Establishing a Nonprofit Organization

Q: How do I begin to establish my nonprofit organization?
A: There are several steps that will need to be taken before incorporating your nonprofit organization. This process will include creating a name for your nonprofit organization, applying for tax-exempt status with the IRS, considering board members or advisory groups as required by state law, writing a mission statement and articles of incorporation, etc.

You will also need to hire a lawyer to help with tax-exemption application and institution of personnel policies. An accounting system and property, health and life insurance will be required as well. Please be sure to consult your secretary of state’s office for specific requirements.

Here are some useful links to consider for more information:

Friday, November 02, 2007

AFP Ready Reference Series

Q: I’ve heard great things about the AFP Ready Reference Series. Where can I get more information/order a copy of these materials?

A: For more information about the AFP Ready Reference Series, please visit the AFP National website at:
You may also contact the AFP Professional Advancement Department at with any questions, concerns and/or orders.