Miratel Solutions Sponsors AFP Toronto Fundraising Day 2012 for Second Straight Year

Miratel Solutions, a Toronto call centre, eBusiness and letter shop mail house specializing in professional fundraising services, are pleased to announce their continued sponsorship of AFP Greater Toronto Chapter’s Fundraising Day taking place Wednesday May 23rd, 2012.

Online PR News – 14-May-2012 – Toronto, Ontario – Miratel Solutions (Miratel) is a leading provider of professional fundraising services designed specifically to optimize fundraising performance and efficiencies for nonprofit organizations to maximize money earned. Since its inception in 2000, the company has successfully completed more than 45 million donor interactions via phone, web, fax and mail representing over $1.5 billion in gross fundraising revenue. Miratel’s client base boasts some of Canada’s largest and most reputable nonprofit organizations who rely on Miratel to provide expert telephone fundraising, lottery management, online fundraising, donation processing and other donor program management services.

Miratel’s alliance with these outstanding nonprofit organizations enforces the company’s dedication to ethical nonprofit fundraising standards which naturally led to Miratel’s Endorser Business Membership with AFP in 2010. AFP has been synonymous with the highest ethical standards in the fundraising professional sector for more than fifty years. AFP fosters a culture of growth and development through continuous education, training, mentoring, research, certification programs, industry events and advocacy.

Miratel has valued its partnership with AFP since it began and is thrilled to announce their corporate sponsorship of Fundraising Day 2012 for the second straight year. Having participated in this day-long event in 2011, Miratel is looking forward to networking with other like-minded professionals once again and participating in the many exceptional workshops geared to advance the knowledge and skills of fundraising professionals at all levels.

“Our dedication to the nonprofit fundraising sector is unwavering and we will continue to support the educational and inspiring events held by what we feel is the most important association within it, AFP” said Tracy Ritson, Managing Partner. “I have attended several AFP events and I am always impressed with the professional management, the calibre of attendees and members along with the exceptional sessions and networking events. I look forward to more of the same with Fundraising Day 2012.”

24 sessions will be available all aimed to provide the tools and techniques to handle today’s challenges and opportunities. Sessions are divided into three categories according to fundraising experience level:
• Green Level (Practical) Sessions are open to all delegates and are for those who are new to professional fundraising or want to learn more about a specific topic.
• Yellow Level (Strategic) Sessions are for experienced practitioners as they offer more advanced instruction for those with several years of fundraising experience.
• Red Level (Leadership) Sessions are for experts and senior leaders as they are exclusive to those with ten or more years of experience.

AFP will also be presenting the 2012 New Fundraising Professional award at the event luncheon to recognize an individual who has between two and five years of experience in fundraising and has been selected by peers due to their career achievements, personal volunteer service and a commitment to the profession.

The upcoming Fundraising Day is known for being the best one day conference of its kind within the industry and having attended last year, Miratel knows this is an accurate and well-deserved reputation. Miratel looks forward to participating once again as attendees, exhibitors and corporate sponsors.

Fundraising Day 2012 takes place Wednesday May 23, 2012 at Metro Convention Centre, North Building. Miratel will be located in booth 506.

About Miratel:
Since their launch, Miratel’s focus has been on building the reputation of their inbound call centre and outbound call centre services as the best provider of fundraising services including lottery fundraising for nonprofits wanting to successfully connect donors with their cause. Throughout the years, Miratel has maintained that same focus as their call centre services have grown to contact centre services as they now include online fundraising services along with letter shop mail solutions to support a variety of nonprofit fundraising initiatives.

Miratel is PCI compliant and the company’s provisioning includes a Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Plan to safeguard clients against service interruptions. To learn more about Miratel, including their services, history and Corporate Social Responsibility – CSR business policies, please visit miratelinc.com. You can also read their corporate blog at miratelinc.com/blog.

About AFP
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is the professional association for individuals responsible for generating philanthropic support for a wide variety of nonprofit, charitable organizations. The AFP advances philanthropy in society by enabling people and organizations to practice effective and ethical fundraising. AFP members and affiliates enable people and organizations to better serve diverse communities and the Association as a whole. AFP believes that to guarantee human freedom and social creativity, people must have the right to freely and voluntarily form organizations to meet perceived needs, advocate causes, and seek funds to support these activities.

AFP International represents over 30,000 members in 213 chapters in Canada, the United States, Mexico, and China. The largest chapter is AFP Greater Toronto with over 1200 members.
To learn more, visit afptoronto.org.

Contact Information
Angela Puzzolanti
MIratel Solutions
200-2501 Steeles Ave W
North York ON, M3J2P1