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2014 AJFCA & IAJVS Annual Conference
Inspiring Creativity in a Changing World 
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                   May 4-6, 2014

               Montreal, Quebec
Deadline for KOVOD Awards is this Friday!

Don't miss out on your opportunity to share your agency's excellence with your colleagues in our network.
AJFCA is pleased to sponsor the 2014 Kovod Awards competition for the following categories: 
  • Effective Response to Changes in Health & Human Services
  • Meaningful Engagement of Young Adults
  • Sustained Success: Programs with Staying Power
Winners will be recognized at the 2014 Annual Conference with a reception in their honor, mention in the conference mobile app, and during the annual awards ceremony.
The deadline for submissions is 2 pm EST, Friday, February 7, 2014.
Click here for category descriptions and more detail.
Additional Award Deadlines


The deadline for submissions is February 14, 2014.

Click here for the Kaplan Award Guidelines



The deadline for submissions is February 21, 2014.

Click here for the Distinguished Service Award Guidelines



The deadline for submissions is February 21, 2014.

Click here for the Leadership Award Guidelines


For questions regarding the 2014 AJFCA Annual Conference Awards, please email Jennie Gates Beckman.    

Mitch Joel to Speak Monday Morning
Mitch Joel will speak Monday morning after AJFCA & IAJVS award presentations on Bringing Nonprofits into the Digital Marketing World.

Mitch Joel is President of Twist Image - one of the largest independent Digital Marketing agencies in North America. Marketing Magazine dubbed him the "Rock Star of Digital Marketing" and called him, "one of North America's leading digital visionaries." Mitch is a past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Marketing Association and a former Board Member of the Interactive Advertising Bureau of Canada.


Mitch speaks frequently to diverse groups like Wal-Mart, Starbucks, Nestle, Procter and Gamble, Unilever and has shared the stage with former President of the United States, Bill Clinton, Sir Richard Branson, Malcolm Gladwell, Anthony Robbins, Tom Peters and Dr. Phil.


Mitch is a regular columnist for the Harvard Business Review, The Huffington Post and other magazines and newspapers. His first book, Six Pixels of Separation (published by Grand Central Publishing - Hachette Book Group), named after his successful Blog and Podcast is a business and marketing bestseller. His latest book, CTRL ALT Delete, (also published by Grand Central Publishing) was released in May 2013.


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New information on this year's conference program is being added to our website as it's confirmed. 

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Learn French!
Montreal's official language is French but both French and English are commonly spoken there. If you don't already speak any French, it's a good idea to learn some French words and phrases before you visit. Although English is commonly spoken, it is polite to first approach someone in French to ask if they speak English.
Hello; Good day - Bonjour
Good evening - Bonsoir
My name is Howard. - Je m'appelle Howard.
What's your name? - Comment vous appellez-vous?
Nice to meet you. - Enchanté (for men) / Enchantée (for women)
How are you? - (Comment) ça va?
I'm fine, thank you. - Bien, merci.
And you? - Et vous?
Excuse me - Pardon, excusez-moi
Do you speak English? - Parlez vous anglais?
Yes - Oui
No - Non
Where is the restroom? - Où sont les toilettes?
Please - s'il vous plait
How much is it? - C'est combien?
Thank you. - Merci.
You're welcome. - Je vous en prie.  -OR-  de rien.
Goodbye. - Au revoir.
I'm sorry. - Excusez-moi, s'il vous plaît.
Check, please. - L'addition, s'il-vous-plaît.