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If you are in or are thinking about the fundraising profession, either as a career or a volunteer experience, then we welcome you to be a part of this dynamic organization - the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). Imagine being part of a network of over 30,000 fundraising professionals worldwide; the knowledge at your fingertips is endless. You will have access to many educational opportunities - local and international, scholarships and resources to assist you in furthering the mission of your organization.

AFP Vancouver Island has more than 150 members, 12 of which have their professional fundraising certification (CFRE) and two Advanced Certified Fund Raising Executives (ACFRE). Through our mentorship program, we have the ability to match you with one of our senior fundraisers and/or we can connect you with a CFRE study group. We host regular education sessions, as well as networking ad social events. Our chapter also supports an annual scholarship and bursary program to help local fundraisers continue their professional education. We have members all over Vancouver Island and are proud to have been awarded the Ten Star Award again this year, insuring that our chapter maintains a level of excellence that further enhances the AFP experience of our members. 

I encourage you to reach out to me if you are interested in learning more about membership or getting involved as a volunteer. The benefits of joining AFP are endless... learn more and join today! We look forward to meeting you.

- Carly Milloy, Chapter President

carlymilloy@shaw.ca

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Jul 25 - President and CEO - Royal Ontario Museum Governors
The ROM Governors is seeking a President & Chief Executive Officer to lead our fundraising efforts in support of the Museum’s highest priorities, and to foster long-term sustainable relationships of exceptional value both to the institution and its donors. The President & CEO will oversee all private-sector fundraising and sponsorship programs for the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), and will be accountable for short and long-term planning associated with fundraising activities. This is an exciting era of transformation for the ROM, and this position is available due to the upcoming retirement of the incumbent in November 2014. The new President & CEO will have a tremendous opportunity to have a huge impact on the Museum’s next stage of growth and evolution. ... more >
Jul 18 - Job Posting: Development Manager, Victoria Women's Transition House Society
The Development Manager is responsible for fund development through donor relations, grant writing, and event planning. In addition, by managing a successful, comprehensive communication and marketing plan to enhance the agency image in an effort to promote the mission and values of the organization, thus complementing fundraising goals.The Development Manager is a member of the Leadership Team. ... more >
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(Aug. 18, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on learning how to tell stories from children’s books, what kind of year-end fundraising decisions you should be making NOW, an appeal list you should be checking (and checking twice), how to control others so they don’t ruin your nonprofit’s reputation, why corporations are partnering with nonprofits to boost their value, how to make the most out of email pre-headers and so much more! ... more >
Aug 13 - Stick With Us—We’ll Carry You Through Your Entire Fundraising Career!
(Aug. 13, 2014) From the first moment you realize you want to be a fundraiser, to the moment you reach that highest achievement that you’ve modeled your entire fundraising career over—AFP is there for you. As a study buddy, an endless pool of fundraising information, a place to meet fundraising fanatics like yourself and a place to help you grow. Use our Development Pathway to plan your fundraising career chock-full of AFP offerings! ... more >
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