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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 Presidentlinked intwitterfacebook

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Aug 19 - Resource Development Manager
The Resource Development Manager is responsible for fund development through donor relations, grant writing, and event planning. In addition, they will also be 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 Resource Development Manager is a member of the Executive Team. ... more >
Aug 19 - Development Manager
Overview For 40 years, Victoria Women's Transition House Society (VWTH) has been providing emergency shelter, counselling, support and services to women, with and without children, fleeing domestic abuse. We operate an 18-bed emergency shelter, 24-Crisis and Information Line and more than a dozen additional programs and services for our clients. VWTH is looking for an experienced, committed, creative, energetic Development Manager with strong fundraising and communication skills to join a small but mighty development team. Our successful Development Manager is a hard working experienced development professional with integrity and tenacity, who is not afraid to make the case - or the ask; a strong writer who can find the stories, write the stories and has an excellent eye for detail; and a sunny personality who will pitch in to help us get it all done. Critical is an ability to take initiative, manage multiple and diverse projects and deadlines, work well under pressure, work with a diverse group of staff and volunteers and work both independently and as part of a team. We offer a great work environment with thoughtful work-life balance and a terrific benefits package. ... more >
Aug 6 - Director of Development
The Director of Development of Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island reports to the President and CEO of the Foundation and is a member of the Foundation’s executive team. The Director is responsible for creating and maintaining an environment that attracts philanthropic support for our organization’s mission and strategic directions. In this key leadership role, the Director manages the constant renewal and implementation of a vibrant and forward-looking fund development plan that encompasses all components – annual giving, planned giving, major gifts and special events – and enhances donor development and donor relations. The Director manages and mentors the Foundation’s fund development team. ... more >
Aug 5 - Director of Development
The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) is seeking an experienced, enterprising fundraising professional to join the Museum’s senior leadership team as Director of Development. ... more >
Aug 26 - AFP Top Ten (Week of August 26, 2015): Fundraising Ideas, Stories & Perspectives You May Have Missed!
(August 26, 2015) Converting activists to donors, and many more topics in this week’s Top Ten, including time-saving tips for nonprofit professions; more guidance on event sponsorships; how to maximize the impact of DIY fundraisers; igniting action with a powerful data story; and more! ... more >
Aug 21 - 2016 AFP Committees Sign-Up
Know someone who would make a great candidate for committee service? Would you yourself like to serve on one of AFP's committees? ... more >