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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

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Sep 23 - Development Assistant, Greater Victoria Public Library
This union position reports to and is accountable to the Director of Communication and Community Development. It is responsible for planning and carrying out fundraising activities and special events. Develops and maintains donor and public relations, direct correspondence and personal appeals. Also, provides administrative support to the Communication and Community Development Team. ... more >
Sep 12 - Manager of Advancement Operations
The Advancement team at Pearson College has an exciting mission and an enthusiastic team. We are looking for someone to whip this place into operational shape -- every job posting calls for great organizational skills but we really mean it. We are looking for someone who is excited by the challenge of creating reports that make everyone smarter and processes that make us more effective. You will take on data and technology clean-up with enthusiasm. You have enough financial experience to be our primary liaison with Finance. You will provide administrative support to the Executive Director of Advancement. No job is too big or too small and you thrive in an environment of change. If this describes you, we’d love to hear from you. ... more >
Sep 4 - Vice President, Development - Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation
The Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation is seeking a Vice President, Development to provide leadership, direction, and overall management of a comprehensive fundraising program that secures financial resources from all donor segments. Reporting to the President & Chief Executive Officer, and working in collaboration with the Foundation’s management team, the new incumbent will play a critical role in fostering and enhancing relationships with a wide variety of individual and corporate Foundation supporters to increase fundraising results. The Foundation is offering a highly competitive compensation package for this role. ... more >
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 >
Oct 1 - Incorporating Stories Into Your Fundraising Program
(Sept. 24, 2014) On Oct. 8, Leah Eustace, ACFRE, chief idea goddess at Good Works, will present a webinar on "Incorporating Stories into Your Fundraising." In a preview of her webinar, Leah talks about the unique power of stories and how they affect human psychology. ... more >
Oct 1 - Top Ten (Week of September 29, 2014): Can a New Governance Model Help Your Organization?
(Sept. 29, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including how to prevent your donors from hitting information overload; the best ways to approach Millennial donors; great examples of videos that inform and inspire; and 112 (yep, 112!) tips to raise more money through direct mail. ... more >
Oct 1 - Boosting Fundraising Skills with Assessments and Training
(Oct. 1, 2014) To survive and thrive in the charitable environment, the American Red Cross is becoming more proactive in its approach to development and positioning fundraising as a science and skill-driven process within the organization. ... more >
Oct 1 - October 20 – 26: National Estate Planning Awareness Week
With more than 120 million people across North America not possessing updated estate plans, AFP and Financial Awareness Foundation are working together to promote National Estate Planning Awareness Week, Oct. 20-26. ... more >