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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.

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Nov 8 - Director of Major Gifts, York University
Reporting to the Assistant Vice President (AVP), Development, the Director of Major Gifts will be responsible for leading and managing York University’s fundraising efforts in Major Giving, including full operational and people management responsibilities for a decentralized team of 10 employees. ... more >
Nov 6 - Manager Member and Donor Care
TLC The Land Conservancy of BC is a charitable, membership-based land trust working to protect British Columbia's special places. We are currently seeking an experienced manager to develop relationships with present and future members and donors. This includes creating fundraising strategies and materials, improving member and donor engagement, and managing customer service, correspondence, and TLC’s database. ... more >
Oct 31 - Fund Development Coordinator
Are you interested in fund development with a well established non-profit society? The Fund Development Coordinator supports the mission of HeadWay, the Victoria Epilepsy and Parkinson’s Centre Society by assisting the Board and fund development committee in developing and implementing a strategic, integrated fund development plan to build and sustain fundraising efforts and donor support. Major gifts, annual appeals, planned giving; fundraising events and donor management are included. We are looking for someone that has proven fund development experience and success, and has completed recognized tertiary credentials/certificates in fundraising. CFRE designation is an asset. This is a part-time term contract position. Please see the full job description here. Applications must be submitted by end of day November 16th, 2014. ... more >
Oct 16 - Development Officer, University of Victoria
Jointly reporting to the Director of Fund Development and to the Dean or unit head of an assigned portfolio, and adhering to national standards of ethical fundraising, the Development Officers work collaboratively to identify major gift and planned giving opportunities, develop and manage an assigned portfolio and raise major gifts in support of approved priorities first within their assigned faculty/unit(s) and secondly among faculties, projects or programs across the University. ... more >
Nov 19 - Top Ten (Week of November 17, 2014): What to Leave Behind During a Major Gift Ask
(Nov. 17, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including how to guard privacy on the Internet; the fundamentals of crowdfunding; solving the great mysteries of donor retention; more lessons in nonprofit storytelling; a discussion on the limitations of strategic philanthropy; and more! ... more >
Nov 19 - Joy McKee Becomes ACFRE Number 102
In October, Joy McKee, manager of annual and special giving at the Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, New Jersey, became the 102nd person to earn ACFRE certification. ... more >
Nov 12 - Top Ten (Week of November 10, 2014): The Two-Part Major Gift Conversation
(Nov. 10, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including the tactics of collaboration; why nonprofit should participate in #GivingTuesday (and might we suggest, National Philanthropy Day!); more about Bitcoin (you know what you want to use it); ways to thank big donors; using the Wordifier (we love that name!) and more! ... more >