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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 Presidentlinkedintwitterfacebook

carlymilloy@shaw.ca

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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 >
Oct 18 - National Philanthropy Day®—Tell Us YOUR Philanthropic Idol!
To help celebrate National Philanthropy Day® (NPD), AFP is asking people to submit short videos about their philanthropic idol (and how their idol inspires them to get involved), with the top five most popular videos earning the submitters $500 each for their favorite charity! Learn more. ... more >
Oct 15 - Top Ten (Week of October 13, 2014): Moving a First-Time Donor to a Major Donor
(Oct. 13, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including how to become more attuned to your donors; how to know just enough about website coding to talk with a designer or programmer; gender-based solicitations; one fundraiser’s work in a year to build a more diverse fundraising program and more! ... more >
Oct 13 - The Digital Advancing Philanthropy is Here!
Read the digital Advancing Philanthropy—whenever you want! You can conveniently access the entire magazine online, scroll through it page by page, as well as bookmark, download and print favorite articles. ... more >
Oct 13 - 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 >
Oct 8 - Top Ten (Week of October 6, 2014): Documentation—Do, Die or Just Do It!
(Oct. 6, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including a formula for the perfect online fundraising ask; organizational culture lessons; improving your listening skills; editorial calendar template; how to migrate donor data effectively and more! ... more >