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Nov 20 - Foundation Coordinator
The Victoria Symphony is seeking a Foundation Coordinator to join our dynamic and hardworking team, to support the administrative needs of the Victoria Symphony and the Foundation for the Victoria Symphony. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Foundation Coordinator is a results-oriented person with a professional demeanor, superior writing, interpersonal and administrative skills, understands fundraising principles, possesses excellent attention to detail and an aptitude for database work. ... more >
Nov 19 - Associate Director of Development, School of Engineering
UBC Okanagan is seeking an experienced major gifts professional for the role of Associate Director of Development, School of Engineering. Reporting jointly to the Director of Development and Alumni Engagement and the Associate Dean of Engineering, the new Associate Director will generate a high level of strategic interaction with prospects focused on leveraging business partnerships and major gift fundraising for this young and dynamic School. The Associate Director will work extensively with UBC faculty in the School and other staff responsible for developing university partnerships, including the senior administration and the Deputy Vice Chancellor and Principal, UBC, Okanagan campus. ... more >
Nov 18 - Development Officer
The Victoria Hospitals Foundation is seeking an experienced fundraiser for the position of Development Officer. This full-time, permanent position is a key member of the development team reporting to the Manager, Annual Campaign. Responsibilities include planning and implementation of our direct mail appeals and annual Visions gala, supporting independent special event organizers, and encouraging donations through service clubs, monthly giving and commemorative gifts. ... more >
Nov 25 - Member Comments Requested on New IRS Substantiation Regulations
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has proposed new regulations that would modify its requirements that nonprofits obtain a “contemporaneous written acknowledgement” for contributions of $250 or more, and AFP is requesting comments and concerns from members about the proposal. ... more >
Nov 25 - The Whats, Hows, and Whys of Major Gift Solicitation
(Nov. 25, 2015) The benefit of major gifts is obvious. But the process of identifying and securing them—that's not so obvious. We recently spoke with Vern Snyder, ACFRE, vice president for institutional advancement at the University of Toledo, on how to define and calculate a major gift and his upcoming Dec. 10 webinar, "The Whats, Hows and Whys of Major Gift Solicitations." ... more >
Nov 24 - AFP Top Ten (Week of November 25, 2015): Fundraising Ideas, Stories & Perspectives You May Have Missed!
(Nov. 25, 2015) How introverts can be very successful fundraisers is just one of the topics in this week’s Top Ten, which also includes posts on exercising your “gratitude muscle,” the number one way to destroy your chief development officer, the procrastinator’s guide to year-end fundraising, shaming a major donor and creating a culture of increasing giving. ... more >
Nov 18 - Election Results Mean New Public Policy Opportunities for Philanthropy
(Nov. 18, 2015) On November 4, 2015 Justin Trudeau was sworn in as the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada. What does his new government, along with his 30-member Cabinet, mean for fundraising and philanthropy? ... more >
Nov 18 - Celebrating National Philanthropy Every Day
In a moving tribute to National Philanthropy Day, Roger Ali, CFRE, chair-elect of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada, shares how we all can make a difference through small acts and a giving heart. ... more >