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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 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 >
Sep 16 - Top Ten (Week of September 15, 2014): Can You Plan on IRA Charitable Rollover?
(Sept. 15, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week's top ten, including making storytelling part of your culture, how to finish the year strong, using bitcoin, collaborations in grant proposals, how to check your current website against best practices and much more! ... more >
Sep 16 - New Partnership to Increase Student Philanthropy, Community Involvement
AFP and the Jefferson Awards Foundation are pleased to announce a partnership between the AFP Youth in Philanthropy program and the Jefferson Awards Foundation’s Students In Action Program. ... more >
Sep 10 - AFP's Response to National Post Article on Policing of Political Activities of Charities
(Sept. 8, 2014) Recently, Andrew Coyne penned this column in the National Post focused on the policing of political activities of charities. Coyne concluded that the best means of addressing the situation is to “take away the charitable tax designation—not selectively, based on their ability to dance on the head of a CRA pin, but across the board, outright.” The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) finds this conclusion fundamentally flawed. The charitable tax designation and the tax credit represent a gesture of confidence on the part of the people by way of their elected representatives, an acknowledgement of the effectiveness of nonprofit and community action and a commitment to the longstanding tradition of philanthropy in Canada. ... more >