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Welcome to the Calgary & Area Chapter

AFP Calgary & Area Chapter was founded in 1996 and has now nearly 400 active AFP members, who serve as development directors, fundraising consultants, grant writers, volunteer fundraisers, foundation executive and other individuals dedicated to fundraising and philanthropy.

AFP Calgary & Area has regular scheduled lunch meeting featuring local speakers and topic relevant to your every day work.  The chapter also offers education and networking opportunities such as Banff Compass, National Philanthropy Day luncheon, audio conferences and CFRE study groups to help meet the needs of fundraisers at all levels.



(For additional information and to register click the links below)


January 30, 2017

Building a high revenue major gifts program (Webinar)

February 8, 2017

Marketing for Non Profits in a Digital Age

May 8 - 11, 2017

Banff Compass - More information soon!


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Jan 18 - Associate Vice President, Alumni Engagement and Partnerships
Reporting to the Vice-President, Development and Alumni Engagement, the Associate Vice-President, Alumni Engagement and Partnerships (AVP) oversees alumni engagement activities of the University – engaging over 165,000 alumni located in Calgary, across Canada and around the world. The AVP leads a team of approximately 15-20, with three direct reports: Director, Alumni Programs and Services; Director, Alumni Engagement; and Director, Alumni Partnerships. ... more >
Jan 18 - Business Development Manager
The Calgary International Film Festival is seeking a Business Development Manager. Full details on the position and application process can be found on our website at ... more >
Jan 13 - Donor Database and Prospect Research Administrator
Heritage Park has an immediate opportunity in its Funding Department for the role of Donor Database and Prospect Research Administrator. Under the direction of the Head of Fund Development, you will be responsible for data entry, content, accuracy and integrity of the Raiser’s Edge database while strictly adhering to CRA regulations in respect to tax receipting. This position is also responsible for high-quality prospect research on corporations, foundations and individuals to support achieving the fundraising goals of Heritage Park. This is a full-time, year-round position with an excellent benefits and pension plan package. ... more >
Jan 11 - Executive Director
We have had one of our most successful years yet and we want to keep the momentum going. We are looking for a strategic leader to take the Foundation forward to an exciting future as we work in partnership with our generous community to support 50 areas of health care in our region. Through a committed team of key stakeholders, the foundation has raised enough money to see the opening of the Polson Tower and most recently the 2 final floors of our new hospital, almost 2 years ahead of schedule, and this is just the beginning. With your vision and leadership skills you crave the need to move beyond the ordinary and will push forward to ensure our healthcare region is poised to meet the emerging challenges of our diverse health care community. If you thrive on building partnerships, creating effective fundraising campaigns, and are keen to lead a dedicated team, we want to hear from you. ... more >
Jan 19 - AFP Canada Board of Directors 2017 Nominations
The Association of Fundraising Professionals is proud to announce that a new AFP Canada Board governance structure will be implemented in 2017. Nominations to serve on the first Board of Directors are open until January 31, 2017. ... more >
Jan 18 - AFP Top Ten (Week of January 16, 2017): Cultivating a Culture of Philanthropy, More on the Overhead Myth, Storytelling More!
(Jan. 16, 2017) Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. ... more >
Jan 12 - What’s Top of Mind for Fundraisers in 2017?
(Jan. 11, 2017) Instead of predicting what might happen in 2017 (and you can find a lot of those articles here), we asked a few AFP members what issues they are most concerned about—the trends or challenges that are keeping them up at night. ... more >
Jan 11 - AFP Top Ten (Week of January 9, 2017): Communicating Effectively, Buy-A-Brick Fundraising, The Donor Journey, More!
(Jan. 9, 2017) Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. ... more >
Jan 4 - Russell Raker, Father of the ACFRE Program, Passes Away
Russell Raker, ACFRE, former AFP board member who led the development and implementation of the Advanced Certified Fund Raising Credential (ACFRE) program, passed away on Dec. 21 at the age of 75. ... more >