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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)


March 24-25, 2017

Fundamentals of Fundraising 

May 8 - 11, 2017

Banff Compass - Register Now!


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Feb 27 - Director of Development
United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island located in beautiful downtown Nanaimo seeks an ambitious, experienced resource development professional to lead our growing team as Director of Development. Our supportive, inclusive, passionate team is excited to learn about your relationship building ability and your effective campaign planning skills. ... more >
Feb 23 - Director of Development, STARS Foundation (8 month term position) - Calgary
As a key member of STARS’ development team, you will be responsible for supporting the Foundation’s senior leadership team to initiate, execute and evaluate opportunities to drive STAR’s growth through major gifts. This is an eight month term position, which may have a potential for extension. ... more >
Feb 15 - Development Officer
Under the direction of the Chief Development Officer, this role is responsible for the development of individual, corporate and foundation partnerships and generating revenue in support of the Centre’s strategic goals. The Development Officer is a high energy, donor centric professional who will work within the broad strokes of a current development plan to support CCC’s growth strategy and two major campaigns. This will involve continuing partnerships with committed individual, corporate and foundation donors as well as developing new relationships within the Calgary area. To be successful in this role, working and contributing in a team environment is critical. ... more >
Feb 22 - Advanced Professional Spotlight: Mike House
We talk with Mike House, president and CEO of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation in Edmonton, Alberta, about his job, the use of acronyms, managing a large staff and the moment he realized he wanted to be a leader and a CEO. ... more >
Feb 21 - AFP Top Ten (Week of February 22, 2017): Demystifying Data, Rage Donations, Donor-Centered Charities & More!
(Feb. 22, 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 >
Feb 21 - AFP Position on Repeal of the Johnson Amendment
Discussion about repealing the Johnson Amendment, which prohibits charities from engaging in partisan, electoral politics. AFP stakes out its position, opposing repeal on a number of grounds. ... more >
Feb 21 - Why Are There So Few Male Fundraisers?
Fundraising has been a female-dominated profession for decades. Why is that, and is it going to change any time soon? AFP members provide some ideas and perspective. ... more >