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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.



Upcoming Events:
December 12, 2017
 Holiday Social "Clad in Plaid”
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January 31, 2018
 Ken Ramsay’s Empowerment Dialogue Lab
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Nov 28 - Director, Foundation Operations
Reporting to the EVP Foundation and as a member of the Foundation’s leadership team, the Director, Foundation Operations acts as the ‘business manager’ for the Foundation and is the owner of Foundation systems and processes including data analytics for the Foundation, business systems (Raiser’s Edge, Team Raiser, NetCommunity, and any other new ones adopted), and support to other Foundation leaders with budget management and tracking. This role also has oversight of the Annual Giving and Donations Services team and leads the annual planning process for the Foundation. ... more >
Nov 24 - Development Officer - Annual Giving & Donor Relations
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary and Area (BBBS) is a volunteer-driven organization that provides mentoring programs for children and youth in schools and communities throughout Calgary and surrounding areas. Mentorship is a proven strategy for youth resiliency, future orientation and social support. The presence of a caring adult in a young person’s life impacts individuals, society, workplaces, families and communities. BBBS currently has an exciting and rewarding career opportunity for an accomplished and passionate Development Officer, Annual Giving & Donor Relations to join the organization. This is a term position from December 2017 to January 2019. The incumbent will be responsible for the development and execution of donor retention and Annual Giving and Individual Donor plans intended to support the mission of the organization ... more >
Dec 14 - Free AFP Member Webinars
The following webinar recordings are provided free to AFP members as a benefit of their membership. New webinars will be added as produced. ... more >
Dec 14 - Part Two: Small Shop Sponsorship – The Three-Headed Hydra
Defeat the challenges of raising sponsorship dollars in a small shop with these strategies from Christian Robillard. ... more >
Dec 13 - Naming Directive Restricts Hospitals’ Discretion to Change Their Corporate and Business Names
Despite comments and input from AFP and others, the Hospitals Branch of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in Ontario has issued a directive restricting the naming of hospital corporations and, in some instances, individual hospital sites. ... more >
Dec 12 - AFP Foundation Receives Grant to Continue Fellowship Program
Great news! AFP's Fellowship in Inclusion and Philanthropy program is expanding into a national program in 2018. ... more >
Dec 12 - CRA Announces New Charities Education Program
The new Charities Education Program (CEP) includes elements of both an educational purpose, as well as the possibility of a pre-audit. Here's what you need to know about this new Canada Revenue Agency initiative. ... more >