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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.

Tickets for National Philanthropy Day celebrations on sale now!




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Oct 16 - Development Manager
Are you looking for an amazing opportunity to put your development to good use? Come champion Canadians with Down syndrome while managing all aspects of fund development! ... more >
Oct 15 - Regional Manager, Southern Alberta
Based in the Calgary office, the Regional Manager, Southern Alberta Region (RMSA) of JDRF is responsible for the office in Calgary, managing a staff team and leading volunteer activities based in communities in Southern Alberta. ... more >
Oct 15 - Job Listings
Job Listings ... more >
Oct 9 - Third Party Events Officer (Part Time)
The YWCA of Calgary has been providing a wide range of services in support of vulnerable women for more than 100 years. Our long history in the community has established our reputation as a catalyst to a city sensitive and responsive to the real needs of women and a work place of choice for people committed to measurable impact. Breaking the cycles of family violence, poverty, homelessness, and social exclusion are at the heart of our mission and vision. Our staff and volunteers are committed to social change and work to see women thriving in a safe and equitable community. If this is a philosophy you share, then this may be the role for you. Job Purpose: The common purpose of all employees of the YWCA of Calgary includes a responsibility to carry out the Purpose and Mission Statement of the organization and a willingness to co-operate with other staff and volunteers in translating these emphases into programs and services. The Third Party Events Officer will be responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining the YWCA third party fundraising events (community based events) program; taking it to the next level. The officer will ensure all third party event donors, participants, volunteers, and organizers feel supported, recognized and appreciated. The officer will be the YWCA’s ambassador at third party events. Your Key Responsibilities will include: • Develop, implement and maintain the third party event program. • Meet, and strive to exceed, agreed targets including number of events and dollars raised. • Cultivate and steward existing and potential third party event donors including but not limited to the organizer, volunteers, and participants. • Provide leadership to third party event donors. • Research, identify and establish relationships with potential third party event donors. • Engage through professional and personalized communications. • Represent the YWCA at third party events. • Ensure constituent information is accurately recorded i ... more >
Oct 22 - AFP Q&A - AFP's Live Online Chat!
AFP now has a new way for you to interact with top leaders, practitioners, trainers and innovators in fundraising and philanthropy: AFP Q&A! ... more >
Oct 21 - Top Ten (Week of October 20, 2014): Influencing Donors’ Gut Reactions to Solicitations
(Oct. 20, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including a new guide to choosing online giving platforms; sizing up your annual report; new ways to create highly committed donors; a new service providing free graphic design to nonprofits and more!Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including how to become more attuned to your donors; how to know just enough about website coding to talk with a designer or programmer; gender-based solicitations; one fundraiser’s work in a year to build a more diverse fundraising program and more! ... more >
Oct 21 - Get FIT and Improve Your Fundraising: The FEP’s Fundraising Fitness Test
(Oct. 22, 2014) Erik Daubert, chair of the Growth in Giving Initiative (GiGi)and the Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) Advisory Board, talks about the latest free resource from the FEP, the Fundraising Fitness Test, and what it can mean for your organization. ... more >
Oct 21 - AFP’s International Fundraising Conference —Raising Your Fundraising Level
AFP’s 52nd International Fundraising Conference is coming up, March 29 – 31, 2015 in Charm City: Baltimore, Md. Here’s a quick overview of some of the main Conference events, and early bird registration ends Oct. 31 ... more >
Oct 18 - National Philanthropy Day®—Tell Us YOUR Philanthropic Idol!
To help celebrate National Philanthropy Day® (NPD), AFP is asking people to submit short videos about their philanthropic idol (and how their idol inspires them to get involved), with the top five most popular videos earning the submitters $500 each for their favorite charity! Learn more. ... more >