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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.






Friends of Diversity









Congratulations AFP Calgary & Area Chapter members on achieveing both the AFP Ten Star Gold Award and the Friends of Diversity designation for 2014/15.

The Ten Star Gold Awards honor those chapters who have accomplised 10 required goals and 6 optional goals from the key objectives outlined in the Strategic Plan in a calendar year.

The Friends of Diversity Designation recognizes those chapters who have accomplished many of the key objectives outlined in the advancing diversity strategic goal. This designation encourages chapters to perform specific activities designed to increase diversity within fundraising and public awareness of the importance of philanthropy in all cultures.

AFP Calgary & Area offices will be closed April 21 - 27, 2015. Emails and voicemails will be checked on a regular basis.

AFP Calgary & Area Spring Newsletter


MRU Student Led Research Results


(For additional information click the links below)


April 15 - June 17, 2015 (Wednesday Evenings)

CFRE Review Course


April 29, 2015

Webinar - Donor Intelligence


May 24-27, 2015

Banff Compass


June 10, 2015

How to Make Your Career Sing!


AFP Quick Poll


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Apr 17 - Event Coordinator - 15 Month Contract (Maternity Leave)
The Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta Kids Cancer Care (KCC) is passionately dedicated to helping young people affected by cancer and their families survive and thrive in body, mind and spirit. KCC provides programs and funding in four crucial areas: Camp & Community, Pediatric Oncology Research, Hospital Support and Scholarships. This approach enhances the quality of life for children living with cancer, improves their odds for recovery and provides care for the whole family, during treatment and beyond. The Opportunity Generous support from the community enables KCC to run vital programs for families affected by childhood cancer. A large percentage of that support comes through fundraising events. We are seeking a dynamic individual who will coordinate signature events for the Foundation. This position is a 15 month contract to cover a maternity leave. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for 1) the year-round Shave Your Lid for a Kid® program 2) the High Hopes Challenge and 3) Tour for Kids Alberta. The Event Coordinator will also play a key role in other events such as the Parents’ Quest for a Cure Gala, the Dad and Daughter Gala and the Don, Joanne and the Coach Golf a Kid to Camp Tournament. Each of these events has enjoyed enthusiastic support from the community, raising significant funds for KCC programs. We look forward to welcoming a dedicated new team member who will build on the success of these events and help the Foundation to seek new event opportunities. To learn more visit: ... more >
Apr 13 - Donor Advisor
Trusted by donors, recognized by charities and acknowledged by community leaders...join the Edmonton Community Foundation team as Donor Advisor. If relationships, gift planning and team are all a part of your day-to-day we would like to hear from you. ... more >
Apr 16 - GR Update: Parliament Hill Day and "Friends in High Places"
AFP and other organizations will be holding a Lobbying Day on Thursday, May 14. Plus, there is a new government relations presentation being offered for AFP chapters. Find out more! ... more >
Apr 15 - New International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising an Eye-Opening Experience
(April 15, 2015) Two Canadians are among the first graduates of the new International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising (IADF). In this first person account, Robert Tomas shares his thoughts on the new designation and the learning outcomes of the program. ... more >
Apr 14 - Giving USA 2015
(April 15, 2015) Giving figures and other research are critical for fundraising success, and Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy is the seminal publication reporting on the sources and uses of charitable giving in the United States. ... more >
Apr 13 - AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada Receives $400,000 Boost to Expand Diversity and Inclusion Efforts
From diversity to inclusion 2.0! The Ontario Ministry of Citizenship has funded the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada for a second project to create a fundraising fellowship program. ... more >
Apr 13 - Alberta Plan Lowers Charitable Tax Deduction Rate
A proposed reduction in Alberta's charitable tax credit is a concern for charitable causes in the province. Read on for AFP's response and action plan. ... more >