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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.

Nomination Packages

Outstanding Fundraising Professional - Due June 13th, 2016

Outstanding New Fundraising Professional - Due June 13th, 2016

*Please note the criteria for this award has changed from 0-5 year to 3-7 years fundraising experience*

Hazel Gillespie Community Investment Leadership Award - Due June 13th, 2016


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



June 13, 2016

How Social Justice Fuels Philanthropy (Webinar) 

June 15, 2016

Thirty Years on the Front Lines - how to build strong and enduring donor relationships

November 15, 2016

National Philanthropy Day Luncheon


AFP Quick Poll


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May 13 - Director of Development
Full time, 37.5 hours/week ABOUT THIS ROLE: Are you a visionary and inspirational leader who is incredibly experienced and passionate about fundraising and development? We’re looking for a development expert who thinks BIG and is positive, innovative, and models exemplary leadership skills. This position requires the proven ability to work collaboratively with donors, partners, and the community in order to secure the resources and support we need to change lives. As the Director of Development you will lead both communications and marketing, and our fundraising team while working closely with the Director of Service Delivery and the President & CEO to ensure an integrated, strategic and ambitious development strategy that will increase our profile within the community and ensure we have the resources required to fulfill our mission and provide more children with mentors. ... more >
May 12 - Leadership Giving Coordinator
Are you passionate about creating change in our city? Do you want to learn the ropes of working in a non-profit as part of a fun, dynamic fundraising team? The Calgary Public Library Foundation is looking for a Leadership Giving Coordinator to play a key role in its $350M comprehensive campaign for one of Calgary’s most beloved institutions. ... more >
May 24 - AFP Top Ten (Week of May 25, 2016): Women’s and Girls’ Causes, Pay-What-It-Takes Philanthropy, More!
(May 25, 2016) Our weekly round-up of the top blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your goal. ... more >
May 18 - Leaving a Legacy for Your Community
(May 18, 2016) May is National LEAVE A LEGACY™ Month across Canada. LEAVE A LEGACY™ is a national public awareness program designed to encourage Canadians to leave a gift through their will to a charity of their choice. An article by Roger Ali that charities can use in their own communications as well. ... more >
May 18 - How to Make a Successful Call on a Major Donor Prospect
(May 18, 2016) Too often we measure success in dollars raised and forget that long-range fundraising is all about building relationships. AFP had a chance recently to chat with Gail Perry about donor visits and cultivation, the subject of her upcoming webinar on May 26. ... more >