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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.



The Chamberlain Scholarship

Application due November 24, 2017

This scholarship is for those who would like to attend the AFP International Conference for the first time.  AFP International provides registration for the successful applicant and AFP Calgary provides and additional stipend to help with travel costs. For more information on the confrerence visit Please find application and scholarship criteria below.

Chamberlain Scholarship Application

Upcoming Events:
December 12, 2017
 Holiday Social "Clad in Plaid”
Registration coming soon.. 



January 31, 2018
 Ken Ramsay’s Empowerment Dialogue Lab
Registration coming soon..


Holiday SOCIAL “Clad in Plaid”

AFP Quick Poll


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Nov 13 - Prospect Research Officer
This role is responsible both for the identification and initial qualification of new donor suspects and the qualification of existing donor suspects. Research is provided throughout the donor cycle to maximize the value of the contacts and the return to the institution. The Research Officer is responsible for the maintenance and application of the LIA and LG prospect rating systems: key numerical indicators applied to suspects and used to quantify a prospects potential. ... more >
Nov 22 - Ann Hale to Lead AFP Volunteer Leadership in 2018
(Nov. 22, 2017) AFP membership has approved the proposed slate of board of directors for 2018, and Ann Hale, CFRE, has been selected to serve a second year as chair. ... more >
Nov 22 - AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips for the Week (November 22, 2017): Using Your Form 990, Silence in Conversations, Donor Surveys & More!
(Nov. 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 >
Nov 20 - AFP U.S. Legislative Update: Contact Your Senators the Week of Thanksgiving
(Nov. 20, 2017) AFP, the Charitable Giving Coalition and other organizations continue to reach out to the U.S. Senate regarding its tax reform bill and push Senators to support a universal charitable deduction. ... more >
Nov 20 - The Fundraising Effectiveness Project Releases Third Quarter Benchmark Report for Nonprofit Fundraisers
(Nov. 20, 2017) The Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) released its third quarter findings and announced that both donor giving and donor retention is on a continued downward trend. FEP’s third quarter report indicates year-to-date giving through September 2017 is down by -4% compared to the same time period in 2016 and that donor retention is currently at its lowest point in five years, with an overall year-to-date retention of 45%. ... more >
Nov 20 - 2018 Accord Materials
As the chapter president, this is your opportunity to showcase the chapter. We strongly recommend that you engage your board in the work of completing the required reports. ... more >