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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.

We've Moved!

Our new location is: 
4620 Manilla Road SE
Calgary, AB T2G 4B7


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September 29, 2016

Understanding How and Why Millennials Give


October 14 - 15, 2016

Fundamentals of Fundraising

November 8, 2016

20/20 Vision Professionals Forum 

November 15, 2016

National Philanthropy Day Luncheon


AFP Quick Poll


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Sep 20 - Development Officer, Major Gifts
The Development Officer (DO) works to ensure STARS fundraising goals are met by enhancing relationships with major donors and prospects. This individual is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gifts to the foundation, with the goal of achieving $500,000 or more each year. This will include identification of new prospects as well as growing current donor relationships. ... more >
Sep 20 - Fund Development Specialist
Do you enjoy building relationships with people? Are you creative and collaborative? The Fund Development Specialist at the Oldman Watershed Council will build a fund development framework in collaboration with the staff and volunteers. ... more >
Sep 12 - Development Manager
The Development Manager oversees the implementation of a strategic approach to fundraising which may include major gifts, corporate donations, grant solicitation, and in-kind resources, event planning and volunteer management ... more >
Sep 20 - AFP Top Ten (Week of September 19, 2016): Getting Your Welcome Email Right, Data-Driven Nonprofits, More!
(Sept. 19, 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 >
Sep 20 - 100 Percent Chapter Board Participation
The following AFP chapters have led by example and achieved 100 percent board participation in the 2016 BE the CAUSE Campaign. These chapter boards serve as motivation and inspiration to chapter members to make their gifts. ... more >
Sep 14 - AFP Top Ten (Week of September 12, 2016): Copywriting Secrets, Gen Z & Direct Mail, Donors Do Research, More!
(Sept. 12, 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 >
Sep 14 - What I Learned From Serving on AFP’s Conference Education Advisory Committee
Sarah David shares what she learned from reviewing the hundreds of proposals to speak at AFP’s International Fundraising Conference—and what it means for you as a presenter and a participant! ... more >