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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.

Philanthropy Awareness Week -

November 4 - 15, 2015 

Get your Tickets Now - Celebrate Our CITY!




November 4, 2015 - Professionals Forum and Awards Luncheon 


November 13, 2015 - National Philanthropy Day 




(For additional information click the links below)

October 14, 2015

Social Media and Ethics in Fundraising 

October 29, 2015

Recruiting and Retaining Top Talent in Major and Planned Gift Fundraising

November 27-28, 2015

Fundamentals of Fundraising Course


AFP Quick Poll


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Oct 9 - Senior Director, Fundraising
At the Canadian Cancer Society, we offer you a place where you can use your talents to make a difference – a place where you can help save lives while fulfilling your own. We are the largest health charity in Canada, and we’re the only cancer charity in the country that is fighting back against all 200-plus cancers. We are looking for a permanent full time Senior Director, Fundraising in our Calgary office to join us in the fight. ... more >
Oct 8 - Senior Development Officer
Located in stunning Banff National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site, The Banff Centre has been inspiring creativity and fostering innovation at the intersection of arts + ideas for over eighty years. Through our multidisciplinary programming, The Banff Centre provides artists, leaders, and researchers with the support they need to create, to develop solutions, to push boundaries, and to make the impossible possible. The Development department at The Banff Centre is a fun, passionate and ambitious team looking for a Senior Development Officer, based in Calgary or the Bow Valley, to lead and grow our major giving support. If you are entrepreneurial; have a sincere desire to contribute to our team and culture; and want to make The Banff Centre’s vision a reality, we want to hear from you! For more details please go to: ... more >
Oct 6 - Special Events Officer
Are you an experienced events coordinator, who loves to plan and deliver successful premier events? Do you work collaboratively and build relationships with ease? Do you like to get things done while having fun along the way? Does bringing a vision together, using your detailed planning magic and creativity sound like paradise to you? If so, check out this role. Position start date is January 11, 2016 ... more >
Oct 13 - 2015 100 Percent Chapter Board Participation
The following AFP chapters have led by example and achieved 100 percent board participation in the 2015 BE the CAUSE Campaign. These chapter boards serve as motivation and inspiration to chapter members to make their gifts. ... more >
Oct 7 - Educator, Author and Advocate Geoff Canada To Speak at 2nd Annual National Philanthropy Day Honors
Geoff Canada, former president and CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone, and named one of “America’s Best Leaders” by U.S. News and World Report, will be the closing speaker at the second annual National Philanthropy Day Honors held at the 92nd Street Y in New York on Nov. 12. ... more >
Oct 6 - Nine Fundraisers Earn International Advanced Diploma
(Oct. 7, 2015) Nine members of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) are among the first class of graduates to earn the International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising (IADF) developed by AFP, the London-based Institute of Fundraising and the Amsterdam-based European Fundraising Institute. ... more >
Oct 6 - Chatting about Social Media Ethics with David Tinker, CFRE, and Lisa Chmiola, CFRE
(Oct. 7, 2015) Engaging with donors online is now a must and more and more social media platforms provide not just access to individuals, but also to a great deal of personal information about them. But as someone once said to a certain web-slinging superhero, “with great power comes great responsibility.” Ahead of their upcoming AFP webinar, we recently chatted with David Tinker, CFRE and Lisa Chmiola, CFRE about how to responsibly and ethically interact with donors and donor information online. Click here to register for their webinar on October 14. ... more >
Oct 5 - NPD Manual
The National Philanthropy Day Manual is designed to help AFP chapters plan for their annual NPD event. ... more >