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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.



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


September 30 - October 1, 2016

CFRE Review Course


October 14 - 15, 2016

Fundamentals of Fundraising


November 15, 2016

National Philanthropy Day Luncheon


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Jul 14 - Director, Development (Major Gifts)
Reporting to the Vice-President, Development, this position is responsible for the development and management of the Major Donor and Legacy portfolios, including individual major gift suspects, prospects and donors, including bequests and family foundations that have the capacity to make investment gifts of varying amounts from $25K to gifts of seven figures. The Director is a key member of the Senior Leadership Team and is responsible for annual planning and team activation in order to meet revenue and awareness goals in a manner consistent with UNICEF Canada's mission and vision. With a specific focus on relationship-based revenue generation and partnership cultivation, the Director is currently responsible for activities and revenue goals totalling over $6M. ... more >
Jul 12 - Senior Development Officer
The Senior Development Officer carries an integrated portfolio of corporate and individual prospects and donors to secure significant private financial support for Mount Royal University (MRU). ... more >
Jul 22 - Strategic Planning: Making Plans That Impact
(July 22, 2016) We all know the goal is to have a healthy donor base and raise money to support our cause. And the way to do that is through planning—strategic planning. But how do you really make it work? AFP had a chance to chat with Ben Mohler, ACFRE about strategic planning—and how fundraising is like baseball!—in anticipation of his webinar, Strategic Doing: Making Plans That Impact, on July 11. ... more >
Jul 20 - AFP Top Ten (Week of July 18, 2016): Blackbaud Index, Influencing Donors, Grant Seeking Myths, More!
(July 18, 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 >
Jul 20 - AFP Southern Arizona Chapter Youth in Philanthropy: Seventh Grade Success Story
Two weeks ago, the Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) challenged members and chapters to start YIP activities on the local level. The AFP Southern Arizona Chapter shares its success story here. ... more >