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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.






Friends of Diversity









Congratulations AFP Calgary & Area Chapter members on achieveing both the AFP Ten Star Gold Award and the Friends of Diversity designation for 2014/15.

The Ten Star Gold Awards honor those chapters who have accomplised 10 required goals and 6 optional goals from the key objectives outlined in the Strategic Plan in a calendar year.

The Friends of Diversity Designation recognizes those chapters who have accomplished many of the key objectives outlined in the advancing diversity strategic goal. This designation encourages chapters to perform specific activities designed to increase diversity within fundraising and public awareness of the importance of philanthropy in all cultures.


Chapter Membership Survey

AFP Calgary & Area is currently working with students at Mt. Royal University as part of their third year studies to complete a chapter membership survey.

Please take two minutes to fill out the survey below.




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April 15, 2015

Luncheon on Volunteering


April 15 - June 17, 2015 (Wednesday Evenings)

CFRE Review Course


April 29, 2015

Webinar - Donor Intelligence


May 24-27, 2015

Banff Compass


AFP Quick Poll


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Mar 25 - Director of Fund Development
ABOUT WING KEI FOUNDAITON Wing Kei Foundation was incorporated 2007 a registered charity with Canada Revenue Agency with the mandate for fund development planning and execution for capital and operation purposes for Wing Kei Association a related organization which operates two senior care facilities in the City of Calgary. ABOUT WING KEI CARE CENTER AND WING KEI GREENVIEW Over the past ten years, Wing Kei has developed a solid resident focus with programs that are cultural and dietary sensitive in caring for seniors, an approach that fosters belonging, living in comfort and healthylife. The Center achieved exemplary standing with Accreditation Canada in 2014 and won many acclaims from Provincial Government audits. Total assets under management are approximately $60 million with annual operating budget of $18 million in 2014. Total staff under administration is 250. STRATEGIC PLAN The near term strategic plan is to capitalize Wing Kei’s brand name over the past ten years and expand our services to include a broader senior population of different cultural background and dietary needs. We are a publicly funded senior care provider with an expanded scope of services to serve multicultural population in the City of Calgary and surrounding areas. ... more >
Mar 6 - Senior Development Officer, Alumni & Development
SAIT is a leader in applied education, with an innovative and entrepreneurial approach to skill-focused learning. Our 2,200 faculty and employees are engaged, committed and passionate about student success. Our academic programming and state-of-the-art labs and classrooms are second-to-none; with a graduate employment rate of 95%, our students are in high demand. We transform students’ lives, equipping them with the relevant education and skills they need to build meaningful careers and lead lives of influence. We help our industry and business partners grow by providing them with job-ready graduates and outcomes-based applied research opportunities. More than 200,000 SAIT alumni apply their skills and expertise in communities around the globe. As a centralized department reporting to SAIT Executive, SAIT Alumni & Development is looking ahead and has begun planning to take SAIT’s advancement program to a new level. The team is focused on engaging key stakeholders to elevate the reputation of the institution and enhance customer loyalty to ultimately raise philanthropic and sponsorship contributions to support strategic priorities. ... more >
Mar 25 - AFP, Relationship Science Announce Strategic Partnership
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the largest community of fundraising professionals in the world, has announced a new strategic partnership with Relationship Science (RelSci), a technology solutions company that enables organizations to strategically leverage the collective connections of employees, executives, and board members in order to shorten fundraising cycles and identify high-impact donors. ... more >
Mar 25 - AFP Texas Lobbying Event a Huge Success
AFP chapters from across Texas came together in Austin at the State Capitol building in early March to raise awareness of philanthropic and fundraising policy issues at the second AFP Texas Legislative Action Day. ... more >
Mar 25 - Top Ten (Week of March 23, 2015): The Lure of Poverty Porn for Nonprofits
(March 23, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including what nonprofits can learn from Uber and AirBnb; the psychology of distractions; why you should crowdfund for your nonprofit; 10 insanely useful (and free!) Twitter tools for nonprofits; five ways to sabotage your call-to-action; and more! ... more >
Mar 25 - Bernard Ross Reveals the Next Big Thing in Fundraising!
(March 25, 2015) Have you ever wondered what your donors are thinking? Life would be so much simpler if you could read their minds. Now, we're actually a step closer to knowing. To understand what your donors are thinking, you first need to understand how they think. That’s where veteran consultant and author Bernard Ross, director of The Management Centre, and fundraising consultant Alan R. Hutson, Jr., principal and Managing Partner of The Monument Group, can help. ... more >
Mar 25 - Discover What Company CSR Executives are Thinking
(March 25, 2015) So, what are considered best practices in CSR? Does a CSR program bolster a company’s reputation? How does the company know one way or the other? How do companies keep on top of tracking, measuring and reporting impact? What is the future of CSR? What will the implications be for both corporations and the nonprofit sector? These, and other questions, will be addressed in the session “Understanding CSR from the Corporate Perspective” at the AFP International Fundraising Conference (Baltimore, March 29-31, 2015). ... more >