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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.


December 2014 Newsletter

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Dec 16 - Development Officer, Alumni & Annual Giving
The Banff Centre is looking for a dynamic and innovative Development Officer, Alumni & Annual Giving ... more >
Dec 16 - Fund Development & Events Coordinator - Wood's Homes Foundation
The Fund Development & Events Coordinator will provide direct support in the solicitation of funds and stewardship. The successful candidate will provide administrative support in annual giving, major gifts, and work in support of our two signature events. This position will also be involved in the implementation of all online communication for the Foundation. ... more >
Dec 16 - Donor Records and Gift Entry Specialist
Reporting to the Donor Database Administrator, the Donor Records and Gift Entry Specialist is responsible for entering and maintaining data in The Raisers’ Edge system and auditing the integrity of that data. This position requires an individual who is highly detail oriented and can learn and comprehend a complex database with highly detailed policies and procedures. ... more >
Dec 15 - Advisor, Annual Fund
Reporting to the Manager of Resource Development, the Advisor, Annual Fund leads the annual process of planning, goal setting, coordination, analysis and research of Cuso International's solicitations to donors and prospects through its Direct Response program, including strong leadership related to digital strategy, including social media. In the next 5 years, Cuso International aims to significantly grow its direct response program results. This is an opportunity to be involved in key strategic decisions and to demonstrate results. For someone who is results driven and looking to excel in the fundraising profession, this is a unique opportunity to build and develop a program through creative approaches and to build professional skills. ... more >
Dec 11 - Senior Director of Major Gifts
The Alberta Cancer Foundation is seeking a Senior Director of Major Gifts to provide leadership to their growing major gifts program. This is an exceptional opportunity for a proven fundraising professional to increase and enhance transformational philanthropic support for Alberta’s largest health care foundation. Reporting directly to the Vice-President of Fund Development, the Senior Director of Major Gifts oversees and manages the major gift fundraising portfolio in southern Alberta and will play a key role in their campaign. Located in Calgary, the Senior Director will lead a growing team of two major gifts fundraisers. ... more >
Dec 17 - IRA Rollover Approved by Congress, Heads to White House For Signing
(Dec. 17, 2014) With the White House threatening a veto of a bill to make the IRA Charitable Rollover and other provisions permanent, Congress turns to a one-year extenders package. ... more >
Dec 17 - BE the CAUSE Campaign Chapter Results!
Thanks to the efforts of your chapter, our collaborative BE the CAUSE Campaign has raised $405,734 in gifts and pledges from 4,872 donors as of December 15, 2014. This represents 87% percent of our $465,750 goal. So far, 63 chapters have met or exceeded their campaign goals and another 42 chapters are within $250 of their goals. ... more >
Dec 17 - Top Ten (Week of December 17, 2014): You Need Data Nerds!
(Dec. 17, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including the motivations of NextGen donors; more #GivingTuesday roundups; questioning nonprofit sustainability; the state of disaster philanthropy; when to make transformative changes; six degrees of major gift fundraising; and more! ... more >
Dec 17 - Charitable Giving, Donor Retention Levels Increasing, Reaching Near Pre-Recession Levels
(Dec. 17, 2014) For the fourth consecutive year, charitable organizations across the U.S. saw growth in both the level of funds they raised, as well as how well they retained donors from year to year, according the 2014 Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) Survey Report. ... more >
Dec 10 - AFP Toronto Chapter Celebrates 20th Anniversary Milestone
On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, AFP Greater Toronto Chapter has honoured staff member Cynthia Quigley by establishing a bursary fund in her name. Read on to find out more. ... more >