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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.


AFP Calgary & Area Spring Newsletter


MRU Student Led Research Results



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April 15 - June 17, 2015 (Wednesday Evenings)

CFRE Review Course


May 20, 2015

How to Engage Your Board in Fundraising for the Small Shop


May 24-27, 2015

Banff Compass


June 10, 2015

How to Make Your Career Sing!





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May 21 - Annual Giving Manager
Reporting to the President/CEO, the Annual Giving Manager (“AGM”) directs the day-to-day Annual Giving activities including the Direct Response program, monthly giving, planned giving and memorials. The AGM collaborates with Major Gifts and 3rd Party Fundraising to ensure a solid team approach and integrated donor experience. ... more >
May 12 - Development Coordinator South
The Alberta Cancer Foundation raises funds in support of cancer research, cancer screening and prevention, and patient care and programs at Alberta’s 17 cancer centres including the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton and the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary. Reporting to the Manager of Events South, the Development Coordinator position is responsible for advancing the mission of the Alberta Cancer Foundation by fostering strong relationships with donors and supporters and generating philanthropic interest from individuals and corporations through fundraising events across southern Alberta. ... more >
May 6 - Manager of Campaigns and Donor Relations
The Manager of Campaigns and Donor Relations, under the direct supervision of the Executive Director, is responsible for the planning and implementation of Campaigns as well as the management of Donor Programs, aligned with the Foundation's strategic direction. This is a half-time position. ... more >
May 1 - Director of Development
Discovery House is seeking a new Director of Development. The Director of Development is responsible for leadership, strategic direction, management and coordination of all organizational resource development efforts. ... more >
Apr 29 - Senior Development Officer
St. Mary's University - Office of Advancement Full-Time, 10 Month Term: Maternity position commencing June 1, 2015 CLOSING DATE: May 15, 2015 or until a suitable candidate is found Located in Calgary and open to all, St. Mary's University is a Catholic, student-focused, liberal arts and sciences university - Alberta's fastest growing, degree-granting post-secondary institution. St. Mary’s provides affordable, accredited and highly valued degrees in the Liberal Arts, Sciences and Education. Through the pursuit of knowledge and service to the community, we prepare our students to become lifelong learners, engaged citizens and compassionate members of society. St. Mary’s will prepare its students to live with integrity, compassion and confidence. Reporting to the Vice President, Advancement, the primary responsibility of the Senior Development Officer (SDO) is to implement activities and programs to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward significant gifts from potential individual, corporate and foundation donors and planned giving prospects. The successful candidate will be expected to be self-motivated in initiating contacts with potential donors. They will also be expected to work in a collegial manner in creating, coordinating and implementing strategies for cultivation, solicitation and closure, and to set and achieve annual and campaign fundraising and activity goals. They will work closely with Academic and program staff to develop meaningful funding proposals and granting opportunities. ... more >
May 20 - 2014 Chapter Impact Campaign Donors
Thank you to the chapters that made a gift to the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy supporting one or more strategic initiatives: Capacity Building for the Foundation, the Diverse Communities Scholarship Program, Professional Education and Career Development and Research and Innovation. ... more >
May 20 - Comments of the Association of Fundraising Professionals on Cancer Charities Charged With Fraud by FTC
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) released this statement in response to the recent action by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against three national charities, Cancer Fund of America, Children's Cancer Fund of America, and Breast Cancer Society. ... more >
May 19 - Top Ten (Week of May 20, 2015): How to Write When You Have Nothing to Say
(May 20, 2015) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including solving problems by learning how to share; a look at the latest data on smartphones and what it means for fundraising; seven disciplines for nonprofit sector excellence; transforming staff into champions; and more! ... more >
May 19 - Parliament Hill Day Builds Trust, Sets Stage for Future Advocacy
(May 20, 2015) Last Thursday, May 14, 2015, more than 35 representatives from a variety of nonprofit organizations and associations, including AFP, participated in the first Hill Day in Ottawa to educate Parliament about the importance of Canada’s charitable sector and the impact it has upon society. ... more >
May 19 - How Big Picture Thinking Will Improve Your Fundraising Event
(May 20, 2015) You more than likely have a checklist when planning your annual event. However, when you are immersed in the minutia of details that have to be executed it’s possible you are missing some of the big-picture items that can make the difference between a good event and a great event. ... more >