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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.

We are currently experiencing some technical difficulties with our Job Board. We hope to have the problem sorted out shortly. 


(For additional information click the links below)


November 27-28, 2015

Fundamentals of Fundraising Course

Begins December 1, 2015

Giving Tuesday

December 8, 2015

Holiday Luncheon 

December 10, 2015

The What's, How's and Why's of Major Gift Solicitation 


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Nov 23 - Manager, Fund Development
The Manager of Fund Development is accountable for providing strategic and best practice operational leadership of fund development activities in a manner consistent with Bethany’s mission, vision and values. You are responsible for planning and executing volunteer-led capital fund-raising campaigns for Bethany’s major capital construction projects, and providing direction to staff in fund development and administrative roles. ... more >
Nov 23 - Interim Director of Philanthropy (HR195)
Presently we are looking for a skilled fund development professional to advance the philanthropic efforts of Carya and its mission within Calgary. ... more >
Nov 20 - Development Officer
The Victoria Hospitals Foundation is seeking a Development Officer in Victoria, BC. ... more >
Nov 25 - Member Comments Requested on New IRS Substantiation Regulations
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has proposed new regulations that would modify its requirements that nonprofits obtain a “contemporaneous written acknowledgement” for contributions of $250 or more, and AFP is requesting comments and concerns from members about the proposal. ... more >
Nov 25 - The Whats, Hows, and Whys of Major Gift Solicitation
(Nov. 25, 2015) The benefit of major gifts is obvious. But the process of identifying and securing them—that's not so obvious. We recently spoke with Vern Snyder, ACFRE, vice president for institutional advancement at the University of Toledo, on how to define and calculate a major gift and his upcoming Dec. 10 webinar, "The Whats, Hows and Whys of Major Gift Solicitations." ... more >
Nov 24 - AFP Top Ten (Week of November 25, 2015): Fundraising Ideas, Stories & Perspectives You May Have Missed!
(Nov. 25, 2015) How introverts can be very successful fundraisers is just one of the topics in this week’s Top Ten, which also includes posts on exercising your “gratitude muscle,” the number one way to destroy your chief development officer, the procrastinator’s guide to year-end fundraising, shaming a major donor and creating a culture of increasing giving. ... more >
Nov 18 - Election Results Mean New Public Policy Opportunities for Philanthropy
(Nov. 18, 2015) On November 4, 2015 Justin Trudeau was sworn in as the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada. What does his new government, along with his 30-member Cabinet, mean for fundraising and philanthropy? ... more >
Nov 18 - Celebrating National Philanthropy Every Day
In a moving tribute to National Philanthropy Day, Roger Ali, CFRE, chair-elect of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada, shares how we all can make a difference through small acts and a giving heart. ... more >