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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 the Friends of Diversity designation for 2014.

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.



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March 2, 2015

Writing an Award Winning GOS Nomination

March 4, 2015

Is Your Organization Sustainable? (Webinar/Audioconference)


March 17, 2015

Donor Retention (Webinar/Audioconference)


March 19, 2015

The Future of Philanthropy and the Impact of AFP (Breakfast)


March 20-21, 2015

Fundamentals of Fundraising Course


April 15 - June 17, 2015 (Wednesday Evenings)

CFRE Review Course


May 24-27, 2015

Banff Compass


AFP Quick Poll


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Mar 2 - Fund Development Associate
The Boys & Girls Club of Cochrane & Area has been supporting children, youth and families in Cochrane and the surrounding area for over 20 years through Out of School Care, Kindercare, Day Camps, Youth programs, Youth Housing, Family Day Homes and community events. Our mission is to provide a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life. ... more >
Feb 24 - Fund Development Officer
Pacekids has a passionate and ambitious team of professionals looking for a Fund Development Officer to join the team to help lead and grow our fundraising initiatives. If you are entrepreneurial; share an enthusiasm to dream big and be bold; have a sincere desire to contribute to our team and culture, and want to make Pacekid’s vision a reality, we want you! Pacekids is seeking an experienced, dynamic and innovative Fund Development Officer to implement fundraising strategies and cultivate relationships and gifts from individuals, foundations, and corporations who are interested in giving to families with special needs children. The Fund Development Officer will develop new prospects, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward a portfolio of donors and events to grow and sustain meaningful and lasting relationships. The successful candidate will have a minimum three years fundraising or sales experience, a demonstrated knowledge of the principles and practices of fund development, is comfortable with soliciting donations and sponsorships, and demonstrated results. This position requires a self-starter with the ability to manage time and plan effectively while working both individually and within a team environment. Excellent written and oral communication skills conveying information with accuracy and diplomacy enhanced with strong organizational skills is essential to this position as well as experience in public speaking and making presentations to larger groups. Applicants must have access to a vehicle. CRFE Certification is considered an asset. If our organization and this position excites you, please visit us at for more information about our organization and submit your resume and a cover letter, explaining why our need excites you, and how your personality and experience matches this opportunity, via email to We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be con ... more >
Feb 27 - Chapter Boards Lead by Example in Achieving 100 Percent Chapter Board Participation
The following AFP chapters have led by example and achieved 100 percent board participation in the 2013 Every Member Campaign (EMC). These chapter boards serve as motivation and inspiration to chapter members to make their gifts to the EMC. ... more >
Feb 26 - AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada receives a $400,000 boost to expand diversity and inclusion efforts
(Toronto, Ontario) – The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada has received a multiyear grant, valued at $403,674, from the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade to create a fellowship program that will support and train fundraisers from diverse backgrounds. La Fondation canadienne pour la philanthropie de l’AFP vient d’obtenir une subvention pluriannuelle d’une valeur de 403 674 $ de la part du ministère des Affaires civiques, de l’Immigration et du Commerce international de l’Ontario afin de mettre sur pied un programme de bourses visant à soutenir financièrement et à former des professionnels en philanthropie de divers horizons. ... more >
Feb 25 - Top Ten (Week of February 25, 2015): The Magic of Human Connectors in Fundraising
(Feb. 25, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including 16 ways to get a meeting with your major donor prospect; 17 tips on working smarter, not harder; the surprising benefits of volunteering; things to know before tacking your next fundraising (writing) assignment; and more! ... more >