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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.



(For additional information click the links below)


September 11, 2015

The Art of Leadership

September 24, 2015

Ready, Set, Give! Building Capacity for Board Giving

September 29, 2015

Creative and Compelling Fundraising Messages for Digital Solicitation (Webinar)

October 16-17, 2015

CFRE Review Course

November 27-28, 2015

Fundamentals of Fundraising Course


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Aug 28 - Fund Development Manager, Wordfest
Wordfest is seeking an energetic, imaginative individual, with high emotional intelligence and a passion for engaging with people and community, to fill the newly created position of Fund Development Manager. This results-driven team member will steward the public and private support necessary to produce world-class literary events. If you enjoy working in a self-directed role in a supportive work environment and you have a passion for contributing directly to the success of an innovative arts organization, please send resume, salary expectations and writing samples to: — subject line: Fund Development Manager– Application. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Job call closes Sept. 18, 2015. Please read the job full job description at the link below before applying: ... more >
Aug 24 - Corporate Sponsorship Officer
We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced team player to fill the full-time position of Corporate Sponsorship Officer. The Corporate Sponsorship Officer is a donor-centric fundraiser responsible for advancing the mission of Arts Commons/Calgary International Children’s Festival (CICF) by aggressively engaging in the solicitation and stewardship of corporate sponsors. The Corporate Sponsorship Officer is part of the Development Team and participates in the annual campaign planning process; is responsible for the development, control and reconciliation of budget items as assigned; and, is responsible for the supervision of volunteers from time to time ... more >
Aug 24 - Special Events Coordinator
We are seeking a Special Events professional who will use their exceptional skills, vision, passion and leadership to elevate our special events to greater heights. This is a very exciting time in the evolution of Alberta Ballet and a unique opportunity to collaborate and lead volunteers and senior staff to influence the strategic implementation of special events. This position will be directly responsible for the planning, budgeting, production, sales, execution, evaluation, financial reconciliation, development of collateral and marketing materials, and reporting and performance measurement of Alberta Ballet’s fundraising events as per the annual business plan. This includes the development of annual plans for the event portfolio and critical paths and timelines for each event. ... more >
Sep 2 - New Horizons for Canada: Formal Governance Structure, Senior Staff, and Much More
After listening to AFP chapters and members for more than a year, the Canada New Horizons Task Force is ready to present its recommendations to the AFP Board. Learn what’s in store for the AFP Canada community in the years to come! ... more >
Sep 2 - AFP Diverse Communities Scholarship Program Overview & Criteria
The mission of the AFP Diverse Communities Conference Scholarship Fund is to help ensure that AFP programs are inclusive and supportive of diversity-related issues and concerns, to provide financial support for activities that increase understanding and awareness of diversity issues within the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and to provide financial assistance for professional development for AFP members who self-identify as coming from a diverse community and/or who are employed by grassroots organizations that primarily serve diverse populations. ... more >
Sep 2 - New Charity Platform/Fact Sheet Available for Chapters, Members to Highlight Sector
(Sept. 1, 2015) With the October election quickly approaching, AFP is encouraging members to highlight the new federal charity platform developed by a coalition of charitable organizations and associations. ... more >
Sep 1 - Chatting about Donor Retention with John Greenhoe, CFRE
(Sept 1, 2015) Last year, AFP's most popular webinar was presented by John Greenhoe, CFRE, on discovery calls, so naturally we invited him back to present again this year. The topic for his webinar this year is Donor Retention, including how discovery calls play a part. We got to chat with John recently about donor retention, discovery calls and how he plans on topping his webinar from last year. Click here to register for his AFP webinar on September 16. ... more >