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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.

Upcoming Events:
November 8, 2017
AFP National Philanthropy Awareness Week: Professionals Forum 
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November 15, 2017
National Philanthropy Luncheon Tickets On Sale!
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Sep 6 - Institutional Partnerships Officer
Reporting to the Director of Donor Relations, the Institutional Partnerships Officer is responsible for researching, pursuing, securing and stewarding grant support from foundations and government that align with our work in India, Ghana, Kenya, Zambia and Nepal. As well, you will help secure corporate support through sponsorships and charitable gifts. By meeting annual targets for corporate, foundation and government support and engagement, you will be key to reaching our strategic goal of raising $20 million by 2020, and to declare 2020 communities free of avoidable blindness! ... more >
Sep 1 - Development Manager (Major Gifts)
Reporting to the Director, Development (Major Gifts), the Development Manager works as an integral part of the Major Donor team to identify, solicit and maintain existing high value relationships with individuals and foundations. This is a new role with a focus on significant growth of regional donors and prospects in Western Canada. This role will contribute to the planning and implementation of organizational activities to maximize individual giving and foundation donor support, cultivate existing donors to give at a major donor level, and formulate strategies to raise individual gifts of $10,000 and more. This role will also have the responsibility to migrate or integrate stakeholders from other key development areas within UNICEF Canada (Corporate, Community Engagement and Signature Events). ... more >
Aug 30 - Director of Development
Reporting to the Executive Director, the role of Director of Development is a full time leadership position. Alberta Theatre Projects is a not for profit professional theatre company that has been serving Calgary for 46 years. ... more >
Sep 20 - Become a Detective for Good
(Sept. 20, 2017) Sarah Richards, a Young Professional member, talks about her “detective work” for her cause as a prospect researcher and finding the clues for engaged donors and inspired gifts. ... more >
Sep 20 - AFP Top Ten (Week of September 20, 2017): Getting the Second Gift, Instagram Tips, Killing Independent George & More!
(Sept. 20, 2017) Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. ... more >
Sep 13 - International Survey Reveals Trends, Preferences and Habits behind Philanthropic Giving Worldwide
(Sept. 12, 2017) Donors around the world overwhelmingly prefer to give online, according to the inaugural Global Trends in Giving Report. ... more >
Sep 12 - AFP Top Ten (Week of September 13, 2017): Overcoming Donor Resistance, Thank-You Letters, Standing Out Using Social Media & More!
(Sept. 13, 2017) Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. ... more >
Sep 8 - AFP’s Canadian National Scholarship Program – Apply Now!
Interested in professional development but waiting for the “right” time? How about now, with the added assistance of an AFP financial scholarship? ... more >