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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.

2017 Outstanding Fundraising Professional Nomination Form

2017 Outstanding New Fundraising Professional Nomination Form 

Hazel Gillespie Community Investment Leadership Award Nomination

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Jun 16 - Senior Development Officer, Major Gifts – Term Position (Maternity Leave)
Reporting to Director of Development and based out of the Calgary office, the Senior Development Officer, Major Gifts (SDO) works to ensure STARS fundraising goals are met by serving the philanthropic goals of STARS donors and prospects. The SDO is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gifts to the Foundation, with the goal of facilitating $1,000,000 or more in gifts each year. Your work will include identification and engagement of new prospects as well as growth of current donor relationships. ... more >
Jun 15 - Manager, Donor Relations
Reporting directly to the Resource Development Director, the Donor Relations Manager is responsible for the execution of yearly fundraising goals through the development, growth, and stewardship of existing and new major donor accounts. This position manages the donor acknowledgment process for all major donors, develops RFP’s, implements strategies for major donor prospect identification, cultivation, and stewardship, assists with fundraising campaigns, and conducts donor research, data management, and analysis. Working closely with other Inn from the Cold departments, this position is also responsible for ensuring that the resource development department has access to program data that guides the development of RFP’s and donor reports, and equally important, that program staff understand funding requirements, ensuring an increased accountability to all stakeholders. ... more >
Jun 20 - Canada at the International Fundraising Summit: Now It’s Time to Prepare!
Now that he’s attend the International Fundraising Summit, AFP Canada Board Chair Scott Decksheimer, CFRE, says Canada needs to learn from what’s happening in other countries to be better prepared for the future of our profession. ... more >
Jun 20 - AFP Top Ten (Week of June 21, 2017): Large Boards, Managing Your Time, Donor Recognition Opportunities & More!
(June 21, 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 >
Jun 15 - CRA Recommendations Support Public Policy Engagement by Charities
(July 13, 2017) In a significant win for Canada’s charitable sector, the Canada Revenue Agency has recommended major changes to laws and regulations that will encourage charities to engage more fully in public policy dialogue and development. ... more >