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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.



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December 13, 2016

Cold Calling and Prospecting for Development Officers

December 13, 2016

Joint AFP/CAGP Holiday Social


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Nov 28 - Lead Gifts Manager & Major Gifts Manager
Join the most exciting and unique campaign in the country. For the first time in Calgary, nine agencies are collaborating in a capital campaign. RESOLVE is raising $120 million through this collaboration to provide affordable and supported rental housing for homeless and vulnerable Calgarians. We are ending homelessness for 3,000 Calgarians and creating a lasting legacy in Calgary. ... more >
Nov 28 - Manager, Annual Giving
We are searching for a dedicated individual, who is a self starter for the position of Manager, Annual Giving. This person is responsible for the management and execution of a comprehensive annual giving program, which includes continual development of a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization. The Manager develops a coordinated matrix of communication and solicitation strategies involving email, special events, grant writing, direct mail, phone/mail, personal visitation, donor engagement and volunteer/family/resident engagement, all focused on shaping and growing a sustainable tradition of annual support. In addition, the Manager will foster the growth of best practices in the supporting areas of gift processing, data management and donor relations as related to annual giving and The Brenda Strafford Foundation as a whole. This position has a keen appreciation of the basis of annual giving including stewardship as the enabling component of successful major and gift planning programs. ... more >
Nov 22 - Resource Development Specialist
JA Canada is committed to our mission of inspiring students and preparing them to succeed in a global economy. We are the largest youth business education organization in Canada with a national office and 16 Charters serving students from coast to coast. We work in partnership with educators, volunteers and businesses to educate students about financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. JA Canada has developed an outstanding reputation with donors, volunteers and the educational system, which allows us to deliver business and finance programs to more than 250,000 Grade 4-12 students each year. JA Canada seeks an experienced Resource Development Specialist to take on a lead role in active major and mid-level gift prospecting, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. This position will be particularly active with donor research and proposal writing, data management, Charter relations, and donor communications for JA Canada. ... more >
Nov 21 - Major Gifts Officer
TELUS World of Science - Edmonton (TWOSE) inspires life-long learning as we create a positive science and technology culture in our region. The science centre is a non-profit organization designed to motivate people to learn about and contribute to advances in science and technology to strengthen themselves, their families, and their community. The Aurora Project injects TWOSE with renewed energy, illuminating the amazing world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math in the astonishing range of creativity that is the pinnacle to human achievement. The Major Gifts Officer will play a critical role in building the organization’s fundraising capacity by focusing on philanthropic investments and building a diverse base of engaged donors through an innovative program that attracts funds to the Aurora Project. This individual will identify, research, and cultivate qualified prospects, moving prospects and past donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure - focusing on soliciting gifts of $25,000 and more. The Major Gifts Officer is an integral contributor to securing the $7.5 million in private philanthropic support that is essential in realizing the goals of the Aurora Project. The Major Gifts Officer will work closely with the Capital Campaign Manager, development team, and other staff and consultants to carry out a broad-based fundraising plan targeting individuals, corporations, foundations and government to support this initiative. ... more >
Dec 2 - Complimentary Live Webcast (Nov. 22, 2016): How to Innovate With Confidence
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy-Canada and Vitreo Group are pleased to present a complimentary live webcast on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time on How to Innovate With Confidence. ... more >
Nov 30 - AFP Top Ten (Week of November 30, 2016): Donor Communications, Top-Heavy Philanthropy, 2017 Trends, More!
(Nov. 30, 2016) 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 >
Nov 28 - Take It From An Experienced Millennial: Asking a Millennial For Money is Difficult
(Sept. 3, 2013) As if you didn’t already know that. But did you know there ARE ways to get through to Millennial donors? Who better to take a cue from than a successful Millennial himself—who, yes, does give. ... more >
Nov 15 - AFP Top Ten (Week of November 16, 2016): Robo-Advisers, Stronger Fundraising Secrets, Training Board Members, More!
(Nov. 16, 2016) 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 >
Nov 15 - 100 Percent Chapter Board Participation
The following AFP chapters have led by example and achieved 100 percent board participation in the 2016 BE the CAUSE Campaign. These chapter boards serve as motivation and inspiration to chapter members to make their gifts. ... more >