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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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February 19, 2016

Social Media for Non Profits

February 23, 2016

Storytelling for Fundraisers (Webinar)

March 18-19, 2016

Fundamentals of Fundraising 


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Feb 4 - Stakeholder Relations & Advancement Consultant
Location: Calgary (home-based) SUMMARY Transparency International Canada (TI Canada) is seeking a highly qualified individual to help us develop a robust fundraising plan for Western Canada, which would serve as a pilot for fundraising initiatives in other parts of Canada. The Consultant will help build stakeholder relations in Western Canada as well as develop a financial sustainability plan that encompasses individual, corporate, and foundation giving and includes strategies in annual giving, major gifts, planned giving, and signature events in Western Canada. The consultancy will start as soon as possible and is subject to two possible one-year extensions to be completed no later than December 31, 2018. ... more >
Jan 29 - Development Officer - Fundraising
Hospitals of Regina Foundation (HRF) is dedicated to improving patients’ lives by raising funds for the advancement of health care in our community. Over 29 years, the Foundation has raised $150 million and supported a full range of enhanced health care services, education and patient-centered research for Regina’s three hospitals – Regina General Hospital, Pasqua Hospital and Wascana Rehabilitation Centre. The Development Officer will be responsible for providing support in the planning, coordination and implementation of The Foundation’s philanthropic objectives for the annual giving program. The Development Officer also serves as the main point of contact for the fundraising database, and will assist with the coordination and oversight of various initiatives in the area of donor stewardship. ... more >
Jan 29 - Manager, Business Development & Community Relations
Manager, Business Development & Community Relations Full-Time, Permanent Are you ready to bring new ideas to help Hospice Calgary increase its visibility and revenues? Are you a people person who would like to forge long-term connections with interesting Calgarians? Are you a strategic thinker, highly organized and an excellent communicator? Position Summary: This position builds strong relationships with new and potential donors and works with the Marketing & Development team. (For full details see Position Description at ... more >
The Children’s Cottage Society is a charitable agency established in Calgary in 1986. The Society’s mission is “Preventing harm and neglect to all children and building strong families through support services, respite programs, and crisis nurseries”; our vision is to achieve “Safe Children in Healthy Families”. The Director of Development is a newly created position responsible for creating and implementing a strategic approach to the Society’s Development and Communications directions which includes: all donations and communications aimed at supporting the Society’s annual fundraising needs as well as the implementation and completion of a $25 million capital campaign. ... more >
Feb 3 - 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 >
Feb 2 - AFP Top Ten (Week of February 3, 2016): Fundraising Ideas, Stories & Perspectives You May Have Missed!
(Feb. 3, 2016) Our weekly round-up of the top blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your goal. This week’s top ten includes discussions on relationship fundraising (from Adrian Sargeant); revising and reinvigorating your mission statement; building donor confidence in your organization; turning a “no” into a “yes” and corporate fundraising in the small shop. ... more >
Feb 2 - Money Wellness: Unleash the Power to Big Gifts
(Feb. 2, 2016) Fundraising is such a goal-oriented occupation that we don’t ever really consider our relationship with money or our donors’ relationship with money. That relationship can have a huge effect on how we raise funds—and how people give! AFP had a chance to chat with Laura Fredricks recently about this relationship—what she terms Money Wellness—which is the topic of her upcoming webinar on February 11. ... more >