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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.

We're Moving...But Don't worry, we're not going far. 

Everyday business operations will be limited Tuesday, August 30th - Wednesday, August 31st, as equipment and furnishing will be in transition to our new location. Regular operations will resume on Thursday, September 1st. 
Our new location is: 
4620 Manilla Road SE
Calgary, AB T2G 4B7



(For additional information and to register click the links below)


September 21, 2016

Rory and Fraser Green Workshop 

September 30 - October 1, 2016

CFRE Review Course


October 14 - 15, 2016

Fundamentals of Fundraising


November 15, 2016

National Philanthropy Day Luncheon


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Aug 18 - Fund Development and Stewardship Coordinator
The Fund Development and Stewardship Coordinator will be actively involved in fund development initiatives to meet revenue targets and is the key personnel providing research and stewardship support for Between Friends, a charitable organization dedicated to providing opportunities for people with disabilities to connect, grow and belong through social and recreational programming. ... more >
Aug 15 - Director of Development, Cumming School of Medicine
The Cumming School of Medicine’s Development Office is seeking a full-time Director of Development (DoD). The Development Office is a major business unit of both the University’s Development and Alumni Engagement Office and the Cumming School of Medicine. The school’s fundraising efforts are in support of the University of Calgary’s Eyes High Strategy and Academic and Research Plans. The role of the Development Office is to raise funds and steward donors on behalf of both the University and Cumming School of Medicine-specific priorities as identified by Research Institutes and Departments and in alignment with the priorities of the parent organizations. ... more >
Aug 4 - Director, Donor & Community Engagement
The Director, Donor & Community Engagement (Director) is accountable for building the assets of EducationMatters through the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of a broad range of individuals, corporations, foundations and governmental funding programs. ... more >
Aug 23 - AFP Top Ten (Week of August 22, 2016): From Passion to Professionalism, Cardinal Rules and Deadly Sins, More!
(Aug. 22, 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. ... more >
Aug 23 - Corporations and What They Want in Today’s World of Employee Engagement
(August 23, 2916) Corporations, like individual donors, require cultivation and stewardship in order to have the most rewarding relationship. AFP had a chance recently to chat with Rachel Hutchisson, vice president of corporate citizenship and philanthropy at Blackbaud, about what corporations are looking for in offering nonprofits support, the subject of her upcoming webinar, Corporations and What They Want in Today’s World of Employee Engagement, on August 31. ... more >
Aug 22 - Avoid These Major Missteps When Asking for Major Gifts (Part I)
(August 22, 2016) One of the biggest mistakes development directors make when trying to raise major gifts is not asking. Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE, discusses this and other shortcomings that fundraisers commonly make in this article. If you want to do more than avoid mistakes and become a major gifts master, check out her new online course. ... more >
Aug 18 - Philanthropy in Action!
Have a photo of philanthropy in action you want to share? Email with your pic, a caption, and a short description of your organization. ... more >
Aug 16 - AFP Top Ten (Week of August 17, 2016): How Is Nonprofit Overhead Still a Thing, How Does It Feel NOT To Give, More!
(Aug. 17, 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. ... more >