Fundamentals of Fundraising Course

 

The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course was developed with a foundation from the Essentials of Fundraising Program and the First Course and is composed of seven modules that have been designed by experienced fundraising professionals to meet the real-world needs and challenges nonprofit organizations face every day. This 16 hour program includes case studies and projects for groups and individuals, making the learning experience both substantive and enjoyable. The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course offers a complete overview of the development function, featuring the most current information and techniques

 
AFP Vancouver Island is considering offering the Fundamentals of Fundraising on October 3-4, however a minimum number of registrants is required. If you are interested in taking this course, please contact Monica Powell at monicapowell@shaw.ca

Save the Date: 2015 AGM - June 3rd 11:30am-2:30pm at the Marriott 

 

Following lunch and official business, our keynote speaker, Rory Green will give her award winning presentation Conversations That Change the World: How to Talk to Your Donors
 
To help our donors make an impact, we must understand them: their history, their interests and their passions. To understand our donors we need to converse, share and listen. Drawing on her experiences as a major gifts fundraiser, Rory Green will provide theoretical and practical tools for connecting and conversing more deeply with donors and prospects. This presentation will focus on the ingredients of a conversation and how to nurture them, through listening, respect and asking the right questions.

Registration opening soon. 
Bequest Administration in a Small Shop

Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP)
In honour of National LEAVE A LEGACYTM Month, CAGP's May event is designed to build awareness and capacity to accept legacy gifts - particularly within small shops. 
 
Regardless of the size of your organization - if planned giving is only one of your responsibilities and you need to stretch your time to accomplish planned giving, you'll want to attend this session.  
 
Learn how to develop, manage and build your legacy program.
 
We'll discuss ...
  • various types of planned gifts
  • how to receive and administer bequest gifts
  • stewardship and recognition of donors
  • tracking and reporting your activities and expectancies
  • marketing your bequest program
  • practical applications of gift acceptance policies
 
We encourage you to also register a colleague - perhaps someone responsible for Finance or Administration, or perhaps a Board Member who is, or could be, a Board Champion for your Planned Giving Program. 

Full information sheet and speaker bio's attached. 
 
Outstanding value! Includes morning coffee and hot served lunch
 
CAGP Members: $25
Non-Members: $35
 
Where: The Union Club of BC - Begbie Lounge
Date: Wednesday, 13 May, 2015
Time: 10:00am - 1:30pm (Registration at 9:45am)
 
 
I look forward to seeing you there.
Gwen Chapman
Membership Chair - CAGP Vancouver Island Roundtable

Get your National Philanthropy Day Nominations in early this year!

 

Nomination will be accepted from April 13th to May 29th, online only.  All that is required is a nomination statement of 500 words or less.  

 

 

 

Nominations will be accepted for the following six categories:

 

Generosity of Spirit Award, sponsored by The United Way of Greater Victoria 

Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer Award, sponsored by Coast Capital Savings 

Philanthropic Service Club Award, sponsored by Camosun College 

Corporate Responsibility Award, sponsored by the University of Victoria 

*Youth in Philanthropy Award (ages 5-10), sponsored by Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island 

*Youth in Philanthropy Award (ages 11-17), sponsored by Telus 

 

* The individual or group that receives the Youth Awards receives $500 to go towards their charity of choice.

 

The top three finalists in each category will be recognized at the National Philanthropy Day Reception on November 17th and in all media campaigns leading up to the event.  Award Winners will be announced at the National Philanthropy Day Reception on November 17th.

 

This is a great way to honour someone from the community who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to philanthropy.

 

Please see our webpage for more details: www.npdvictoria.com 

 

National Philanthropy Day Event Details

 

Where: The Fairmont Empress Hotel

When: Tuesday, November 17th from 4:30 - 6:45 pm 

What: Wine and cheese reception to honour the nominees and announce the winners in each of the six awards categories  

 

    

Job Postings:
 
Major Gifts Manager, RESOLVE Campaign

RESOLVE is seeking an experienced fund development professional with a proven track record in individual, corporate and / or foundation major gift fundraising to join the major gift team. The Major Gifts Manager will actively manage a robust portfolio of prospects & donors and will work with and support volunteers in their activities. RESOLVE provides a unique opportunity and experience rarely available to fundraising professionals - participation in a truly transformational campaign.


 

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Major Gifts Manager will work closely with RESOLVE staff, as well as Campaign Partners and senior volunteer leadership. The successful candidate will possess a proven major gift track record, have an appreciation of Calgary's philanthropic landscape and the cause, and thrive in a dynamic, team-focused environment.


To view the complete job posting, please 
click here.
 
 
United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island (UWCNVI) is seeking an energetic, ambitious, disciplined, results oriented resource development professional interested in driving growth for a well-respected brand as it diversifies revenue sources and increases its capacity to help more people in need. This is an excellent opportunity for a successful generalist fundraiser with some management experience who is eager to take the next step in their career by leading and growing the United Way CNVI development team.

To view the complete job posting, please click here.
 

United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island (UWCNVI) is seeking an energetic, ambitious, disciplined, results oriented resource development professional interested in driving growth for a well-respected brand as it diversifies revenue sources and increases its capacity to help more people in need. This is an excellent opportunity for a successful generalist fundraiser with some management experience who is eager to take the next step in their career by leading and growing the United Way CNVI development team.
 
To view the complete job posting, please click here.
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT 

 

Paige Erickson-McGee

Community & Development Coordinator

Habitat Acquisition Trust
 

Just as my first year of fundraising comes to a close, I have realized I fundraise for the stories. Stories from the 91 year old naturalist who still loves his Sunday walks through the park. Or the 6 year old girl who just cannot wait to tell her tale about the blue slug she saw in the forest. It is so inspiring to hear from our supporters about their passion and excitement for nature, expressing such appreciation for the work that we do. I am excited to see what kind of stories this next year of fundraising will bring.


Association of Fundraising Professionals
Vancouver Island Chapter

AFP Vancouver Island Chapter, advances philanthropy by enabling people and organizations to practice ethical and effective fundraising.

 

The core activities through which AFP fulfills this mission include networking, educating, training, mentoring, and celebrating an attitude of giving.

 

Become a member today!