I hope you are enjoying a fabulous summer with some fun and family time built in. I am just back from two weeks of family fun, but prior to that I was pleased to represent our chapter at the AFP Canadian Leadership Retreat in Regina from July 23 - 25th. This retreat brings chapter leaders together from across Canada, and it certainly helped me to understand the AFP organization from a Canadian perspective, and the most significant topic of conversation at the retreat was the recommendations from the New Horizons Task Force regarding the future for AFP in Canada. In short, the recommendation after a year of consultation with various member groups was to remain aligned with AFP International, but with a formal Canadian Board of Directors that is staffed by a senior leader to guide the Canadian perspective on fundraising, government relations and relevant Canadian based research for our industry. In short, this should give us as members of AFP all of the benefits of belonging to an international professional association, with the additional strength of Canadian perspective where we need it. I am personally excited about this decision, and the recommendation received unanimous support from the participants at the retreat. This marks an exciting time of transition in our professional association!
I was also proud to accept the Exceptional Achievement Award for 2014 that our chapter received. The criteria for this award is:
- Met the chapter's 2014 Every Member Campaign Goal
- Had 100% Chapter Board participation
- Increased member participation from 2013 to 2014
- Increase Alpha Society giving (Monthly giving program)
- Increase overall giving in the chapter
For receiving this award, the chapter is entitled to apply for an additional 5% grant of the money raised by the chapter in 2014.
A special acknowledgement to Carly Milloy for her leadership during that time, and to Amanda Taylor who leads the EMC Campaign on the board!
We are looking forward to an exciting fall season with AFP including a lot of special programming and of course, the National Philanthropy Day Awards. I look forward to meeting you in the months ahead and also encourage your comments and input any time at
AFP Vancouver Island President
Beth Locke. AFP Foundation Board member, presenting the Exceptional Achievement Award for 2014 to our chapter President Diane Lloyd (on behalf of the Vancouver Island Chapter) at the AFP Canadian Leadership Retreat
Photo by: Derek Fraser
Fundamentals of Fundraising 2015
AFP Vancouver Island is pleased to offer the Fundamentals of Fundraising Course this year on
October 3rd and 4th.
The deadline for registration is August 24th--please sign up today!
We must have a minimum of 12 people registered for the course to run.
The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course was developed with a foundation from the Essentials of Fundraising Program and the First Course in Fundraising and is composed of seven modules that have been designed by experienced fundraising professionals to meet the real-world needs and challenges non-profit organizations face every day.
CFRE Credits: 16
*Please note that payment is required at time of registration, and all fees are non-refundable.
AFP's Canadian National Scholarship Program - Apply Now!
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy-Canada and Mackenzie Investments are teaming up to offer Canadian fundraising professionals working for charitable and non-profit organizations, the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in fundraising.
Financial scholarships, up to a maximum of $1000, are being offered to cover registration and travel costs for educational programs at the local, national and/or international level.
Educational Programs that can be funded through the National Scholarship Program include, but are not limited to:
· AFP Congress
· AFP CFRE Review Course
· AFP Chapter Fundraising Workshops & Conferences
· AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course
· AFP International Conference
· Other fundraising conferences/courses/tuition fees
The next scholarship deadline is
September 15, 2015
National Scholarship Program Guidelines and Application Forms are available in English and in French here!
Director of Development, Museum of Vancouver (MOV)
The Director of Development plays a strategic role in developing a culture of philanthropy and support for MOV. Reporting to the CEO and working with the Board of Directors, the Director will design, direct and execute a multi-faceted fundraising program that builds communities of support, attracts high impact philanthropy to the Museum's strategic priorities, and leads the Museum towards financial sustainability.
The Director is an experienced fundraising professional with proven abilities in creating successful fundraising programs that engage with and build communities. An entrepreneurial mindset and strategic intent are a must.
Director of Development, Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island
The Director of Development of Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island reports to the President and CEO of the Foundation and is a member of the Foundation's executive team. The Director is responsible for creating and maintaining an environment that attracts philanthropic support for our organization's mission and strategic directions.
In this key leadership role, the Director manages the constant renewal and implementation of a vibrant and forward-looking fund development plan that encompasses all components - annual giving, planned giving, major gifts and special events - and enhances donor development and donor relations. The Director manages and mentors the Foundation's fund development team.
To learn more about this exciting opportunity
Development Manager, Victoria's Women's Transition House Society
Reporting to the Development Director, the Development Manager is responsible for managing a comprehensive resource development program supported by wide-ranging marketing & communications initiatives. This hands-on position will involve planning, execution, and evaluation of fundraising activities for the agency; marketing and communications to support fundraising; and supervision of the Development Associate/ Development Assistant. A significant portion of this position is grant writing. The Development Manager is a member of the Leadership Team. 28-35 hours per week; exempt position.
To apply, please click here!
Resource Development Manager, Victoria Sexual Assault Centre
The Resource Development Manager is responsible for creating and managing a successful, comprehensive development plan for the Society. The position will involve planning, execution, control and evaluation of all fund raising activities for the agency, as well as marketing and communications that support fundraising, as part of the revenue goals of Victoria Sexual Assault Centre Society. The Resource Developme
nt Manager will work closely with the Executive Director, the Board of Directors, and senior staff to enhance and support the revenue goals of the Society and to ensure that there is a stable and increasing level of resources for operations and future development.
For full job description, please click here!
Development Officer, Victoria Hospitals Foundation
he Victoria Hospitals Foundation is seeking an experienced fundraiser for the position
of Development Officer. This full-time, permanent position is a key member of the
development team reporting to the Manager, Annual Campaign. Responsibilities
include planning and implementation of our direct mail appeals and annual Visions
gala, supporting independent special event organizers, and encouraging donations
through service clubs, monthly giving and commemorative gifts.