Greetings AFP Members!
I am very excited to be your new President of the AFP Vancouver Island Chapter for the 2015/16 year! My intention is to lead the chapter with positive energy and intentions and support each of you in your growth as fundraising professionals through this dynamic chapter. I am so excited to be working with a dynamic board of directors - some of whom are new to the board, along with many returning board members who dedicate their time to supporting your professional association.
As a coach, I am always interested in what motivates people and keeps them engaged in their work. I would love to get a conversation started on these questions over on our Facebook page. So have a look and then hop on over to our Facebook page and share your thoughts and ideas!
Facebook Question: What do you love most about working in philanthropy?
Click here to share your thoughts and ideas.
I can't wait to read your comments and learn more about what you love about your work! I am also open to ideas and feedback on how your professional association can serve you better. If you have some thoughts, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what you are thinking!
My wish for you this summer is to spend some time off and enjoy some downtime with friends and family, and maybe some time to reflect.
Wishing you a wonderful summer!
President, AFP Vancouver Island
August 12, 2015 Webinar by Timothy Logan, FAHP, ACFRE:
What You Need to Know About Planned Giving When Planned Giving is Not All That You Do
Planned Giving can be pretty daunting if it is not your primary development responsibility - Estates, Trusts, CRAT's, CRUT's, NIMCRUT's with a flip provision...
During this webinar we will look at the most common planned gift types, discuss their properties and look at the donor characteristics associated with each gift. In addition to coming away with the tools to identify the gift planning technique that meets your donors' needs, you will also learn the best way to market these gifts.
Whether you run a one-person shop with Planned Giving responsibilities or you're a Major Gift Officer looking for a blended gift, this session will help you understand the essential elements of Planned Giving that you need for your job.
About the Presenter: Timothy D. Logan, FAHP, ACFRE
Timothy D. Logan has worked in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors and has more than 33 years' experience in fund raising, nonprofit management and direct response marketing. In addition to holding AFP's prestigious ACFRE credential, he holds a Masters of Nonprofit Management (MNO) from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH.
Tim's background in the nonprofit sector includes 17 years' experience at the local and national levels. Tim has been a local Executive Director for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, in Harrisburg, PA and for the Leukemia Society of America in Cleveland, OH. Nationally, he was a fund raising consultant for American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association. He has served as Director of Development Services with the Epilepsy Foundation, was Director of Individual Giving at USO World Headquarters, and most recently served as the Senior Director of Development for the National Osteoporosis Foundation.
You can register from the webinar by clicking this link!
AFP Membership Scholarship
Do you know someone who would really benefit from being an AFP member? Or, know anyone who is thinking about joining the AFP Vancouver Island Chapter, but has not committed yet?
If so, please encourage them to apply for the AFP Membership Scholarship. This scholarship will cover a year-long membership with AFP.
Applying is easy! Applicants need to fill out the application form and send it to Jennifer Sandmaier, Scholarships Chair at email@example.com.
Deadline is noon on October 1, 2015.
Need Help Getting to the 2016 AFP International Conference in Boston?
Apply Now for Chapter Scholarships!
If you have not yet attended an AFP international conference, you might want to consider applying to be our chapter representative as the "Chamberlain Scholar".
- The Chamberlain Scholarship
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy is again proud to announce the Chamberlain Scholarship program for the 2016 AFP International Conference. The Foundation will offer every AFP Chapter one Chamberlain Scholarship, which covers the recipient's conference registration fee, minus a $10 processing fee, to the AFP International Conference on Philanthropy to be held in Boston, MA March 20-22, 2016. The scholarship is available to individuals who have never attended an AFP International Conference.
- John Saunders Scholarship
One scholarship of $475 to be given to the successful Chamberlain Scholarship recipient to cover costs associated with attendance at the AFP International Conference.
Please send your application form to Jennifer Sandmaier, Scholarships Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline is September 3, 2015.
AFP Vancouver Island Professional Development Scholarships
Apply for scholarships to help offset the cost of Professional Development opportunities, such as conferences, workshops, books, or CFRE exam application fees.
Please send your application form to Jennifer Sandmaier, Scholarships Chair at email@example.com.
Deadline is September 3, 2015.
New CFREs on the Island - Congratulations!
The following Vancouver Island Chapter members have recently achieved their CFRE designation:
Jane Bowers, CFRE
Senior Development Officer - Estate & Annual Gifts
Childrens Health Foundation of Vancouver Island
Brenda Rositano, CFRE
Director, Corporate Relations
Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation
Jessica Bell, CFRE
BC Children's Hospital Foundation
Bravo to all of you! We are thrilled to congratulate you and more than a little excited to see three new CFRE's on Vancouver Island.
Make a Difference with the 'Youth in Philanthropy' Initiative!
AFP Vancouver Island is creating a youth engagement program that will involve developing and delivering workshops to local Victoria area high schools. This exciting project will be the first of its kind for AFP in Canada! To make it work, however, we need some dedicated members to join our committee. Volunteers should be willing to spend time helping to develop the content of the one-hour workshop, and to present and facilitate workshops with teenage students.
If you're interested, please contact Sean Rodman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diversity & Inclusion 2.0
A New Foundation Initiative & Call for Volunteers
A New Foundation Initiative - Background
Diversity and Inclusion are important tenets of AFP's work of advancing philanthropy and the fundraising profession. AFP has a philosophy statement on diversity in fundraising, as follows: AFP believes that diversity and inclusion create a strong, vital and unified force for the effective pursuit of an organization's mission and achieving philanthropic success. Diversity and Inclusion in Fundraising seeks to achieve a broad representation of experiences, perspectives, and cultures to ensure that the best possible thinking, ideas, opportunities and solutions are considered; intentionally creates a respectful and welcoming environment that is open to all; and appreciates the unique contributions of every member of the community.
Over the past several years, a great deal of work has occurred in the Canadian Foundation around diversity and inclusion, including the Inclusive Giving Project and the new Fellowship Program which is in the process of being developed for Ontario.
AFP has identified Inclusion as a key strategic goal supporting philanthropy's future and long-term sustainability. For the AFP Canadian Foundation, "Inclusion of each local community's diverse philanthropies and professionals increases our influence, mission impact, donor engagement and membership." The Foundation wants to build on the success of past and current initiatives and develop a vision and strategic plan (roadmap) for Diversity and Inclusion activities nationally.
The Foundation is about to begin working with a prestigious management consulting firm (Deloitte) to create this new vision and roadmap. We hope to share our work and progress to-date at the Canadian Leadership Retreat in Regina in July 2015.
Call for Volunteers
The Foundation is seeking potential volunteers to actively participate in a short-term, time-limited Diversity & Inclusion Working Group (DIWG) that will help develop this new vision and roadmap for Diversity and Inclusion nationally.
Members of the DIWG will:
- Provide information, input and perspective from your Chapter/region/community to the discussions and strategic planning process,
- Act as a local resource for the Foundation and the consultants as the planning process unfolds,
- Participate (via conference call) in a proposed Vision and Strategic Planning session (date TBC) and subsequent follow up activities,
- Participate in bi-weekly working group conference calls.
The Ideal Volunteer
- has the time and energy to commit to, and actively participate in, the DIWG
- is active and/or a thought-leader with respect to Diversity and Inclusion in your Chapter/ region/ community,
- is a respected, strategic thinker.
Early August to the of end of October, 2015
Volunteer Time Commitment
At this point, we are anticipating the time commitment would be between 2-3 hours per week, on average, with more at particular points along the process.
To Follow Up
If you are interested in being part of Diversity & Inclusion Working Group, please forward your name, email, and day-time phone number to:
Zak Bailey, CFRE
Diversity and Inclusion 2.0 Project Consultant
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada
Major Gifts Development Officer, BC Cancer Foundation - Vancouver Island
Working as part of the Regional Major Gifts team, the Major Gifts Development Officer is responsible for generating major gifts within the Vancouver Island Region (Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands). This role will manage a portfolio of major gift ($10,000+) prospects, and will be responsible for the prospecting, cultivation and stewardship strategies that will enable the BC Cancer Foundation to increase revenue through individual giving.
This individual works closely with other Foundation staff to ensure seamless donor integration between specialized portfolios, including special events, annual giving, planned giving, volunteer/donor recognition and other special Foundation projects. This individual will interface regularly with provincial Foundation staff to ensure provincial programs are supported in the region.
To see the full job description, click here!
Development Officer, Canadian College of Performing Arts
Reporting to the College Director, the Development Officer will plan and execute CCPA's annual fund development initiatives as well as a Capital Campaign for a new facility. The Development Officer will have direct responsibility for specific fundraising projects and appeals as well as manage a pool of donors and prospects across all giving areas (Corporate, Individual, Foundation, Alumni and Government). S/he will work collaboratively with the Development team, Board of Directors and senior volunteers to meet the fundraising goals of the organization.
CCPA's ideal candidate will be passionate about the performing arts and can build momentum with our current donors and funders, as well as inspire new supporters to become involved. With a successful history of garnering support, you are comfortable with annual gifting methods including electronic and direct mail, monthly giving, events, grants, and select major gifts in the range of $10,000 to $100,000. In addition, your donor database skills are excellent. Previous experience with a Capital Campaign is an asset.
For more details, click here!
Senior Development Officer, Victoria Symphony
The Victoria Symphony (VS) is seeking a Development Officer to join its dynamic and hardworking team operating the largest performing arts organization on Vancouver Island. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Officer will contribute to an overall goal of raising $1 million+ in individual, corporate giving and special events revenue. The Development Officer will work with the DD on the major gift and sponsorship portfolios, to support the mission of the Victoria Symphony Foundation.
The Development Officer is a results-oriented, professional fundraiser with a proven track record of individual, corporate and community fundraising.
To learn more about this opportunity, click here!
Development Coordinator, Victoria Symphony
The Victoria Symphony (VS) is seeking a Development Coordinator to join its dynamic and hardworking team operating the largest performing arts organization on Vancouver Island. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Coordinator will contribute to an overall goal of raising $1 million + in a combination of annual appeal, corporate giving and event revenue. The Development Coordinator is a results-oriented person with a professional demeanor, superior interpersonal and administrative skills - including tact, sensitivity and good judgement - and possesses excellent attention to detail and an aptitude for database work.
To see the full posting,
Development Officer, Victoria Hospitals Foundation
The Victoria Hospitals Foundation is seeking an experienced fundraiser for the positionof 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.
Imagine Canada's Grant Connect Database via University of Victoria Library
Is there someone in your organization who is an alumni or current student at the University of Victoria? If so, you are in luck! With a valid alumni or student card from UVic, you have access to Imagine Canada's Grant Connect database via the Uvic Libraries.This excellent database usually has a steep cost for organizations but you will have complete access for free. The database contains thousands of foundations, companies and other grantors who have funds available for your organization to apply for. You can also search for foundations that have funded similar organizations to yours in the past by clicking this link.