National Philanthropy Day Nominations will be accepted from April 18th to May 26th via online application.
We are once again accepting Nominations for the following six categories:

Generosity of Spirit Award
Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer Award
Philanthropic Service Club Award
Corporate Responsibility Award
Youth in Philanthropy Award (ages 5-10)
Youth in Philanthropy Award (ages 11-17)

The top three finalists in each category will be officially announced in September and recognized at the National Philanthropy Day Reception on November 22nd and in all media campaigns leading up to the event. Award winners in each category will be announced at the event.

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

Nominating is easy! All that is required is a nomination statement of less than 500 words.
For more information or to view the nomination criteria, please visit
National Philanthropy Day
Event Details
The Victoria Conference Centre
Wednesday November 22nd from 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Cocktail reception to honour the nominees and announce the winners in each of the six awards categories.

Upcoming Events

Philanthropy & Personal Planning 
with Malcolm Burrows, Head of Philanthropic Advisory Services, Scotia Wealth Management

What will your philanthropic legacy look like? Can you make a meaningful impact for a cause you care about? Malcolm will share stories and practical ideas about how you can craft a personal, taxeffective, high-impact charitable legacy. Malcolm has 25 years of experience in working with clients to plan, structure and engage in philanthropy. As past-chair of various national committees and working groups, he contributed to the development of new charitable tax incentives included in the 2015 Federal Budget. Malcolm is co-editor of The Philanthropist and is a director of The Muttart Foundation, an Edmonton-based private foundation. In celebration of national Leave a Legacy month, this May event is proudly co-sponsored by: Leave A Legacy ™ a program of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners, Scotia Wealth Management, AFP and University of Victoria

Wednesday, May 10 Reception: 4:00 p.m. | Refreshments will be served. 
Presentation: 4:30 p.m. David Lam Auditorium, MacLaurin Building, University of Victoria $5 to attend. 

For information, call or email Kristy Colpron at 250-721-6001 or

Cultural Resource Management Program

COURSE: HA488M Fundraising in Cultural Organizations
DATES: May 8 - 13, 2017 
INSTRUCTOR: Dianne Lister 
LOCATION: Room 108, Fine Arts Building, University of Victoria
Museums and heritage sites are increasingly being asked to generate operating revenue through philanthropy, sponsorship, private-public partnerships, in-kind gifts, and other various fundraising activities. This course will build your knowledge and understanding of the range of tools and strategies to engage communities, staff, board members, and private sector resources in co-creating sustainable museum and heritage programs. Through this course, you will consider donors as investors in the community-building capacity of your organization. New trends in private sector philanthropy will be explored in relation to the strategic vision and management of heritage and museum organizations.
For more details click here.
AFP Webinars
Did you know that as a member of AFP you have access to dozens of quality webinars from your own computer at anytime? Simply log in with your AFP membership account to watch and listen to a webinar of your choosing. Here is the most recent webinar added:

Reach any prospect. Billionaires, your top prospects that haven't been successfully engaged. Philanthropists who everyone calls. You can get those crucial first meetings that make or break major campaigns. This is very unique and hard to find training taught by a 30 year development veteran who still cold calls everyday. Learn to engage your HNW prospects that every other development officer wants to sit down with.
About the presenter:
Armando Zumaya has been in fundraising for 30 years in a variety of roles that have given him a unique perspective on development offices, prospecting and role of prospect research/management. 
AFP Morning Coffee Click

Are you a techno-geek or techno-peasant? Do you speak the language of digital citizens or are you a digital refugee? Either way, there are all kinds of tech opportunities out there to support your fundraising efforts. Bring your list of favourite tools/sites or systems (and maybe your list of most hated ones too!) and let's swap insights. Who knows - you might end up leaving a bit more tech savvy?!

Wednesday May 3, 8 am at Hillside Mall Food Court by the Waffle place
Job Postings  
Manager, Prospect Research - United Way of Greater Victoria

Donor Relations and Engagement Officer -  Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island 

Manager of Advancement  - Mercy Ships Canada  

Resources for Members   

Global Philanthrpic
Global Philanthropic recognizes that money raised, drives the delivery of your mission and vision. Our fund development specialists bring in-depth knowledge and expertise to your organization to allow you to raise more money. This reality underpins the solutions we develop for you, whether it's building your fundraising capacity, planning a capital campaign, prospect research, or training - Global delivers a customized service. Since 2010, we have worked with more than 120 clients across Canada - small and large organizations, and helped them bring in millions of dollars.

But, philanthropy is about more than just money - it's about meaningful, enduring and mutually rewarding relationships. Just as this is true of the relationship between fundraisers and philanthropists, so it is true of our relationships with our clients. Whether you are a fundraising professional, a member of the executive team, a Trustee or Member of the Board, we live out our philosophy through our work with you. Our team consists of executive level practitioners, from diverse cultural backgrounds, who all have hands-on fundraising experience. We know what works.

Our team in Western Canada includes:
Guy Mallabone - Karen Van Saker - Richard Walker - John Davies - Cheryl Dalwood
Consultant Directory
Browse the directory here.

AFP Ready Reference Series

These super handy PDF booklets are available to all our members when you log into the main site - they are all available now for a FREE download instead of purchasing, a total savings of $108!

Booklet Topics include: Developing Fundraising Policies and Procedures, Getting Ready for a Capital Campaign, Bringing a Development Director on Board and many more!

Click here to download.

Online Webinars

Did you know that AFP Vancouver Island offers a library of online webinars available to our members to view free, from their own computers at any time?  Have a look at our current list of webinars. More webinars will be added to our library over the next few months.

AFP VI Library

Did you know that we have a number of fundraising books available to take out through the Camosun College Library?  Over the years, AFP Vancouver Island has purchased a number of books and made them available to our members. 

AFP would like to thank the Camosun College Library for their wonderful work at organizing these books and systems for us!
Click here to see the titles available and the process for borrowing.


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!