NPD Nominations Are Now Open

National Philanthropy Day Nominations will be accepted from April 11th to May 30th 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 15th 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 our webpage: 

National Philanthropy Day  
Where: The Fairmont Empress Hotel
When: Tuesday, November 15th from 4:30 - 6:30 pm 
What: Cocktail reception to honour the nominees and announce the winners in each of the six awards categories.   

Upcoming Events
Thursday, April 21 - Lunch and Learn: Ethics in Action: Managing Your Next Career Move

Thursday, April 21
11:30a.m. -2:00p.m. 
Marriott Hotel
Presenter: Denise Lloyd, CEO Engaged HR
Are you playing fast and loose with donor lists? With only 51% of professionals staying in the same job for more than 2 years, frequently changing jobs is no longer considered career suicide. But working in the fundraising profession, the job-hopping trend brings up some ethical challenges, and can lead you into murky territory. When normal means moving from employer to employer, from database to database, and from one donor list to another, how do you address the resulting moral dilemmas? You wouldn't steal money from your employer, but what about bringing your donor list when you change jobs? Taking your list with you to a new employer might be a common practice, but that doesn't make it the right thing to do.
Your personal ethics, your moral code, and your career decision-making stance- these are the guideposts that will make or break your career. In this session, we'll suggest ethical ways to manage a career move in the fundraising field, and help you identify morally sound strategies for building a successful relationship with your new employer.

Register Now

Wednesday, May 18 - Strategic Social Media

  Wednesday, May 18
9:00a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Volunteer Victoria - 620 View Street #306, Victoria, BC

This workshop will provide you with a strategic communication framework for determining which social media outlets your organization must be present on, how to cultivate your online presence to reflect your organization's purpose and personality, and how to leverage your content across platforms.

Thursday, May 26 - AFP Live Webinar - How to Make a Successful Call on a Major Donor Prospect

    Thursday, May 26
10:00a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Volunteer Victoria - 620 View Street #306, Victoria, BC

Major donors --  that's where the big gifts are.  But how to approach them? How to show up without seeming that you are all after their money?  How do you make conversation, explore their interest and see where they stand?  Join Gail Perry to discover how to handle this all-important moment in fundraising.  You've gotten in the door, now what?   Will you blow it, or will it be the first step in a long and happy relationship?  Join us to learn how to make the most of your big opportunity!

June 9 - Gift Planning Fundamentals- Hosted by the CAGP Vancouver Island Chapter   

Thursday, June 9
07:30a.m.- 5:00p.m. 
The Union Club of British Columnia, 805 Gordon Street, Victoria, BC  

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If you are a fundraising professional, board member, Executive Director or Professional Advisor wishing to learn more about gift planning, starting a gift planning program or helping your donors/clients achieve their philanthropic goals, this course might be exactly what you're looking for.

 "A fantastic overview of planned giving, suitable for beginners and more seasoned fundraisers alike." - Andy Price, Tapestry Foundation

Need a bursary to be able to go? The Vancouver Island Chapter is offering 2 bursaries covering the registration for the course. The bursaries are open for members and non-members.  Click here to apply for a bursary.

Bursary applications will be accepted until May 9, 2016.


Wednesday, July 19 - Grant Writing - One Piece of the Funder Relationship

  Wednesday, July 19
9:00a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Volunteer Victoria - 620 View Street #306, Victoria, BC

Writing grants is an art and a science. It's about creating understanding and building relationships in under 450 words. This workshop will provide you with tried-and-true tips to connecting with and choosing the right funder; and conceptualizing, drafting and delivering grant applications.  

Job Postings  
Executive Director - Headway, The Victoria Epilepsy and Parkinson's Centre
Headway, the Victoria Epilepsy and Parkinson's Centre, is seeking a visionary leader to act as Executive Director for this charitable and service oriented non-profit organization.
The successful candidate will have:
  • quantifiable success in fund development
  • experience in balancing service and mission delivery with strong financial management.

For more information on this opportunity, click here!  

Research Officer - Victoria Hospitals Foundation

The Victoria Hospitals Foundation is recruiting a Research Officer. This full-time, permanent position is a key member of the development team reporting to the Manager, Fundraising Operations. The Research Officer is responsible for developing and coordinating donor....

For more information about this opportunity,  click here!

Communications Manager - Victoria Hospitals Foundation

Under the direction of the Director of Development, the Communications Manager oversees the production of a wide variety of written materials to support fundraising and communications strategies, ensuring the Foundation is professionally presented to donors, media, the public and other stakeholders.

For more information about this opportunity, click here!

Resources for Members   

Consultants Directory
Looking for a consultant or service to improve your fundraising bottom line? The AFP Vancouver Island Consultants Directory contains listings of consultants and organizations that provide products and services to the fundraising and non-profit community.
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!
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