Happy Holidays from the AFP Board!
On behalf of the AFP Board, we wish you a wonderful holiday season and a prosperous 2017!

        Thank you to our Chapter Sponsor

Upcoming Events
Philanthropic Leadership Program - Unlocking your leadership potential in just 2 days!

This unique leadership program is designed for (and with) professionals working in the charitable and non-profit sector that are motivated to become leaders who truly inspire their teams, boards and donors to excel. Our sector is desperate for high quality managers and leaders who can help the entire organization work collectively to achieve the results their mission is calling on them to create. This unique 2-day program will help you develop specific skills and techniques, along with personal confidence in your own unique leadership style.

Leadership is a complex journey that requires incredible self-awareness along with a savvy set of skills in the area of strategic thinking and planning, managing relationships, achieving goals, and motivating our teams. These skills take time to develop and there is no perfect formula that you can use each and every time. This special program format will include a two-day deep dive intensive to explore your strengths, develop leadership competencies and discuss "real world" situations that bring leadership to life, followed by personal coaching and group check-ins that create continuous learning, growth and accountability beyond the two-day intensive.
Leadership Topics include:
Strategic Planning, Board Development, Financial/ Budgeting, Managing your team, Personal Strengths and Leadership vs. Management awareness.
What you will leave this program with:
  • Increased self-awareness of your strengths and how they impact your leadership style
  • Personalized StrengthsFinder 2.0 Assessment results
  • Conversation techniques for managing board and staff performance
  • Planning and goal setting techniques that will support you and your organization to achieve results  
  • A sense of connection and community with other leaders in the sector  
This program is for you if you are:
  • Currently a CEO or Executive Director looking to expand your leadership potential
  • A Director or VP preparing for the next stage of leadership
  • New to the role of Director or Manager and looking for a framework to build your leadership confidence
Date: Friday February 3rd, and Saturday February 4th 
Coffee and lunch is included both days

AFP Mentorship Program 2017
Are you breaking in a new job description or are you seeking an opportunity for professional growth? Take advantage of your AFP membership and get matched with a seasoned Mentor who can support you along your path.

Applications for the 2017 session of the AFP Mentorship Program are being accepted right now, until February 10. A detailed handbook about this program and applications forms are available on the AFP VI website under the Education and Programs tab.

This cost-free program is a benefit of your AFP membership. If you are thinking about participating as a Mentor or a Mentee in the 2017 mentorship program but you're still not sure if it's right for you, consider attending our panel discussion.

Where: Island Prostate Centre 100 - 1900 Richmond Road (Robbins Parking lot in back)
When: Wednesday January 18 from noon to 1pm (feel free to bring a lunch)

Questions? Contact anyone on your AFP Mentorship Committee:

Save the Date!
January 25, 2017, 12:00- 2:00 pm - KCI Philanthropic Trends
Join Rose Terzariol and Christoph Clodius, both Vice Presidents with KCI (Ketchum Canada Inc.),
on January 25, when they will present two perspectives on the issues and trends that are competing for our attention and discuss what charities can do to help steer through these changes.
Venue TBD

Coffee Click
Next meeting Wednesday January 4, 2017
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Hillside Mall
Are you new to fundraising and looking for ideas and wisdom on how to get started? Or maybe you are the only fundraiser for your organization and need a community of other fundraisers to tap into for professional development? Or perhaps you are a seasoned fundraiser, ready to share your expertise with the next generation of fundraisers? Whoever you are, you are welcome to the AFP COFFEE CLICK! The first Wednesday of the month at 8 am at the Hillside Mall food court - we meet to share ideas, network and just chat with like-minded professionals. Come join us! Next meeting Wed Jan 4, 2017.

Job Postings  
Development Coordinator Victoria Hospitals Foundation
The Victoria Hospitals Foundation is recruiting a Development Coordinator. This full-time,
permanent position is a key member of the development team reporting to the Manager,
Annual Campaign.
Development Coordinator Belfry Theatre
Victoria's largest and longest running professional theatre company and heritage venue is seeking a Development Coordinator.
Expression of Interest  Luther Court Society
Part 1: Creation of a comprehensive fundraising strategy
Part 2: Implementation of a capital campaign of $2M-$3M
Manager, Donor Relations Victoria Conservatory of Music
Founded in 1964, the Victoria Conservatory of Music (VCM) has earned an outstanding reputation of quality in education, performance and music therapy.
Development Officer The BC Green Party
The BC Green Party is seeking an experienced development professional with enthusiasm for connecting donors with their passions.

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!