President's Message

Over the past year the board of directors worked hard on behalf of the membership to bring you a range of programming, networking, education and social events that are intended to support your growth and development as a fundraising professional. Together, as a board we worked hard this year to set the strategic direction for the next 3 years by developing a strategic plan to guide our planning and develop our chapter even further. 
I would like to personally thank all of the board and committee members for their commitment to their respective roles and for ensuring that our members receive value and support as AFP members. I am continuously impressed and motivated by their volunteer efforts to support the growth of our profession. They have my admiration and gratitude. 

Our chapter would not run as smoothly as it does, without the amazing administrative support from Monica Powell. We couldn't do this volunteer work without you Monica - thank you!

If you would like to get involved at a committee level, please get in touch with Monica Powell at and she will connect you with the appropriate committee chair to get you connected and involved! 

Its been my pleasure serving as your President this past year. I hope to see you at the AGM on Tuesday, June 21st. Its not too late to register! 

Diane Lloyd
President, AFP Vancouver Island  


AFP Vancouver Island AGM with guest speaker Ross Marsh  

This June 21st, please attend the AFP Vancouver Island AGM, immediately followed by and education session presented by Ross Marsh: From Survive to Thrive - How Major Gifts and Capital Campaign can take you to a whole new level.

11:30 am - Lunch and Networking
12:00 pm - AGM
12:30 pm - Education Session, followed by Q & A

From Survive to Thrive - How Major Gifts and Capital Campaign can take you to a whole new level

Non-profits are obsessed with revenue generation; and so they should be. But too often the story is one of fighting a rearguard action to try to maintain government grants, or scrambling to meet budget by fundraising, or wondering about taking the leap into corporate sponsorship or social enterprise, or trying to figure out how to harness social media to generate revenues. Few non-profit organizations see double-digit percentage annual gains in revenue despite the fact that most can do it - IF they approach the whole area of revenue generation properly and wholistically.  For 26 years, Ross Marsh has been a consultant to non-profits seeking to generate new and/or increased revenues through fundraising, particularly via major gifts and capital campaigns. His presentation makes a very strong case for de-constructing much of the conventional thinking about fundraising and focussing on what ACTUALLY WORKS. This is a FORWARD-LOOKING presentation designed to help participants prepare for the revenue reality of the future in the non-profit world, and to help participants build pro-active and sustainable revenue generation programs for their organizations.


Scholarship Applications Are Now Open

The AFP VI 2016 Scholarship Applications Are Open!  
Were you hoping to travel to the 2017 AFP International Conference in San Francisco (April 30 - May 2, 2017), but could use some help getting to the city by the bay? Apply for the Chamberlin Scholarship and John Saunders Scholarship! These scholarships are open to AFP VI members who have yet to attend an AFP International Conference.
AFP VI also has a scholarship available for the Fundamentals of Fundraising Course taking place next spring, as well as Professional Development Scholarships to fund the educational opportunities that you feel will benefit you the most.
We have a brand new opportunity for fundraisers who are new to the profession! Recipients of the Young Professional Membership Scholarships receive a free year-long membership. One scholarship will be for a fundraiser located in Greater Victoria and another for the Mid to North Island. If you know someone who would benefit from being an AFP VI member, please encourage them to apply!
Please send your completed scholarship or membership scholarship application form to Caitlin Pierce, Scholarships Chair, at cpierce@uvic.caThe deadline is September 23, 2016.


Upcoming Events
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.  

July 19 - Panel Discussion: Planned Giving    

Tuesday, July 19
12:00p.m.- 1:00p.m. 
Volunteer Victoria - 620 View Street #306, Victoria, BC  


Join Deborah Walker, Manager of Planned Giving & Estate Administration at UVIC and Rachael Paul, Planned Giving Adviser at Investors Group. They will be facilitating a discussion on planned giving, sharing best practises and available to answer questions from attendees 

Register Now 
 August 18 - Webinar: Engage Your Board in Fundraising

  Thursday, August 18
12:00p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Volunteer Victoria - 620 View Street #306, Victoria, BC

Free for AFP Members | Non-AFP Members $30

In the small shop, fundraising can be a big job. Having a Board that is involved in raising money can make a huge impact and help you raise hundreds of thousands more than you can do alone. Unfortunately, many nonprofit organizations struggle with Boards that are well-meaning but reluctant and inexperienced in fundraising. In this training, we'll uncover the reasons why Board members won't help with fundraising and how to overcome them. You'll learn how to match up the right fundraising activities with the right Board members, and how to give them the tools, skills, and knowledge they need to succeed.  You'll get tips for holding them accountable and for providing them the support they need so they can help you raise big money.

Job Postings  
Manager, Fundraising and Development - JDRF

The Manager will work as part of the BC & Yukon team to build and deepen relationships and raise funds to achieve JDRF's mission accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications.

For more information about this opportunity, click here!

Director of Advancement and Alumni Engagement - Camosun College

The preferred candidate will be an individual with a strong back ground in Annual and Major Gift fundraising, who has had progressive, and successful development experience in working with donors and who has a strong track record of successfully introducing new programs and initiatives.
For more information about this opportunity, click here!

Vice President Advancement & External Relations
The College is seeking an exceptional individual to lead Advancement and External Relations, including fundraising, communications & marketing, community engagement & events. Reporting directly to, and working closely with, the President (who is also CEO and Head of School), the VP will have a unique opportunity to help re-define, plan and execute the strategy of the institution.

For more information about this opportunity, click here!

Annual Giving Coordinator

As Annual Giving Coordinator, you are a highly-motivated, demonstrably experienced, self-directed, well-organized analytic thinker who will be responsible for an Annual Giving program that secures the financial stability and growth of Sierra Club BC. 

For more information about this opportunity, click here!

Annual Giving and Events Manager

The Annual Giving and Events Manager will manage an annual campaign through the development and implementation of fundraising strategies for direct mail, newsletters, and electronic solicitations for appeals. This will include collaboration with the Communications Manager to conduct research, write materials, and contribute to the design.

For more information about this opportunity, click here!

Community Investment Manager - South Island

The Community Investment Manager will lead the implementation of the community investment framework. The Manager will identify community needs for children's health and promote the Foundation to eligible organizations. Additionally, they will oversee the administration of community granting and evaluation of applications for funding.

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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