Registration Deadline: JUNE 25th


At the request of our members, AFP Vancouver Island will be hosting AFP's revised CFRE Review Course. The course offers development professionals an opportunity to review the main components of a complete fundraising program. It is a two-day, intensive program the purpose of which is to provide an overview of skills techniques, and program components base on fundraising experience at the five-year level.  


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Price:  $390 for members, $490 for non-members. 


IMPORTANT: Registration closes

Wednesday, June 25th


We must have 12 people registered and paid by this date in order for the course to go ahead. 

Upcoming Webinars 

Lunch and Learn: Small Charities Accomplishing Big Things by Karen Morgan: June 17th 


Charities need to be big to be efficient and effective - right?  Wrong. By keeping one eye on the bottom line and the other on the future, it is possible to have huge impact - on one's community and in the charitable world by being small.  Karen Morgan, Executive Director, will share her secrets of staying small and accomplishing big. 



Brown Bag Member Session: AFP International Conference by Colleen Sullivan and Margo D'Archangelo: June 19th


The 2014 AFP International Conference was held in San Antonio, Texas. The theme this year wasShift. Fundraisers and non-profit professionals were encouraged to shift their thinking, the practises and their plans in order to succeed in 2014 and beyond. AFP Vancouver Island members Colleen Sullivan and Margo D'Archangelo will share some of the best things they learned this March in San Antonio: session highlights, securing funding to attend, ways to attend a conference on the cheap,and the best things they learned.



Webinar: Developing a Relationship Management System by Jennifer Filla: July 10th


Do you want to create a relationship management system in your office? Jen Filla will guide you through the big picture, examples for big and small organizations, and the basic building blocks everyone has to start with. Learn to avoid common pitfalls and how to get the right fit for your organization.



Are you preparing for the CFRE exam? Or maybe you are simply looking for some interesting and educational books to get into on those long summer days. Whatever your reason, below is a selection of books we recommend.

Ahern, Tom and Simone Joyaux.Keep Your Donors: The Guide to Better Communications & Stronger Relationships. New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2008

Dove, Kent E. Conducting a Successful Annual Giving Program. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2001.

Grace, Kay Sprinkel. Beyond Fund Raising, 2nd ed. New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2005.

Pettey, Janice Gow. Ethical Fundraising: A Guide for Nonprofit Boards and Fundraisers. New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2008.
University of Victoria - Development Officer   


Work in a dynamic fundraising environment at Vancouver Island's leading research university and become a part of developing and implementing their major gifts program. Reporting to the Director of Fundraising, the Development Officer will work with senior administrators, and development staff, deployed as required for priority fundraising initiatives within or among faculties, projects or programs. The first assignment will be to the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business. The Development officer will have responsibility for various aspects of projects as assigned, including, but not limited to soliciting donors and qualifying prospects, drafting and editing correspondence, case statements, proposals and other communication pieces; research and stewardship activities; operations and project management; maintaining and updating confidential files and information systems, some organization of special events, liaising with Central Development regarding gift processing, terms of reference for awards, scholarships and bursaries and conducting prospective donor research.  


Brentwood College School - Alumni Relations Coordinator 


This key member of the Advancement & Alumni Relations team is responsible for the strategic and tactical management of the alumni relations programme.  S/he provides support to the Old Brentonians' Executive and committees, as well as planning and implementing all alumni events, branch activities, affinity programmes, mentoring and networking opportunities, communications and special events.  The Alumni Relations Coordinator maintains strong connections with the alumni through the internship programme and various outreach initiatives including the alumni content for the School magazine, the alumni e-newsletter, the alumni website, and social media.  The optimal goal is the development of a lifelong meaningful relationship between Brentwood and its alumni, and to leverage all relationships and events to maximize fundraising potential.

SALTS Sail and Life Training Society - Community Relations and Development Manager Company


This full-time permanent role at our office in Victoria involves identifying and profiling prospective supporters of SALTS and then initiating and cultivating relationships between them and SALTS. Prospective supporters include individuals, families, foundations, corporations, and some government sources. The role requires a high level of skill with computers and administration, combined with excellent relationship-building skills. Proposal or grant writing skills will also be an asset. This manager will represent our Christian mission and programs to the public and will uphold the society, staff, programs and clients in prayer, lead Christian devotions when called upon, and to be a personal example of the mission and values of the Society (as stated in the paragraph above this one). Experience with or knowledge of the SALTS program would be an asset but is not a requirement. An extensive personal and professional network in Victoria would be an asset but is not a requirement. The best candidate may turn out to be a fairly recent SALTS program participant who has the right personality and gifting for the job but limited experience, or a seasoned development person who has a passion for our mission and methods. We will not be hiring an external fundraising consultant--we will be hiring a full-time staff member who completely integrates with our staff team, based at our office from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday (with travel and visitation of course, and occasional evening/weekend work with time off in lieu). Individuals seeking a temporary or short-term position should not apply.


Each month in 2014 we will be counting down the many benefits available to members of AFP.
Member Benefit #6: Be Recognized as a Leader your Field!

As a member of AFP, you become a part of an elite group of leaders in the field of fundraising. Other members recognize it, as well as the public. Recently, our own Carly Milloy was recognized as an expert in fundraising best practices and how to avoid fraud. Listen to the CBC radio interview here.  



Karen Frost 


AFP member Karen Frost has been a fundraiser for over 15 years and now specializes in short term contracts. Karen is currently providing maternity leave coverage at the Red Cross for AFP Carly Milloy and has also assumed the role of Chair of the AFP Mentorship Program.

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.


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