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 kristyc@uvic.ca 

Fundamentals of Fundraising

The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course is composed of seven modules that have been designed by experienced fundraising professionals to meet the real-world needs and challenges nonprofit organizations face every day. This 16-hour program includes case studies and projects for groups and individuals, making the learning experience both substantive and enjoyable. The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course offers a complete overview of the development function, featuring the most current information and techniques.

This intensive program will provide an overview of skills, techniques and program components for individuals with 0 to 4 years of fundraising experience. Full participation in the AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course is applicable for 16.0 points of CFRE Credits.

April 8-9
8am - 5:30pm
Venue: University of Victoria
Members $390 I Non-member $490

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

Got a conundrum that's giving you a headache? Can't figure out what the next step is? Or perhaps something is bugging you in the fundraising sector? It's HOT TOPICS at the Coffee Click - bring your hot topic to share with the group and mine the vast knowledge and experience of your colleagues for possible solutions.  Join us!

Wednesday April 5
8:00 am at the Hillside Mall food court by the Waffle stand.

Job Postings  
Executive Director - WITS Program Foundation

Executive Assistant -  Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island 
Diocesan Director of Financial Development and Stewardship  - Anglican Diocese of British Columbia 

Manager, Annual Giving - Brentwood College School 

Resources for Members   

Consultant Spotlight

Madrona Consulting Group

John Saunders, President
Residence: 1781 Empress Road, Cobble Hill, BC V0R 1L6
Tel: 250-743-4831
Many years of varied experience to share with prospective clients. Former high school teacher and guidance counselor. Former private school Headmaster. Former Director of Development and Alumni Affairs. Former university senior administrator. First Canadian to sit on the restructured board of the National Society of Fund Raising Executives now known as the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).Founding President of the Vancouver Island Chapter of AFP. First Canadian to sit on the board of the AFP Foundation. Founding Director of the AFP Canada Foundation. Former Co-Chair of the AFP Canadian Initiatives Task Force. Presented and mentored at AFP International conferences.  Have staffed, served on the board, established and chaired Foundations and Societies in Quebec, Ontario and BC. Currently sit as a member of the International Development Committee of AFP and as an advisor on the local chapter board of AFP. Have been a Rotarian for over 27 years and have been Vice-President of one club and President of another. Certified CFRE in 1984. Masters in Higher Education Admin. - McGill University, PR certificate course- McGill Extension Dept.

Experience and expertise in annual campaigns, capital campaigns, board development, community audits, staff/volunteer development/tutoring/mentoring/coaching, relationship building, major gift development/prospecting, strategic planning, staff organization review and audit, sponsorship, writing, presentations, volunteer co-ordination, fundraising course teaching/facilitation, etc.
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!