AFP Board and Committees


Hello AFP Membership!

We are approaching the time of year when we begin to focus on the development of our Board of Directors and Committee Members.  This is an INVITATION for you to declare your interest in getting further involved with your chapter of AFP and having a direct impact of the quality of your professional association!
At our AGM in June 2015, we will be announcing our new slate of board members and committee membership.  This is the time now - before March 30th, to declare your interest in participating either as a board member or a committee member. We currently have the following board positions available:
Membership Chair
Directors (to be assigned to committees)  3 - 4 positions
In general the board involvement is 9 - 10 meetings per year (monthly) and involvement with a committee. Attendance at board meetings in person or via phone or conference is expected and we keep the meetings tight to one hour tops.
Committee participation is also welcomed and we have several committees for you to serve on:
Education and Programming
National Philanthropy Day
Chapter Development
If you are interested in getting involved at the board level or committee please email me at and we will set up a time to have a conversation about your potential involvement.
Thank you!
Diane Lloyd

Member Panel Discussion - Donor Recognition

March 26th, 12pm-1pm, Victoria Foundation 


Every organization has different ways of recognizing, thanking and stewarding their donors. Join members of the AFP Programming Committee in sharing best practices, what has worked and what hasn't. Explore different ways to say thank you, recognition tactics, new stewardship ideas, and the notion of a new donor welcome series.
This session is free to all members. Bring your own lunch. 

Don't forget to register!  Click here.
Live Webinar - Fundraising on a Shoestring hosted by Alice Ferris
April 14th, 10am-12pm, Victoria Foundation

So you have to raise money because you have no staff to raise the money and you have no staff because there isn't enough money! It is actually possible to break out of this cycle! You will learn how to decide which of the many fundraising activities will work for your organization, get examples of activities that don't usually work in small shops and why, and strategies for how to get volunteers involved in fundraising even when they think they don't like fundraising.
This session is free for members; $30 for non-members. The webinar is 90 minutes, followed by 30 minutes of networking and discussion. 

Networking with Colleagues - Coffee & Click
April 1st, 8am, Hillside Mall

Just a reminder to membership that the next Coffee Click will be at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, April 1, at the Hillside Mall, in the courtyard outside Starbucks Coffee.  You will have an opportunity to network with colleagues and share ideas and gain inspiration and answers to questions you have regarding fundraising concerns.  All are invited, including prospective members.
Also, we're looking to start a Fundraising Book Club to stay up-to-date on the latest fundraising trends and topics.  If anyone is interested in forming a book club, please contact Membership Chair Cheryl Hebb at
TELUS Victoria Community Board presents 
A National Volunteer Week workshop:
How to Generate Record Profits at Your Next Fundraising Auction Event
Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Time:  8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:  Victoria Conservatory of Music-Wood Hall
900 Johnson St.  Victoria, BC V8V 3N4
Join Danny Hooper who is the author of the book-'Easy Money' and fundraising auctioneer extraordinaire. Most fundraising auctions fall far short of their potential, failing to capitalize on revenue opportunities and rarely maximizing their ROI of time, energy and resources. Danny will share his valuable experiences so your non-profit can exceed your event's fundraising goals. Since 1987, Danny has specialized exclusively in fundraising auctions, raising countless millions of dollars at thousands of events. He is the official auctioneer of the David Foster Foundation, creator of Wildcard Auction Symphony Checklist Builder app and recipient of numerous awards and honors including the AAA Fundraising Auctioneer of the Year and Queen's 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Register today  for this TELUS Victoria Community Board presentation.
Banff Compass 2015

Now in its fourth year, Banff Compass offers a world class line-up of speakers and education sessions. Earn CFRE credits while gaining insight and inspiration. Registration begins in January. Read on and find out how to get involved!

It's not too early to set your sights on Banff Compass 2015
The organizing committee of Banff Compass 2015 is inviting you to join them in Banff, Alberta  May 24th - May 27th, 2015. This is your opportunity to meet up with old friends while developing new acquaintances. You can connect with mentors and establish new contacts with a variety of service providers to help further your business development plans.  It's a Western Canada conference that offers a world class line-up of opportunities.

Mark your calendar!

You don't want to miss -
        listening and learning from top international industry experts like Simone JoyauxJune Bradham and Paul Shoemaker
        engaging with new and seasoned peers in a spectacular, yet relaxed setting
        an investment in your career that will enhance your skills in an economical way
        earning those CFRE points!
        a chance to immerse yourself in the majestic Rocky mountains while taking in the sounds of up and coming world renowned musical artists

To register or for more information, visit  or email
AFP International Conference on Fundraising in Baltimore - March 2015
Are you attending the conference this year? Would you like to connect with your fundraising colleagues from Victoria? Please send me your contact info.
I hope you enjoy this year's conference!
Carly Milloy
President, AFP Vancouver Island Chapter
Job Postings:
Development Officer, Our Place Society

A high energy fundraising "generalist", the Development Officer is experienced in annual giving/direct mail and special events. Ideally the Development Officer has some major gift fundraising experience. The Development Officer is an integral member of the fund development team and will have involvement in a variety of activities to engage donors, grow fundraising revenue and build existing programs such as Sponsor-a-Breakfast and Monthly Donors. Experience working/liaising with the business community and wide range of stakeholders is key.

To view the complete job posting
click here.
Co-Op Community Spaces

Association of Fundraising Professionals,
As Canadians, we have to make the most of every chance we get to go outside and enjoy the parks, playgrounds, community gardens and other spaces that bring us together.  
On behalf of 210 local Co-ops, Federated Co-operatives Limited has developed Co-Op Community Spaces to help protect, beautify and improve spaces across Western Canada.  In keeping with our ongoing commitment to invest in the communities we serve, Co-op will contribute up to $1 million annually to help support projects that improve the places Canadians meet, play, learn and share.

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Those wishing to apply for project funding may submit an application online at between April 1st, 2015 and May 15th, 2015.  In the meantime, there is a sample application posted on the website for you to reference and start gathering information.

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Please ensure that you read and understand all acceptable categories and eligibility details for applications; up to 40 grants ranging between $25,000 and $100,000 will be announced and awarded this fall!
Please pass along this email and information to any organizations within your community that may benefit from this grant opportunity. Alternatively, you can also provide the relevant contact information to us so that we can follow up with them and ensure they are aware of the opportunity.
If you have any further questions or inquiries, please direct them to  We look forward to hearing from you.
Co-Op Community Spaces


Christopher Geater, Victoria Cool Aid Society

"I fundraise because I like to say yes to people. I like to tell plumbers and accountants, students and retirees, doers and thinkers alike that yes, they can be an essential part of saving a life or healing a community. I love to tell people that yes, they can have a bed or a sweater, a meal or a treatment, or a shoulder to cry on. I like to tell people in need that yes, there is someone out there who cares about them. There are thousands. I like to tell people yes, I'm proud of the small way I help make the world a better place, and you can be too."

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!