CFRE Review Course


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.  


October 25-26 8:30-5:15

University of Victoria, Victoria, BC

Members: $390


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Victoria Programs and Webinars 

Diane Lloyd - The Secret to Success as a Fundraising Professional  

(3.5 CFRE Credits) 


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This workshop is created specifically to support the success of non-profit managers and fundraising professionals by dedicating time to focusing on YOU, as a person and a professional. You will leave this workshop with new clarity and focus for how you want to approach the year ahead, while setting some objectives and creating a plan of action for change and meaningful results.


September 19th 8:30-12pm at the Marriott, Victoria BC. Members: $75, non-Members $100

**Breakfast will be provided.



Member Session - Recognition Panel


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New donors, lapsed donors, monthly donors. First time gifts, major gifts, and gifts-larger-than-normal-for-that-particular-donor. Do each of these unique donors and gifts require a unique recognition? The AFP Programming Committee will serve as the panel for this brown bag session. Come and hear about how they recognize different gifts, what works and what doesn't. Bring your lunch and your own experiences to share! 


September 18th, 12-1pm at the Victoria Foundation Boardroom, Victoria, BC. Free for members

**Lunch is not provided



Nanaimo Programs and Webinars 


Karen Morgan: Small Charities Accomplishing Big

(1.5 CFRE Credits) 


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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.  


The Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation is one amazingly effective charity, raising more than $4.5 million in 2013-14 and overseeing projects that have rebuilt large sections of the Saanich Peninsula Hospital.  The most advanced operating rooms on Vancouver Island; 10,000 square foot Emergency Room, state-of-the-art CT Scanner, major donor and hospital staff recognition programmes.  All of this has been done with a staff of two - dedicated, knowledgeable and visionary women. Karen Morgan, Executive Director, will share her secrets of staying small and accomplishing big.  


September 17th, 12-1:30pm at Code Brew in Nanaimo BC. Members: $25, Non-Members $35.

**Lunch is not provided.



Webinar: Getting Your Organization Onboard with Fundraising: Weaving a Philanthropic Culture


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We may be great at cultivating relationships with our donors but are we equally as great at building and nurturing a philanthropic culture top to bottom in our organizations?  And if we are not focusing on this then why are we not?  If organizational culture reflects the way an organization operates, and if the unique nature of non-profit organizations is a reliance on philanthropy to fulfill their mission, and if fund development is the engine that drives philanthropy - then why do so many organizations fail to understand the value of understanding how a 'philanthropic' (not fundraising!) culture is crucial to have woven throughout the organization?  Why are we relegating ourselves into that dreadful 'silo' and not taking every possible step to increase philanthropic investment in our organization?


September 24th 10-12pm at the Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation, Nanaimo, BC. Free for members, non-Members: $30.



AFP Social  


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Members and their guests are invited to attend the AFP Fall Social from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday, September 22, on the second floor of the Bard & Banker Public House, 1022 Government Street.  There will be a chance to socialize, network with your colleagues and enjoy refreshments and appys to celebrate the start of autumn.  Door Prizes and more are in store for those in attendance.  Come one and all.  The cost is $10 for Members and $15 for guests, and the price includes appys.


If you can't make it to our Fall Social, please plan to attend one of our continuing Coffee Click networking meetings, which are held every other month on the first Wednesday of the month from 8:00-9:00 a.m. at the Food Court of the Hillside Mall.  The next date is Wednesday, October 1.  Grab your coffee a few minutes early at either the Starbucks or Tim Horton's in the Mall, or bring your own.  It's a great opportunity to discuss fundraising questions and concerns your experiencing with your colleagues and solicit their advice.


Partner Events


Grantwriting 101 & Panel


Building on the success of the last grantwriting workshop we held, please join Lisa Mort-Putland and panelists for this second offering. Finding and writing grants can be a fulfilling and rewarding process. In this workshop, Lisa will guide you through the steps of preparing to write grants, review different types of grant applications, and provide tips and tools to help you find and choose grants, write effectively, and report back to funders. The workshop session will be followed by a panel & Q&A time.


Monday, Sept 15th, 9-12:30pm  Volunteer Victoria members $79, non-members $99. Click here to register.



Leadership Victoria workshop- Leading and Building Innovative Teams - Lead and Learn


In unpredictable times, supporting staff and co-workers to be flexible and innovative is important. Participants will examine strong teams from both the non-profit and private sector, to learn what leaders can do to create an atmosphere of risk taking and innovation.


During times of stress, it's easy for team members to criticize each other and pull apart. Instead people can be led to pull together, building on each other's strengths and looking for creative alternatives. If harnessed and used properly, the same critical thinking skills that can destroy teamwork can be used to build an atmosphere in which creativity emerges.


Participants will:

  • Examine tools and habits that encourage open and creative atmosphere
  • Learn how to promote critical thinking balanced with an appreciation for each person's talents
  • Play a mind-bending game that encourages creativity
  • Consider your teams' best option from a wide range of teamwork tools
  • Evaluate your team's capacity to tolerate  current and future stressors
  • Be inspired by successful teams that defied challenging conditions to thrive
  • Learn solid research on what elements must be present for a team to excel
  • Understand what kind of clarity must be promoted at the management level  to produce effective teams. 
September 17th, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Cedar Hill Golf Course. Cost is $100 per person, which includes lunch and participant package. Limited bursaries are available. To register or for more info  
Pearson College - Manager of Advancement Operations 

The Advancement team at Pearson College is looking for someone to whip this place into operational shape -- every job posting calls for great organizational skills but we really mean it.  We are looking for someone who is excited by the challenge of creating reports that make everyone smarter and processes that make us more effective. You will take on data and technology clean-up with enthusiasm. You have enough financial experience to be our primary liaison with Finance. You will provide administrative support to the Executive Director of Advancement. No job is too big or too small and you thrive in an environment of change. If this describes you, we'd love to hear from you. For the complete job posting click here.

Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation - Vice President, Development

The Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation is seeking a Vice President, Development to provide leadership, direction, and overall management of a comprehensive fundraising program that secures financial resources from all donor segments. Reporting to the President & Chief Executive Officer, and working in collaboration with the Foundation's management team, the new incumbent will play a critical role in fostering and enhancing relationships with a wide variety of individual and corporate Foundation supporters to increase fundraising results. The Foundation is offering a highly competitive compensation package for this role. For the complete job posting click here.

University of Victoria - Associate Development Officer, Principal Gifts

Reporting to the Director of Fundraising, adhering to national standards of ethical fundraising and working out of Alumni House, this 14-month term Associate Development Officer will work with senior administrators and development staff to write proposals and other materials for priority
fundraising initiatives across faculties, projects or programs. For the complete job posting click here.

University of Victoria - Development Officer

Reporting to the Director of Fundraising and the Dean/Assistant Dean of a given unit or faculty, and adhering to national standards of ethical 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. For the complete job posting click here.
Each month in 2014 we will be counting down the many benefits available to members of AFP.
Member Benefit #4: Member Discounts


In honor of National Philanthropy Day´┐Ż AFP will be offering a $50.00 discount to new members joining in the Professional or Associate member categories by November 30, 2014!


To take advantage of this opportunity register for your membership online here using discount code NPD2014. 


Donovan Dias 


We are happy to introduce the newest member of the Vancouver Island Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Little Donovan Dias was born on August 3rd to his proud mom and AFP VI board member, Jennifer Sandmaier

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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