AFP Vancouver Island News & Events
Applications are open for the AFP Mentorship Program!
Whether you are new to the fundraising profession, or a seasoned development professional, the AFP VI Mentorship Program can help you develop key skills and build important relationships. Apply to be a mentee or a mentor today to participate in the next mentorship session, which runs from March 2022 to January 2023.

New this year: Not yet a member of AFP, or just starting out in fundraising? Apply to be a mentee in the New Professionals category, open to both members and non-members with 1 year or less experience in fundraising.
Applications are due March 3, 2022.
March Education Session
The Most Important 10 Seconds in a Donor Conversation

Wednesday, March 9th 2022
12:00 pm PST via Zoom

$15 for AFP Members
$30 for Non-Members
After almost 3 decades of asking for money, and teaching others how, on 6 continents around the world, Tony Myers and his friend and colleague Sue McCoy discovered something about asking that nobody talks about. Despite the fact that many charity CEOs, executive directors, high-profile volunteers and even seasoned fundraisers are sometimes scared to ask for money, Tony and Sue discovered that asking for money doesn’t seem to be the problem.
Tony and Sue will tell you that asking for money is actually easy, once you get to it.

So, then what’s the problem?

Actually, the problem is “getting to it”. People asking are having trouble bridging the gap between easy cultivation to tough, down-to-earth solicitation. People asking are having trouble making the transition from conversation to the ask. Once the transition if made, the ask is easy. 
So how do we make this transition. How do we overcome the fear and do it anyway? Tony and Sue will spend two hours with you on the most important 10 seconds in a donor conversation, and you will:  

  • Discover 5 proven transition techniques that move from conversation to the ask
  • Learn about the 3 most common asking blockers we all encounter
  • Consider how we can either avoid or overcome those asking blockers, and 
  • Find out how to have more fun in tough situations as we explore win/win solutions

Join Tony Myers and Sue McCoy for an interactive and engaging session filled with real examples that will bring to life many ways you too can, confidently and successfully, finesse your way through the most important 10 seconds in a donor conversation.

CFRE Credits: 1.5
CFRE Continuing Education Tracking Sheet
Working toward gaining your CFRE? Don't forget to track your education points!

The goal of the certification process is to assure as much as possible the continuing competence of each CFRE and maintain the professional standard of those engaged in fundraising practice.

Continuing education courses provide one of the main methods for keeping up with professional practice. The purposes of the continuing education requirements established by the CFRE International are that CFREs continue to:

  • obtain current professional development information
  • explore new knowledge in specific content areas
  • master new fundraising-related skills and techniques
  • expand approaches to effective fundraising
  • further develop professional judgment
  • conduct professional practice in an ethical and appropriate manner

Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Canada Government Relations Services Request for Proposal
Earlier this month, AFP Canada finalized a RFP. We are seeking a government relations firm to help with our work to advocate for public policy that strengthens effective and ethical fundraising to encourage giving.

The deadline for proposals is February 25.
"Let's Talk Budget 2022" Survey
Last summer, AFP Canada developed a Written Submission for the Pre-Budget Consultations. Recently, Finance launched a survey inviting input for the budget. 

This is your opportunity to share your ideas for how we can stimulate job creation, strengthen and grow the middle class, and build a better economy for everyone. 

What is most important to you? What challenges do you see ahead? How can the federal government continue to support a strong recovery that benefits all Canadians?

The questionnaire will take about five minutes to answer, depending on the length of your answers.

The survey deadline is February 25.
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