AFP Vancouver Island News & Events
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Grow your career with the AFP Mentorship program!

Are you looking for guidance in your fundraising career? Or are you interested in sharing your expertise through a mentor role? Applications are now open for the AFP Mentorship Program, with the next session running from March 2022 to January 2023.
Every year, we hear that both mentors and mentees have developed key skills and built important relationships through participation in the Mentorship Program. 

New this year: New Professionals category, open to both members and non-members with 1 year or less experience in fundraising.

Applications are due March 3, 2022. Apply to be a mentor or a mentee today!
Congratulations to
AFP VI Member
Gregory Kuhn for receiving
his CFRE credential!

CFRE stands for "Certified Fundraising Executive." Administered by CFRE International, the CFRE credential demonstrates your professional achievement and commitment to the fundraising profession. This is achieved through mastery of core knowledge and skills required of fundraising professionals with at least three years of experience. 
February Education Session
The Difference Between Sponsorship
& Philanthropy

February 17, 2022
9:00 am to 10:30 am via Zoom

$15 for AFP Members
$30 for Non-Members
Is there really a difference between sponsorship and a donation? Aren’t they pretty much the same… except the company gets a logo or banner if it is sponsorship? Well, its not quite that simple and that’s why your organization should truly know what the difference is; how it affects you, your organization, your donors and your sponsors! 

The CRA (Canada Revenue Agency) has its input into the difference between sponsorship and a gift. And that does affect you! Plus, why would you go through all the hassles of servicing a sponsorship when all the company wants is to help? And what is in the best interest of the donor / sponsor? Should that not matter to you and your organization.

Come join us for this interactive session on understanding the difference between sponsorship and philanthropy and what it means to your organization and how you can maximize revenues for your organization and ROI (return on investment – whatever that might be) for your donor / sponsor.
Job Postings
Fund Development Coordinator
The Fund Development Coordinator is responsible for supporting capital campaign initiatives, event coordination and third-party fundraising, grant writing, donor recognition and stewardship, donor inquiries, meeting and minute coordination, database support, and overall fund development activity.

Philanthropy Assistant
Reporting to the Philanthropy Manager, this position will support a variety of diverse fundraising activities for our Vancouver Island Team. We are seeking an experienced administrative professional who is inspired by our cause to take on the important and dynamic role!

Director of Development
The Director will be an experienced fundraising leader and strategic thinker who will play an integral role in leading the development and delivery of the development strategy, and ensuring the implementation of annual and campaign activities.

Communications & Event Coordinator
The Communications & Event Coordinator is responsible for the planning and full delivery of all social media and advertising programs including the planning, set-up and follow through. This role is responsible for
maintaining brand integrity and content management for the Foundation’s website and public relations platforms.

Development Officer, Legacy & Planned Giving

The Development Officer, Legacy & Planned Giving (DO) will have sole responsibility for all donor relationships related to legacy and planned giving, leading with compassion and care to develop sincere and authentic connections to the organization.

Donor Engagement Lead

The Donor Engagement Lead currently reports to the Executive Director and works directly with donors, staff, and Board to advance Sierra Club BC’s strategic plan. This is an opportunity to play a key role in increasing the resources and impact of a dynamic, growing organization.

Associate Director, Philanthropy
The Associate Director, Philanthropy will join a professional, collegial, and dedicated team and be the lead relationship manager for many of the Foundation’s key donors related to their priority area, as well as initiatives across the Foundation. They will work closely with the President & CEO, Board members, physicians, and leading philanthropists.

Senior Officer, Community Giving - Victoria
As Senior Officer, Community Giving - Victoria at the BC SPCA, you will focus on supporting the BC SPCA Victoria location and our Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC) by maintaining a healthy fundraising program and growing the BC SPCA’s connections and profile in the community.