AFP Vancouver Island News & Events

Thank You, Instructors and Attendees at the AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising!

We wish to extend our deepest gratitude to everyone who made the recent Fundamentals of Fundraising Course such a wonderful success including the 17 attendees and knowledgeable instructors: Danielle Mulligan, Nicole Boulet, Amy Hinrichs, and Jennifer Sandmaier.

Stay tuned for future education opportunities and Fundamentals of Fundraising offerings by following us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram!

New Fundraising Podcast: Fundraising is Funny

Every week you can join Lynne Wester and T. Clay Buck to share laughs (and cringe-worthy case studies) as we unpack the most ridiculous (and positively shocking) situations that happen within our sector. Because sometimes we just have to laugh at ourselves in order to learn.

Because here’s the thing. We believe in the power of generosity to change the world. And something tells us you do too. At the root of each of these stories is a serious ethical question, a system or structure or person that allowed it to happen, or an outdated practice just ready for disruption.

Because c’mon… fundraising is funny.

Learn More & Listen Now

Final Reminder:

Membership Database Update

AFP is transitioning to a new membership database. What does that mean for you?

On March 7, AFP launched a new membership database. We are undergoing this transition to better serve you as a professional fundraiser and AFP member. To make this transition as seamless as possible for you, and to minimize any disruptions or frustration, please read through this list carefully.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • We appreciate your patience! We at AFP apologize in advance for any inconvenience this transition causes. Please know that we are doing our absolute best to minimize any disruptions.

  • If you have not logged in since March 6, 2023, or earlier, please reset your AFP member account password at

For more information and detailed instructions on how to update your login information, click here.

Important Notice re: AFP Vancouver Island Annual General Meeting Date

Due to the change in Board year, and to better align with USA Chapters and AFP Global, The Association of Fundraising Professionals Vancouver Island Chapter AGM will be held in early December. The current board will continue until December 31, 2023.

Stay tuned for AGM announcements later in the year!

Upcoming Education Sessions

Are Big Foot and Major Gifts Mere Legends?

April 26th @ 12:00 pm, via Zoom

Major gifts can often seem like Big Foot—there is a legend that they exist, other organizations seem to get large gifts, but there’s just not enough evidence that it’s real to you. According to Giving USA, individual donors comprise 75% of all philanthropy each and every year. Rarely do donors make major gifts as first-time contributions or to organizations they’ve just gotten to know.

This session explores three core truths to help you shape a multi-channel individual donor engagement plan that attracts, inspires, and retains donors at all levels from Annual Fund supporters to mid-level donors and ultimately major gifts investors.

Register Now!



AFP Webinar: Courting Gen Z: Understanding Gen Z As Donors



AFP Complimentary Webinar (Sponsored): Nonprofit Resilience During Economic Uncertainty: What the Numbers Are Telling Us



AFP Webinar: 10 Tips for How to Build a Strong Team that Avoids Burnout



AFP Deep Dive: A Survival Guide of Small Shop Essentials (2-day series)


Job Postings

Salary range is now required for AFP Vancouver Island job postings

In line with AFP Global and in order to promote gender and racial pay equity, we require that a salary range be included for all job postings. This will make negotiations easier for both employer and candidate, and will also help save time and resources for employers by ensuring that those who apply are candidates whose skills, experience and salary expectations align with the requirements of the role.

In addition, research has shown that posting the salary range increases the reach and attention ads receive by 30%. AFP Vancouver Island job postings are an effective way for employers to reach qualified applicants, committed to the sector and we thank all past, present and future employers who choose to post with us.

Fund Development Officer, Leadership and Legacy Giving

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Advancement Officer

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Director of Philanthropy

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Development Manager

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 Development Officer

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 Manager, Major Gifts

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Post a Job with AFP VI!

To post a job with AFP Vancouver Island please send a copy of your job description to our Chapter Administrator, Monica Powell. The fee to post a job is $150 for members and $225 for non-members

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