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Mental Health Awareness: 'How are you?'

In any given week, half a million Canadians are unable to work due to mental health problems, according to the Mental Health Commission of Canada. And workplaces themselves appear to be one of the detriments to the mental health of Canadians.

“One-quarter of [our survey] respondents say their mental health struggles are getting worse,” according to a Pollara Strategic Insight study conducted in February 2022. Many of those who indicated high self-rated levels of anxiety and depression also showed symptoms of moderate to severe psychological distress (45% of all respondents).

At the same time, Imagine Canada described in its Fall 2022 report that working conditions in the nonprofit and charitable sector are worse than the Canadian average. Low-wage, low-benefit, short-term contract jobs are prevalent due to short-term, project-based funding. The average annual salary for those working in community nonprofits is $38,716, compared to $57,137 in the economy overall. The nonprofit sector employs approximately 2.7 million people.

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Upcoming Education Sessions

How your Fundraising and Marketing Teams can Collaborate to Ensure a Streamlined Donor Experience

June 6th - 11:00 am via Zoom

The world isn’t black and white, and neither is the work fundraisers do in it. This complexity is true for nonprofit organizations with multiple people responsible for marketing to and soliciting funds from donors. There is often overlap between the communications and fundraising roles at charities that can impact a donor's journey as they interact with the organization. 

This session presented by Larissa Stoddart, CFRE and CEO of Growth & Co. fundraising consultancy, will outline to participants:

  • What is a donor journey
  • Why is the donor's journey important
  • How can fundraising and marketing staff collaborate to ensure the donor's journey is a positive one

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Media Training from Ex Machina Media

June 22nd - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Swan's Pub

Leanne Allen and Alisa Gordaneer are media veterans - the last 25 years have seen them own magazines and TV shows, teach journalism at UVic and VIU, win awards for their writing and online presence, produce TV shows for T+E, Netflix, APTN, and much more. Their company, Ex Machina Media, consults with businesses to help meet all their media needs - from learning how to deal with media in interviews, to media outreach and press releases, to producing content for online platforms. 

In this presentation they will outline the basics of the power of storytelling, and what every company should have in their media toolbox followed by a Q&A and casual one-on-one meetings to help you clarify your organization's media needs all over drinks and appies at Swans Pub from 3:00 - 5:00 pm on Thursday, June 22nd.

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AFP Deep Dive: How to Use New Tools and Technology for Your Capital Campaign Planning



AFP Webinar: High-Reliability Fundraising: Safeguard Philanthropy by Understanding Individual Donor Motivation



Complimentary Members-Only Webinar: Creating Inclusive and Anti-Racist Workplace Cultures Where Women of Color Can Thrive



Complimentary Members-Only Webinar: Achieving Your CFRE: Tips, Hacks and Creating A Great Study Plan


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.

Executive Director

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Grant Writer

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Digital Fundraising Officer

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Advancement Officer

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 Contract to Develop a Fundraising Strategy

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 Director of Philanthropy

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Fund Development Officer, Leadership and Legacy Giving

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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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