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Nominate a Giving Heart

until November 1st

Each year, National Philanthropy Day on Vancouver Island provides an opportunity to celebrate the generosity of our community. This year, we bring back the Giving Hearts Honour Roll.

The Giving Hearts Honour Roll celebrates the many heartfelt contributions, big and small, that individuals, businesses, organizations, and community groups give in support of communities across Vancouver Island.

Nominees should demonstrate a commitment to community and philanthropy through contributions of time, treasure and/or talent. 

Join us in recognizing the outstanding acts of individuals, groups, and organizations that have responded to the needs of our community in unique and generous ways.

For further details, prompting questions, and frequently asked questions, please visit the Giving Hearts Honour Roll 2022 website.

The deadline to nominate is November 1st, 2022! 

Nominate Now!

You're Invited!

AFP VI Coffee Connect

Nanaimo, Duncan & Victoria

Free for all Fundraisers - AFP members and non-members welcome!


With the last day of summer rapidly approaching, we are eager to reconnect and share ideas with local fundraising professionals at the upcoming October AFP Coffee Connect!

The Association of Fundraising Professionals of Vancouver Island invites members and non-members alike to network and discuss professional issues monthly at this member-led Coffee Connect in Duncan, Nanaimo and Victoria.

Why Coffee Connect?

It’s a fun, casual opportunity to share strategies for timely fundraising and engagement initiatives, like leaving a legacy, appreciating your volunteers, and pivoting with donors during the pandemic and beyond.

Next meeting: November 4th at 3:00 pm

Discussion Topic: Giving Tuesday Ideas

Bring your business cards!

Registration & Locations

October 7, 2022

3:00 - 4:30 pm 


Country Club Mall Food Court 3200 No. Island Highway


Fishbowl Cafe

580 Cairnsmore Street, Duncan


The Atrium

800 Yates Street, Victoria

Register Here for Nanaimo
Register Here for Duncan

Register Here for Victoria

Mastercard to Exempt Nonprofits in Good Standing From Recurring Donation Regulations


By Amanda L. Cole

Mastercard announced the recurring donation regulations that took effect Sept. 22 — and were going to kick in March 21, 2023, for nonprofits — will now be deemed best practices and not required for for-profit or nonprofit merchants, as long as they aren’t cited with excessive chargebacks.

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SOFII - Showcase of Fundraising

Innovation and Inspiration

The SOFII collection aims to be the most comprehensive, best organised, and most inspiring collection of fundraising-related content from around the world. SOFII is a fantastic resource for fundraising looking for inspiration! Take a look - you may just find a fantastic idea to utilize in your fundraising practice. 



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Job Postings

Leadership Giving Officer

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Manager, Events & Annual Giving

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Leadership Giving Officer

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Post a Job with AFP!

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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