Celebrate Giving Hearts in our community!

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 October 15th, 2022. 

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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: October 7th at 3:00 pm

Discussion Topic: Work/life balance

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

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Upcoming Event

How do CEOs become CEOs? What is the one thing CEOs would change about the social profit sector? What is the primary thing that every CEO wishes donors knew about their organizations? How important is a fundraising background to organizational leadership? (Hint: very)

Douglas Nelson will present on social profit leadership, based on his reflections of interviewing more than 125 sector leaders on The Discovery Pod. He will share stories and observations to illustrate 10 essential skills gleaned from over four years of conversations with CEOs from organizations of all sizes and scope. Through the sharing of lived experiences, all members of the social profit sector will benefit from this insightful presentation.

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About the Speaker:

Douglas Nelson, Managing Director, founded The Discovery Group with a vision to bring together a group of talented and compassionate leaders. Together they are aligned with his belief that the social profit sector represents individuals and communities coming together to change the world for the better. Collectively, they spearhead inspired strategies to help nurture progressive change. Described by the Vancouver Sun as a ‘fundraising phenom’ and a ‘true innovator,’ Douglas unravels complex challenges in aligning governance and philanthropic performance. His work is award-winning in the areas of governance, culture, advocacy, and innovative granting, and has raised nearly $1 billon for organizations in Canada and the United States. Douglas is also host of Canada’s leading social profit sector podcast, The Discovery Pod.

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Fundraising Salaries Grow Slightly in 2021

AFP is pleased to publish its 2022 AFP Compensation and Benefits Study, highlighting the compensation and benefits trends among fundraisers in the United States and Canada who participated. Of note, fundraising salaries grew slightly in 2021, and 75% of fundraisers anticipate remaining in their current jobs for 2022.

Job Postings

Advancement Assistant

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Manager of the

Annual Fund

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Community Relations Coordinator

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Manager, Events & Annual Giving

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Director of Giving

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Major Gifts & Legacy Giving Lead

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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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