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Welcome to the Okanagan Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). AFP Okanagan serves as an association of professionals that works to advance philanthropy by enabling people and organizations to practice effective and ethical fundraising.

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Apr 12 - Major Gifts Manager
If your goal is to work with a wide range of authentically passionate and skilled people who are making a real difference in BC and beyond, we’d like to meet you. The Invasive Species Council of BC is seeking an inspired and experienced major gifts fund development professional to join our team. ... more >
Feb 29 - Manager of Gift Planning
The Manager of Gift Planning is responsible for implementing the Planned Giving Program. Working as part of a team of fundraising professionals, the Manager of Gift Planning will plan and implement a wide variety of planned giving strategies, manage the Foundation’s endowment portfolio, manage all wills and estates and support the development team in all its efforts. The successful candidate will possess a unique blend of intelligence, professionalism, humour, compassion and grace. ... more >
Feb 25 - Coordinator, Community Giving / Events
The Coordinator, Community Giving/Events is responsible for implementing a strong plan – using defined fundraising products and initiatives – to maximize support from the community by enhancing volunteer engagement opportunities and securing philanthropic commitments. The Coordinator, Community Giving/Events will be responsible for the execution of the events and community giving portfolio in the Okanagan, Prince George and Interior. Reporting to the Director, Philanthropy and working with the Manager of Community Giving, the Coordinator will recruit and develop relationships with a network of local supporters and volunteers who are willing to undertake fundraising events and initiatives to further the organization’s mission in the community. This will include working closely with local service clubs, school groups and business organizations. The Coordinator will also be responsible for the implementation and development of our signature events in the defined area. This mostly relates to our Night Steps event which is a Peer to Peer Fundraising event. The Coordinator will be responsible for the event logistics, sponsorship, recruitment and coaching of participants in conjunction with the Director of Philanthropy, Manager of Leadership and Major Gifts and Manager, Community Giving. The role will also involve supporting, on a limited basis, the national face-to-face fundraising strategy through its shopping-mall-based and door-to-door campaigns. ... more >
Jan 26 - Manager, Fundraising and Development, BC & Yukon
The Manager will work as part of the BC & Yukon team to build and deepen relationships and raise funds to achieve JDRF’s mission accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. Based on the annual Regional plan and budget, s/he will coordinate, plan, implement, and evaluate JDRF fundraising and community engagement projects and volunteer activities. The Manager will be a confident, persistent, enthusiastic, goal-driven individual with experience managing leadership volunteer and fundraising programs. ... more >
Nov 19 - Associate Director of Development, School of Engineering
UBC Okanagan is seeking an experienced major gifts professional for the role of Associate Director of Development, School of Engineering. Reporting jointly to the Director of Development and Alumni Engagement and the Associate Dean of Engineering, the new Associate Director will generate a high level of strategic interaction with prospects focused on leveraging business partnerships and major gift fundraising for this young and dynamic School. The Associate Director will work extensively with UBC faculty in the School and other staff responsible for developing university partnerships, including the senior administration and the Deputy Vice Chancellor and Principal, UBC, Okanagan campus. ... more >
Jun 21 - AFP Diverse Communities Scholarship Program Overview & Criteria
The mission of the AFP Diverse Communities Conference Scholarship Fund is to help ensure that AFP programs are inclusive and supportive of diversity-related issues and concerns, to provide financial support for activities that increase understanding and awareness of diversity issues within the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and to provide financial assistance for professional development for AFP members who self-identify as coming from a diverse community and/or who are employed by grassroots organizations that primarily serve diverse populations. ... more >
Jun 21 - 100 Percent Chapter Board Participation
The following AFP chapters have led by example and achieved 100 percent board participation in the 2016 BE the CAUSE Campaign. These chapter boards serve as motivation and inspiration to chapter members to make their gifts. ... more >
Jun 15 - AFP Fundraising Dictionary: Now Available in French!
Pilot. Sleeper. Flag. When seasoned fundraising professionals hear these words, they don't always bring to mind an airplane, nap time or a symbolic piece of cloth blowing in the wind. In the fundraising arena, these and other words have specific meanings not used in the everyday world. The AFP Fundraising Dictionary has now been translated to French for Canadian members. ... more >
Jun 15 - Welcome to the 2016 Cohort of Inclusion and Philanthropy Program Fellows
In our first year, 31 fellows in the Inclusion and Philanthropy Program accessed the AFP network and educational resources. They participated in specialized access and equity training, and they discussed tools and methods to plan their own inclusion projects, including measuring the impact of those projects. ... more >