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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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Jul 12 - Senior Development Officer
The Senior Development Officer is responsible for major gift activities for all Foundation programs. The successful candidate will identify, develop and work independently with an extensive portfolio of donors. ... more >
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 >
Aug 31 - New FASB Accounting Standards: What Do They Mean for Fundraisers?
(Aug. 30, 2016) Seth Perlman explains what the new standards are and why it’s important that fundraisers are familiar with them. ... more >
Aug 30 - AFP Top Ten (Week of August 30, 2016): Don't Bother Decorating Your Office, Peer-to-Peer Strategies, Returning a Donor Gift, More!
(Aug. 30, 2016) Our weekly round-up of the top blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your goal. ... more >
Aug 30 - Avoid These Major Missteps When Asking for Major Gifts (Part II)
(August 30, 2016) One of the biggest mistakes development directors make when trying to raise major gifts is not asking. Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE, discusses this and other shortcomings that fundraisers commonly make in this article. If you want to do more than avoid mistakes and become a major gifts master, check out her new online course. ... more >
Aug 30 - Avoid These Major Missteps When Asking for Major Gifts (Part I)
(August 22, 2016) One of the biggest mistakes development directors make when trying to raise major gifts is not asking. Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE, discusses this and other shortcomings that fundraisers commonly make in this article. If you want to do more than avoid mistakes and become a major gifts master, check out her new online course. ... more >
Aug 23 - AFP Top Ten (Week of August 22, 2016): From Passion to Professionalism, Cardinal Rules and Deadly Sins, More!
(Aug. 22, 2016) Our weekly round-up of the top blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your goal. ... more >