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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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Oct 23 - Executive Director
The Executive Director will be responsible for all programs, services and functions of the Society. The duties of the Executive Director will also include but are not limited to staff/agency management, grant writing, program management, fund development, financial management, media and communications, partner development and community literacy outreach activities. The Executive Director is directly accountable to the Project Literacy Kelowna Society Board of Directors. ... more >
Jul 30 - Development Contract Position
The Fund Development Contractor will build on guidelines, policies, infrastructure and relationships already created at the ORL to raise revenue for strategic library system goals. ... more >
Jul 18 - Regional Poverty Reduction Coordinator, Okanagan
The BC Poverty Reduction Coalition (BCPRC) raises public awareness about poverty in BC and advocates to the government of British Columbia for a strong, comprehensive provincial poverty reduction plan. The BCPRC aims to use regional organizing to strengthen relationships among anti-poverty groups within the region and to support connection to our provincial network in order to achieve a louder, better coordinated voice for people in poverty and their allies in the Okanagan. ... more >
Jun 6 - Executive Director Oak Bay Volunteer Services
The Organization Oak Bay Volunteer Services is celebrating 40 years of helping people maintain independence, improve quality of life and reduce social isolation. It is a non-profit society and a registered charity providing a comprehensive range of one-to-one direct volunteer services to Oak Bay residents. The individuals served include seniors, persons with physical disabilities, developmental disabilities, mental and other health challenges, low income and others in need. Last year 650 individuals were served by 224 volunteers. Volunteers provide services such as drives for medical appointments, shopping and other purposes, visits, walks, daily reassurance phone calls, reading and writing, income tax returns, gardening and minor repairs. Position Summary The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and works with the Board to develop the organization's strategic direction. The position focuses on the Planning and Management of: Operations, Volunteer Programs, Finances, Fundraising, Community Relations, Human Resources and Information Technology. As a member of a small staff consisting of the full-time Executive Director, a full time Services Coordinator and a part-time Office Coordinator, the Executive Director is required to take on various roles as needed. The Executive Director works with a diverse group of clients, volunteers, funders and community members. Office volunteers do half day shifts. The Executive Director must be professional and highly motivated. ... more >
Dec 14 - Free AFP Member Webinars
The following webinar recordings are provided free to AFP members as a benefit of their membership. New webinars will be added as produced. ... more >
Dec 14 - Part Two: Small Shop Sponsorship – The Three-Headed Hydra
Defeat the challenges of raising sponsorship dollars in a small shop with these strategies from Christian Robillard. ... more >
Dec 13 - Naming Directive Restricts Hospitals’ Discretion to Change Their Corporate and Business Names
Despite comments and input from AFP and others, the Hospitals Branch of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in Ontario has issued a directive restricting the naming of hospital corporations and, in some instances, individual hospital sites. ... more >
Dec 12 - AFP Foundation Receives Grant to Continue Fellowship Program
Great news! AFP's Fellowship in Inclusion and Philanthropy program is expanding into a national program in 2018. ... more >
Dec 12 - CRA Announces New Charities Education Program
The new Charities Education Program (CEP) includes elements of both an educational purpose, as well as the possibility of a pre-audit. Here's what you need to know about this new Canada Revenue Agency initiative. ... more >