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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 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 >
May 30 - Fund Development Officer
Reporting to the 4-H BC Manager, the Fund Development Officer works in close collaboration with 4-H BC staff, the 4- H BC Foundation, 4-H volunteers, and BC Ministry of Agriculture Youth Development staff. The Fund Development Officer is responsible for the development, implementation and management of fund development campaigns, building and maintaining sponsor relationships, aligned with the current and long term goals of 4-H BC and the 4-H BC Foundation. ... more >
Aug 23 - AFP’s Canadian National Scholarship Program – Apply Now!
Interested in professional development but waiting for the “right” time? How about now, with the added assistance of an AFP financial scholarship? ... more >
Aug 22 - AFP Top Ten (Week of August 23, 2017): Donor Stewardship Across Generations, Writing Video Scripts, Welcome Emails & More!
(Aug. 23, 2017) Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. ... more >
Aug 16 - A New Narrative for Canadian Fundraising
Canada is not immune to charitable issues and negative news stories. The recent media attack on fundraisers and nonprofits in the UK spotlighted the risk of being unprepared to defend the fundraising profession and its activities. In this introduction, prepared as part of a Rogare discussion paper on the topic, Scott Decksheimer explores the problem, challenges and opportunities for building a new narrative for Canadian fundraising. ... more >
Aug 16 - AFP Top Ten (Week of August 16, 2017): Texting, Fundraising Nuggets, Writing Captivating Headlines & More!
(Aug. 16, 2017) Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. ... more >