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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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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 >
May 30 - Development Officer
OPPORTUNITY – Development Officer The Rotary Centre for the Arts is looking for a Development Officer-- an innovative, self-motivated, excellent communicator with a proven track record of developing and executing fundraising plans with measurable success. In this role, you will oversee the implementation of a strategic approach to fundraising, including an annual membership fund, major gifts, naming rights, corporate donations, and corporate partnerships. This is a new position with the Rotary Centre for the Arts, and an opportunity to make a difference for a dynamic and growing non-profit organization at the heart of Kelowna’s cultural District. ... more >
Mar 14 - Director of Community Engagement
We are looking for a Director of Community Engagement to connect CMHA to the community and the community to CMHA. As a member of the senior leadership team, you will leverage your current community relationships to raise the funds and awareness required to achieve our stated objectives. As the successful candidate, you are an experienced and dynamic leader and visionary with proven excellence in the areas of: community engagement, communication (both internal and external), innovation, philanthropy, media and public relations, marketing, events, and corporate sponsorship. You will lead and provide strategic and operational direction to a passionate team of individuals and inspire, influence, and coach them to reach their full potential. ... more >
Jun 20 - Canada at the International Fundraising Summit: Now It’s Time to Prepare!
Now that he’s attend the International Fundraising Summit, AFP Canada Board Chair Scott Decksheimer, CFRE, says Canada needs to learn from what’s happening in other countries to be better prepared for the future of our profession. ... more >
Jun 20 - AFP Top Ten (Week of June 21, 2017): Large Boards, Managing Your Time, Donor Recognition Opportunities & More!
(June 21, 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 >
Jun 15 - CRA Recommendations Support Public Policy Engagement by Charities
(July 13, 2017) In a significant win for Canada’s charitable sector, the Canada Revenue Agency has recommended major changes to laws and regulations that will encourage charities to engage more fully in public policy dialogue and development. ... more >