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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 >
Oct 11 - Member Spotlight: Emilio Alonso-Mendoza
AFP talks with Emilio Alonso-Mendoza, long-time fundraiser and nonprofit leader, about becoming a CEO, Hispanics in fundraising and the importance of mentoring. ... more >
Oct 9 - Ethics Resource Committee: Q&A with Valerie Campbell
The "Ethics Panel" returns to Congress 2017. Moderator Valerie Campbell shares some of the topics that will be discussed. ... more >
Oct 9 - Join Us at AFP Congress Next Month!
Who hasn't heard of Congress? What? Never attended? Don't miss this three-day fundraising conference event. This year's theme is Inclusion. Innovation. Inspiration. ... more >
Oct 9 - Data Template: Gaining Actionable Insights For Your Charity
Have you heard about the What Canadian Donors Want user-friendly data template? Read on for more information about this tool that will give you insight into your own donor base. ... more >
Oct 9 - Survey Results: What Canadian Donors Want
The next iteration of the What Canadian Donors Want survey is set for release this fall. Here is a review of findings from the last survey done in 2015. ... more >