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Welcome to the AFP Ottawa Chapter Website!

If you are a development professional, fundraising volunteer or thinking about philanthropy as a career choice, AFP Ottawa welcomes you!

Fundraisers operate in a world of urgent needs, changing public opinions, and evolutions in legislation and demographics. AFP Ottawa has the tools that you need to help your community find the joy in giving, to advance your charity’s mission, and to propel your career. Educational and networking opportunities, our Fundraising Day Conference and the Philanthropy Awards are popular draws. The mentorship program for those new to the profession, CFRE study groups for those advancing to the next level and information updates meet the needs of fundraisers at all levels.


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Sep 20 - Director, Development
Scouts Canada is seeking a strategic Director, Development to join our team in our National Office in Ottawa! Passionate about making a difference in the lives of youth, you will use your fundraising experience, talent for connecting with people and exceptional communication skills to translate our work into a compelling and inspiring story for our donors and sponsors. Scouts Canada promises youth, parents and the community at large that “It Starts with Scouts”. Scouts aims to provide youth with opportunities to experience new things and develop into capable and well-rounded individuals. We are looking for a Director of Development to provide leadership in managing the goals of the Development Department with a focus on executing the fundraising strategy, specifically building on and growing our Foundation, Corporate, Sponsorship, Major Gift, Individual Giving, Planned Giving, Government and Group Fundraising Programs and Scouts Canada’s national fundraiser and popcorn campaign. In collaboration with key volunteers, you will execute design and implement a revenue development strategy, build an annual fundraising campaign with a focus on major gifts and manage and oversee special fundraising events. Your experience and success in the areas of Foundations, Government Relations, Individual Giving, Planned Giving and national fundraisers ideally positions you to coach and mentor the Development team as you work together in accomplishing the plan. You have a proven track record in effective donor relationship-building skills, with the ability to be tactful, proactive, and diplomatic, and have superior interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to work closely and cooperatively across different levels of the organization and externally. Additionally, your highly developed analytical and business planning skills with a proven track record for long term visioning and big picture thinking has contributed to your success to date. Your excellent writing abilities ha ... more >
Sep 14 - Fundraising Consultant (Sponsorship Focus)
We’re looking for someone to join our growing team of consultants here in Ottawa. Do you have experience in fundraising, events or sponsorship and have a passion for the charitable sector? Then we want to hear from you! We are more interested in fit and personality than we are in a specific skillset or employment background. In other words, we are hiring for passion, not experience. ... more >
Sep 20 - Become a Detective for Good
(Sept. 20, 2017) Sarah Richards, a Young Professional member, talks about her “detective work” for her cause as a prospect researcher and finding the clues for engaged donors and inspired gifts. ... more >
Sep 20 - AFP Top Ten (Week of September 20, 2017): Getting the Second Gift, Instagram Tips, Killing Independent George & More!
(Sept. 20, 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 >
Sep 13 - International Survey Reveals Trends, Preferences and Habits behind Philanthropic Giving Worldwide
(Sept. 12, 2017) Donors around the world overwhelmingly prefer to give online, according to the inaugural Global Trends in Giving Report. ... more >
Sep 12 - AFP Top Ten (Week of September 13, 2017): Overcoming Donor Resistance, Thank-You Letters, Standing Out Using Social Media & More!
(Sept. 13, 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 >
Sep 8 - 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 >