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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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Jul 24 - President & CEO Toronto, Ontario, Canada
President & CEO Toronto, Ontario, Canada THE OPPORTUNITY The ROM Governors is seeking a President & Chief Executive Officer to lead our fundraising efforts in support of the Museum’s highest priorities, and to foster long-term sustainable relationships of exceptional value both to the institution and its donors. The President & CEO will oversee all private-sector fundraising and sponsorship programs for the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), and will be accountable for short and long-term planning associated with fundraising activities. This is an exciting era of transformation for the ROM, and this position is available due to the upcoming retirement of the incumbent in November 2014. The new President & CEO will have a tremendous opportunity to have a huge impact on the Museum’s next stage of growth and evolution. Reporting to the Chairman, ROM Board of Governors, the President & CEO will play a major role in shaping the ROM’s private sector funding strategy. Leading a strong development team with substantial experience and capability, the President & CEO will focus efforts on sustaining and deepening prospective and current donors’ commitments to the Museum. In this high profile philanthropic leadership position, the President & CEO will represent the office of the ROM Governors to various stakeholder communities, media, and public audiences, and will personally cultivate and steward leadership donors, sponsors and volunteers. The ROM and the ROM Governors have a common interest in the strategic direction of the Museum, and work collaboratively to regularly bring forward the Museum’s highest priorities for philanthropic support to both Boards for discussion and agreement. The President & CEO will work collaboratively with Board members, the ROM Director & CEO, the ROM senior executive team, the ROM Governors staff, and with our key volunteers to ensure the success of all philanthropic and sponsorship activities that benefit the Museum’s rich co ... more >
FUNDRAISING CONSULTANT REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL BACKGROUND: The Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre (WOCRC) is a not-for-profit health and social service agency serving the west end of Ottawa (Goulbourn, Kanata and West Carleton and Nepean) We offer a vast array of community, health and social services and programs to benefit individuals of all ages and we partner with others to develop, provide and coordinate accessible community, health and social services for all members of our diverse communities. In order to prepare for the future, the WOCRC Board has determined the need to create a sustainable long term financial plan focussing on opportunities to reduce expenses and generate revenues. PURPOSE: WOCRC is looking for a fundraising consultant to conduct a capacity review of WOCRC to determine preferred options for WOCRC revenue generation including opportunities, barriers, factors critical for success, timing. Scope of Service / Deliverables The consultant will work with the senior leadership team to achieve the following deliverables: ? Review current fundraising WOCRC strategies ? Conductananalysisoforganizationalfundraisingreadiness ? Identify and analyze potential new strategies o Include financial resources required annually o Include estimated time commitment required of Board and Staff o Include reasonable fundraising targets (if possible) ? Prepareareportsummarizingthepreferredopportunities ? Present findings to the senior leadership team and the Board of Directors TIMELINE: Work to be completed by September 11, 2014 QUALIFICATIONS: ? In depth knowledge of current trends and best practices in fundraising ? Experience working with community based nonprofit organizations SUBMISSIONS: Interested candidates should submit the following: 1. A one page cover letter indicating relevant experience 2. Resume or CV including 2 references. 3. Proposal with the following sections outlined: ? Workplanandtimelines ? Budget aligned to work ... more >
Jul 11 - Director of Development at Opera Lyra
Opera Lyra is seeking an experienced fundraiser to serve as its full-time Director of Development. The Director will work closely with the General Director, the Board’s Fundraising Chair to plan and execute the company’s fundraising campaigns, with special attention to individual donations and corporate sponsorships. ... more >
Jul 10 - Fundraising Digital Engineer
The Fundraising Digital Engineer will be responsible for the administration and optimization of our donor management system, the administration of our direct mail and monthly donors programs and general organizational administrative and technical support to ensure effective and efficient office operations. ... more >
Jul 10 - Leader Fund Development
About Daybreak: Daybreak is a non-profit, supportive housing provider in its 31st year of operation. Daybreak has been a place to call home for men and women who not only have difficulty finding affordable housing but also struggle with issues such as mental health, recovery from addictions, escaping abusive situations and limited life skills. ... more >
Jul 22 - Top Ten (Week of July 23, 2014): How Storytelling Defines Your Brand and Helps You Reach New Audiences
(July 23 2014) Learn about storytelling and more in this week's top ten, including stories and tips on the impact of crowdfunding (in a great infographic); engaging millennial donors; running a small shop; monotasking—not multitasking!; thanking everyday heroes and how Jean Case instills the value of giving back. ... more >
Jul 22 - Government Relations Tool Kit: If You Build It They Will Come
(Apr. 7, 2014) The newest AFP Canada toolkit walks you through the process of working with government officials on behalf of your charity and/or the issue it represents. Now, the question is, are you ready to start using the information to further GR public policy relevant to the nonprofit sector? ... more >
Jul 21 - Fundraising Professional Hail New York Case Settlement, Encourage Donors to Take Wise Giving Steps
AFP applauds the work of the New York State Attorney’s General Office and reminds donors of the importance of direct mail, while cautioning charities to be careful with their donor lists. ... more >
Jul 17 - Big Vote in the House on Thursday for IRA Rollover, Other Charitable Provisions
(July 15, 2014) The House of Representatives is expected to vote this Thursday legislation that would make the currently expired IRA Rollover provision permanent. AFP is encouraging members to contact their Congressperson TODAY! ... more >