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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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Jan 28 - Director of Engagement
The Director of Engagement is a dynamic and highly motivated member of Habitat for Humanity National Capital Region (Habitat NCR)’s leadership team. The director creates and oversees the fundraising and communication programs of Habitat NCR. Business savvy and strategic vision must be paired with a strong understanding of and aptitude for program and project management. The Director is responsible for the leadership of the Engagement Coordinator. ... more >
The CSTMC Foundation Board of Directors is seeking an Executive Director to lead the growth of this Foundation in its philanthropic support of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation and its three national museums. This funding growth will enable the museums to extend their reach and influence; inspire, educate, and entertain Canadians and visitors alike. Le conseil d’administration de la SMSTC cherche à pourvoir un poste de directeur exécutif pour assurer la croissance de sa Fondation dans le cadre des activités de soutien philanthropique de la Société des musées de sciences et technologies du Canada et de ses trois musées nationaux. La croissance du financement permettra aux musées d’étendre leur portée et d’influencer, d’inspirer, d’éduquer et de divertir à la fois les Canadiens et les visiteurs. ... more >
Jan 28 - Vice-President, Development
This newly created position will leverage and build on a strong platform of national support generated over 23 years of operation across Canada, resulting in the Foundation becoming one of the top ten foundations in the world focused on philanthropy for women and girls. The Vice-President will set the strategic direction for the Foundation’s revenue generation by positioning the Foundation for future growth by refreshing and strengthening existing platforms, developing stronger stewardship and creating new channels for development. ... more >
Jan 28 - President and Chief Executive Officer
As the Foundation’s chief fundraising professional, the President and CEO will be responsible for building donor relationships in our community and ensuring the achievement of our financial objectives. This role will provide innovative leadership and talent management to our professional staff and direct the operation of our Foundation. The President and CEO will report to the Board of Governors of the Foundation and will work closely with the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Grand River Hospital, as well as the Hospital’s administrative and clinical leadership. As a member of the Hospital’s Senior Management Team, the President and Chief Executive Officer will establish critical linkages between the Foundation and the Hospital. This is a full-time Foundation position following the retirement of the current incumbent. ... more >
Jan 29 - Giving USA 2014
(July 16, 2014) Giving figures and other research are critical for fundraising success, and Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy is the seminal publication reporting on the sources and uses of charitable giving in the United States. ... more >
Jan 28 - Top Ten (Week of January 26, 2015): Helping Volunteers Fall in Love with the Mission
(Jan. 26, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including why you should start peer-to-peer fundraising this year; why selling alone can’t close your first “sale;” a cautionary case study on board management; monthly giving programs for the small shop; and more! ... more >
Jan 28 - Call for Research Papers in Canada
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada is accepting proposals under its Research Awards program with a deadline of April 30, 2015. Up to $10,000 is available and grant notifications will be made by the end of May with the expectation that the research will be completed by December 31, 2015. ... more >
Jan 28 - Technology: Fundraisers and Donors Not Yet on the Same Page
(Jan. 28, 2015) A new report by Give Central, a web-based donation platform, underscores the disconnect between the increasing ability and eagerness of nonprofits to take advantage of rapidly evolving technology—and the reluctance of donors to take advantage of the same. ... more >
Jan 26 - How to give to the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada offers a range of convenient giving options. Select the option that's best for you! ... more >