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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 2 - Director of Philanthropy
Reporting to the President and CEO, the Director of Philanthropy will provide leadership, strategic direction, and priority setting for the Major Giving and Campaign program for the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation, in collaboration with the Foundation’s President and CEO. In addition, working closely with the President and CEO, Foundation staff, and Board of Directors, as well as other volunteers, the Director of Philanthropy will develop strategies and tactics to ensure the cultivation and stewardship of donors from the Major Giving program. As a representative of the Foundation in the community, the Director of Philanthropy will express and uphold the vision and mission of the Foundation and the hospital. ... more >
Jun 26 - Community Development Manager
The successful candidate will be responsible for the aggressive growth of all fundraising initiatives and lead signature events, such as the Walk to Fight Arthritis, along with third-party fundraising and awareness campaigns. The Manager is responsible for growing participation of teams and individuals, as well as actively recruiting and managing volunteers to support the events and grow fundraising revenue. The successful candidate will work in close partnership with the Director, Ontario Operations to effectively promote and publicize the events through a variety of channels. In addition, he/she will be responsible for overseeing smooth administrative operation of the Ottawa Office and will support the Director, Ontario Operations and volunteers within the region. ... more >
Jun 23 - Director, Fund Development
Reporting to the Executive Committee of the Board, he or she will play a leadership role in focussing on the strategic direction of the organization; guiding and developing fundraising and communications exercises while playing a key role in gift development and stewardship, allowing the organization to move ahead in fulfilling its mandate in a challenging environment. ... more >
Jul 1 - 2015 AFP Diverse Communities Scholarship Program Overview & Criteria
The mission of the AFP Diverse Communities Conference Scholarship Fund is to help ensure that AFP programs are inclusive and supportive of diversity-related issues and concerns, to provide financial support for activities that increase understanding and awareness of diversity issues within the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and to provide financial assistance for professional development for AFP members who self-identify as coming from a diverse community and/or who are employed by grassroots organizations that primarily serve diverse populations. ... more >
Jul 1 - 2015 100 Percent Chapter Board Participation
The following AFP chapters have led by example and achieved 100 percent board participation in the 2015 BE the CAUSE Campaign. These chapter boards serve as motivation and inspiration to chapter members to make their gifts. ... more >
Jul 1 - Top Ten (Week of July 1, 2015): 13-Step Process to Building and Strengthening Your Mid-Level Giving Program
(July 1, 2015) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including key takeaways from the 2015 World Wealth Report; five strategies for getting more corporate sponsorships; the power of non-cash gifts; a nifty guide to major donor prospect research; myths about techies and philanthropy; and more! ... more >
Jul 1 - Canada: First Federal Platform Proposal for Charities Includes New Minister, Federal Department
A coalition of charities and nonprofit associations, including the Association of Fundraising Professionals, has developed the first-ever federal platform proposal for Canada’s charitable and nonprofit sector. ... more >
Jul 1 - Educator, Author and Advocate Geoff Canada To Speak at 2nd Annual National Philanthropy Day Honors
Geoff Canada, former president and CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone, and named one of “America’s Best Leaders” by U.S. News and World Report, will be the closing speaker at the second annual National Philanthropy Day Honors held at the 92nd Street Y in New York on Nov. 12. ... more >