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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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May 22 - Director of Development
Opera Lyra (OL) is one of the largest independent arts organizations in the National Capital Region. The company dared to be Ottawa’s first professional opera company in 1984 and now, thirty years after staging our first production, Opera Lyra is proud to be expanding its season, which will now include two main-stage productions on the prestigious stage of the National Arts Centre’s Southam Hall and two smaller scale productions of contemporary or lesser know works in alternate venues. ... more >
May 14 - Gestionnaire, Relations avec les diplômés et les donateurs – Manager, Alumni and Donor Relations
Sous l’autorité du chef des opérations philanthropiques, le gestionnaire des relations avec les diplômés et les donateurs joue un rôle de leader afin de réaliser un certain nombre d’objectifs décrits dans le plan stratégique du service. Under the supervision of the Chief Advancement Officer, the Manager of Alumni and Donor Relations contributes in a leadership capacity to delivering a number of objectives outlined in the Department’s strategic plan. ... more >
May 13 - Manager, Regional Development
Reporting to the Director of Development, the Manager, Regional Development will manage CARE Canada’s major gift development efforts in Ontario as well as develop a strategy for expanding prospects and donors in Quebec and Eastern Canada. The Manager will be responsible for cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding high net worth individual donors. ... more >
May 27 - AFP’s 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 >
May 27 - Finalists Selected for National Philanthropy Day® Honors Recognizing Top Donors, Volunteers
You’ve chosen the finalists in each category of AFP’s National Philanthropy Day Honors. Check out the new NPD website and learn more about their stories. ... more >
May 27 - Top Ten (Week of May 27, 2015): You're Fired Until You Have A Solid Monthly Giving Program Launched
(May 27, 2015) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including how smartphones are taking over the world (and what to do about it); why crowdfunding isn’t the “Hail Mary” you think it is; integrity in storytelling; social fundraising campaigns; exhorting fundraisers to actually lead; and more! ... more >
May 27 - Take Part in a New Survey: What’s Your Nonprofit’s Major Gift Potential?
Have you ever wondered how much you could really raise in major gifts? Are major gifts a realistic source of fundraising revenue for YOUR organization? A new survey by fundraising academic Professor Adrian Sargeant and fundraising expert Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE aims to deliver the answers to these questions. ... more >
May 22 - Comments of the Association of Fundraising Professionals on Cancer Charities Charged With Fraud by FTC
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) released this statement in response to the recent action by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against three national charities, Cancer Fund of America, Children's Cancer Fund of America, and Breast Cancer Society. ... more >