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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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Jun 27 - Development Officer
The MATCH Fund strongly believes that supporting grassroots women’s rights organizations in the global South is essential to achieve lasting equality for women. As such, we are committed to mobilizing resources to amplify the work of these groups. In the Development Officer, we are seeking a dynamic individual with a strong fundraising background to strengthen our ambitious development efforts. The Development Officer will work closely with the Communications Coordinator and the Executive Director while interacting with all aspects of organizational business. This person will also work with committed volunteers across Canada to support The MATCH Fund’s mission. The Development Officer will be a creative builder and mobilizer who strives to grow the funding base of The MATCH Fund while ensuring that a strong back-end system is in place to support a diverse and healthy pipeline. The successful candidate will be part of a highly collaborative team and must be comfortable pivoting quickly to support the organization as needs arise. ... more >
Jun 8 - Legacy Gifts Officer
Amnesty International Canada is recruiting a Legacy Gifts Officer (LGO) to join the Fundraising Team. The primary focus of the post is raising funds for the Branch through planned gifts from individual donors, including gifts through bequests, life insurance and stock transfers. The Legacy Gifts Officer raises funds over the long-term by cultivating and confirming future funds for the Branch through such gifts. The LGO works closely with the Manager of Major Gifts and Legacies, the other members of the Legacies team, consultants, senior volunteers and fundraising staff to identify, cultivate, confirm and steward legacy gifts. ... more >
Jun 28 - Giving USA 2016
(June 29, 2016) AFP is proud to partner with The Giving Institute in supporting Giving USA 2016: The Annual Report on Philanthropy. Giving USA is the seminal publication reporting on the sources and uses of charitable giving in the United States. ... more >
Jun 28 - Chapter Boards Lead by Example in Achieving 100 Percent Chapter Board Participation
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy and the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada congratulates and thanks those chapters that were among the first to LEAD BY EXAMPLE in achieving 100 percent participation among their board members in the 2016 Campaigns. ... more >
Jun 28 - Atlanta Fundraiser Lisa Kennedy Earns Highest Professional Credential from AFP
AFP has awarded its highest professional certification, the Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE), to Lisa Kennedy of Atlanta, GA. ... more >
Jun 28 - AFP Top Ten (Week of June 29, 2016): "Brexit" Issues for Nonprofits, Gift Planning Tips, More!
(June 29, 2016) Our weekly round-up of the top blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your goal. ... more >
Jun 21 - 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 >