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Welcome to the Regina & Area Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). AFP Regina & Area serves as an association of professionals throughout southern Saskatchewan that works to advance philanthropy by enabling people and organizations to practice effective and ethical fundraising.

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Sep 15 - Fund Manager, Habitat for Humanity, Regina
Habitat for Humanity Regina is a non-profit organization that works to break the cycle of poverty through affordable homeownership for low income, hard-working families. We are looking for a seasoned, enthusiastic and professional fundraiser to help us grow. Reporting to the CEO, the successful candidate will be responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating an integrated fundraising program and building a case for ongoing support of the organizations mission. In collaboration with other key staff, including marketing, volunteer coordinator, build department and the executive, the incumbent will oversee the management and stewardship of all existing donor relationships of gifts over $5,000 and is expected to identify, cultivate and solicit new major donor prospects, including Gift In Kind donors. The fundraising goal for this position will be $1.5M to help us achieve our growth strategy in 2015. ... more >
Sep 10 - Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation - Vice President, Development
The Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation is seeking a Vice President, Development to provide leadership, direction, and overall management of a comprehensive fundraising program that secures financial resources from all donor segments. Reporting to the President & Chief Executive Officer, and working in collaboration with the Foundation's management team, the new incumbent will play a critical role in fostering and enhancing relationships with a wide variety of individual and corporate Foundation supporters to increase fundraising results. The Foundation is offering a highly competitive compensation package for this role. The Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation is in an exciting period of renewal. Under new leadership and with a revitalized fundraising model, we are building on our strengths while undergoing a transformation on how future donations will be raised through a diversified fundraising strategy that balances funding for all priority areas of need. The Vice President will lead a development team of three, and will be responsible for growing and strengthening the team, while employing outstanding fundraising practice to inspire staff to build on the Foundation's success-to-date. The new incumbent will contribute in helping the Foundation realize its exciting vision of becoming the number one charity of choice in the province of New Brunswick, in support of the province`s largest tertiary care hospital and additional key priority areas. ... more >
Sep 10 - The Lung Association, Alberta and NWT Director, Major Gifts
The Lung Association, Alberta and NWT is seeking a Director, Major Gifts, to spearhead their donor engagement activities. In this newly created role, the Director will be responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding prospective donors capable of making major gifts to the Lung Association. Reporting to the President and CEO, the Director will ensure the development of funding priorities and cases as well as strategies, in addition to the coordination with the national campaign. ... more >
Sep 10 - Director, Major Gifts - St-Boniface Hospital Foundation
We are seeking an experienced fundraising professional to join our dynamic team as Director, Major Gifts. Reporting to, and working closely with, our Vice President, Capital Campaign & Development, the Director will be responsible for significantly increasing and diversifying revenue by obtaining philanthropic support from donors and prospects at the major gift level of $50,000 and above. In addition, the incumbent will play a key role in the successful completion of a multi-year capital campaign. Using moves management methodology, the successful candidate will develop and implement annual and multi-year fundraising plans for their personal portfolio of major gift prospects, with the goal of maximizing support for the St-Boniface Hospital Foundation. ... more >
Aug 25 - President's Message
Fundraising is serious business. Even though fundraisers still face the occasional question of “Do you get paid to do that?”, the profession of fundraising has come a long way and continues to evolve. As donors become more savvy and engaged in the organizations they support, transparency and the highest standards of ethical fundraising practice are essential to success. Through education, resources, research, mentorship and the Fundraising Code of Ethics, AFP is providing members will the tools required to achieve excellence in our sector. With more than 31,000 members worldwide, AFP is the largest association for professional fundraisers in the world. If you are not already a member, I encourage you to join our chapter and take advantage of the many benefits of membership. ... more >
Sep 16 - Top Ten (Week of September 15, 2014): Can You Plan on IRA Charitable Rollover?
(Sept. 15, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week's top ten, including making storytelling part of your culture, how to finish the year strong, using bitcoin, collaborations in grant proposals, how to check your current website against best practices and much more! ... more >
Sep 16 - New Partnership to Increase Student Philanthropy, Community Involvement
AFP and the Jefferson Awards Foundation are pleased to announce a partnership between the AFP Youth in Philanthropy program and the Jefferson Awards Foundation’s Students In Action Program. ... more >
Sep 10 - AFP's Response to National Post Article on Policing of Political Activities of Charities
(Sept. 8, 2014) Recently, Andrew Coyne penned this column in the National Post focused on the policing of political activities of charities. Coyne concluded that the best means of addressing the situation is to “take away the charitable tax designation—not selectively, based on their ability to dance on the head of a CRA pin, but across the board, outright.” The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) finds this conclusion fundamentally flawed. The charitable tax designation and the tax credit represent a gesture of confidence on the part of the people by way of their elected representatives, an acknowledgement of the effectiveness of nonprofit and community action and a commitment to the longstanding tradition of philanthropy in Canada. ... more >