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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 1 - Regional Executive Director, Prairies
The Regional Executive Director provides leadership in fundraising and volunteer engagement,supports volunteers, partners and other key stakeholders from the chapters located in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. He/she will receive support from a national team of fundraising professionals invested in The Regional Executive Director’s success. ... more >
Mar 18 - Mentorship Program
The Association of Fundraising Professionals Regina Chapter Mentorship Program will match an experienced fundraising professional (a mentor) with someone new to the industry or an individual looking to grow within their career (a protégé). This match will provide opportunities for both individuals to learn and expand their knowledge of the field. This program plays a key function in achieving the Association’s mission “Advancing philanthropy through education, training and advocacy”. ... more >
Sep 19 - 2014 AFP Regina National Philanthropy Day
September 2, 2014 Calling all Volunteers, Philanthropists, and Fundraisers! 2014 AFP Regina National Philanthropy Day will be celebrated with an awards luncheon on Wednesday November 12th, at the Conexus Arts Centre. We invite you to nominate a recipient and join us in celebrating these exceptional philanthropists as they change the world with a giving heart. November 15th is recognized in Canada as National Philanthropy Day, and celebrates the volunteers, fundraisers, leaders, businesses, and individuals for their contributions to our friends, families, community, and country as a whole. National Philanthropy Day allows us all to reflect on the true spirit of giving – including all that we have accomplished along with all that we hope to do. Each year thousands upon thousands of people show the world what philanthropy is all about and how the spirit of giving is alive and well, and stronger than ever. On behalf of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and as the 2014 AFP Regina Director of National Philanthropy Day, I invite you to celebrate the spirit of giving and shine a light on the great works of those who give back to our community in so many wonderful ways. Thank you again for all that you do in the name of giving back, and know we look forward to hosting you at this year’s event. Sincerely, Stephanie Kohlruss NPD Chair, 2014 ... 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 >
Oct 7 - 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 >
Oct 6 - Nine Fundraisers Earn International Advanced Diploma
(Oct. 7, 2015) Nine members of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) are among the first class of graduates to earn the International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising (IADF) developed by AFP, the London-based Institute of Fundraising and the Amsterdam-based European Fundraising Institute. ... more >
Oct 6 - Chatting about Social Media Ethics with David Tinker, CFRE, and Lisa Chmiola, CFRE
(Oct. 7, 2015) Engaging with donors online is now a must and more and more social media platforms provide not just access to individuals, but also to a great deal of personal information about them. But as someone once said to a certain web-slinging superhero, “with great power comes great responsibility.” Ahead of their upcoming AFP webinar, we recently chatted with David Tinker, CFRE and Lisa Chmiola, CFRE about how to responsibly and ethically interact with donors and donor information online. Click here to register for their webinar on October 14. ... more >
Oct 5 - NPD Manual
The National Philanthropy Day Manual is designed to help AFP chapters plan for their annual NPD event. ... more >
Oct 5 - New Report: Less Than Half of Donors Give Again to Organizations That They Supported in the Previous Year
(Oct. 1, 2015) While gains in giving out paced losses at charities in 2014, the number of donors fell, with less than half supporting the same organization two years in a row, according to the 2015 Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) Survey Report. ... more >