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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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Nov 13 - Executive Director
The Executive Director, reporting to a volunteer Board of Directors, is responsible for providing leadership in achieving RPCI’s vision, mission and values. This individual will be responsible for leadership, execution and achievement of the strategic goals and the annual operation plan. The position serves as the chief spokesperson for the RPCI and Greystone Bereavement Centre and ensures effective collaboration and communication with all internal and external stakeholders. ... more >
Nov 4 - Development Manager - Saskatchewan
Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), Canada’s leader in wetland conservation, is seeking a Development Manager in Saskatchewan. The Development Manager will grow the program in the province by prospecting, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding individuals, corporations and foundations to secure new major gifts in support of DUC’s mission. Ideally based in Regina, reporting to the Director of Regional Operations, Prairies and working closely with provincial and national staff and volunteers, the Development Manager will lead the major gift program in Saskatchewan. This is an opportunity for a professional with a genuine passion for conservation and desire to build on DUC’s solid fundraising base and exemplary reputation to play a key role in the Rescue Our Wetlands campaign. ... 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 >
Nov 25 - Member Comments Requested on New IRS Substantiation Regulations
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has proposed new regulations that would modify its requirements that nonprofits obtain a “contemporaneous written acknowledgement” for contributions of $250 or more, and AFP is requesting comments and concerns from members about the proposal. ... more >
Nov 25 - The Whats, Hows, and Whys of Major Gift Solicitation
(Nov. 25, 2015) The benefit of major gifts is obvious. But the process of identifying and securing them—that's not so obvious. We recently spoke with Vern Snyder, ACFRE, vice president for institutional advancement at the University of Toledo, on how to define and calculate a major gift and his upcoming Dec. 10 webinar, "The Whats, Hows and Whys of Major Gift Solicitations." ... more >
Nov 24 - AFP Top Ten (Week of November 25, 2015): Fundraising Ideas, Stories & Perspectives You May Have Missed!
(Nov. 25, 2015) How introverts can be very successful fundraisers is just one of the topics in this week’s Top Ten, which also includes posts on exercising your “gratitude muscle,” the number one way to destroy your chief development officer, the procrastinator’s guide to year-end fundraising, shaming a major donor and creating a culture of increasing giving. ... more >
Nov 18 - Election Results Mean New Public Policy Opportunities for Philanthropy
(Nov. 18, 2015) On November 4, 2015 Justin Trudeau was sworn in as the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada. What does his new government, along with his 30-member Cabinet, mean for fundraising and philanthropy? ... more >
Nov 18 - Celebrating National Philanthropy Every Day
In a moving tribute to National Philanthropy Day, Roger Ali, CFRE, chair-elect of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada, shares how we all can make a difference through small acts and a giving heart. ... more >