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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 7 - Director of Major Gifts
The Opportunity Reporting to the Assistant Vice President (AVP), Development, the Director of Major Gifts will be responsible for leading and managing York University’s fundraising efforts in Major Giving, including full operational and people management responsibilities for a decentralized team of 10 employees. The incumbent will serve as a member of Development’s senior team leading, managing and recommending improvements to Major Gifts fundraising and processes. The Director will work closely with the central Campaign fundraising team including the Vice President, Advancement, the AVP Development, the Campaign Strategist, and the Development Leadership team. The Director will establish and implement a strategic plan for the Major Gifts Program, and will ensure alignment with the University’s and Development’s objectives and priorities. The Director of Major Gifts will be responsible for identifying potential major funding sources, and for developing and implementing strategies to secure major gift support for the University’s academic, programmatic and capital needs. To contribute to the goals of the University, and also to demonstrate leadership, the Director will maintain a portfolio of active major gifts prospect, and will be responsible for the successful solicitation of these prospects. The Director will provide effective leadership and management of the Major Gifts team, including the establishment of and management to core metrics, the motivation of the Major Gifts team as they seek to achieve these metrics, and the active partnership with the Major Gifts teams as they work with their Deans and other academic leads to devise and implement the most effective strategies to achieve fundraising success for their faculties and units. ... 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 >
Mar 22 - Fundamentals of Fundraising Course
The Association of Fundraising Professionals Fundamentals of Fundraising Course offers a complete overview of the development function, featuring the most current information and techniques. This intensive program will provide an overview of skills, techniques and program components for individuals with zero to four years of fundraising experience. This course qualifies for 13.75 educational credit hours towards CFRE Certification. ... more >
Nov 25 - Conference Papers: Diverse Communities in Canada
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada, Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration's Partnership Project along with the AFP ON, Greater Toronto Chapter and AFP ON, Ottawa Chapter coordinated a series of twelve conferences for fundraising professionals, donors and volunteers to develop a greater understanding of the giving traditions and charitable interests of these diverse communities in Ontario. ... more >
Nov 19 - Top Ten (Week of November 17, 2014): What to Leave Behind During a Major Gift Ask
(Nov. 17, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including how to guard privacy on the Internet; the fundamentals of crowdfunding; solving the great mysteries of donor retention; more lessons in nonprofit storytelling; a discussion on the limitations of strategic philanthropy; and more! ... more >
Nov 19 - Joy McKee Becomes ACFRE Number 102
In October, Joy McKee, manager of annual and special giving at the Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, New Jersey, became the 102nd person to earn ACFRE certification. ... more >