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New Year – New Mingler!

Save the date! We will be joining forces with the Mentorship Committee to launch their new mentor/mentee program at our first mingler of the year.  This is always a fun event and registration is free! February 23, 2023 from 5 – 7pm White Spot – 405 Dunsmuir St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1X4 Visit our events …

Government Relations Committee Update

Dear AFP Greater Vancouver Members, Your Government Relations committee is pleased to share with you an update about recent advocacy work on behalf of the membership base. Federal advocacy update: Across the country members of AFP Canada continue to advocate on your behalf for the creation of a dedicated secretariat for the non-profit sector. Our …

AFP National Philanthropy Day Volunteer Opportunities!

  AFP National Philanthropy Day Volunteer Opportunities  Name of Organization: Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Vancouver Name of Event: National Philanthropy Day  Location: JW Marriott Parq Hotel Vancouver  Date: Friday, November 25th, 2022 Time: Event is from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm  Description of event:   Please join us as we come back in person …

Upcoming Networking Events

We are excited to have minglers back!  Please join us October 26 from 5 – 7pm at the White Spot – 405 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver – for our networking event.  Meet fellow industry professionals, share ideas and enjoy a beverage. Registration is FREE so we hope you can make it. Stay tuned for our December …

Update from Neil McEachern, VP Government Relations

Dear AFP Greater Vancouver Members, Your Government Relations committee is pleased to share with you an update about recent advocacy work on behalf of the membership base. BC Budget 2023 Written Submission Earlier this summer, we submitted a written submission to the Select Standing Committee of Finance and Government Services to provide input on Budget …

Thank You Message From President, Sofia Janmohamed

Dear AFP Members and Friends, As I conclude my two-year term as President today, I want to share that it has been a true honour to serve the membership and a most humbling opportunity to do so through a pandemic. I look forward to continuing to serve you as Immediate Past President for my final term. …

2022 Annual General Meeting Report Highlights

By Sofia Janmohamed It is my sincere honour and privilege to share with you, our membership, volunteers, and special guests, my second, and final President’s Report for the Greater Vancouver Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. While 2020 was a unique year filled with many challenges and unknowns, 2021 provided a year of reflection …

Meet Jessica Ngan, Young Professionals Lead

Jessica Ngan Development Officer of Leadership Giving, Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation Young Professionals Lead, Professional Development Committee Like many of my peers, I did not grow up thinking I would become a fundraiser. In fact, I did not even know that fundraising was a viable career path. As a young one, I got involved with …

Meet Michelle, Partnerships Committee Co-Chair

Michelle Sewell Fund Development Manager, PHS Community Services Society Co-Chair, Partnerships Committee I never knew I wanted to be a fundraiser until I became one.  My path started out with hopes of becoming a famous radio host in Vancouver (seriously), but while pursuing my then dream job, I somehow stumbled into a fundraising career and …

Meet Our Volunteers!

Lucy Isham-Turner, CFRE Director of Development Family Services of the North Shore Committee Chair, NPD & GHA Committee VP of Community Engagement, AFP Greater Vancouver Chapter Board My first foray into fundraising was a jumble sale (yard sale) I organized when I was 10, I raised a whopping £25 equivalent to ~$45 and sent it …

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