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If you are a development professional, fundraising volunteer or thinking about philanthropy as a career choice, AFP Ottawa welcomes you!

Fundraisers operate in a world of urgent needs, changing public opinions, and evolutions in legislation and demographics. AFP Ottawa has the tools that you need to help your community find the joy in giving, to advance your charity’s mission, and to propel your career. Educational and networking opportunities, our Fundraising Day Conference and the Philanthropy Awards are popular draws. The mentorship program for those new to the profession, CFRE study groups for those advancing to the next level and information updates meet the needs of fundraisers at all levels.


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May 24 - Director of Development
The Director of Development is responsible for the achievement of the Foundation’s revenue goals by cultivating and soliciting mid-level donors (gifts between $1,000-$15,000) and soliciting planned giving prospects. ... more >
May 18 - Independent Contract Grant Writer
The Education Foundation of Ottawa is currently seeking a Grant Writer to assist with research, development and submission of proposals to help expand our programs that positively impact disadvantaged students in need. Special emphasis in this position will be placed on finding grants to support food security, specialized programs, extracurricular funding amongst other needs. ... more >
May 18 - Fundraising Coordinator
The Fundraising Coordinator contributes to the major gift program and events, sponsorship programs of the Foundation by collaborating with and supporting the Philanthropy team and, in particular, the Director, Leadership Gifts by producing solicitation materials, coordinating events and providing administrative support. ... more >
May 18 - Fundraising Officer
WUSC’s communications and fundraising team works to raise Canadian awareness on and funds for pressing global development issues, particularly in education, inclusive economic growth, youth empowerment, international volunteer cooperation, and refugee resettlement. We develop - and support our network to develop - communications and fundraising products that elevate WUSC’s visibility within Canada and globally. We seek to engage and mobilize a variety of audiences around our mission and vision, including institutions, organizations, businesses, members, alumni, donors, students, and volunteers. The Fundraising Officer will work closely with the Manager, Communications and Fundraising, and Communications and Fundraising Officers to implement key elements of WUSC's Fund Development Plan. The Fundraising Officer plays a key role in building and maintaining relationships with our alumni and donors. She/he helps to mobilize Canadian funds to help marginalized youth realize their full potential. ... more >
May 25 - CGC: Congress Can Enact a Tax Provision that Would Expand Charitable Giving
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Tomorrow, as the Senate Finance Committee conducts a hearing on Tax Reform with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the Charitable Giving Coalition (CGC) strongly urges committee members and the Secretary to consider a universal charitable deduction that would be available to all taxpayers. ... more >
May 24 - Senate Motion Introduced to Review Impact of Charitable Sector on Canada
(May 24, 2017) Senator Terry Mercer, CFRE ,has introduced a motion to appoint a Special Committee that would examine the impact of laws and policies governing charities, and to review the impact of the entire sector on Canada. ... more >
May 24 - What We Learned (And Left) in San Francisco: The 2017 AFP International Conference
In case you missed the recent AFP International Fundraising Conference, or simply want to relive it (or see if we included your Tweet), we've got photos, videos and tweets from our three-day event in San Francisco. ... more >
May 24 - Survey of Millennial Donors Indicates They Will Likely Give More as They Mature
Millennials, the generation born from 1982 to 2000, show signs of taking up the mantle of charitable giving from older generations as they mature, according to a new study commissioned by Dunham+Company and conducted by Campbell Rinker. ... more >