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Welcome to the AFP Nova Scotia Chapter! 

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents 30,000 members in 225 chapters throughout the world. The association fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals – promoting high ethical standards in fundraising and working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education, and certification programs. The Nova Scotia Chapter is a volunteer-run organization dedicated to advocacy, education and upholding ethical standards on behalf of the membership and the philanthropic community of the Maritimes. With a membership of more than 125 fundraising professionals, volunteers, students and allied professionals, AFP Nova Scotia aspires to further educate, inspire and AFP members are better able to serve their profession and the public. Explore our site to learn more about who we are, how we advance philanthropy in Nova Scotia, and how you can benefit from being part of our organization.


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Jul 15 - Fund Development Officer - Campaigns, Events & Donor Recognition
Does recruiting, coaching and motivating participants for pledge-based and third party events that fund your charity leave you with a sense of accomplishment and pride? Do you have a flair for working with volunteers to create and organize events that reflect the spirit and heart of your organization, where no detail is overlooked? Do you love to share inspiring member stories of courage, resilience, and hope with donors through your writing? If this sounds like you, your talents would find a good ‘home’ at Laing House. ... more >
Jul 14 - Patron Relations Specialist
Symphony Nova Scotia is searching for the right person that combines an innate customer-centered approach with exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail for the position of Patron Relations Specialist. ... more >
Jul 3 - Vice President Advancement
The Vice President Advancement (VPA) is a new role at St Mary’s University College. The VPA will lead a comprehensive fund development program with a primary focus of expanding the existing philanthropic support for the institution in preparation for the pending $40+M capital campaign. ... more >
Jul 22 - Top Ten (Week of July 23, 2014): How Storytelling Defines Your Brand and Helps You Reach New Audiences
(July 23 2014) Learn about storytelling and more in this week's top ten, including stories and tips on the impact of crowdfunding (in a great infographic); engaging millennial donors; running a small shop; monotasking—not multitasking!; thanking everyday heroes and how Jean Case instills the value of giving back. ... more >
Jul 22 - Government Relations Tool Kit: If You Build It They Will Come
(Apr. 7, 2014) The newest AFP Canada toolkit walks you through the process of working with government officials on behalf of your charity and/or the issue it represents. Now, the question is, are you ready to start using the information to further GR public policy relevant to the nonprofit sector? ... more >
Jul 21 - Fundraising Professional Hail New York Case Settlement, Encourage Donors to Take Wise Giving Steps
AFP applauds the work of the New York State Attorney’s General Office and reminds donors of the importance of direct mail, while cautioning charities to be careful with their donor lists. ... more >
Jul 17 - Big Vote in the House on Thursday for IRA Rollover, Other Charitable Provisions
(July 15, 2014) The House of Representatives is expected to vote this Thursday legislation that would make the currently expired IRA Rollover provision permanent. AFP is encouraging members to contact their Congressperson TODAY! ... more >