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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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Aug 19 - Fund Development Officer
Founded in 2002, Autism Nova Scotia is a registered non profit organization that provides programs, services and supports to individuals and families living with autism in Nova Scotia. We are looking for a Fund Development Officer to join our Halifax team. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Fund Development Officer is responsible for managing a portfolio of donors linked to Major Gift prospects and coordinating fundraising events to support the organization’s fundraising priorities. The Fund Development Officer is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of Autism Nova Scotia’s individual, corporate and foundation donors. In addition, the Fund Development Officer will develop, direct and implement fundraising events for the organization, as well as liaise and collaborate with third party fundraising events. ... more >
Sep 2 - Member Motion
AFP members are always accepting new challenges and exciting career opportunities, as well as receiving accolades for their commitment and service. So far, 2014 has been a year for some major moves—here are some job announcements, appointments, promotions and recognitions for 2014 thus far! ... more >
Sep 2 - Want An Endowment? Plan For it—Ask For It
(Aug. 26, 2014) Among the excuses your nonprofit has for why you don’t have endowment donors, the only real excuse you can have is that you didn’t ask. Don’t let asking for an endowment gift intimidate you! Helen Monroe, head of Endowment Development Institute, gives you a step-by-step process (and a free checklist!) for every aspect of ‘the ask’—from identifying the donor, to your plan of attack, to your successful ask. ... more >
Aug 28 - AFP Q&A - AFP's Live Online Chat!
AFP now has a new way for you to interact with top leaders, practitioners, trainers and innovators in fundraising and philanthropy: AFP Q&A! ... more >
Aug 26 - Top Ten (Week of August 25, 2014): 6 Signs of a Well-run Nonprofit Organization
(Aug. 25, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on how slactivists aren’t so bad afterall, which digital campaign tools you should be using (and the ones you should be forgetting), how to inspire action from tragedy, who is making the ‘overhead’ pledge (and how you can too!), how to cash-in on #GivingTuesday, what a nonprofit infographic should look like (and do) and why your nonprofit needs to be using LinkedIn! ... more >
Aug 19 - Top Ten (Week of August 18, 2014): 7 Favorite Topics of Boring Fundraisers
(Aug. 18, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on learning how to tell stories from children’s books, what kind of year-end fundraising decisions you should be making NOW, an appeal list you should be checking (and checking twice), how to control others so they don’t ruin your nonprofit’s reputation, why corporations are partnering with nonprofits to boost their value, how to make the most out of email pre-headers and so much more! ... more >