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Welcome to the AFP Nova Scotia Chapter! 

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents more than 30,000 members in 230+ 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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Mar 19 - Fund Development and Communications Coordinator
We are looking for a part-time Fund Development and Communications Coordinator on an half-time basis (20 hours per week-details to be negotiated with the Executive Director) for a one year term (with the possibility of renewal) to assist NSACL in developing and implementing an Annual Fund Development strategy. This position will work with the Board’s Fund Development Committee and will report to the Executive Director. ... more >
Mar 5 - Campaign Coordinator
Do you have a passion for fundraising? Do you want to make a difference in the community by engaging people in investing their time and talent to be part of something great? If so, we want to hear from you…. The YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth is looking for an enthusiastic, tech savvy relationship builder to join our team as Campaign Co-ordinator for a 6-month term in support of our volunteer fundraisers, community partnerships, and donor recognition. ... more >
Mar 5 - Director, Fund Development
Are you looking for ways to be part of something meaningful and to make an impact for families and communities in Nova Scotia? Are you driven by breaking down financial barriers for individuals and families to improve their health? Are you a dynamic relationship builder that empowers others in sharing their time, talent, and treasure towards a cause that hits close to home? The YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth is looking for a full time, permanent Director of Fund Development to join our team. ... more >
Mar 5 - Development Officer, Annual Giving
The QEII Foundation inspires generosity to advance health care at the QEII Health Sciences Centre (QEII) – Atlantic Canada’s leading healthcare institution. Renowned for its innovation and leadership in philanthropy, the Foundation is currently seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual to join our dynamic team of professionals as Development Officer, Annual Giving. ... more >
Mar 21 - AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips (Week of March 19, 2018): Emailing Donors, Better Photos, Donor-Advised Photos & More!
(Mar. 19, 2018) Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. ... more >
Mar 20 - Three Things You Need to Know About Hosting a Charity Auction
(Mar. 20, 2018) An auction can be one of the best ways to raise money for your cause—provided you know what you're doing, of course. Here's a bit of advice to help you get started. ... more >
Mar 20 - Mastering the Four Fundamentals of Diversity in Giving
The AFP Webinar on Diversity in Giving: Moving from Awareness to Action, presented by Alphonce J. Brown, Jr., ACFRE, and Dr. Janice Gow Pettey on March 14, highlighted the need for fundraising today to be tailored to the interests, value, and traditions of the many, replacing the one size fits all approach. ... more >
Mar 20 - AFP Young Professional Spotlight: Leah Heister
AFP talked with Leah Heister, one of our first Outstanding Young Professionals, about how she got involved in fundraising, what it’s like to work in the consulting field, and the importance of networking and mentoring. ... more >
Mar 20 - April is National Financial Literacy Month—Ways to Educate Donors About Financial and Charitable Planning
April 2018 is the 14th anniversary of National Financial Literacy Month and an important opportunity for all charities to help educate donors about financial challenges and how planning—and including philanthropy in your planning—can help overcome those challenges. ... more >