Our chapter represents fundraising professionals across Vancouver Island and we are your one-stop shop for information, education, certification, job-postings and networking events for professional and volunteer fundraisers. It is our mission to support you in your professional fundraising journey and help you feel supported, connected and educated about the philanthropic process so that you can create a culture of philanthropy in your organization!
We are a completely volunteer led chapter. If you are interested in getting more involved with AFP VI please attend our events and reach out to our board members and learn more about our committees and areas of activity. We are always welcoming new committee members to support us with our strategic objectives. We can be reached at email@example.com.
Every MeMber campaign: 7 days of giving
The Every Member Campaign is the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy Canada’s annual campaign to raise the profile of the fundraising profession by creating sector advocates through education, building philanthropic leaders through scholarships, strengthening the sector through career mentoring and fostering a better understanding of our profession though research.
Your donation stays here in our community, strengthening our industry and our members. Learn more here.
National Philanthropy Day
Each year, National Philanthropy Day (NPD) on Vancouver Island provides an opportunity to gather to celebrate the generosity of our community and learn new skills to apply to the philanthropic sector. In the past, we have shared in our celebration and professional development through three events: the National Philanthropy Day Awards Ceremony, Masterclass, and Youth Session.
Giving Hearts Honour Roll
Nominations from community members across Vancouver Island poured in, resulting in over 150 generous individuals, organizations, and businesses being included in this year’s Giving Hearts Honour Roll presented by Coast Capital Savings. This is a true testament to the incredible community of changemakers across Vancouver Island. Philanthropy is alive and well in our homes and communities!
Members of this year’s Giving Hearts Honour Roll received an acknowledgment certificate, were highlighted in the Times Colonist paper, included on this website, and featured in the celebration video shown here or on our Youtube Channel.
Coast Capital Savings Power of Youth: Giving Hearts Workshop
More than 320 youth from across Vancouver Island took part in the Coast Capital Savings Power of Youth: Giving Hearts Workshop by completing a Do-It-Yourself Philanthropy Tool-kit that included readings, videos, and activities to provide a new foundation of skills and understanding about philanthropy and giving of their time, treasure and talent that they can apply within their community as they become the change-makers of tomorrow.
Youth groups were given the opportunity to put their learnings about philanthropy into action through a submission and selecting a charity of their choice to receive a $250 donation through CanadaHelps.org, a website that allows anyone to donate to Canadian charities online.
Thanks to the generosity of title sponsor Coast Capital Savings as well as the Andrew D. Beckerman Fund and Viveka Foundation at the Victoria Foundation, 46 groups of youth with over 320 participants were able to donate $13,000 to CanadaHelps charities.
Watch the video here.
TEN Star Gold Award
AFP Vancouver Island is proud to be a recipient of the 2019 Ten Star Gold Award, honouring AFP Chapters that have accomplished many of the key objectives outlined in the strategic plan.