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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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Sep 3 - Prospect Researcher
Under the direction of the Director, Development, the Prospect Researcher works as an integrated member of the Development team and is responsible for providing leadership and oversight for the prospect research function. The Prospect Researcher plays a key part of the overall development process that matches the University’s academic objectives and financial needs with the philanthropic aspirations of donors, while ensuring a focus on high value opportunities with potential individual, foundation and corporate supports. ... more >
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 16 - Top Ten (Week of September 15, 2014): Can You Plan on IRA Charitable Rollover?
(Sept. 15, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week's top ten, including making storytelling part of your culture, how to finish the year strong, using bitcoin, collaborations in grant proposals, how to check your current website against best practices and much more! ... more >
Sep 16 - New Partnership to Increase Student Philanthropy, Community Involvement
AFP and the Jefferson Awards Foundation are pleased to announce a partnership between the AFP Youth in Philanthropy program and the Jefferson Awards Foundation’s Students In Action Program. ... more >
Sep 10 - AFP's Response to National Post Article on Policing of Political Activities of Charities
(Sept. 8, 2014) Recently, Andrew Coyne penned this column in the National Post focused on the policing of political activities of charities. Coyne concluded that the best means of addressing the situation is to “take away the charitable tax designation—not selectively, based on their ability to dance on the head of a CRA pin, but across the board, outright.” The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) finds this conclusion fundamentally flawed. The charitable tax designation and the tax credit represent a gesture of confidence on the part of the people by way of their elected representatives, an acknowledgement of the effectiveness of nonprofit and community action and a commitment to the longstanding tradition of philanthropy in Canada. ... more >