Founded in 1996, the Edmonton and Area Chapter of AFP is a member of the worldwide Association of Fundraising Professionals. AFP advances philanthropy by enabling people and organizations to practice effective and ethical fundraising. The Edmonton and Area Chapter has grown into a dynamic, thriving leadership group of over 200 members. We are also an active partner in conferences, workshops and leadership presentations throughout western Canada.
The Edmonton and Area Chapter of AFP upholds the goals of the international Association of Fundraising Professionals organization and advances philanthropy in the Edmonton region by enabling members, prospective members, and representatives of other organizations to practice ethical and effective fundraising.
The Edmonton and Area Chapter fulfills our mission primarily through education and training, promoting credentialing, providing resources, networking, mentoring, advocacy, and recognition.
We strive to make sure fundraising is recognized as a credible and respected profession for the betterment of our communities.
Our Core Values
Philanthropy: The belief that ethical and effective fundraising are the cornerstones of philanthropy and that philanthropy changes the world.
Community: Embracing diversity in the fundraising community with a commitment to understanding and addressing the shared and unique needs of all members of the community.
Collaboration: Recognizing that we can only accomplish our purpose with the strong support and partnership of other individuals, AFP chapters, and groups who share our vision.
Knowledge: Providing the fundraising community with the highest quality of knowledge, research, advocacy, career support, new information, strategic alliances, and related insights and tools to ensure a successful.
Professionalism: Conducting business according to the highest ethical principles and servicing as trustworthy stewards of our resources.
Relationships: Understanding that our focus is on service to our members, stakeholders, and customers, and that our service is open to new ideals, exceeding expectations, and provided in a timely and thoughtful manner.