The AFP seeks to advance the fundraising professional through education and training. The Calgary & Area Chapter of AFP will increase accessibility to educational programs by offering financial reimbursement to individuals (members and non-members), to attend educational sessions and conferences relevant to fundraisers and offered locally, nationally and internationally.
The Calgary & Area Chapter has designated funds raised from Philanthropy Day each year to be set aside for the Education Fund. This fund will be used to award financial reimbursement for AFP members to support them in professional development opportunities.
First Time AFP International Conference Attendee
This scholarship is provided by AFP International to each of the AFP Chapters in order to send a fundraising professional to their first AFP International Conference. Each chapter accepts applications and is responsible for choosing a suitable applicant to receive the scholarship. This scholarship covers the registration fee. The next application will be in the fall of 2018. AFP Calgary also provides an additional scholarship to help cover travel expenses. Click here for more information.
The Joan Black Scholarship
First Time AFP International Conference Senior Professional Attendee
This scholarship is provided by AFP Calgary & Area chapter to send a senior professional to their first AFP International Conference. The next application will be in fall 2018. This scholarship is intended help cover travel expenses.
First Time Conference Attendee
AFP Calgary & Area is committed to providing professional development opportunities to fundraisers in Calgary and the surrounding areas. We also do our best to help our members attend our conferences by offering scholarships to those who plan to attend either of our Calgary and/or Banff Compass conferences for the first time. The next opportunity for a conference will be our Calgary Compass conference in spring 2018, more details will be available soon.