AFP Vancouver Chapter
The AFP Vancouver Chapter was founded in 1996. The purpose of the Vancouver Chapter of AFP is to inspire philanthropy in our community. Our organization will accomplish our purpose by supporting members in their quest to inspire philanthropy in their respective areas of influence.
AFP is an association of professionals throughout the world working to advance philanthropy by enabling people and organizations to practice effective and ethical fundraising.
The core activities through which AFP fulfills this mission include education, training, mentoring, research, credentialing, and advocacy.
AFP will be the recognized leader in the promotion of philanthropy by empowering fundraisers to serve humankind throughout the world.
AFP members of the Vancouver Chapter aspire to:
- Conduct themselves with philanthropy, integrity, truthfulness and adherence to the absolute obligation to safeguard the public trust;
- Encourage colleagues to embrace and practice the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards;
- Respond effectively to Chapter needs.
The following strategies contribute to the attainment of a number of the AFP Vancouver Chapter's goals and objectives and as such are seen as core strategies:
- Philanthropy Day
- Bi-Annual Membership Survey
- Professional Development
Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity is a mosaic of people who bring a variety of backgrounds, styles, perspectives, cognitive abilities, beliefs, and cultures as assets to the organizations with which they interact. The mosaic includes differences in race, national or ethnic origins, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic status, age, language, mental ability, and physical ability. These differences are acknowledged, celebrated and respected by the AFP Vancouver Chapter and its members, for inclusion and equity within the association.