About | Association of Fundraising Professionals - Greater Vancouver Chapter


The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents 30,000 members in over 200 chapters in Canada, the United States, Mexico, and China working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education, and certification programs. To learn more, visit AFP International


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.

To join, view our membership categories, email us or call (604) 736-1010.


Mission Statement

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.


Core values

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.


Core Strategies

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 
  • Accreditation 
  • 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.