Professional Development courses in Fundraising

Volunteer Ottawa offers a suite of professional development courses, including a number of courses designed to help you develop your skills in Fundraising. Learn how to develop a fundraising strategy, create a compelling case for support, and sell sponsorship (related to, but different from fundraising in some key aspects). Everyone is welcome to register for a Volunteer Ottawa course. Employees and volunteers of member organizations get significant discounts off our already low tuition fees.

Assessing Performance

This research report analyzes program evaluation practices of voluntary organizations, highlighting which practices are most positively received by funders.

Association of Fundraising Professionals –Resource Centre

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is an international organization dedicated to advancing professionalism in fundraising. Their resource centre offers access to over 3,200 reference works and periodicals on fundraising and development.

The AFP Ottawa chapter also organizes education events and a mentoring program for fundraising professionals.

Board Handbook for Fundraising

This handbook helps boards understand their role in relation to fundraising, and provides a process by which a board can develop a fundraising plan.