Campaigners, F2F Direct Consulting


Work with us to improve the lives of people in your Vancouver community and across the Lower Mainland!

If you are outgoing and enjoy speaking with and inspiring people about worthy causes, this position could be perfect for you.

F2F Direct Consulting is a fundraising agency, working strictly in the non-profit and charity sector. We represent a varied portfolio of humanitarian and health NGOs here in Canada. We are a company that is built on clear communication and a fun, flexible, yet focused and inspired working environment.

We are looking for empathic, outgoing and focused individuals with very strong communication and interpersonal abilities to raise funds, door to door, for our client organizations. Our current client organizations, in BC, are Canuck Place Children’s Hospice and the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation.

Starting wage is $18/hr and is not commission based. Wage range is $18.00 – $21.50 per hour. Part time and Full time positions available.

Job Requirements are as follows: To recruit new monthly donors for said NGO, on an ongoing basis, by speaking directly to potential donors at their homes, across Vancouver.

To apply email your Resume and Cover Letter to

Please mention that you saw this career opportunity on Phil’s Careers Blog – Fundraising ONLY!

Time To Take Charge Of Your Career: Interview With Mazarine Treyz

By Phil Gerard

Mazarine, thank you very much for your time today to talk a little bit about the upcoming Fundraising Career Conference. It is the third annual already and I look forward to being part of it again this year. I understand 900 people have been taught at the conference so far?

MT: Yes, it is so exciting. Thanks for having me.

PG: Of course! To start things off tell us a little bit about your own journey.

MT: Sure. I started out as an intern at Planned Parenthood Federation of America in New York City after college, and that was my first internship and first introduction to development. After that, I bounced around a little bit. I worked in New York at The Economist, then I went to Indonesia to visit a college friend and worked in his baby orphanage in Jakarta, and also volunteered with some mobile health clinics in Jakarta’s poorest slums. That is where I learned how to write my first grant. I also wrote some newsletters and I realized that I wanted to use my writing to help people raise the money they need to do all this amazing work. So I came back to the US and learned everything I could about fundraising, took all these classes, and then I co-founded a nonprofit called the Moon Balloon Project in Boston in 2005.

After that I started working full-time at different nonprofits in the Pacific Northwest including at an animal shelter as a Development Assistant, a domestic violence shelter for women and children as a Development Associate, and for a social justice nonprofit as a Development Officer. Then I went down to Austin, Texas and worked as a Development Director for an orchestra.

After all of that, I decided to hang up my shingle, become a consultant, and that was the beginning of writing my books and the Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising. As I kept blogging, I realized that I had a passion for fundraising careers. Specifically, I felt that many fundraisers were never taught how to negotiate their salary or how to work with a recruiter, or how to succeed once we are in a fundraising role. So I wrote a book called Get The Job: Your Fundraising Career Empowerment Guide. After the positive reception to that I decided that I wanted to do even more. That’s why I created the Fundraising Career Conference.

PG: We know that there is a lot of turnover in the fundraising profession. Why do you think people are fired or are leaving their fundraising jobs early?

MT: This is a big issue in our profession. The Underdeveloped Report in 2013 from CompassPoint, Penelope Burk’s Cygnus Applied Research Group, and the Vault Career Guide for Fundraising and Philanthropy have discussed this and what all seem to agree on is that there are tremendous expectations for people in fundraising roles, often being the sole fundraiser. Also frequently, the leadership of the organization does not have a fundraising background, which can lead to a lack of trust and that again can lead to people either leaving or being fired. At the Fundraising Career Conference this year we will talk about how to deliberately build trust with your boss. We have never had this session before so I am particularly excited about this one. We will also have a session on how to ask the right questions in your interview so that you know right away if the people you will be working for have realistic expectations for this role or not. 

PG:  What do you think people can do to succeed in their fundraising careers?

MT: This is such a big question, Phil. I wrote a whole book about that. But seriously, it is really about the long haul. How do you not only rise in your career, but mentor other people, be a good leader and manage other people effectively. At the conference Peter Drury, Director of Corporate Giving with Seattle Hospital will address this in his session.

I really feel that one of the main things people can do to be a successful fundraiser is to become curious about who they really are as a person. Because if you know yourself, you will be able to overcome your natural inclination to turn away from things that are difficult or that do not come easy to you. For a lot of us in fundraising, we have to do many different tasks that we are not good at, as well as the things that we really enjoy, at least in the beginning. So knowing yourself, you will be able to figure out what you want to focus on in your career, and where you can be the most successful. For some it might be major gifts and for others it might be annual giving. Others might be really good at writing grants. Find out what your strengths are.

PG: Is the Fundraising Career Conference only for junior fundraisers or will senior fundraisers benefit as well?

MT:  Sure. There will be sessions geared at every level of seniority. I mentioned the session with Peter Drury about being a better manager  already. Another session is on authentic communication with Pearl Waldorf. She is going to be talking about how to hold space for people to really communicate effectively in a real way in your office. We will also have a session on how to be a successful consultant. So if you are a senior person, there will be a number of sessions that you will never have seen before and may never see again. If you are a junior fundraiser, we will still have all of the topics that you have come to expect including how to write a better résumé, how to write a better cover letter, improving your interview skills, what employers and recruiters want to see in a fundraiser, and how to work with a recruiter. In a nutshell, we are going to look at some high level stuff and the 101 stuff we will cover in our bonus materials that are part of the conference.

PG: What is different at the conference this year from last year?  

MT: This year we focus on integration. What I mean by that is, your boss and you are a team. How can you feel more comfortable with your team and really feel like you are all in this together? It is not going to be about us versus them. It is about we. For example we will have a session with Sheena Greer about how we can use fun and creativity to become more effective in achieving our fundraising goals.

PG: If someone is happy with their job right now, is that a reason not to come to the conference?

MT: You should come – happy or unhappy! If you are unhappy in your job you will get the tools you need to get a different job and better job. But if you are happy in your job, you should still come. Last year, we had an incredibly powerful session with Megan Godorov about salary negotiation. We are going to have that again this year. Because of that session, one attendee increased her salary by 42%. So even if you have a job you are happy with we will be able to teach you tactics to help you negotiate a better deal for yourself at your next review whether it is more vacation time or more discretionary money for continuing education, or any number of things aside from salary if that’s not negotiable right now.

PG: It sounds like a good return on investment which reminds me, how much is the conference?

MT: Until February 27th, it is just $67 US for a three-day full conference. You have to use the coupon code YOURULE100 to get this special price otherwise it will be $167. So use that code! After February 27th, it is going to go up to $97 US. So it is really good to get in now.

PG: And the great thing is that you do not have to travel anywhere. The conference is all virtual.

MT: Yes! So no matter where you are, Calgary, Toronto, Halifax, or Vancouver, it does not matter because it is online. So you can attend from your desk at work. You can attend in your pajamas. You can be anywhere. If you cannot make any one of the sessions because it is during the work week, do not worry about it. We are recording every single one for you. So you can watch them all later and our presenters have graciously agreed to let you email them afterwards to ask any questions as well. You will have access to all the recordings by the end of April. There is also a little ebook that you (Phil) and I wrote together last year, which will be part of the bonus materials this year. We will talk about career pathing and the skills you need to get to the next stage. Whatever that next stage is.

PG: So how do we sign up?

MT: Just go to

PG: Perfect. Thank you again, Mazarine. I look forward to the conference, and I look forward to seeing everybody there!

MT: Thank you so much for interviewing me, Phil.

Mazarine Treyz is the author of The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising, The Wild Woman’s Guide to Social Media and Get the Job! Your Fundraising Career Empowerment Guide. She has received 5 star reviews from Her popular blog has over 50,000 monthly readers. She taught fundraising to over 8,000 people from 2011 to the present.  What results have people had from her training?  See some success stories. To get in touch, visit

Communications & Fund Development Coordinator, Cystic Fibrosis Canada

cystic-fibrosisTHE OPPORTUNITY

Are you…

  • A great and influential communicator?
  • Passionate about helping others and seeking to make a difference in the not for profit fundraising world and work for an amazing cause?
  • Seeking a role that encourages you to make unique and inventive contributions?

If so, we would love to hear from you. The Cystic Fibrosis Canada British Colombia/Yukon team is looking for an enthusiastic, innovative and dedicated Fund Development and Communications Coordinator to help us bring our stewardship and communication initiatives to the next level!

Cystic Fibrosis Canada offers a caring and collegial work environment, comprehensive benefits, an employee discount program, as well as flexible work hours.


The Communications and Fund Development Coordinator, BC/Yukon is responsible for the stewardship and communication activities for the Region. This position reports to the Regional Executive Director, BC/Yukon



  • Liaise with other BC/Yukon and national staff, leadership, event committees and volunteers on the development of media, marketing and sponsorship materials, announcements, photo opportunities and speech writing;
  • Research and develop grant and proposal documents;
  • Develop local communications and marketing materials in support of events;
  • Develop content submissions for the Cystic Fibrosis Canada website and Regional social media channels;
  • Develop media relations and promotional strategies for the Region;
  • Work with the Regional Executive Director on stewardship and cultivation events to ensure seamless transition between fundraising events and stewardship activities;
  • Produce event communications, media and networking activities, and the development of new opportunities to build community awareness;
  • Develop sponsorship materials, identify prospective sponsor.

Volunteer Recognition

  • Recognize volunteers by coordinating the Region’s internal and external award applications and recognition programs (ie Regional awards, certificates and Cheers to You program);
  • Create profiles of outstanding volunteers.


  • Create, prepare, and distribute meeting minutes and supporting documents as required;
  • Ensure donor information, event invitation and participant lists are entered and maintained in record-keeping systems and databases.

Fund Development

  • Develop and build relationships with National Partners (e.g. Kin Canada, Health Partners, Shinerama);
  • Solicit and secure local sponsors for Regional events;
  • Maintain a portfolio of donors;
  • Solicit and cultivate relationships with new partners and sponsors locally;
  • Develop a recognition program for donors and sponsors in the Region;
  • Secure annual raffle sponsor and prizing;
  • Record relevant activities with donors, volunteers and sponsors on Raiser’s Edge.

Other Duties

  • As assigned by Regional Executive Director, BC/Yukon



  • Diploma in Communications, Marketing or other related field
  • Minimum two years of relevant experience with developing and monitoring communications and supporting volunteers in a non-profit environment
  • Excellent communication (written and oral), organizational and creative thinking skills; media relations experience is an asset
  • Software proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and social media experience is required; knowledge and experience in, Raiser’s Edge and website content management is preferred
  • Proven track record in developing and building relationships with external stakeholders
  • The ability to work independently on several projects concurrently
  • Demonstrated high energy level and flexibility, coupled with sound judgment; flexible, discreet and able to maintain confidential information
  • Must possess a valid driving license and a vehicle in good condition
  • Must be able and willing to work overtime/weekend when required, and to travel as necessary to attend events


Please submit your resume and cover letter to Please indicate “Coordinator, Communications and Fund Development” in your subject line, and include your salary expectations. *No phone calls please.

While, we wish to acknowledge all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Cystic Fibrosis Canada is committed to making the recruitment process accessible to all candidates. Accommodations for disabilities are available upon request.

For additional information on our values (Excellence, Accountability, Caring & Teamwork), Cystic Fibrosis Canada and the courageous fight being waged against this disease, please visit

Full-time continuing position

Burnaby, BC

Closing Date: March 6, 2017

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Development Officer, Major Gifts and Planned Giving, Langara



Temporary, Full-Time 

Dates: April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2020

The Development Officer – Major Gifts and Planned Giving will be primarily responsible for working as a part of the Foundation team making essential contributions to the success of a campus wide campaign. The emphasis of the position will be placed on fund solicitation, building and implementing strategies that cultivate relationships with both current and new donors, identification, cultivation, personal solicitation and stewardship of a portfolio of donors and prospects with an emphasis on securing major gifts ($25,000+).

Reporting to the Executive Director of the Foundation, the Development Officer will also identify prospective donors and develops relationship to propose and solicit legacy gifts. This includes moving fundraising accounts through the donor cycle and/or planning and executing fundraising appeals, conducting research, developing strategies and preparing proposals. This role will support a broad range of organizational goals by aligning a major donor strategy with the Foundation and College’s strategic plan and growth initiatives.


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in business management, fundraising, or a related discipline.
  • Completion of or working towards completion of a CFRE certification an asset.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of related fundraising experience in securing major gifts and/ or legacy gifts, preferably in a post-secondary environment.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Experience with fundraising databases such as Raiser’s Edge and Banner.
  • Experience in writing development proposals and delivering presentations to a wide range of audiences.

Skills & Abilities

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, and has the ability to communicate appropriately and effectively with donors, co-workers and other campus departments.
  • Ability to execute a variety of complex projects and meet imposed timelines.
  • Ability to work independently while exercising good judgment at all times.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, project management and strategy development skills.
  • Excellent organizational, project and time management skills.
  • Superior use of diplomacy and persuasive negotiating skills in contacts with donors and prospective donors.
  • High energy, with the ability to deal with multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Ability to interact successfully with diverse clientele, confidently selecting the correct approach.
  • Ability to establish performance goals and timelines.
  • Demonstrate the ability to secure five to six figure gifts
  • Exhibit high quality of donor/client service.
  • Achievement of established fundraising goals and overall objectives.
  • Quality and quantity of work performed.
  • Demonstrated success in creating and implementing innovative procedures to achieve goals.
  • Demonstrated success in developing and delivering effective presentations.
  • Ability to work independently and harmoniously within a team environment.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail.
  • Ability to handle and safeguard confidential information and exercise discretion and confidentiality at all times.
  • Ability to act with independence of judgment with minimal supervision.
  • Intermediate working level with MS Office including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.

Working Conditions

  • This position may work non-traditional hours on days leading up to the event and on the day of the event.
  • Must have a current Class 5 BC driver’s license and access to a vehicle as there may be travelling required for donor meetings within the Lower Mainland, off-campus or possibly out-of-town. 

Salary Range: $2,127.38 – $2,659.25 Bi-Weekly (Pay Grade K)

Employee Group:  ADMIN

Hours & Days of Work: 8:30am – 4:30pm. Monday to Friday, however, hours may vary according to the needs of the department. This position is not subject to the compressed workweek schedule.

Application Information: To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter no later than 4:30pm of the closing date to our website here.

Please note, only those applicants that apply through our website will be considered.

Please note that internal applicants may be given first consideration.

Closing Date: February 28, 2017

Competition No.: A009-17

We thank you for your interest and advise that only those shortlisted will be contacted. Langara is committed to enhancing our diverse workforce.

For more information and to apply, please visit: Thank you for following our application information above.

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Director, Alumni Relations, British Columbia Institute of Technology



The Director, Alumni Relations is accountable to the Vice President Advancement for enhancing services for alumni and strengthening their role in advancing institution goals: Responsible for overall administration of the Alumni Relations Office, including strategic planning, fiscal management, staffing, and program development; and serves as the Executive Director of the Alumni Association. The Director leads alumni engagement, representing the interests of alumni in discussions on a wide range of pan-institutional challenges and opportunities.


  • Formulates and recommends to the Vice President, Advancement and the Board of the Alumni Association, a Strategic Plan for alumni relations.
  • Recommends to the Vice President, Advancement and Board of the Alumni Association an effective organization structure that reflects the needs for alumni relations services.
  • Develops and maintains a strong team that is accountable for the day-to-day functioning of alumni relations and ensures that activities are consistent with the mission, philosophy and goals of BCIT.
  • Establishes and builds relationships with a wide range of alumni, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
  • Directs the development and maintenance of programs to increase alumni engagement and involvement with BCIT.
  • Ensures an effective program of communications is in place to keep all alumni and other stakeholders informed about programs and services that meet the needs of BCIT.
  • Develops strategies and executes specific alumni fundraising appeals, working in collaboration with the Executive Director BCIT Foundation.
  • Collaborates closely with development colleagues in increasing support from alumni; routinely identify and qualify alumni prospects for gifts; communicates development- related activities via written contact reports filed in Raiser’s Edge and periodic attendance at prospect management meetings.
  • As the primary Institute contact for the Alumni Association Board of Directors, supports activities of the BCIT Alumni Association.
  • Negotiates and oversees contracts and related revenues from a variety of affinity and member benefit program partnerships.


  • Post-secondary degree plus 5 years of current related experience, including a minimum of 3 years managerial experience working with senior level volunteers in a Board environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, together with the ability to work collaboratively and courteously with colleagues throughout the Institute, alumni, other constituents and the public.
  • The demonstrated ability to strategize, implement and build constituency programs and activities, along with a talent for motivating volunteers.
  • Demonstrably strong writing, planning and organizational skills.
  • Flexibility and initiative, as well as the ability to work independently, combined with the skills for thriving in a team environment to achieve institutional goals.
  • Ability to set and accomplish goals and establish priorities with minimum direction.
  • Experience in directing activities with volunteers and non-profit organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability to generate revenue and identify prospects for fundraising.
  • Superior oral presentation, written communication and editorial skills.
  • Familiarity and competence with computer-based record systems, basic research skills and basic accounting procedures.

For more information, to receive the full position prospectus, or to apply in confidence
please contact:

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Gérard Consulting – Fundraising Talent Management
Phil Gérard, President

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.

A blog about fundraising careers and fundraising issues. By Gérard Consulting – Fundraising Talent Management

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