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About WCFC 2018
Named one of everyaction's Best Nonprofit Conferences, WCFC offers a unique and incredibly affordable opportunity for you to connect with up to 250 leading fundraising professionals working with charities and not-for-profit organizations in the lower mainland, throughout the province and around Western Canada.
Industry leading experts from Europe, the USA and across Canada will offer an unparalleled opportunity for learning and networking.
The conference offers highly-prized traditional features like a variety of sessions on timely topics and inspiring group plenaries. Networking opportunities are liberally peppered throughout the day and a careful emphasis has been placed on high-quality meals and refreshments.
WCFC will also inject energy into the classic conference format with unique and creative experiences woven throughout, challenging attendees to stretch their professional limits in a fun and supportive environment.
A carefully curated coterie of sponsors and vendors will also be on hand to share trusted products and services that enhance fundraising programs and donor relationships.
No matter if you work in a ‘big-shop’ or are a fundraising Swiss Army knife, WCFC will deliver value to your organization and your career. Our promise is compelling content for every professional: brand new go-getter, mid-career star and accomplished leader.
The highest value fundraising professional development conference in North America!
SAVE BIG with early bird registration -- complete conference experience for only $499!
Regular price: Complete two-and-a-half-day Conference experience for just $599 - even less if you bring more than one person from your team.
Hurry! Ends April 13, 2018 and space is extremely limited. Do you want to pay by cheque and save on Eventbrite fees? Email us and we can arrange an invoice.Email and save!
Work for a charity with a tiny budget? Come for FREE!
For Free? For real!
Thanks to donations by Fundraising Pharmacy and key WCFC partners, your small shop struggles could be your ticket to our award-winning conference! Multiple awards available.
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The WCFC2018 programme details are being finalised and will be regularly updated below.
The WCFC2018 programme is being finalised and will be submitted for evaluation by CFRE for Category 1.B Education points (CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification). We anticipate approximately 16 CFRE points will be awarded for full participation in WCFC2018.
Participation in WCFC2017 may assist you in learning or reviewing concepts covered on the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) examination as detailed on the Test Content Outline provided by CFRE International. CFRE International does not sponsor or endorse any educational programmes and WCFC2017 was not developed in conjunction with CFRE International.
PLEASE NOTE: Vancouver hotels are very busy! Please make arrange your accommodations as soon as possible.
We are pleased to introduce our #WCFC2018 hotel partner, The Ramada Vancouver Downtown. They are offering exclusive rates for #WCFC2018 delegates starting at just $219/night! Rooms are selling fast and are only available until the hotel is sold-out.
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Official Conference Airline
Westjet is the official airline of #WCFC2018. Our delegates will receive an exclusive 10% discount on Econo and 15% on Plus base fares* for travel between Vancouver, British Columbia and anywhere WestJet flies in North America!
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As one of Canada’s leading boutique fundraising consulting firms, FRx works across Canada and internationally. Fundraising Pharmacy has a significant client base in Western Canada, reflecting the roots of the firm’s principals, David Kravinchuk and Christal Pshyk. Working intensely in the region led David and Christal to recognize the lack of an annual, national-scope professional development and networking opportunity for fundraising professionals in Western Canada.
After more than a year of consultation with industry leaders, late-night musings with mentors, hallway meetings with conference colleagues, almost infinite favours-called-in, incalculable hours of number-crunching at the kitchen table and one giant leap of faith, WCFC was born.