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Greater Los Angeles Chapter

Welcome to the AFP Greater Los Angeles Chapter website. We are committed to supporting development professionals throughout the greater Los Angeles area of California. We have over 535 active AFP members, who serve as development directors, fundraising consultants, grant writers, volunteer fundraisers, foundation executives, and other individuals dedicated to fundraising and philanthropy.

The AFP Greater Los Angeles Chapter has regularly scheduled lunch meetings featuring local speakers and topics relevant to our everyday work. The chapter also offers educational and networking opportunities such as the local Roundtables, National Philanthropy Day® and the Advanced Practice & Regional Philanthropy Conference. Check out the chapter calendar for a schedule of what's happening and where!

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January 10, 2017 - Local Area Roundtables

Thank you for a fantastic Regional Philanthropy Conference & National Philanthropy Day Lunch!  Click here to see the photos!



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Jan 20 - Chief Development Officer
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank Job Ad Position: Chief Development Officer Reports to: President/Chief Executive Officer Position Summary The Chief Development Officer (CDO) is responsible for fund development, marketing/communications and community relations activities to sustain and expand programs and services of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, which secures over $60 million in donated product and $17 million in contributions, government revenue and service fees annually. The CDO manages a staff team of 11, oversees ongoing annual, major donor, corporate and foundation giving efforts and organization-wide communications, and assures that strategic goals of major gifts development and capital development are met. Position Duties and Responsibilities Oversee all fund development and marketing/communications efforts. Develop and monitor annual fundraising plan, department budget, and ensure operation within budgeted guidelines. Hire, train, supervise, evaluate and manage department staff members. Create and present reports to the Board, funders and other groups. The organizational goal is to grow fundraising revenue from $10.6 million annually to $15 million by 2020. Execute on priorities for strategic development: • Major Gifts – Enhance a program to move donors from direct mail and event supporters to $10,000+ level contributors, capital donors and candidates for planned gifts. • Capital Development – Ongoing support of capital development planning and donor cultivation to prepare for a future capital campaign. • External Communications – Enhance the expansion of website communications, cause marketing and social media outreach. • Increased visibility and prominence of the Food Bank as a leading L.A. nonprofit organization including review of the Food Bank’s brand. • Internal Communications – Developing understanding among all departments of their importance to fundraising and the long-term impact of the Food Bank. • ... more >
Jan 20 - Director of Development
Director of Development is a key member of the department staff leadership team. DOD will help plan and lead all fundraising programs such as individual giving (planned giving & annual campaigns), institutional giving (corporate, foundation, government & sponsorships), membership, donor cultivation & stewardship, and all other aspects of fundraising to advance the mission of the Museum. ... more >
Jan 19 - Vice President of Advancement & External Affairs
The Clinic has annual revenues of $21 million of which approximately only $200,000 is private fundraising and, boasts $26 million in assets. With a vision for significant growth, the Clinic is well positioned for even more impact, especially as many of its potential donors and friends have not yet been cultivated. The Clinic has an impressive board of directors, committed to 100% giving with a vision for significant growth. The VP A&AE will lead the vision and strategy for the advancement and marcom function, including building upon its strategic plan, implementing its infrastructure and hiring its team. The Clinic is also embarking upon a capital campaign, of which the President/CEO is already identifying foundations and individual donors. ... more >
Jan 19 - AFP Canada Board of Directors 2017 Nominations
The Association of Fundraising Professionals is proud to announce that a new AFP Canada Board governance structure will be implemented in 2017. Nominations to serve on the first Board of Directors are open until January 31, 2017. ... more >
Jan 18 - AFP Top Ten (Week of January 16, 2017): Cultivating a Culture of Philanthropy, More on the Overhead Myth, Storytelling More!
(Jan. 16, 2017) Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. ... more >
Jan 12 - What’s Top of Mind for Fundraisers in 2017?
(Jan. 11, 2017) Instead of predicting what might happen in 2017 (and you can find a lot of those articles here), we asked a few AFP members what issues they are most concerned about—the trends or challenges that are keeping them up at night. ... more >
Jan 11 - AFP Top Ten (Week of January 9, 2017): Communicating Effectively, Buy-A-Brick Fundraising, The Donor Journey, More!
(Jan. 9, 2017) Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. ... more >
Jan 4 - Russell Raker, Father of the ACFRE Program, Passes Away
Russell Raker, ACFRE, former AFP board member who led the development and implementation of the Advanced Certified Fund Raising Credential (ACFRE) program, passed away on Dec. 21 at the age of 75. ... more >