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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!

News to Note

August 18 Advanced Executive Forum

September 27 Professional Development Seminar & Lunchen - Details Coming Soon!

October 27 Young Professionals Event - Details Coming Soon!

SAVE THE DATE! Thursday, November 17 National Philanthropy Day Conference & Luncheon - Omni Hotel Downtown Los Angeles

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Jul 28 - Regional Manager of Major Giving Programs
JOIN THE ARMY’S WESTERN TERRITORY’S GROWING FUNDRAISING TEAM and become part of a motivating major gifts program making a profound impact! ... more >
Jul 28 - Grants/ Donor Research Assistant
Company: The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank was recently named the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Organization of the Year. The award, in the category of nonprofits with an operating budget of greater than $10 million, honors organizations that make a positive impact on the community. Join our team as we continue to impact the lives of over 1,000,000 people each year. Principal Duties: Drafting, editing and finalizing grant proposals and reports to institutional funders. Writing, editing, and proofing marketing & PR materials for Communications, as required. Research potential foundation, corporate and government agency funding sources, identify specific areas of focus/eligibility and prioritize recommendations. Gather and maintain updated hunger statistics and program service output data to support grant proposals, reports, and external and internal communications. Input and track funder information in Development Department database. Liaise with Accounting/Finance regarding budget preparation. Liaise with Program staff to keep abreast of changes/updates to program service delivery. Draft acknowledgment letters & other written materials as needed. Handle additional requested tasks or activities as assigned. ... more >
Jul 27 - Planned Giving and Major Gifts Officer (FT, Exempt)
Love animals? Want to work and live in a resort area? The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens in Palm Desert is currently seeking a candidate to join our Development team as Planned Giving – Major Gifts Officer. This full-time, exempt Development Officer will work with the Director of Development and other Development staff to cultivate relationships with current and prospective donors to acquire planned gifts and major donors to support the financial well-being of The Living Desert. This position will also provide support for the Capital Campaign ... more >
Jul 26 - Fundraising CRM & Technical Reporting Analyst
Fundraising CRM Technical & Reporting Analyst Job Description The CRM Technical & Reporting Analyst reports to the Vice President of Development & Marketing and works closely with the National Director, Resource Development. This position oversees the daily operation of the constituent relationship management database (eTapestry) and is responsible for ensuring the accuracy and integrity of all financial and biographical data, training staff in data and gift entry, and developing and implementing data management policies to guide data entry and ensure the accuracy of financial and analytical reports. Responsibilities also include supporting U.S.VETS' national and site staff in the creation of reports, queries and mailing lists; reconciling eTapestry donations with Finance; importing data; providing support for site events including e-commerce setup; and assisting, as required, in development efforts. This position is the first point of contact for staff on questions about the database and serves as the liaison, as required, with vendors, to maintain the software and troubleshoot problems. Contact: Those interested in the position should email a cover letter and copy of their resume to; and Indicate: CRM Technical Analyst Application in the title of the email. ... more >
Jul 27 - Philanthropy in Action!
Have a photo of philanthropy in action you want to share? Email with your pic, a caption, and a short description of your organization. ... more >
Jul 26 - AFP Top Ten (Week of July 25, 2016): Dancing With Donors, The PUDDIE Method, The Whiny Blogger, More!
(July 25, 2016) Our weekly round-up of the top blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your goal. ... more >
Jul 22 - Strategic Planning: Making Plans That Impact
(July 22, 2016) We all know the goal is to have a healthy donor base and raise money to support our cause. And the way to do that is through planning—strategic planning. But how do you really make it work? AFP had a chance to chat with Ben Mohler, ACFRE about strategic planning—and how fundraising is like baseball!—in anticipation of his webinar, Strategic Doing: Making Plans That Impact, on July 11. ... more >
Jul 20 - AFP Top Ten (Week of July 18, 2016): Blackbaud Index, Influencing Donors, Grant Seeking Myths, More!
(July 18, 2016) Our weekly round-up of the top blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your goal. ... more >