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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 450 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 - Click on the links below for more details

May 1, 2018 - Advanced Forum

May 15, 2018 - Professional Development Seminar & Keynote Lunch


Upcoming Meeting Dates - Details coming soon!

July 17, 2018 - Local Area Roundtables

July 26, 2018 - Young Professionals Event

August 23, 2018 - Advanced Forum


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November 7, 2018 - Regional Philanthropy Conference & National Philanthropy Day Lunch

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Apr 12 - Executive Director, Palos Verdes Peninsula Friends of the Library
The Peninsula Friends of the Library is seeking an Executive Director to build on the successes of the retiring ED.  This position, which manages 1.5 FTE, is focused on fundraising and community outreach.   The mission of the Peninsula Friends of the Library (PFL) is to raise funds to enhance the services and programs of the Palos Verdes Library District (PVLD) and to raise community awareness of these services and programs. The Executive Director of PFL will be responsible for the oversight and administration of the key functions of PFL and serves as the chief development officer for the organization. Some of these responsibilities include developing and executing a strategic and annual business plan, cultivating relationships with the community, and creating a comprehensive fundraising plan.   The ideal candidate will be someone who is passionate about mission-driven work, has proven fundraising experience with an emphasis on major gifts, and is excited about the non-profit industry.   Peninsula Friends of the Library is offering a competitive salary package. Click here for full job description. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to ... more >
Apr 4 - Vice President of Development & Strategic Partnerships
The FH Foundation seeks an entrepreneurial development professional as its Vice President of Development & Strategic Partnerships. ... more >
Mar 26 - Development Director
The Development Director (DD) shapes and guides strategy to meet organizational fundraising goals, which total $2.5 million in 2018. The DD leads a Development Team with a full-time Grassroots Fundraising Organizer (GFO), a full-time Grants Manager, and a 0.6 FTE Northern California Grant Writer. The DD works closely with the Executive Director and a statewide Funder Team on funder and donor relations, and with the Finance Director on organizational income projections and financial reporting to funders. The DD meets with and reports each quarter to the Board of Directors. ... more >
Apr 11 - UPDATE: AFP Canada Board
Wonder what your AFP Canada Board has been up to? Board Chair Scott Decksheimer, CFRE provides you with an update. ... more >
Apr 10 - AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips (Week of April 11, 2018): Should You Be on Facebook, Underlining Text, Greetings and Salutations & More!
(April 11, 2018) 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 >
Apr 9 - Celebrate Your Charity's Impact in The Globe and Mail Philanthropy Supplement
Celebrate your organization's contribution to the community. ... more >
Apr 9 - Join Us As We Dive Deeper Into The Fundraising Topics That Matter To You!
On June 12, AFP Greater Toronto Chapter looks forward to welcoming you to Fundraising Day 2018. ... more >