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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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February 21, 2017 - Professional Development Seminar and Lunch


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Feb 16 - Leadership Gifts Director (Exempt)
The Director, leadership gifts will collaborate with and report directly to the Chief Advancement Officer. The successful candidate will live and work within the region their assigned and prospect major donors are located. The Leadership Gifts Director will manage a portfolio of approximately 150-200 major gift donors and prospects to include cultivation and stewardship activities. ... more >
Feb 16 - Development Director
Switzer Learning Center's development director works closely with executive director and board of trustees to coordinate and help implement all fund development and marketing activities to support a nonpublic, special education school for 4th grade through 22-year old students with severe learning, social, emotional, and behavioral challenges that was established in 1966. Plans, organizes, and directs all ongoing individual, corporate, and foundation fundraising, grant support, and special events for Switzer Learning Center by performing the following duties personally or through subordinates. ... more >
Feb 14 - Campaign Writer
The Campaign Writer is part of a dynamic team that advances California Science Center Foundation Campaign initiatives, now focused on EndeavourLA, a $250 million fundraising effort for the creation of the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center, Space Shuttle Endeavour’s permanent home. The ideal candidate is a prolific writer who can create accurate and engaging fundraising materials with ease and adapt copy to fit various contexts and audiences. Strong organizational skills and a keen ability to balance multiple tasks and deadlines are also required. ... more >
Feb 14 - Director of Development
The role of Director of Development is being created to help us reach our goal of establishing a $10 million dollar endowment while maximize fundraising efforts around our 25th anniversary and beyond. ... more >
Feb 14 - Campaign Director
The Campaign Director is responsible for leading all aspects of the EndeavourLA Campaign in support of the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center project and ongoing programs and operations. Reporting to the Senior Vice President/Chief Advancement Officer (SVP/CAO) and working closely with the President & CEO and Board of Trustees, the Campaign Director oversees the planning and implementation of a campaign strategy including: principal and major gifts; planned giving; community gifts; campaign communications; donor recognition and stewardship. The Campaign Director will be a key player during a transformational period of growth as the California Science Center advances Phase III of its 25-year Master Plan. ... more >
Feb 21 - AFP Top Ten (Week of February 22, 2017): Demystifying Data, Rage Donations, Donor-Centered Charities & More!
(Feb. 22, 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 >
Feb 21 - AFP Position on Repeal of the Johnson Amendment
Discussion about repealing the Johnson Amendment, which prohibits charities from engaging in partisan, electoral politics. AFP stakes out its position, opposing repeal on a number of grounds. ... more >
Feb 21 - Why Are There So Few Male Fundraisers?
Fundraising has been a female-dominated profession for decades. Why is that, and is it going to change any time soon? AFP members provide some ideas and perspective. ... more >
Feb 21 - Senior Professional Spotlight: Mike House
We talk with Mike House, president and CEO of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation in Edmonton, Alberta, about his job, the use of acronyms, managing a large staff and the moment he realized he wanted to be a leader and a CEO. ... more >