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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 475 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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Oct 28 - Development Associate
The development associate works as part of LACO’s dynamic fund-raising team and administrative staff, collaborating with colleagues in marketing, production and finance as necessary to complete assigned projects. Primary duties focus on maintaining efficient and robust development operations, as well as garnering and sustaining support for the Orchestra through grant development, direct-mail campaigns, patron relations, as well as general office administration. ... more >
Oct 28 - Development Director
The Development Director (DD) is a newly created position at 5 Gyres Institute (5GI). This person will be responsible for recommending and implementing a sustainable Development Plan for 5GI. The DD will work with the Executive Director and staff to analyze 5GI past work and evaluate what opportunities exist within our current strategy. Once the plan is agreed upon, the DD will be responsible for identifying and developing new partnerships with Corporations and Foundations. The DD will also work with the staff and board to identify and develop supporting projects and materials to help grow existing partnerships over time. The DD will also manage The Director of Community Engagement who is responsible for engagement and fundraising volunteers, membership and Major Donors. ... more >
Oct 28 - Development Communications Analyst
The Development Communications Specialist will help tell the RAND story in engaging, innovative, and accessible ways to an audience of current and potential donors. This position will be responsible for developing an integrated communications strategy, and executing and assessing tactics that will translate RAND’s research in a meaningful way to donors. With primary responsibility for RAND’s donor newsletter, annual appeals, case statement development, stewardship correspondence, and development marketing materials, this position requires a storyteller who understands the modern communications landscape and can craft compelling narratives targeted to key audiences. This position will work across channels including print, electronic, social media, and multimedia communications and must have a working understanding of each of these areas, including how they can be integrated and leveraged to maximize efficiency. ... more >
Oct 23 - Corporate Relations Officer
Corporate Relations; Development ... more >
Oct 23 - Director of Philanthropy, Western Region
The Physicians Committee is leading a revolution in medicine—putting a new focus on health and compassion. The Physicians Committee combines the clout and expertise of more than 12,000 physicians with the dedicated actions of 150,000 members across the United States and around the world. Our efforts are dramatically changing the way doctors treat chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and cancer. By putting prevention over pills, doctors are empowering their patients to take control of their own health. And we are also building a new way of viewing research. Since 1985, the Physicians Committee has been working for alternatives to the use of animals in medical education and research and advocating for more effective scientific methods. Our staff of physicians, dietitians, and scientists is working with policymakers, industry, the medical community, the media, and the public to create a better future for people and animals. We invite you to visit our YouTube channel, our website, and Physicians Committee president Dr. Neal Barnard’s blog. ... more >
Oct 29 - Top Ten (Week of October 27, 2014): The Two-Part Major Gift Conversation
(Oct. 27, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including unusual but effective ways to market your charity; innovations in global fundraising; social media awareness plans that actually work; the fastest way to ruin your appeal letter and more! ... more >
Oct 29 - 5 Questions to Ask Before Buying Online Donation Processing Software
(Oct. 29, 2014) Many fundraisers who have decided to purchase new online donation processing software come to the conclusion, too late, that the price they paid for their software was the least expensive part of their decision. Ossie Hinds, president and CEO of Cornerstone Group of Companies, leads you through five questions to ask before making the decision to buy new online donation processing software. ... more >
Oct 23 - Majority of Fundraisers See Salary Increases in 2013
(May 13, 2014) More than 63 percent of fundraisers in the U.S. and Canada saw their average incomes rise in 2013, even as average salaries fell by nearly eight percent compared to 2012, according to the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ (AFP) 2014 Compensation and Benefits Study. ... more >
Oct 23 - Explore AFP’s Special Job Seekers Toolkit for Fundraisers (Updated October 23, 2014)
The AFP Job Seekers toolkit focuses on finding the right job and features advice and services to help members carry out a successful job search and land on your feet in a rewarding new position. ... more >
Oct 22 - AFP Q&A - AFP's Live Online Chat!
AFP now has a new way for you to interact with top leaders, practitioners, trainers and innovators in fundraising and philanthropy: AFP Q&A! ... more >