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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 20 - Chief Development Officer
This position offers a unique opportunity to join the executive team of one of the nation’s oldest and most respected conservation organizations as it embarks on a new era of growth and impact. ... more >
Oct 15 - Director of Development
The Child Educational Center's(CEC) mission is to support the development of happy,caring,and productive human beings, to ensure high-quality programs, and to contribute to the quality of life for children at the CEC and beyond. The CEC offers child-centered, nature-based programs for children eight weeks to five years and high-quality school-age programs for kindergartners to sixth graders of JPL and Caltech families as well as the greater community. Through an initiative called the Outdoor Classroom Project, we transform the way early childhood education programs and schools serve children throughout California and across the country as part of our consulting and educational services. The Director of Development is a key member of the CEC's Management Team and will oversee the significant growth in advancement to meet a new long-range plan. She/he is responsible for ensuring the success of all development and advancement functions within the organization, and also oversees the internal and external branding functions. ... more >
Oct 18 - National Philanthropy Day®—Tell Us YOUR Philanthropic Idol!
To help celebrate National Philanthropy Day® (NPD), AFP is asking people to submit short videos about their philanthropic idol (and how their idol inspires them to get involved), with the top five most popular videos earning the submitters $500 each for their favorite charity! Learn more. ... more >
Oct 15 - Top Ten (Week of October 13, 2014): Moving a First-Time Donor to a Major Donor
(Oct. 13, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including how to become more attuned to your donors; how to know just enough about website coding to talk with a designer or programmer; gender-based solicitations; one fundraiser’s work in a year to build a more diverse fundraising program and more! ... more >
Oct 13 - The Digital Advancing Philanthropy is Here!
Read the digital Advancing Philanthropy—whenever you want! You can conveniently access the entire magazine online, scroll through it page by page, as well as bookmark, download and print favorite articles. ... more >
Oct 13 - October 20 – 26: National Estate Planning Awareness Week
With more than 120 million people across North America not possessing updated estate plans, AFP and Financial Awareness Foundation are working together to promote National Estate Planning Awareness Week, Oct. 20-26. ... more >
Oct 8 - Top Ten (Week of October 6, 2014): Documentation—Do, Die or Just Do It!
(Oct. 6, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including a formula for the perfect online fundraising ask; organizational culture lessons; improving your listening skills; editorial calendar template; how to migrate donor data effectively and more! ... more >