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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

Re-cap of March 27, 2017 Advanced Forum

June 13, 2017 - Professional Development Seminar & Luncheon

July 11, 2017 - Local Area Round Tables - Details Coming Soon!

August 15, 2017 - Advanced Executive Forum - Details Coming Soon!

September 26, 2017 - Professional Development Seminar & Luncheon - Details Coming Soon!

SAVE THE DATE! - National Philanthropy Day Luncheon & Conference - JW Marriott at L.A. Live - November 2, 2017!

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May 24 - Associate Campaign Director, Major Gifts
This opportunity exists to secure funds for the California Science Center Foundation’s EndeavourLA Campaign by building and managing a portfolio of qualified major gift donors and prospects, and supporting volunteer leaders in advancing campaign strategy. ... more >
May 24 - Campaign Director
This opportunity exists for an experienced advancement professional that is excited and ready to join the California Science Center Foundation’s dynamic development team that drives the EndeavourLA Campaign! ... more >
May 18 - Vice President of Strategic Partnerships
The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) represents 1,600+ member businesses throughout Los Angeles County. The Chamber is Southern California’s leading business advocacy organization dedicated to strengthening our economy and quality of life through job creation, workforce development, infrastructure investment and business development. ... more >
May 15 - Foundation Relations Manager
The Foundation Relations Manager is responsible for researching, identifying, developing and managing relations with public, private and corporate foundations/giving programs, applying to them for funding and complying with all required reporting. The position actively works to reinforce long-term partnerships and engage new entities. This position reports to the Executive Director, and, along with the Director of Development, helps to create and support an overall fundraising plan. ... more >
May 24 - Senate Motion Introduced to Review Impact of Charitable Sector on Canada
(May 24, 2017) Senator Terry Mercer, CFRE ,has introduced a motion to appoint a Special Committee that would examine the impact of laws and policies governing charities, and to review the impact of the entire sector on Canada. ... more >
May 24 - What We Learned (And Left) in San Francisco: The 2017 AFP International Conference
In case you missed the recent AFP International Fundraising Conference, or simply want to relive it (or see if we included your Tweet), we've got photos, videos and tweets from our three-day event in San Francisco. ... more >
May 24 - Survey of Millennial Donors Indicates They Will Likely Give More as They Mature
Millennials, the generation born from 1982 to 2000, show signs of taking up the mantle of charitable giving from older generations as they mature, according to a new study commissioned by Dunham+Company and conducted by Campbell Rinker. ... more >
May 24 - Tax Policy Proposals Would Reduce Charitable Giving, New Study Finds
(May 24, 2017) Tax policy changes proposed by Congress and the Administration would reduce charitable giving by up to $13.1 billion, new research conducted by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy indicates. ... more >
May 24 - AFP Top Ten (Week of May 24, 2017): Why Companies Are Donating Their Profits, Planned Giving ROI & More!
(May 24, 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 >