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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!

News to Note

2014 National Philanthropy Day Honorees Announced

October 14 Consultant Roundtables and Luncheon Program with Leslie E. Stocker, Jr.

Chamberlain Scholarship Application Deadline is October 10

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Sep 30 - Director of Resource Development
Job Description HFLF is seeking a Director of Resource Development who is the chief professional responsible for resource development and fundraising. The Director is also responsible for maintaining the mission and values of the agency as they pertain to this position. Primary responsibilities include reporting to the Executive Director and being charged with meeting several critical development objectives over the next five years. Critical objectives are development of a strategy of identification, cultivation, acknowledgment, and stewardship of major donors; oversight of all fundraising activities; interface with donors and volunteer leaders; creation, oversight, and procurement of all fundraising communication materials. Job requirements include strong computer knowledge and experience with Microsoft Word / Excel / Internet, mail merges, and databases; marketing communications; thorough knowledge of business English, spelling / punctuation, and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with high-level donors, executives and staff. Essential Functions Serves as a major gifts officer at Homes for Life Foundation. In this capacity, is responsible for development of fundraising goals, policies, short and long-term strategies; annual giving, endowment, planned giving, estate planning, major gifts portfolio, capital campaign, special events, grant writing, marketing and public relations Participate in the annual budget and strategic planning processes, as well as those processes defining goals and objectives for major gifts and donor relations, including events. Provide ongoing communication to the Executive Director in matters related to development / fundraising. Participate in the development and implementation of donor recognition systems at the agency. Works closely with all staff and volunteer leadership to promote individual program objectives and overall mission of the agency. Works with staff to manage the integration of the data systems (pape ... more >
Sep 30 - Development Services Manager
Located in scenic Griffith Park, the Autry seeks a Development Services Manager. ... more >
Sep 30 - Majority of Fundraisers See Salary Increases in 2012
(May 13, 2013) Average salaries for fundraisers increased in the U.S. and Canada in 2012, with 66 percent of respondents to the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ (AFP) 2013 Compensation and Benefits Study reporting salary increases of up to 10 percent. Twenty-seven percent reported no change in salary, and less than 10 percent reported a decrease. ... more >
Sep 23 - Top Ten (Week of September 22, 2014): Can a New Governance Model Help Your Organization?
(Sept. 22, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including HOW to distribute content on social media, what the latest Census report means for fundraising, super-short fundraising videos, how much to invest in data collection and analysis, and much more! ... more >
Sep 23 - Incorporating Stories Into Your Fundraising Program
(Sept. 24, 2014) On Oct. 8, Leah Eustace, ACFRE, chief idea goddess at Good Works, will present a webinar on "Incorporating Stories into Your Fundraising." In a preview of her webinar, Leah talks about the unique power of stories and how they affect human psychology. ... more >
Sep 16 - Top Ten (Week of September 15, 2014): Can You Plan on IRA Charitable Rollover?
(Sept. 15, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week's top ten, including making storytelling part of your culture, how to finish the year strong, using bitcoin, collaborations in grant proposals, how to check your current website against best practices and much more! ... more >