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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 540 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

October 13, 2015 Professional Development Seminar & Luncheon

Partners in Philanthropy 2015 Sponsorship Opportunities

National Philanthropy Day November 10 at Paramount Studios

AFP Quick Poll


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Sep 28 - Vice President of Development/Executive Director, Foundation
Providence TrinityCare Hospice seeks a focused and compassionate fundraiser with exceptional interpersonal skills as their next Vice President of Development/Executive Director, Foundation. Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic health care ministry committed to providing for the needs of communities--especially for those who are poor and vulnerable. Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health care delivery system in the country with combined revenues of over $11 billion. Providence TrinityCare Hospice (PTCH) is a regional hospice provider with a long and dedicated history for providing excellent end-of-life care. PTCH started as a small, local service that developed into a regional program with three interdisciplinary teams and a dedicated staff of more than 150 serving all of Los Angeles and Orange counties. Since 1977, Providence TrinityCare Hospice staff has provided compassionate care and services to patients and families. In 2001, PTCH opened TrinityKids Care, the only dedicated pediatric hospice and palliative care program serving all of Los Angeles and Orange counties. Recognizing that a patient and family faced with an advanced illness and limited life expectancy have specific needs, PTCH employs a team approach to care. For more information or to apply, please visit ... more >
Sep 26 - Development Manager- Los Angeles Chapter
This Development Manager will be the staff lead for a new (second year) JDRF OneWalk event in Long Beach, scheduled for Spring 2016. Additionally, this individual will have a significant role in the support and co-ownership of specific development components of the Los Angeles OneWalk (Fall 2015), as well as expansion of the South Bay/Long Beach markets for fundraising opportunities beyond Walk. Reporting directly to either the Chapter Executive Director or Associate Executive Director, with a matrix (dotted line) reporting relationship to the Regional Managers, this position will help in the building of the strategic and tactical plans for financial development sustainability and scalability in this market area. This position is also responsible for identifying, cultivating and stewarding volunteer leadership and committees to partner on all Walk and other fundraising efforts. ... more >
Sep 23 - Director of Annual Giving
Laurence School is an independent kindergarten through sixth grade school located near Sherman Oaks, California. Founded in 1953, Laurence provides a personal and well-rounded education to each student, ensuring his or her academic, social, emotional, and physical growth and development. And, with an enrollment of 300 students and a dedicated team of faculty and staff that is more than seventy members strong, Laurence is an excellent place to work. At Laurence, employees have the opportunity to thrive in a stimulating and diverse environment, where new ideas, opportunities, skills, and experiences are constantly being exchanged and shared. Laurence School is seeking an energetic and creative professional with a proven track record in annual giving. Reporting to the Head of School, the Director of Annual Giving is responsible for developing an annual giving program that generates unrestricted support for the school's operating budget from current parents and grandparents, faculty, staff, and alumni and alumni parents. Currently, the Laurence Fund raises just over $800,000. The Director ensures strong volunteer leadership and participation in achieving annual giving goals. As liaison to the Laurence Parent Association, the Director of Annual Giving ensures that the school's annual event raises significant resources for the school and provides support to the Parent Association’s other fundraising and community events. The Director of Annual Giving works closely with the Development/Special Events Manager to support all Advancement Office goals, as well as plan and implement other school events. The successful candidate will have a minimum of five years of experience in fundraising with a successful track record in annual giving; ability to provide leadership to volunteers; ability to thrive in a collaborative environment; strong writing and speaking skills; and appreciation and passion for Laurence's mission. Bachelor’s Degree required. The salary for th ... more >
Sep 21 - Sr. Director of Corporate Engagement and Strategic Partnerships
The Autry seeks a Sr. Director of Corporate Engagement and Strategic Partnerships to manage a corporate fundraising portfolio with a focus on generating new financial support from the corporate sector. This person is committed to developing a corporate portfolio of approximately $1 million annually with the understanding that this goal should grow by 20-30% per year. ... more >
Oct 5 - NPD Manual
The National Philanthropy Day Manual is designed to help AFP chapters plan for their annual NPD event. ... more >
Oct 5 - New Report: Less Than Half of Donors Give Again to Organizations That They Supported in the Previous Year
(Oct. 1, 2015) While gains in giving out paced losses at charities in 2014, the number of donors fell, with less than half supporting the same organization two years in a row, according to the 2015 Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) Survey Report. ... more >
Oct 1 - 2015 100 Percent Chapter Board Participation
The following AFP chapters have led by example and achieved 100 percent board participation in the 2015 BE the CAUSE Campaign. These chapter boards serve as motivation and inspiration to chapter members to make their gifts. ... more >
Oct 1 - Leadership Society Members
Members of the Leadership Society demonstrate sustaining commitment to the fundraising profession through their individual, cumulative giving of at least $10,000 and annual gifts of $1000 or more. Today, the Leadership Society honors 87 members from 49 chapters who actively support the work of AFP, the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy and the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada. Their leadership and counsel, as board and committee members, mentors and advisors, enhance the profession by advancing ethical and effective fundraising internationally. ... more >
Sep 30 - AFP Top Ten (Week of September 30, 2015): Fundraising Ideas, Stories & Perspectives You May Have Missed!
(Sept. 30, 2015) It’s time to change the way you communicate with donors, and many more topics in this week’s Top Ten, including seven drivers of donor loyalty; creating a visual case for support; four key lessons in charitable giving through bequests; words that will make or break your subject lines; and how to turn first-time visitors to your website into long-time donors. ... more >