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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 550 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

National Philanthropy Day Nominations Now Open!

Interested in getting involved on the AFP-GLAC Board? Now accepting applications for the 2018 term!

August 15, 2017 - Advanced Executive Forum

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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Aug 14 - Advancement Strategic Initiatives Director
About the Position The Advancement Strategic Initiatives Director works as part of a team of development officers and other personnel responsible for the comprehensive fundraising efforts at The Huntington. Reporting to the Vice President for Advancement, the position is responsible for managing relationships with major donor prospects from strategic constituencies locally, nationally, and internationally. An ability to work with international prospects is an asset. This position is charged with developing and implementing strategies for securing financial support from a portfolio of major donor prospects, including identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding gifts as appropriate. This position will have primary responsibility for continuing The Huntington's fundraising efforts with the Chinese American and other diverse communities. In addition, this position is responsible for managing complex projects, primarily related to the Chinese garden, including partnerships involving multiple stakeholders. ... more >
Aug 14 - Policy & Research Analyst 1 - Health Equity
The Analyst will report to the Director of the Health Equity Program. The Analyst will work in partnership with community-based organizations to support advocacy campaigns that advance equity and reflect community priorities, with a particular focus on access to healthy built environments, such as transportation and park access. ... more >
Aug 10 - Crowdfunding Manager
Reporting to the Executive Director of Advancement, and working closely with Advancement staff members, the Crowdfunding Manager will strategize a 12-month crowdfunding program to support KCETLink original content productions. The Crowdfunding Manager will conduct detailed research and analysis of each campaign to help the company understand the fundamentals of crowdfunding success for a public media organization and create a best practices document to use in future fundraising strategy. ... more >
Aug 16 - A New Narrative for Canadian Fundraising
Canada is not immune to charitable issues and negative news stories. The recent media attack on fundraisers and nonprofits in the UK spotlighted the risk of being unprepared to defend the fundraising profession and its activities. In this introduction, prepared as part of a Rogare discussion paper on the topic, Scott Decksheimer explores the problem, challenges and opportunities for building a new narrative for Canadian fundraising. ... more >
Aug 16 - AFP Top Ten (Week of August 16, 2017): Texting, Fundraising Nuggets, Writing Captivating Headlines & More!
(Aug. 16, 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 >
Aug 15 - Scholarships: Advance Your Fundraising Career With Scholarship Support
The deadline is only a couple weeks away. Apply now for financial scholarships for the upcoming conference year! ... more >
Aug 15 - Speaker Discovery Series: Everyone Has a Story to Tell
In July, eight future speaking stars stepped into the spotlight in the inaugural installment of the "Speaker Discovery Series,” a pathway for new speakers to become part of the AFP speaking community and a safe space for fundraisers to share their experiences. ... more >
Aug 15 - The Top Five Reasons You Need to Attend Congress
AFP Congress is an annual high-impact learning and networking experience in the heart of downtown Toronto. Need a reason to attend? Here are FIVE! ... more >