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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 515 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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May 22 - Coordinator, Individual Giving
The Coordinator, Individual Giving is responsible for providing support to the Director, Individual Giving and collaborates with the Director, National Advancement in prospect research and event support. In addition, the Coordinator works closely with the Senior Manager, Individual Giving to manage the member customer service and benefit fulfillment processes. The Coordinator is an integral part of the Individual Giving team for the Institute, supporting a rapidly growing national program of donors from general membership ($60+) through major gifts ($25,000+). ... more >
May 14 - Director of Development
There is an exciting and challenging opportunity at Olive Crest for a Director Of Development in our Bellflower Office/Los Angeles Region. ... more >
May 13 - Executive Director-Los Angeles Chapter
The Executive Director is responsible for creating an atmosphere where Chapter and Branch staff and volunteers can succeed in meeting the objectives of the JDRF mission. S/he will accomplish this through leadership, management and growth of the Chapter territory, including annual budget development, planning, implementation and evaluation of all Chapter operations and events in conjunction with the chapter Board of Directors. To accomplish this, the Executive Director will develop and sustain effective relationships with volunteer Board of Directors, lead the chapter in major donor cultivation and manage all chapter staff, including event, outreach and administrative functions. ... more >
May 13 - Events/Fundraising Manager
The Foundation Fighting Blindness is the largest nongovernmental foundation supporting retinal disease research in the world, funding rigorous scientific discovery and clinical trials to preserve and restore vision. We are headquartered in Columbia, MD with regional offices in New York NY, Chicago IL, Raleigh NC and Santa Monica CA. Over the past four decades, FFB has raised more than $550 million to fund research studies at prominent institutions worldwide, focused on retinal disease research. We are seeking a dynamic, experienced and organized EVENTS MANAGER to be part of our team. This position will be based in Santa Monica. ... more >
May 1 - Director of Development & Director of Foundation Relations Orthopædic Institute for Children
Orthopædic Institute for Children (OIC) was founded in 1911 as Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital. Focused solely on musculoskeletal conditions in children, OIC provides 60,000 patient visits each year. In alliance with UCLA Health and with the support of the OIC Foundation, OIC advances pediatric orthopaedics worldwide through outstanding patient care, medical education and research. The locations in Downtown Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Westwood, and Calexico treat the full spectrum of pediatric orthopaedic disorders and injuries. For more information, visit www.ortho-institute.org. ... more >
May 22 - Comments of the Association of Fundraising Professionals on Cancer Charities Charged With Fraud by FTC
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) released this statement in response to the recent action by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against three national charities, Cancer Fund of America, Children's Cancer Fund of America, and Breast Cancer Society. ... more >
May 20 - 2014 Chapter Impact Campaign Donors
Thank you to the chapters that made a gift to the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy supporting one or more strategic initiatives: Capacity Building for the Foundation, the Diverse Communities Scholarship Program, Professional Education and Career Development and Research and Innovation. ... more >
May 19 - Top Ten (Week of May 20, 2015): How to Write When You Have Nothing to Say
(May 20, 2015) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including solving problems by learning how to share; a look at the latest data on smartphones and what it means for fundraising; seven disciplines for nonprofit sector excellence; transforming staff into champions; and more! ... more >
May 19 - Parliament Hill Day Builds Trust, Sets Stage for Future Advocacy
(May 20, 2015) Last Thursday, May 14, 2015, more than 35 representatives from a variety of nonprofit organizations and associations, including AFP, participated in the first Hill Day in Ottawa to educate Parliament about the importance of Canada’s charitable sector and the impact it has upon society. ... more >
May 19 - How Big Picture Thinking Will Improve Your Fundraising Event
(May 20, 2015) You more than likely have a checklist when planning your annual event. However, when you are immersed in the minutia of details that have to be executed it’s possible you are missing some of the big-picture items that can make the difference between a good event and a great event. ... more >