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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 450 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 15, 2018 - Professional Development Seminar & Keynote Lunch

 

Upcoming Meeting Dates - Details coming soon!

July 17, 2018 - Local Area Roundtables

July 26, 2018 - Young Professionals Event

August 23, 2018 - Advanced Forum

 

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November 7, 2018 - Regional Philanthropy Conference & National Philanthropy Day Lunch


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May 21 - Director of Development, Boys and Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor (BGCLAH) seek a dynamic Director of Development passionately committed to bringing BGC programs to underserved youth. The Director of Development will provide strategic leadership, planning, and execution for all aspects of the organization’s fund development team’s efforts with an emphasis on Major and Principal Giving and Capital Campaigns. ... more >
May 18 - Director of Major Gifts
Sterling Search Inc. has been exclusively retained to recruit for the new Director of Major Gifts for Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy. The Director of Major Gifts serves as a senior strategist in the development and implementation of cultivation and solicitation strategies for major gifts prospects capable of making gifts in the range of $25,000 and above. ... more >
May 15 - Institutional Giving Officer
The Institutional Giving Officer at Southern California Public Radio will be responsible for building relationships with grantmaking institutions, corporate partners, as well as internal teams and writing proposals to secure support for SCPR's expanding newsroom and distribution platforms. Reporting to the Director of Institutional Giving, this position will develop strategies to raise annual operating and budget alleviating program-restricted grants ranging from $5,000 to $500,000 to achieve our annual multi-year departmental financial goals. S/he will be responsible for growing a portfolio of approximately 50 institutions to raise a goal of $1,000,000 per year. This position will spend their time focused equally on three areas: 1) directly engaging with philanthropic institutions through at least 3 meetings per week, 2) conducting prospect research and qualification as part of a team using an Agile sprint methodology, and 3) collaborating internally to develop donor communications such as grant proposals, reports, and newsletters, including regularly managing complex pan-organizational projects to define and describe those opportunities for support. ... more >
May 23 - AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips (Week of May 23, 2018): Fundraising Myths, Advisory Boards, Mentors, Cryptocurrency & More!
(May 23, 2018) 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 >
May 23 - Ten Ways to Supercharge Your Storytelling
Stories are one of the greater ways to connect donors and causes. AFP chats with Shanon Doolittle, fundraising and storytelling coach at Voice for Good, about the undeniable power of storytelling, along with formulas and techniques that make a story memorable. ... more >
May 16 - Building Your Small Shop Toolkit
Running a small non-profit organization is no easy endeavor. AFP talks with Amy Wolfe, president and CEO of AgSafe, about how to identify essential aspects of finance, work/life balance, self-care and many others as they pertain to running a small shop. ... more >
May 16 - Measuring Fundraising Effectiveness
Measuring Fundraising Effectiveness is a tool for educating board members, donors, volunteers and staff about how to view, understand and think holistically about fundraising costs and investments. Read about the project and sign up for a free webinar on talking about fundraising costs and effectiveness! ... more >
May 15 - AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips (Week of May 16, 2018): Donor-Centricity, Stewarding Monthly Donors, Understanding Legacy Giving & More!
(May 16, 2018) 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 >