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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!

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Nov 26 - Special Events Manager
Special Events Manager Mayfield Senior School of the Holy Child Jesus is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for young women located in Pasadena, CA. The Special Events Manager reports to the Director of Development and is responsible for supporting the planning of Parents’ Board and School-wide special events. This position supervises one part-time Special Events Associate. For more information, visit www.mayfieldsenior.org/about/employment. Full-time position with generous benefits. EEO. Send a cover letter of inquiry and resume to hr@mayfieldsenior.org. ... more >
Nov 25 - Major Gifts Officer (Location flexible)
The Major Gifts Officer (MGO) will be responsible for fundraising for all aspects of Yeshiva University. The MGO will focus on individual, corporate and foundation fundraising and will deal with prospects of $25,000 or more. S/he will be responsible for the recruitment and cultivation of new prospects; the continued cultivation of existing prospects and the stewardship of existing donors. ... more >
Nov 25 - Director of Advancement
St. Monica Catholic High School (SMCHS) and St. Monica Catholic Elementary School (SMCES) are seeking a highly-qualified, enthusiastic individual to serve as Director of Advancement. The successful candidate will have excellent people skills, be self-motivated, have demonstrated experience with all aspects of fundraising with an emphasis on annual fund development, individual giving, and acquiring foundation support. The Director reports directly to the President of Schools and collaborates effectively with high school, elementary school, and parish advancement personnel. The Director’s performance will be assessed on both donation revenue growth and increased participation of donors in various giving categories. ... more >
Nov 24 - Development Director
OVERVIEW The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company is a nonprofit organization that helps youth to find their voice and a positive path forward through an intensive theatre program. They provide programs primarily in South Los Angeles and Pacoima. We are currently recruiting a Development Director and are seeking a strong candidate to lead our fundraising team of staff and volunteers. The Development Director leads the organization’s process of charting its course in philanthropy and fund development. Guides staff and volunteers to institutionalize philanthropy and fund development within the organization, securing charitable contributions to support the mission of the Unusual Suspects Theatre Company. With the goal of raising $850,000 in 2015 and growing revenue to $1.2 million in three years, the development program currently includes foundation and corporate gifts, special events, direct mail, individual giving, online giving, and major gifts. This position reports to the Executive Director and serves as a part of the senior management team. The position supervises the Development Assistant and manages relationships with vendors, independent contractors and consultants as needed. Within the agency, the position has primary relationships with financial operation, senior management staff, and program staff. Outside the agency, the position coordinates with the board of directors, fundraising volunteers, donors, and funding sources. PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS The individual is expected to: Translate broad goals into achievable steps. Help set and manage appropriate expectations. Handle detailed, complex concepts and problems and make rapid decisions regarding management and development issues. Establish strong and appropriate relationships with chief executive, staff, board, volunteers, donors and the general community. Develop smooth and constructive relationships with people from all segments of the community. Plan and meet deadlines. Maintain a flexible ... more >
Nov 26 - Research Papers: Diverse Communities in Canada
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada, Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration's Partnership Project along with the AFP ON, Greater Toronto Chapter and AFP ON, Ottawa Chapter coordinated a series of twelve conferences for fundraising professionals, donors and volunteers to develop a greater understanding of the giving traditions and charitable interests of these diverse communities in Ontario. ... more >
Nov 26 - Top Ten (Week of November 26, 2014): What to Leave Behind During a Major Gift Ask
(Nov. 26, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including new evidence that touching the heart—and avoiding the head—may be more powerful in solicitations; tons of resources on youth philanthropy; how to make the most of YouTube (it’s the second most used search engine!); how direct mail is changing; and more! ... more >
Nov 25 - Isabel Allende to Speak at 2015 International Fundraising Conference
Isabel Allende, the celebrated Chilean-American novelist, memoirist, and advocate for empowerment of women and girls worldwide, will speak at AFP’s 2015 International Fundraising Conference on Baltimore, March 29 – 31. ... more >
Nov 19 - Top Ten (Week of November 17, 2014): What to Leave Behind During a Major Gift Ask
(Nov. 17, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including how to guard privacy on the Internet; the fundamentals of crowdfunding; solving the great mysteries of donor retention; more lessons in nonprofit storytelling; a discussion on the limitations of strategic philanthropy; and more! ... more >