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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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February 10, 2015 Professional Development Seminar & Luncheon

February 25, 2015 Advanced Executive Forum

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Jan 26 - Southern California & Nevada Chapter President
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is seeking a chapter president for its Southern California & Nevada Chapter. This position is responsible for providing leadership in all areas of chapter operations including development, client programs, finances, and board and staff growth. ORGANIZATION The National MS Society is the oldest and largest nonprofit MS organization in the country. The Society serves people with MS and their families, caregivers and healthcare providers by providing and organizing services and programs. The Society devotes considerable resources to MS research that covers the development of new treatments, wellness and symptom relief, and eradicating the disease. We help each person address the challenges of living with MS through our 50-state network of chapters. The Society helps people affected by MS by funding research around the world, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services that help people with MS and their families move their lives forward. Our Mission is a world free of MS. Our Vision is people with MS living their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost, and end MS forever. ... more >
Jan 21 - EVENTS/FUNDRAISING MANAGER - Santa Monica
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 expanded its influence by raising more than $550 million to fund thousands of research studies at prominent institutions worldwide, attracting and investing in the first generation of clinicians and scientists focused on retinal disease research. We are seeking a dynamic, experienced and organized EVENTS MANAGER to be part of our team. This position reports directly to the Events Director and will be based in Santa Monica, CA. ... more >
Jan 21 - Director of Development
Inner-City Arts is a dynamic non-profit organization that raises more than 90% of annual program and operating support for a $4.5+ million annual operating budget. Inner-City Arts is a multi-disciplinary arts campus located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, which annually serves over 7,500 children, teens, educators and families during the school day, after school and on weekends. This is a unique opportunity to join an entrepreneurial and highly motivated team that is invested in the creative development of young people and committed to building a culture of philanthropy within the Inner-City Arts community. A member of the Leadership Team, the Director of Development is responsible for raising contributed revenue of $1.5+ million in 2015 via individual gifts and event revenue, and meeting annual revenue growth targets in collaboration with the Director of Advancement & External Relations (responsible for leadership and institutional giving). ... more >
Jan 29 - Giving USA 2014
(July 16, 2014) Giving figures and other research are critical for fundraising success, and Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy is the seminal publication reporting on the sources and uses of charitable giving in the United States. ... more >
Jan 28 - Top Ten (Week of January 26, 2015): Helping Volunteers Fall in Love with the Mission
(Jan. 26, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including why you should start peer-to-peer fundraising this year; why selling alone can’t close your first “sale;” a cautionary case study on board management; monthly giving programs for the small shop; and more! ... more >
Jan 28 - Call for Research Papers in Canada
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada is accepting proposals under its Research Awards program with a deadline of April 30, 2015. Up to $10,000 is available and grant notifications will be made by the end of May with the expectation that the research will be completed by December 31, 2015. ... more >
Jan 28 - Technology: Fundraisers and Donors Not Yet on the Same Page
(Jan. 28, 2015) A new report by Give Central, a web-based donation platform, underscores the disconnect between the increasing ability and eagerness of nonprofits to take advantage of rapidly evolving technology—and the reluctance of donors to take advantage of the same. ... more >
Jan 26 - How to give to the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada offers a range of convenient giving options. Select the option that's best for you! ... more >