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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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Feb 26 - Associate Director of Major Gifts
This newly created position provides an exciting opportunity for a seasoned fundraising professional. Reporting to the Development Director, the Associate Director of Major Gifts will work closely with members of the senior management team to raise large gifts based on a vision-driven case for institutional support. A deep commitment to the mission of PCTA and conservation and environmental work is critical to the success of this individual, and tying donor philanthropy to the strategic objectives of PCTA always will be emphasized. He/She has direct responsibility for a portion of PCTA’s dollar goal and will work energetically with high-level prospects and donors. The Associate Director of Major Gifts will make at least 120 visits, 25 solicitations and close at least $500,000 in gifts annually. ... more >
Feb 26 - Executive Director and Chief Development Officer
Friends of the Children’s Museum at La Habra Job Announcement Position: Executive Director and Chief Development Officer Reports to: President, Friends of the Children’s Museum at La Habra Board Institution Information: The Children’s Museum at La Habra primarily serves children from toddler through fourth grade. The Museum was established in 1977 and is operated by the City of La Habra and the non-profit Friends of the Children’s Museum. Position Purpose: The Friends of the Children’s Museum at La Habra is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic individual for the position of the Executive Director and Chief Development Officer (ED/CDO) to provide vision and leadership in directing the organization’s efforts to obtain financial and other support to sustain and continue the growth of the Museum. This is a full time salaried exempt position. Key Objectives of this position: 1. Continue the growth of the Museum’s programs by securing grants and donations from foundations, governments, corporations, and individuals. 2. Substantially grow annual giving program. 3. Implement a Development Program infrastructure that includes donor relations software and marketing (social media, print media and other marketing). Utilize data-driven analysis for reporting. 4. Work in collaboration with the grant writer, City of La Habra and Museum staff to support the Friends’ mission and the continued growth of The Children’s Museum at La Habra. 5. Collaborate with Museum staff on developing new methods of funding Museum programs. Work hands-on with staff and volunteers in all areas. 6. Continue strong Board development. Qualifications: •Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred •Minimum of 10 years professional fundraising experience, including 5 years management experience. Knowledge of Orange and L.A. County philanthropy preferred •Proven non-profit fundraising record and demonstrated success in meeting annual goals •Experienc ... more >
Feb 18 - Executive Director
Jewish World Watch, a leading organization in the fight against genocide and mass atrocities, is seeking an Executive Director. ... more >
Feb 27 - Chapter Boards Lead by Example in Achieving 100 Percent Chapter Board Participation
The following AFP chapters have led by example and achieved 100 percent board participation in the 2013 Every Member Campaign (EMC). These chapter boards serve as motivation and inspiration to chapter members to make their gifts to the EMC. ... more >
Feb 26 - AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada receives a $400,000 boost to expand diversity and inclusion efforts
(Toronto, Ontario) – The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada has received a multiyear grant, valued at $403,674, from the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade to create a fellowship program that will support and train fundraisers from diverse backgrounds. La Fondation canadienne pour la philanthropie de l’AFP vient d’obtenir une subvention pluriannuelle d’une valeur de 403 674 $ de la part du ministère des Affaires civiques, de l’Immigration et du Commerce international de l’Ontario afin de mettre sur pied un programme de bourses visant à soutenir financièrement et à former des professionnels en philanthropie de divers horizons. ... more >
Feb 25 - Top Ten (Week of February 25, 2015): The Magic of Human Connectors in Fundraising
(Feb. 25, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including 16 ways to get a meeting with your major donor prospect; 17 tips on working smarter, not harder; the surprising benefits of volunteering; things to know before tacking your next fundraising (writing) assignment; and more! ... more >