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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 525 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!

News to Note - Click on the links below for more details

Photos from Regional Philanthropy Conference & National Philanthropy Day

Registration Now Open! December 12, 2017, Holiday Networking and Inspirational Luncheon @ The Jonathan Club Downtown LA

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Nov 20 - Managing Attorney
Responsible for supervising a comprehensive legal services program to serve the unique needs of persons trafficked for the purpose of modern day slavery. ... more >
Nov 16 - Donor Relations Manager
The Donor Relations Manager is part of PUENTE’s Development Team and will work directly with the CEO to achieve fundraising goals. This position is part of a small development team and will be engaged in all segments of revenue generation, with a focus on the individual giving program, which includes major gifts, planned giving, direct mail, online giving and other campaigns. In addition, the Donor Relations Manager will develop and maintain strategic community relationships and partnerships. Main responsibilities include the outreach, cultivation and stewardship of existing and new donors, as well as management of the Alumni Advisory Board and a Planned Giving initiative. We are seeking a highly motivated individual with five years of experience in fundraising, bilingual (English/Spanish), with a strong commitment to our mission. ... more >
Nov 15 - 2018 Chamberlain Scholar Announcement
Haley Jain Haggerstone has been named a Chamberlain Scholar by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Foundation for Philanthropy and will be attending the 2018 International Conference on Fundraising in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... more >
Nov 15 - Corporate & Foundation Relations Manager
The Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation is the nonprofit partner of the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, a 127-acre public garden and historic site in Arcadia, CA. Established in 1948, the Arboretum is an invaluable natural and horticultural resource with over 10,000 species of plants. Attracting over 400,000 annual visitors, the Arboretum is home to visual and performing arts, the region’s only fully public botanic library, and historic architecture that includes four landmark buildings. A leader in sustainable gardening education, the Arboretum offers education programs for visitors of all ages, including youth education programming serving 16,000 annually. If you are a qualified candidate looking to join a vibrant and growing organization, work in an inspiring and beautiful garden setting, and join a team of mission-focused colleagues, the Arboretum may be for you. Visit ... more >
Nov 11 - Southern California Director
For nearly 40 years, the American Society of the University of Haifa (ASUH) has served as a vital connection between the University of Haifa and its many friends in the United States, raising visibility and financial support to help the University. ASUH is seeking an exceptional, results-oriented senior fundraising professional to be its Southern California Director. ... more >
Nov 22 - AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips for the Week (November 22, 2017): Using Your Form 990, Silence in Conversations, Donor Surveys & More!
(Nov. 22, 2017) 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 >
Nov 22 - Ann Hale to Lead AFP Volunteer Leadership in 2018
(Nov. 22, 2017) AFP membership has approved the proposed slate of board of directors for 2018, and Ann Hale, CFRE, has been selected to serve a second year as chair. ... more >
Nov 20 - AFP U.S. Legislative Update: Contact Your Senators the Week of Thanksgiving
(Nov. 20, 2017) AFP, the Charitable Giving Coalition and other organizations continue to reach out to the U.S. Senate regarding its tax reform bill and push Senators to support a universal charitable deduction. ... more >
Nov 20 - The Fundraising Effectiveness Project Releases Third Quarter Benchmark Report for Nonprofit Fundraisers
(Nov. 20, 2017) The Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) released its third quarter findings and announced that both donor giving and donor retention is on a continued downward trend. FEP’s third quarter report indicates year-to-date giving through September 2017 is down by -4% compared to the same time period in 2016 and that donor retention is currently at its lowest point in five years, with an overall year-to-date retention of 45%. ... more >
Nov 20 - 2018 Accord Materials
As the chapter president, this is your opportunity to showcase the chapter. We strongly recommend that you engage your board in the work of completing the required reports. ... more >