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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 535 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

Re-cap of March 27, 2017 Advanced Forum

April 28, 2017 - Young Professionals Event

May 9, 2017 - Local Area Round Tables 

June 13, 2017 - Professional Development Seminar & Luncheon - Details Coming Soon!

SAVE THE DATE! - National Philanthropy Day Luncheon & Conference - JW Marriott at L.A. Live - November 2, 2017!

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Apr 25 - Major Gifts Officer
A Major Gifts Officer (MGO) is a key, forward-facing player in the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) Development department. Coming onto the team with a passion for conservation, s/he will represent AWF in the competitive west coast market. S/he will manage a dynamic portfolio of individual prospects and donors who are currently giving or have the capacity to give $10,000+ annually. Together with the Manager of Major Gifts and Director of Development Operations, the MGO will design strategies to steward existing donors and cultivate new relationships. The MGO will also work closely with AWF’s Individual Gifts Officer (IGO) responsible for the same west coast market. The MGO will be responsible for implementing strategies to upgrade individuals identified by the IGO. The MGO will be a team player, collaborating with the Washington, D.C. based Development team to achieve annual unrestricted and restricted goals. This team is committed to growing a diverse pipeline of donors whose contributions support AWF’s mission to ensure that wildlife and wild land endure in modern Africa. ... more >
Apr 24 - Director of Development
We are seeking an entrepreneurial, bottom-line driven Director of Development to lead our fundraising department. ... more >
Apr 19 - Director of Development
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation is seeking for a Director of Development. The new Director will create, lead, and implement a comprehensive fundraising program that includes principal/major gifts, annual giving, a grateful patient program and employee giving campaign We serve the people of Truckee and North Lake Tahoe region. For a complete position description, please contact Michael at: ... more >
Apr 18 - Director of Development
Escape to the Cascades of Southern Oregon: The Asante Foundation seeks a Director of Development to nurture their Major Gifts relationships. Asante is a non-profit community based healthcare system serving 600k people throughout southern Oregon and northern California. ... more >
Apr 26 - Earth Day and Environmental Fundraising
With Earth Day on Saturday, April 22, AFP is looking at the state of environment fundraising and advocacy. Part I here looks at American organizations, and Part II will look at environmental organizations around the world. ... more >
Apr 26 - Trump Administration Releases Broad Tax Plan
On April 26, 2017,the White House today released a broad one-page outline of its plan to overhaul the tax code, addressing a few key areas while generally remaining light on details. ... more >
Apr 26 - Nationwide and the Nationwide Foundation Named Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation
Nationwide and the Nationwide Foundation Named Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation ... more >
Apr 19 - Donors 3.0 — “Show Me The … Diversity?”
(Apr. 19, 2017) Being an inclusive organization is another measure to include in your donor stewardship report. Zaina-Sophie Salibi argues for a pro-active approach to becoming savvy in both the theory and practice of diversity and inclusion. ... more >
Apr 19 - AFP Banff Compass 2017, May 8-11
This year's theme for AFP Banff Compass is "Inspiring Your Future; Leading Through Transition." It's an intimate, affordable conference in a must-visit location. Read on for more information! ... more >