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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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March 25, 2015 Young Professionals Panel

March 10, 2015 Local Area Roundtable

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Mar 27 - Society of Fellows Director
The Society of Fellows Director works as part of a team of development officers and other personnel responsible for the comprehensive fundraising efforts at The Huntington. This senior level position is responsible for the strategic management and operation of the Society of Fellows, the Huntington’s premiere philanthropic group of donors, which currently includes 550 families making gifts of $2,500 to $100,000+ annually. In total the Society of Fellows contributes in excess of $4 million to support core institutional programs annually. The Director creates and oversees donor cultivation and stewardship initiatives, including the annual gift renewal process, collaborates closely with staff and volunteers to recruit new Fellows and to motivate donor movement to higher giving levels, oversees exclusive Fellows programmatic activities as part of stewardship, directs the signature annual event-based Huntington fundraiser, the annual Huntington Ball, prepares an annual budget which includes revenue goals and programmatic expenses, and supervises two staff members. This position reports to the Vice President for Advancement. ... more >
Mar 23 - Chief Development Officer
Reporting directly to HSF's President & CEO, Fidel Vargas, the Chief Development Officer of HSF will build and lead the organization’s development strategy, including individual giving, corporate development, foundation and grants, and workplace and small business giving. As a prominent leader and member of HSF’s Executive Team, s/he will foster a culture of philanthropy within the organization and externally position it prominently, ensuring donors view as a major force for changing lives in the United States. ... more >
Mar 25 - AFP, Relationship Science Announce Strategic Partnership
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the largest community of fundraising professionals in the world, has announced a new strategic partnership with Relationship Science (RelSci), a technology solutions company that enables organizations to strategically leverage the collective connections of employees, executives, and board members in order to shorten fundraising cycles and identify high-impact donors. ... more >
Mar 25 - AFP Texas Lobbying Event a Huge Success
AFP chapters from across Texas came together in Austin at the State Capitol building in early March to raise awareness of philanthropic and fundraising policy issues at the second AFP Texas Legislative Action Day. ... more >
Mar 25 - Top Ten (Week of March 23, 2015): The Lure of Poverty Porn for Nonprofits
(March 23, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including what nonprofits can learn from Uber and AirBnb; the psychology of distractions; why you should crowdfund for your nonprofit; 10 insanely useful (and free!) Twitter tools for nonprofits; five ways to sabotage your call-to-action; and more! ... more >
Mar 25 - Bernard Ross Reveals the Next Big Thing in Fundraising!
(March 25, 2015) Have you ever wondered what your donors are thinking? Life would be so much simpler if you could read their minds. Now, we're actually a step closer to knowing. To understand what your donors are thinking, you first need to understand how they think. That’s where veteran consultant and author Bernard Ross, director of The Management Centre, and fundraising consultant Alan R. Hutson, Jr., principal and Managing Partner of The Monument Group, can help. ... more >
Mar 25 - Discover What Company CSR Executives are Thinking
(March 25, 2015) So, what are considered best practices in CSR? Does a CSR program bolster a company’s reputation? How does the company know one way or the other? How do companies keep on top of tracking, measuring and reporting impact? What is the future of CSR? What will the implications be for both corporations and the nonprofit sector? These, and other questions, will be addressed in the session “Understanding CSR from the Corporate Perspective” at the AFP International Fundraising Conference (Baltimore, March 29-31, 2015). ... more >