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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 450 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

April 12, 2018 - Young Professionals Event

Upcoming Meeting Dates - Details coming soon!

May 1, 2018 - Advanced Forum

May 15, 2018 - Professional Development Seminar & Keynote Lunch

Photos from Regional Philanthropy Conference & National Philanthropy Day

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San Jose State University seeks a seasoned executive to lead the university’s communications, marketing, and brand positioning in support of a new strategic plan, Inspiring Our Journey, and its second comprehensive campaign. ... more >
San Jose State University seeks a seasoned fundraising executive to serve as Associate Vice President for Development and provide leadership for the university’s principal and major gifts programs during SJSU’s second comprehensive campaign. ... more >
Mar 21 - West Coast Director of Advancement
The West Coast Director of Advancement, based in Los Angeles or the San Francisco Bay Area, is a professional position responsible for the growth and management of a regionally-based donor portfolio of ~ $1M annually, consisting of existing individual and institutional supporters, with a focus on broadening the overall local donor base. This position works with Moishe House’s Board of Directors and senior staff to build upon the success of our fundraising efforts, while leading the development and execution of a unique strategy to effectively identify, cultivate, and steward individual donors (with a focus on $2,500+). Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area are of strategic importance and significant opportunity for Moishe House, which seeks to expand its programming in both regions over the next three years. Please email cover letter, resume and salary expectations to: PLEASE WRITE “West Coast Director of Advancement _ firstname _ lastname” IN THE SUBJECT LINE ... more >
Mar 21 - Major Gifts & Planned Giving Officer
The Gary Sinise Foundation is seeking an experienced and highly energetic Major Gifts & Planned Giving Officer. ... more >
Mar 21 - Director of Development
The Director of Development is responsible for creating and implementing a comprehensive, sustainable and successful fundraising program. ... more >
Mar 21 - AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips (Week of March 19, 2018): Emailing Donors, Better Photos, Donor-Advised Photos & More!
(Mar. 19, 2018) 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 >
Mar 20 - Three Things You Need to Know About Hosting a Charity Auction
(Mar. 20, 2018) An auction can be one of the best ways to raise money for your cause—provided you know what you're doing, of course. Here's a bit of advice to help you get started. ... more >
Mar 20 - Mastering the Four Fundamentals of Diversity in Giving
The AFP Webinar on Diversity in Giving: Moving from Awareness to Action, presented by Alphonce J. Brown, Jr., ACFRE, and Dr. Janice Gow Pettey on March 14, highlighted the need for fundraising today to be tailored to the interests, value, and traditions of the many, replacing the one size fits all approach. ... more >
Mar 20 - AFP Young Professional Spotlight: Leah Heister
AFP talked with Leah Heister, one of our first Outstanding Young Professionals, about how she got involved in fundraising, what it’s like to work in the consulting field, and the importance of networking and mentoring. ... more >
Mar 20 - April is National Financial Literacy Month—Ways to Educate Donors About Financial and Charitable Planning
April 2018 is the 14th anniversary of National Financial Literacy Month and an important opportunity for all charities to help educate donors about financial challenges and how planning—and including philanthropy in your planning—can help overcome those challenges. ... more >