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The Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Los Angeles Chapter is pleased to announce the luncheon keynote speaker for the 2015 SoCal Regional Philanthropy Conference held on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at the Hilton Pasadena.  Click on the links below for more details!


Simone Joyaux


Simone Joyaux

Simone P. Joyaux is described as “one of the most thoughtful, inspirational, and provocative leaders in the philanthropic sector.” A consultant specializing in fund development, strategic planning, and board development, Simone guides countless organizations and professionals through her consulting and coaching, teaching and writing. She works with all types and sizes of nonprofits, speaks at conferences worldwide, and teaches in the graduate program for philanthropy at Saint Mary’s University, in Minnesota, USA. Read More.


Conference Location & Schedule

Join us Thursday, September 10, 2015 at the Hilton Pasadena.  



Session Speakers

Speakers are being added daily!  Be sure to check back to see who will be presenting!




We have 5 great tracks for you to attend. No matter how long you have been in the profession there is a session for you. Tracks include Tech It Out, Major Gifts & Capital Campaigns, Fundraising Fundamentals, The Big Picture, and Career Strategies for Success.



Sponsorship & Exhibitor Information


Thank you to our Sponsors!

Track Pack Sponsor - Major Gifts and Capital Campaigns

NGA New Logo


Tech it Out Sponsors









California United Bank


Coffee Break Sponsor

CCS Fundraising


Gift Sponsors




Welcome Exhibitors!

Bloomerang Bob Carter
Center for Nonprofit Cenveo
 CI Partners Direct  
Charity Compliance
2014-Crescendo Logo FINAL 3%22 4C
Donor Art Recognition
 Donor Search  Envision Consulting 2
Paschal Murray
RBI Systems





Thank you to our Consultant Partners!

Eisenhart & Associates KR Associates
Precision Partners
       Queen Bee

AFP Quick Poll


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Sep 2 - Vice President, Development
Responsible for providing support to sustain and advance Agency’s work, including planned and annual giving, foundation and corporate requests, direct mail, special events, major donor solicitation and capital campaigns;managing overall communications and outreach activities to increase Agency’s visibility and erase the stigma associated with mental illness and substance use;supporting Board of Directors’ fundraising efforts; and participating as a member of the executive management team in the formulation and implementation of Didi Hirsch’s short- and long-term objectives. ... more >
Sep 2 - Principal Gifts Officer, Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center seeks a hard-working, experienced development professional as Principal Gifts Officer for the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Medical Center. To apply, please submit application, including resume and a letter of interest, in confidence to Morris & Berger through their website: ... more >
Aug 26 - Major Gift Officer
The Salvation Army seeks two MAJOR GIFT OFFICERS for the Army's Golden State (Santa Clara - San Jose, CA) and Southern California (Greater Los Angeles) Divisions. ... more >
Sep 2 - New Horizons for Canada: Formal Governance Structure, Senior Staff, and Much More
After listening to AFP chapters and members for more than a year, the Canada New Horizons Task Force is ready to present its recommendations to the AFP Board. Learn what’s in store for the AFP Canada community in the years to come! ... more >
Sep 2 - AFP Diverse Communities Scholarship Program Overview & Criteria
The mission of the AFP Diverse Communities Conference Scholarship Fund is to help ensure that AFP programs are inclusive and supportive of diversity-related issues and concerns, to provide financial support for activities that increase understanding and awareness of diversity issues within the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and to provide financial assistance for professional development for AFP members who self-identify as coming from a diverse community and/or who are employed by grassroots organizations that primarily serve diverse populations. ... more >
Sep 2 - New Charity Platform/Fact Sheet Available for Chapters, Members to Highlight Sector
(Sept. 1, 2015) With the October election quickly approaching, AFP is encouraging members to highlight the new federal charity platform developed by a coalition of charitable organizations and associations. ... more >
Sep 1 - Chatting about Donor Retention with John Greenhoe, CFRE
(Sept 1, 2015) Last year, AFP's most popular webinar was presented by John Greenhoe, CFRE, on discovery calls, so naturally we invited him back to present again this year. The topic for his webinar this year is Donor Retention, including how discovery calls play a part. We got to chat with John recently about donor retention, discovery calls and how he plans on topping his webinar from last year. Click here to register for his AFP webinar on September 16. ... more >
Aug 30 - New National Philanthropy Day Supplement from AFP & The Globe and Mail
Once again, The Globe and Mail and the Association of Fundraising Professionals are teaming up to produce a supplement that will kick off the 2015 giving season by recognizing National Philanthropy Day on November 13. Read on to find out how to leverage this marketing with donors and volunteers alike. ... more >