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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

National Philanthropy Day Nominations Now Open!

Interested in getting involved on the AFP-GLAC Board? Now accepting applications for the 2018 term!

July 11, 2017 - Local Area Round Tables

August 15, 2017 - Advanced Executive Forum

September 26, 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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Jun 27 - Regional Gift Planner
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) seeks a Regional Gift Planner for Southern California and Hawaii. Territory includes: Southwest California Synod and Pacifica Synod. The Regional Gift Planner is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and securing new and ongoing gifts from individuals in support of churchwide ministries, congregations, synods and related ELCA ministries. Reporting to the Director for Planned Giving, this position is part of a nationwide network of twenty professional Regional Gift Planners. Each Gift Planner lives and works within their assigned territory (home office). Resumes and cover letters may be directed, in confidence, to Gaye Lindfors of Significant Solutions, Inc., the consultant assisting with this search (; 651-490-9550). ... more >
Jun 23 - Chief Executive Officer
Girl Scouts of Orange County seeks an empowering and visionary leader as its new Chief Executive Officer. ... more >
Jun 23 - Director of Philanthropy
Position Purpose: The Director of Philanthropy is a position responsible for rapidly growing and raising significant new revenue for the March of Dimes through individual and major gifts within a Market. ... more >
Jun 21 - Administrative & Development Assistant - Torrance So Bay YMCA
Under the supervision of the Director of Development, the Administrative & Development Assistant will provide critical support for the Financial Development Team and administrative assistance to the Executive Director and Management Staff as needed. ... more >
Jun 19 - Development Manager-Institutional Giving
The Development Manager-Institutional Giving will be responsible for all foundation, corporate and government support of the Catalina Island Conservancy. Working with various department staff, and using the Development Manager’s knowledge of the institutional funding community, this position will research, identify and pursue strategic funding opportunities to support the Conservancy’s mission. ... more >
Jun 28 - Celebrating LGBTQ Pride Month 2017
To commemorate Pride Month, AFP talked with LGBTQ members about their experiences in the fundraising community, working with donors and boards, and what advice they have for fundraisers of all backgrounds. ... more >
Jun 28 - AFP Top Ten (Week of June 28 2017): Millennial Giving, Creating Urgency, Getting Major Donor Visits & More!
(June 28, 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 >
Jun 28 - Ten Secrets to Optimizing Your Online Donation Process for Maximum Dollars Raised and Retained
Learn a little about Steven Shattuck, how fundraising is a family affair for him, and what he’ll share in his upcoming July 12, 2017 webinar on mobile giving and donor retention. ... more >
Jun 27 - Leadership Society Members
Leadership Society members actively support the work of AFP, the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy and the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada as board and committee members, mentors, and advisors. Members of the Leadership Society demonstrate sustaining commitments to the profession through their individual, cumulative giving of at least $10,000 and annual gifts of $1000 or more. ... more >