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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!

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December 15, 2016 Holiday Networking and Inspirational Luncheon - Annandale Golf Club - Pasadena, CA

Thank you for a fantastic Regional Philanthropy Conference & National Philanthropy Day Lunch!  Click here to see the photos!

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Our client is Liberty in North Korea (LiNK – Every year, thousands of North Koreans risk their lives to escape political and economic oppression. Even if they make it to China, they face grave danger because the Chinese government arrests and forcibly repatriates North Korean refugees. If sent back, they undergo interrogation and are at risk of extremely harsh punishments including torture, forced labor, forced abortions, and internment in a political prison camp. Even if they manage to evade the authorities in China, their illegal status forces them to work in invisible industries and leaves them vulnerable to exploitation by sex traffickers and unscrupulous employers. In these dire circumstances, many North Korean refugees do not have the resources or connections to get themselves out of China. That’s where LiNK comes in. After hearing countless stories of North Koreans who have struggled to pay or even find brokers, or were exploited and abused by brokers and other individuals while in search of freedom, LiNK committed to providing a way for North Koreans to make it to safety and freedom without cost or condition. They have steadily garnered information about escape routes through China and Southeast Asia and have established relationships with individuals on the ground who can help move refugees safely across borders. The free passage model ensures that refugees are treated with dignity and respect throughout the risky journey, and allows them to begin their new lives in freedom without the burden of broker loans. Liberty in North Korea has engaged us to recruit and place an experienced, skilled Director of Development with them. ... more >
Nov 29 - Vice President-Philanthropy
Catholic Charities Hawaii is seeking an experienced development leader with a record of fund development success to lead a dynamic fund development program and team. The Vice President-Philanthropy will be an experienced professional with a proven track record in campaign and major gift fundraising. ... more >
Nov 29 - Manager of Development Operations
Job Summary: The Manager of Development Operations will play a key role in managing the operational systems of the Development and Communications department as well as proactively identifying and implementing creative and thoughtful strategies to support the fundraising functions across the department and the organization. The position is responsible for the management of critical donor data contained in Raiser’s Edge (RE) and is responsible for setting and managing RE policies, site maintenance, data integrity, staff training, and the development of new and ongoing management of operational protocol(s). Additionally this position serves as the primary conduit to the accounting department for monthly reconciliations. The Manager oversees a part-time staff member who helps with daily gift processing, data entry, and other administrative functions. The Manager also works closely with the department VP, providing high level support to ensure that all administrative functions for the department, including meeting scheduling, the ordering of office supplies, and correspondence, are handled in the most efficient and timely manner. ... more >
Nov 18 - Vice President of Development
Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley is seeking a highly strategic and experienced fundraising leader to serve as Vice President of Development for our growing agency. Founded in 1933, Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley (PPPSGV) is one of the oldest Planned Parenthood affiliates in the country. PPPSGV is here to help women, men and families make informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive health, their lives and their future. ... more >
Dec 2 - Complimentary Live Webcast (Nov. 22, 2016): How to Innovate With Confidence
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy-Canada and Vitreo Group are pleased to present a complimentary live webcast on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time on How to Innovate With Confidence. ... more >
Nov 30 - AFP Top Ten (Week of November 30, 2016): Donor Communications, Top-Heavy Philanthropy, 2017 Trends, More!
(Nov. 30, 2016) 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 >
Nov 28 - Take It From An Experienced Millennial: Asking a Millennial For Money is Difficult
(Sept. 3, 2013) As if you didn’t already know that. But did you know there ARE ways to get through to Millennial donors? Who better to take a cue from than a successful Millennial himself—who, yes, does give. ... more >
Nov 15 - AFP Top Ten (Week of November 16, 2016): Robo-Advisers, Stronger Fundraising Secrets, Training Board Members, More!
(Nov. 16, 2016) 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 >
Nov 15 - 100 Percent Chapter Board Participation
The following AFP chapters have led by example and achieved 100 percent board participation in the 2016 BE the CAUSE Campaign. These chapter boards serve as motivation and inspiration to chapter members to make their gifts. ... more >