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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

June 21 Professional Development Seminar & Luncheon

National Philanthropy Day Nominations Now Open

SAVE THE DATE! Thursday, November 17 National Philanthropy Day Conference & Luncheon - Omni Hotel Downtown Los Angeles

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May 19 - Annual Fund Manager
The Annual Fund Manager is responsible for creating, implementing, and producing MPTF’s annual appeals, projects, and programs. As a front line fundraiser, this position will build, manage and grow a portfolio of donors and prospects. This FT position is best suited for a professional accustomed to working on annual fundraising with a high profile donor base. Minimum five years of fundraising experience with three years of experience in a front-line fundraising capacity. ... more >
May 17 - Executive Director - Los Angeles Chapter, Western Region
The Los Angeles Chapter of Friends of the Israel Defense Forcesis poised to build on previous years of progressive funding and service. With the decision of the current Executive Director to retire and prepare the organization for a successful transition, the Western Region Board has begun planning for the leadership change in addition to recognizing the successful tenure of the current incumbent. This Chapter is looking to benefit from the leadership of a dynamic and engaging Executive Director (E.D.) to direct the Chapter into the next phase of its evolution in order to continue the vibrant civic and community support for FIDF and to enable FIDF to expand fund development and programs where needed. ... more >
May 18 - Leaving a Legacy for Your Community
(May 18, 2016) May is National LEAVE A LEGACY™ Month across Canada. LEAVE A LEGACY™ is a national public awareness program designed to encourage Canadians to leave a gift through their will to a charity of their choice. An article by Roger Ali that charities can use in their own communications as well. ... more >
May 18 - How to Make a Successful Call on a Major Donor Prospect
(May 18, 2016) Too often we measure success in dollars raised and forget that long-range fundraising is all about building relationships. AFP had a chance recently to chat with Gail Perry about donor visits and cultivation, the subject of her upcoming webinar on May 26. ... more >
May 18 - AFP Top Ten (Week of May 18, 2016): Fundraising Ideas, Stories & Perspectives You May Have Missed!
(May 18, 2016) Our weekly round-up of the top blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your goal. ... more >
May 16 - Giving USA 2016
(April 27, 2016) Giving figures and other research are critical for fundraising success, and Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy is the seminal publication reporting on the sources and uses of charitable giving in the United States. ... more >