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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

August 18 Advanced Executive Forum

September 27 Professional Development Seminar & Lunchen - Details Coming Soon!

October 27 Young Professionals Event - Details Coming Soon!

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

AFP Quick Poll


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Jul 21 - Pablove Development Manager
The Pablove Foundation is currently on a trajectory to double fundraising revenues within the next 2-3 years, and we’re searching for a highly motivated person to serve as our Development Manager. Your responsibilities will include Major Gifts, Individual Giving, Donor Stewardship, Foundation Relations and the Benevon program, as well as other projects we create together. The successful candidate will report to the Vice President of Development and will be an organized, detail-oriented, and innovative team member who helps achieve The Pablove Foundation vision: Helping kids with cancer live – a love-filled life today, and a cancer-free life tomorrow. ... more >
Jul 20 - Fund Development and Marketing Manager
The Manager of Fund Development and Marketing is responsible for the effectiveness of fundraising and marketing including the leadership of development professionals, staff and volunteers to achieve the organization's fundraising goals. Includes: Oversight of annual fund; Managing successful fundraising and other high profile events; Developing, managing and supporting volunteer committees; Successfully writing and implementing the agency's Marketing and Communications Plan; Writing grants and managing the grants calendar. The position supervises the Fund Development and Marketing Associate and Fundraising Assistant. Duties also include special projects and donor recognition and, working closely with the Director, implement strategies to increase long-term financial resources for the organization. ... more >
Jul 19 - Executive Director
Seeking the new Executive Director of the American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (AFIPO). New York or Los Angeles based. Fantastic opportunity to substantially increase revenue, grow visibility, and bring the joy of classical music to the next generation. ... more >
Planned Parenthood Los Angeles seeks a creative and experienced Director of Development, Annual Giving. This position is responsible for the planning and implementation of a comprehensive program to obtain unrestricted gifts from individuals through the annual giving group, Friends By Choice and Direct Response programs. Also work in conjunction with the Vice President to attract major donor ($25,000+) support and planned gifts. In addition, this position provides significant operations management support to the Vice President through oversight of the data management system (Raiser’s Edge) and annual giving support staff ... more >
Jul 22 - Strategic Planning: Making Plans That Impact
(July 22, 2016) We all know the goal is to have a healthy donor base and raise money to support our cause. And the way to do that is through planning—strategic planning. But how do you really make it work? AFP had a chance to chat with Ben Mohler, ACFRE about strategic planning—and how fundraising is like baseball!—in anticipation of his webinar, Strategic Doing: Making Plans That Impact, on July 11. ... more >
Jul 20 - AFP Top Ten (Week of July 18, 2016): Blackbaud Index, Influencing Donors, Grant Seeking Myths, More!
(July 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 >
Jul 20 - AFP Southern Arizona Chapter Youth in Philanthropy: Seventh Grade Success Story
Two weeks ago, the Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) challenged members and chapters to start YIP activities on the local level. The AFP Southern Arizona Chapter shares its success story here. ... more >