dcWelcome 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 500 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 area Round Tables, Advanced Executive Forums, Young Professional Education Series, & National Philanthropy Day® in conjunction with our Regional Philanthropy Conference. Check out the chapter calendar for a schedule of what's happening and where!


  • $50 Professional & Associate NEW MEMBER Discount!

    In honor of AFP’s 58th anniversary, AFP is offering a $50 discount to new members joining in the Professional and Associate Member categories by June 30, 2018.

    As a professional fundraiser, we invite you to join like-minded individuals who are dedicated to their profession and interested in enhancing their fundraising skills for their organizations. By becoming part of the world’s largest community of charitable fundraisers, you will receive many benefits that will help you in your career, including:

    • Resource and Practice Tools: access to AFP website resources, toolkits, hot topics on fundraising issues, etc.
    • Professional Development: free webinars, job postings online, Ready Reference Series, Advancing  Philanthropy Magazine, ethics resources
    • Member Discounts: international fundraising conference, CFRE refresher course, books in the AFP bookstore, and more
    • Available Chapter Benefits: networking, discounts on chapter luncheons and conferences, scholarships, volunteer opportunities, mentor program, membership installment payment plan

    Any questions? Please contact AFP-GLAC membership committee member Dan Maljanian at dmaljanian@pasadenacf.org. Thank you!


  • Spring Message from AFP-GLAC President, Cynthia Nickell, CFRE, MBA

    Greetings AFP-GLAC Colleagues,

    Thank you for your participation with AFP-GLAC this year!  I have been so excited to see the wonderful turnout of members and guests at our events.   What a happy problem that nobody wanted to leave the table-top discussions focused on major gifts, strategic planning, and more! Please join me in thanking Mauria McPoland and Heather Tunis for securing an array of terrific speakers for AFP-GLAC.

    I think of AFP as two distinct entities:  AFP International, and AFP-GLAC, which is our chapter.  Each entity has an annual fundraising campaign to help support scholarships and other programs and initiatives.  The “Be the Cause” campaign raises funds for AFP International (our goal is $10,000), and our GLAC “Chapter Fund campaign” supports--you got it--our GLAC Chapter (our goal is $4,000).  Please join me in making an annual gift to each campaign.  And for “Be the Cause” let’s do it April 15.  Here’s why:

    Blackbaud will match $10 for each of us making a gift to “Be the Cause” on April 15 and 16 (first 500 gifts).  Let’s take advantage of this matching gift opportunity!  Can we score $1,000 from Blackbaud by having 100 members make gift on April 15?   That would be 10% of our chapter’s quota for the “Be the Cause” campaign.  I say, go for it!  I’m going to mark my calendar for April 15 and put in the web link:  https://afp.ebiz.uapps.net/PersonifyEbusiness/Default.aspx?TabId=231.    We will send out an email reminder that week to everyone too.  Thank you in advance!

    We have wonderful programming over the next few weeks.  I look forward to seeing you on May 1st at the City Club for “Transformational Gifts” and on May 15th at the Cathedral for John Kobara of the California Community Foundation.  For career planning input, attend the Young Professionals’ evening event on April 12.  Lots of exciting activities to come, and it’s you who bring this chapter to life. 

    Happy Spring!

    Cynthia Nickell, AFP-GLAC President 2018

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