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 How to Raise Your First $250K, a 1-day workshop on April 6, 2017 in Costa Mesa

Fundamentals of Fundraising, a 2-day workshop November 7-8 in Santa Ana.  Details coming soon

Founded in 1983, AFP Orange County is proud to serve our more than 250 members who are dedicated to fundraising and advancing the spirit of philanthropy. Our Chapter members – executive directors, development directors, consultants, grant writers, fundraising volunteers, and foundation executives – cover the range of Orange County’s nonprofit community.

AFP Orange County strives to provide you the tools and connections you need to excel in your job!

  • Professional development conferences and webinars
  • Lunch learning sessions on diverse fundraising topics
  • A sound mentoring program
  • SNAP programs
  • Networking events, seasonal receptions and happy hours to stay connected with members

Please check out our programs and get to know your Chapter leaders. If you’re not a member, join today and be connected.  

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Feb 15 - Development Associate
The Development Associate is responsible for raising revenue from individuals primarily at the low to mid-level range. Works closely with the Associate Director (AD) and Chief Development Officer (CDO) to effectively steward mid-level donors through face to face visits, cultivation events, mailings and other forms of recognition. Supports long-range strategic priorities by advancing the agency’s current and prospective donors, volunteers, and others who are crucial to the agency’s overall prosperity. This position has the potential to grow into an exempt-level managerial position based on future goals and opportunities. ... more >
Feb 13 - Development Manager
The Development Manager is a high performing and motivated individual who has a passion for Hope Builders’ mission and who will help the agency advance its strategic priorities by overseeing the agency’s corporate and foundation fundraising for donors (above $5,000). This individual will work closely with the Director of Development to manage a comprehensive strategy for engaging their portfolio of corporate and foundation donors. The position requires excellent communication and time management skills and the ability to develop effective and engaging proposals. ... more >
Feb 7 - Director of Development and Community Relations
This is an exciting opportunity to directly support the Council on Aging’s fundraising goals in providing programs and services to 275,000 older adults throughout Southern California annually. The growth rate of older adults of adults in our region is growing exponentially, and surprisingly, the growth rate of seniors in Orange County outpaces both the state and nation. As a community, we must be prepared to support seniors’ needs for information, education, and local services. The Director of Development and Community Relations will initiate and implement outreach and development strategies to build agency awareness, thus increasing financial support from key individuals, foundations, and corporate donors. The Director will join an exceptional leadership team that works together collaboratively to achieve clearly defined goals. ... more >
Feb 22 - Senior Professional Spotlight: Mike House
We talk with Mike House, president and CEO of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation in Edmonton, Alberta, about his job, the use of acronyms, managing a large staff and the moment he realized he wanted to be a leader and a CEO. ... more >
Feb 21 - AFP Top Ten (Week of February 22, 2017): Demystifying Data, Rage Donations, Donor-Centered Charities & More!
(Feb. 22, 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 >
Feb 21 - AFP Position on Repeal of the Johnson Amendment
Discussion about repealing the Johnson Amendment, which prohibits charities from engaging in partisan, electoral politics. AFP stakes out its position, opposing repeal on a number of grounds. ... more >
Feb 21 - Why Are There So Few Male Fundraisers?
Fundraising has been a female-dominated profession for decades. Why is that, and is it going to change any time soon? AFP members provide some ideas and perspective. ... more >