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New Location for 2015 Luncheons
Boy Scouts HQ, 1211 East Dyer Road, Santa Ana

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Embracing a Culture of Philanthropy

& How to Submit an Effective Nomination for National Philanthropy Day
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 New Location for 2015 Luncheons
Boy Scouts of America, 1211 East Dyer Road, Santa Ana, CA  92705
 
  

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of the Association of Fundraising Professionals
 
On our site you'll find information about our monthly chapter meetings (open to everyone), career opportunities, the benefits of membership, upcoming special events and seminars, etc.2014 Ten Star Logo

Our meetings are open to all and are held at Boy Scouts of America, Orange County Council at 1211 East Dyer Road, Santa, CA 92705 (On Dyer Road, one mile west of the 55 Freeway). There is a 10:30 "Advancing Fund Development" session covering an educational topic in a classroom style interactive lecture followed by a Luncheon session at which there are self-introductions of all attending and an educational/informative talk delivered by a speaker.

All Chapter Meetings are credentialed for CFRE credits.
 

Chapter Meeting Location
Chapter Meetings are normally held at Boy Scouts of America, 1211 East Dyer Road, Santa Ana,CA 92705.
The location is on Dyer Road, one mile west of the 55 Freeway. 
 
2015 Chapter Meeting and Luncheon DatesCFRE Approved Provider Status
January 27, February 24, March 24, April 28, May 26, June 23,
July 21 (at the City National Grove of Anaheim), August 25, September 22, October 27, National Philanthropy Day - November 19, and December 8.
 
2015 Audio Conference Dates
(2nd Wednesday of the Month, 1130 a.m. -1:00 p.m., Brown Bag Lunch)
February 11 - Integrating Planned Giving Into Your Campaign
March 11 - How to Build a Donor Ladder from Annual Gift to Ultimate Gift
April 8 - Donor Retention: Current Rates are Plummeting / How to Reverse the Trend
May 13 - Fundraising for Those With No Time for Fundraising
June 10 - Engaging Your Board in Fundraising for the Small Shop
July 8 - Why & How to Social Media to Show Gratitude to Donors
August 12 - Making Friends with Financial Statements
September 9 - Planned Giving, when Planned Giving is Not All You Do
October 14 - Creative FR Messages for Digital Solicitations
November 11 - Social Media and Ethics
December 9 - How Donor Retention and Major Gifts Can Transform Your Organization

Location for Audio Conferences - Brown Bag Lunch format
Audio Conferences are a group exercise where fundraisers gather to listen to a professionally presented discussion on a topic of interest that is followed by a roundtable discussion by local professionals. AFP Orange County audio conferences are held at the offices of OneOC, 1901 East Fourth Street, Santa Ana, CA  92705.
 
  
(Note: there is not an option to listen to these at another location or in your office.)
 
All live audio conferences are credentialed by CFRE for 1.5 hours.

 
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