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Next Chapter Meeting and Luncheon
Creating a Culture for Giving / Getting Boards on Board
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

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Our Mission
To advance ethical fundraising and philanthropy for the greater good
through education, training, advocacy and recognition.
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Welcome to the Orange County, California Chapter
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 28 (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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Jul 29 - Foundation Relations Manager
The Foundation Relations Manager will develop a funding strategy that helps Taller San Jose advance its strategic priorities. This individual utilizes the Taller San Jose story to cultivate and manage relationships with public, private and family-based foundations. The Foundation Relations Manager possesses strong writing skills and develops effective and engaging grant proposals. Additionally, this individual possesses excellent speaking and presentation skills, demonstrating the ability to tell the story of Taller San Jose’s mission and impact effectively. ... more >
Jul 27 - Administrative Assistant to Advancement
The Administrative Assistant to Advancement is part of the Sage Hill School Advancement Team and will be involved in the many facets of the Advancement Office. The core duties will be to provide support for the day to day operations and assist with the various events throughout the year. The ideal candidate must have superior writing/editing, communication, and interpersonal skills along with being organized. Sage Hill is looking for an energetic, self-starter who is great with people. Flexibility of work schedule is required. This is a full-time, non-exempt, benefits eligible position. ... more >
Jul 24 - Director of Advancement
St. Michael’s Abbey seeks an experienced fundraising professional to lead its expanding Advancement programs and $120 million Capital Campaign during an exciting period for the Abbey that is characterized by an expanding ministry, increasing vocations, and growing lay involvement. ... more >
Jul 24 - Director of Annual Giving and Development Services
To work with senior management and provide development and strategic execution and management of a comprehensive annual giving program, including the coordination and oversight of supporting initiatives in the areas of development services and donor relations. ... more >
Jul 29 - 2015 100 Percent Chapter Board Participation
The following AFP chapters have led by example and achieved 100 percent board participation in the 2015 BE the CAUSE Campaign. These chapter boards serve as motivation and inspiration to chapter members to make their gifts. ... more >
Jul 29 - AFP Top Ten (Week of July 29, 2015): 22 Power Questions to Ask Your Major Gift and Capital Campaign Donors
(July 29, 2015) Learn about a number of great topics in this week’s top ten, including how to shoot high-quality video using your table or smart phone; 15 game-changing donor prospect tools; why peer-to-peer fundraising is so effective; whether you’re forging—or forcing—a relationship with a donor; and more! ... more >
Jul 27 - AFP Foundation for Philanthropy Canada: Your Gift at Work
(June 9, 2015) The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy-Canada has put together some infographics to illustrate how your donation is strengthening the fundraising profession and the philanthropic sector in Canada. We’ll be showing new infographics in each Canada eWire. This week focuses on impact in scholarships, mentorships and regional initiatives. ... more >
Jul 23 - The 2015 Compensation and Benefits Report
(July 21, 2015) Salaries for professional fundraisers in the United States were flat in 2014, while they experienced solid growth in Canada, according to the AFP 2015 Compensation and Benefits Report. ... more >
Jul 15 - Top Ten (Week of July 15, 2015): Seven Things You Can Ask a First-Time Donor to Do Before Asking for More Money
(July 15, 2015) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including key takeaways from the 2015 World Wealth Report; five strategies for getting more corporate sponsorships; the power of non-cash gifts; a nifty guide to major donor prospect research; myths about techies and philanthropy; and more! ... more >
August 12, 2015 - Audio Conference
August 25, 2015 - Chapter Meeting & Luncheon
September 9, 2015 - Audio Conference
September 22, 2015 - Chapter Meeting & Luncheon
October 14, 2015 - Audio Conference