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Mark Your Calendars for National Philanthropy Day - Thursday, November 19, 2015
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Outstanding Honorees Announced for 2015 National Philanthropy Day
2015 NPD Sponsorship Information Here

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Next Chapter Meeting and Luncheon

Tuesday, October 27
Outstanding Fundraising Professional Announcement
A Panel of Previous Honorees and,

Are You Ready to Be a CFRE? (10:30 session)

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Our Mission
To advance ethical fundraising and philanthropy for the greater good
through education, training, advocacy and recognition.

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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Oct 6 - Vice President Development
The Vice President of Fund Development is charged with the strategic direction and leadership of achieving the vision, mission and strategy for the Development function and is responsible for the achievement of annual Council fund development goals and objectives. This position reports to the CEO and serves as a member of the Council’s Executive Management Team. ... more >
Sep 30 - Development Director, UC Irvine Health Events
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE University Advancement In a relatively short period of time, the University of California, Irvine has achieved tremendous success. A top public university, UCI has become internationally-recognized for improving lives through research and discovery, fostering excellence in scholarship and teaching, and engaging and enriching the community. And, with plans for major campus growth and about to complete a comprehensive campaign, the future is even brighter… The university is seeking experienced, innovative development professionals to lead our fundraising efforts at a time of great excitement and opportunity for the campus. We offer competitive salary ranges, excellent benefits—including a minimum of three weeks of vacation per year—and career advancement opportunities. UCI is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity. UCI Human Resources, 111 Theory, Suite 200, Irvine, CA 92617. ... more >
Sep 26 - Senior Development Manager
Responsible for directing the administrative and implementation elements of the Development and Marketing & Communications Department’s strategic goals and priorities. Manage donor databases and other records related to key FD activities. Manage FD’s grant reporting processes. Manage logistics and implementation of campaigns, contributed income from individuals and institutions and events. Establish, direct and improve administrative processes for Development throughout Project Hope Alliance. ... more >
Oct 7 - Educator, Author and Advocate Geoff Canada To Speak at 2nd Annual National Philanthropy Day Honors
Geoff Canada, former president and CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone, and named one of “America’s Best Leaders” by U.S. News and World Report, will be the closing speaker at the second annual National Philanthropy Day Honors held at the 92nd Street Y in New York on Nov. 12. ... more >
Oct 6 - Nine Fundraisers Earn International Advanced Diploma
(Oct. 7, 2015) Nine members of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) are among the first class of graduates to earn the International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising (IADF) developed by AFP, the London-based Institute of Fundraising and the Amsterdam-based European Fundraising Institute. ... more >
Oct 6 - Chatting about Social Media Ethics with David Tinker, CFRE, and Lisa Chmiola, CFRE
(Oct. 7, 2015) Engaging with donors online is now a must and more and more social media platforms provide not just access to individuals, but also to a great deal of personal information about them. But as someone once said to a certain web-slinging superhero, “with great power comes great responsibility.” Ahead of their upcoming AFP webinar, we recently chatted with David Tinker, CFRE and Lisa Chmiola, CFRE about how to responsibly and ethically interact with donors and donor information online. Click here to register for their webinar on October 14. ... more >
Oct 5 - NPD Manual
The National Philanthropy Day Manual is designed to help AFP chapters plan for their annual NPD event. ... more >
Oct 5 - New Report: Less Than Half of Donors Give Again to Organizations That They Supported in the Previous Year
(Oct. 1, 2015) While gains in giving out paced losses at charities in 2014, the number of donors fell, with less than half supporting the same organization two years in a row, according to the 2015 Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) Survey Report. ... more >