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

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Next Chapter Meeting and Luncheon
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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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 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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Apr 14 - Manager of Donor Relations
Reporting to the Senior Manager of Development, you are responsible for supporting the major giving model through management of annual giving, support on all donor relations issues, handling communications needs, training for and operation of donor software, and providing administrative support for program and fundraising events. ... more >
Apr 13 - Development Manager
The Development Manager has primary responsibility for generating income for MUZEO through special events, an annual fund drive, sponsorship program, and grant solicitations by targeting foundations, corporations, civic groups and individual donors within the community. The position also serves as point person for stewardship of donor relations. ... more >
Apr 13 - Manager of Special Events
Reporting to the Senior Manager of Development, you are responsible for the planning, coordinating and implementing of the organization's special events. ... more >
Apr 7 - Development Manager
This Development Manager position is currently the lead point person for our OneWalk, Golf, and Ride events. Reporting directly to the Senior Development Manager, this position will help increase the revenue and build attendance at these events, building event growth and sustainability while leading the implementation efforts. This position is responsible for identifying, cultivating and stewarding sponsors, donors, potential donors, and volunteer committees - including committee Chairs - to support various event components. Works closely with Chapter staff and Regional staff in the integration of assigned events into the Chapter’s overall program of work. May directly supervise staff in the future. ... more >
Apr 23 - Nominations Now Open for the AFP/Skystone Partners Research Prize
Applications for the 2016 AFP/Skystone Partners Research Prize are due Nov. 1 to AFP International Headquarters. To be considered for the Prize, works must be published by a commercial publishing house or a professional organization between December 1, 2013 and November 1, 2015. Publications must be based on either applied or basic research. ... more >
Apr 22 - AFP Submits Comments to Senate on Tax Reform, Charitable Incentives
(April 22, 2015) AFP has submitted comments to the Individual Income Tax and Business Income Tax Working Groups of the Senate Finance Committee, calling on the Senate to keep the charitable deduction in its current form and look for other incentives to encourage charitable giving, including the IRA Rollover Provision. ... more >
Apr 21 - Top Ten (Week of April 22, 2015): Don’t Panic! Avoid The Content Creation Crunch
(April 22, 2015) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including how to keep your donors engaged in a cause; top five strategies to raise more money from foundations; looking at what causes men tend to support; how to get off the dang fundraising treadmill; and more! ... more >
Apr 16 - GR Update: Parliament Hill Day and "Friends in High Places"
AFP and other organizations will be holding a Lobbying Day on Thursday, May 14. Plus, there is a new government relations presentation being offered for AFP chapters. Find out more! ... more >
Apr 15 - New International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising an Eye-Opening Experience
(April 15, 2015) Two Canadians are among the first graduates of the new International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising (IADF). In this first person account, Robert Tomas shares his thoughts on the new designation and the learning outcomes of the program. ... more >