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Next Chapter Meeting and Luncheon
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Managing the Multi-Generational Fundraising Team
the Young, the Medium, the Not-So-Medium
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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.

Our meetings are open to all and are held at First American Corporation in Santa Ana (at MacArthur Boulevard near the 55 Freeway). There is a 10:30 "Fundamentals 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 First American Corporation, 5 First American Way in Santa Ana. The location is near MacArthur and the 55 Freeway.  NOTE: the June 24, 2014 chapter meeting and luncheon will be held at the Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach.
 
2014 Chapter Meeting and Luncheon Dates
January 28, February 25, March 25, April 22, May 27, June 24 (at Balboa Bay Club), July 22, August 26, September 23, October 21, National Philanthropy Day - November 20, December 9.
 
Location for Audio Conferences
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.
 
 
2014 Audio Conference Dates
February 27 - Firing Lousy Board Members and Helping Others Succeed
March 13 - Millenial Motivation: What Makes Millenials Want to Give
April 24 - Development from the Donor's Perspective
May 20 - Case Studies: 24 Hour Turnaround Campaign
June 12 - 6 Figure Fundraising: How to Create and Run Your First $100,000+ Major Gift Campaign
June 25 - Creative Design for Fundraising Campaigns
August 13 - Opening the Door to Major Gifts: Mastering the Discovery Call
September 9 - Extreme Social Media Makeover: Nonprofit Edition
October 8 - Incorporating Stories Into Your Fundraising Program
November 18 - Fundraising Effectiveness Project
December 10 - Small Shop Success: Starting a Well-Rounded Development Program
 

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Apr 14 - Director of Corporate Relations
Segerstrom Center for the Arts, one of the nation’s premier cultural institutions, presents a broad range of world-class cultural and entertainment experiences and innovative education programs to an increasingly diverse, enthusiastic and growing audience. As a senior member of the 18-person development team, the Director of Corporate Relations oversees all aspects of the Center’s comprehensive corporate development program, from show performance and season sponsorships to corporate volunteer boards and philanthropic giving. Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Development, this position works collaboratively with members of the development team as they raise more than $9 million annually, by identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding corporate donors, sponsors, and prospects. The successful Director of Corporate Relations will be an individual with strong communication and organizational skills who can utilize them in an exciting and fast-paced environment. ... more >
Mar 28 - Development Manager
The desired candidate is a confident, organized, creative, and self-directed professional WITH EXTRAORDINARY GRANT WRITING SKILLS. Under the guidance of the executive director the candidate will manage the fund development efforts and strategies for Thomas House. S/he will take responsibility for devising, implementing, and overseeing short- and long-term plans for all fund development efforts, including grant procurement to support the organization’s strategic goals and mission. ... more >
Mar 27 - Vice President of Advancement (Development)
Overall responsibilities include: creating campaigns and programs to fund capital needs and program growth; building reserves through annual campaigns; cultivating and soliciting major gifts and planned gifts; growing direct mail; increasing the impact of special events; increasing foundation and corporate grants; and providing oversight of communications, marketing, public and community relations and volunteer services. • BA/BS degree in relevant field required; advanced degree desired. • Ten or more years progessively responsible experience in fund development and communications. • Proven track record of success in soliciting major gifts, administering a planned giving program and growing fundraising revenue and ROI. • Success with donor cultivation and gift solicitation for corporate sponsorships, foundation grants, direct mail and individual giving. • Evidence of excellent written and oral communication skills. • Positive, enthusiastic and motivating personality. A people connector who enjoys networking and engaging people in causes. ... more >
Apr 16 - 2014 AFP Diverse Communities Scholarship Program Overview & Criteria
The mission of the AFP Diverse Communities Conference Scholarship Fund is to help ensure that AFP programs are inclusive and supportive of diversity-related issues and concerns, to provide financial support for activities that increase understanding and awareness of diversity issues within the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and to provide financial assistance for professional development for AFP members who self-identify as coming from a diverse community and/or who are employed by grassroots organizations that primarily serve diverse populations. ... more >
Apr 16 - AFP Expands to Reach More Communities
At the recent AFP board meeting held in conjunction with the 2014 AFP International Conference on Fundraising, we were delighted to announce the chartering of two new AFP chapters: the AFP Bermuda Chapter and the AFP BC, Okanagan Chapter. The new additions bring us to 235 chapters worldwide, extending our reach beyond 30,000 members and countless nonprofit organizations. ... more >
Apr 15 - Top Ten (Week of April 16, 2014): 5 Unusual Direct Mail Techniques to Try
(Apr. 16, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on how networking can turn into big dollars, why you need to stay true to your work ethics, how one massive capital campaign can affect other local nonprofits, getting involved in creating the crowdfunding bill of rights and how (and why!) to engage your donors BEFORE you ask for money. ... more >
Apr 15 - How To Get Big Donations—Through Your iPhone!
(Apr. 15, 2014) Experienced in internet donation processing, Philip King of Cornerstone Group of Companies talks to us about big mobile donations and how integrating fundraising channels is a key step in getting more donations! Learn from King and Cornerstone’s clients’ experiences with mobile donations—you too can cash in through your iPhone. ... more >
Apr 8 - Your AFP Foundation For Philanthropy In Canada Is Making A Difference!
(Apr. 7, 2014) As fundraisers, the notion of "what's in it for me?" is usually not our normal approach to things. Yet, you can be confident that your investment in the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada is having a positive impact on professional development programs across the country. Check out these infographics on the reach of various scholarship and regional initiatives. ... more >