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 23 - AFP Q&A - AFP's Live Online Chat!
AFP now has a new way for you to interact with top leaders, practitioners, trainers and innovators in fundraising and philanthropy: AFP Q&A! ... more >
Apr 23 - IRA Rollover Provision Included in Senate’s EXPIRE Act
(Apr. 23, 2014) The IRA Charitable Rollover provision, which allows donors age 70½ and older to exclude from their taxable income any IRA funds up to $100,000 that have been withdrawn and transferred to a charity when filing a tax return, is one step closer to being reinstated back into law. Find out how you can help Congress approve the provision! ... more >
Apr 23 - Top Ten (Week of April 23, 2014): Americans Want To Give Back With Their Purchases—Not With Charity
(Apr. 23, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on getting your nonprofit CEO on social media, updating your website through some spring cleaning, using video to tell you nonprofit story (and tug at some heart strings!), whether your donation webpage is as easy as Amazon’s one-click accessibility and if the time spent on Facebook is beneficial for your nonprofit or not. ... more >
Apr 23 - Today’s Chief Development Officer is Expected to be a Sophisticated Financial Strategist and Planner
(Apr. 23, 2014) Getting the whole team to support your chief development officer is essential to your organization’s success. That’s why, at the second AFP/Rice University Development and Finance Symposium, Ronald J. Schiller will be covering the importance of building a strong CDO-CFO partnership. Here, he gives you a sneak peek, PLUS a list of tools for aspiring CDOs. ... 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 >
April 24, 2014 - AFP CA, Orange County Chapter: Audio Conference
May 20, 2014 - AFP CA, Orange County Chapter: Audio Conference
June 12, 2014 - AFP CA, Orange County Chapter: Audio Conference
June 25, 2014 - AFP CA, Orange County Chapter: Audio Conference
August 13, 2014 - AFP CA, Orange County Chapter: Audio Conference