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Next Chapter Meeting and Luncheon
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Luncheon: Buying Signs for Planned Gifts
10:30 - Winning Government Grants
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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. 
 
2014 Chapter Meeting and Luncheon Dates2014 CFRE
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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Sep 16 - Fund Development Opportunity
Christian Outreach in Action dedicated to providing food, shelter and clothing to homeless and impoverished individuals and families in Long Beach is seeking a part-time fund development professional. ... more >
Sep 15 - Adopt-A-Class Sales Associate and Manager
The Adopt-A-Class (AAC) Sales Associate and Manager is responsible for sponsorship sales and management of the Adopt-A-Class Program. This program raises funds so that students who could not otherwise participate in OI field trips have the opportunity to do so. Many of these students are from Title I schools. The successful candidate will be a highly energetic self-starter who has excellent verbal and written communication skills. The Adopt-A-Class Sales Associate and Manager will spend most of their time outside of the office developing and fostering relationships in the community that will result in program sponsorships. He/She must be able to interact in a professional and courteous manner with donors, teachers, OI staff and volunteers. The Adopt-A-Class Sales Associate and Manager will be an integral part of the Development team. He/She is expected to be a supportive team player and to participate in development department activities as needed. ... more >
Sep 11 - Assistant Vice President for Major and Annual Gifts
Reporting directly to the Vice President for University Advancement, the Assistant Vice President for Major and Annual Gifts will (a) lead the annual fundraising initiatives for the University of La Verne, (b) personally raise major and principal gifts ($25,000-$1 million+) in support of the objectives of the 2020 Strategic Vision, and © assist the Vice President in readying the Advancement department for a comprehensive campaign. The incumbent will supervise, manage and mentor a group of professional and support staff, including but not limited to the directors of corporate and foundation relations, major and annual gifts. The Assistant Vice President will be responsible for hiring and managing additional fund raising staff in preparation for the campaign. ... more >
Sep 10 - Associate Director for Institutional Giving
Orange County Museum of Art announces the position opening of Associate Director for Institutional Giving ... more >
Sep 16 - Top Ten (Week of September 15, 2014): Can You Plan on IRA Charitable Rollover?
(Sept. 15, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week's top ten, including making storytelling part of your culture, how to finish the year strong, using bitcoin, collaborations in grant proposals, how to check your current website against best practices and much more! ... more >
Sep 16 - New Partnership to Increase Student Philanthropy, Community Involvement
AFP and the Jefferson Awards Foundation are pleased to announce a partnership between the AFP Youth in Philanthropy program and the Jefferson Awards Foundation’s Students In Action Program. ... more >
Sep 10 - AFP's Response to National Post Article on Policing of Political Activities of Charities
(Sept. 8, 2014) Recently, Andrew Coyne penned this column in the National Post focused on the policing of political activities of charities. Coyne concluded that the best means of addressing the situation is to “take away the charitable tax designation—not selectively, based on their ability to dance on the head of a CRA pin, but across the board, outright.” The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) finds this conclusion fundamentally flawed. The charitable tax designation and the tax credit represent a gesture of confidence on the part of the people by way of their elected representatives, an acknowledgement of the effectiveness of nonprofit and community action and a commitment to the longstanding tradition of philanthropy in Canada. ... more >