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Tuesday, February 23, 2016 
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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. 
2016 Chapter Meeting and Luncheon Dates2016 CFRE
  • January 26
  • February 23
  • March 22
  • April 26
  • May 24
  • June 28 (at the City National Grove of Anaheim)
  • July 26
  • August 23
  • September 27
  • October 25,
  • National Philanthropy Day - November 17
  • December 13
 Location for Webinars / Brown Bag Lunch, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Webinars 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 webinars are held at the offices of OneOC, 1901 East Fourth Street, Santa Ana, CA  92705.  There is NOT an option to listen at your office or other location.

2016 Webinar Dates
(2nd Friday of the Month, 1130 a.m. -1:00 p.m., Brown Bag Lunch)
Check our Calendar section for dates and registration links.


All webinars are credentialed by CFRE for 1.5 credits.

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Sally Lawrence (center) was named the chapter's 2015 Outstanding Fundraising Professional.  Joining her are previous honorees (from left) Heather McKenzie-Densmore, Jon Wagner, Milly Heaton, Carol Geisbauer, Cathy Michaels, Viki Barie and Gary Good
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Feb 11 - Director of Development
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Feb 9 - Donor Care Coordinator
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Feb 1 - Senior Director of Development
Goodwill of Orange County, Orange County's largest nonprofit, is looking for a seasoned/certified fundraising professional to join our development team. Goodwill is in the business of helping people who are facing barriers to get and keep jobs, which provides purpose, pride and dignity. We believe the power of work changes lives. ... more >
Feb 1 - Fund Development & Community Outreach Associate
The Council on Aging–Orange County is a local, 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, with a mission to promote the independence, health and dignity of older and dependent adults through compassion, education and advocacy. Since 1973, we have been trusted source for unbiased information, programs, and services that empower and protect seniors as they navigate the aging experience. Department: Fund Development and Community Outreach Reports to: Director of Development and Community Outreach HOURS: 40 hours per week FLSA CATEGORY: Non-Exempt / Salary POSITION HIGHLIGHTS: The Development Associate is responsible for supporting fundraising operations for the Council on Aging - Orange County (COAOC). The Development Associate will support the work of the Director of Development and Community Outreach to accomplish the key fundraising activities of COAOC including growing gifts from individuals, corporate donors and sponsorships, acknowledging and recognizing donors, overseeing components of fundraising events, and writing grant applications. JOB FUNCTIONS (Include but not limited to): Special Events/Volunteer Management • Assist in special events coordination, including leading event logistics, recruitment and management of volunteers. • Manage assigned fundraising initiatives to ensure the achievement of annual goals and objectives within the framework of the department’s budget. • Work closely with the Director of Development to design and implement specific short- and long-term individual cultivations and stewardship initiatives. • Provide direction and support for the COAOC Ambassador Volunteer Group. • Coordinate volunteer recognition event with individual program Directors and Volunteer Coordinators. Donor/Grant Relations • Manage donor recognition to ensure that all individual, corporate and foundation donors are appropriately thanked and recognized throughout the year. • Conduct preliminary research on prospective corporate foundation ... more >
Feb 12 - AFP Board for 2016
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Feb 10 - Storytelling for Fundraisers
(Feb. 10, 2016) Let us tell you a story. It’s a story about how you as a fundraiser are making the world a better place. It’s about how your organization is feeding, clothing preserving, advocating for, healing, teaching, protecting and serving—however it is you do—your chosen charges. Used skillfully, the power of storytelling can have transformative results. AFP had a chance to chat recently with master storyteller Tom Ahern about using storytelling in fundraising, the topic of his upcoming webinar. ... more >
Feb 9 - Government Relations Tool Kit: If You Build It They Will Come
(Feb. 8, 2016) The newest AFP Canada toolkit walks you through the process of working with government officials on behalf of your charity and/or the issue it represents. Now, the question is, are you ready to start using the information to further GR public policy relevant to the nonprofit sector? ... more >
Feb 9 - Andrew Watt, FInstF Again Named a Distinguished 2016 Improving Financial Awareness & Financial Literacy Co-honorary Chair
(Feb. 1, 2016) In February, The Financial Awareness Foundation selected their distinguished 2016 Improving Financial Awareness & Financial Literacy co-honorary chairs representing thought leadership within Academia, Media, and Financial & Nonprofit Associations. Once again, AFP President & CEO Andrew Watt, FInstF will join this prestigious group. ... more >
Feb 8 - AFP’s Canadian National Scholarship Program – Apply Now!
Interested in professional development but waiting for the “right” time? How about now, with the added assistance of an AFP financial scholarship? ... more >