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Next Chapter Meeting and Luncheon
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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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 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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Jul 10 - Director of Intermediate & Planned Giving
The Alzheimer's Association of Orange County seeks a dynamic and skilled fundraising professional to: • deepen and grow the Intermediate Donor ($1,000 - $9,999) program; • develop and expand the Chapter’s Planned Giving program. This new position will plan and manage the Intermediate Giving program with a focus on raising and elevating gifts in the range of $1,000 to $9,999 in collaboration with the development team. This individual is responsible for identifying and qualifying prospective donors, stewarding existing donors, cultivating donor/prospect relationships and directly soliciting donations at the intermediate gift level. In addition, he/she is responsible for promoting planned giving opportunities to donors and prospects, with a special focus on long-term, loyal donors. ... more >
Jun 17 - Donor Cultivation and Events Associate Director
Do you want to make a difference? Join The American Red Cross, the world’s largest humanitarian network. For over 100 years The American Red Cross has been a leader in the nonprofit world. In order to support our many humanitarian efforts, our organization depends heavily on the support of our generous donor population. As a result, we are always looking for proactive and mission-driven fundraisers with an established track record of increasing philanthropic support through individual and corporate giving. Now is the time to make a difference! The Desert to the Sea Region of the American Red Cross is seeking a Donor Cultivation and Events Associate Director to join our Santa Ana, California development team. The Donor Cultivation and Events Associate Director of Development assists with the coordination and implementation of all major fundraising events in Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties; plans and implements home-based fundraising events; cultivates new donor relationships; manages an assigned portfolio of donors and prospects; works collaboratively with both staff and volunteer leadership at the local, regional, and national level; and meets or exceeds regional and national fundraising goals with accountability for achieving success as part of the Red Cross fund development team. Ideal candidates will have at minimum: Bachelor’s degree, 5 years of proven experience and documented success in fund development or equivalent experience in event planning required, 2 to 4 years of supervisory experience, proficiency in MS-Office Suite, Sales Force, Raiser’s Edge or similar CRM. Candidates must also have excellent verbal and written skills. If this sounds like the kind of opportunity that you’ve been waiting for, please visit our website at: https://www.americanredcross.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=44880&CurrentPage=1&SID=521# The American Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that employees growth ... more >
Jul 22 - Government Relations Tool Kit: If You Build It They Will Come
(Apr. 7, 2014) 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 >
Jul 21 - Fundraising Professional Hail New York Case Settlement, Encourage Donors to Take Wise Giving Steps
AFP applauds the work of the New York State Attorney’s General Office and reminds donors of the importance of direct mail, while cautioning charities to be careful with their donor lists. ... more >
Jul 17 - Big Vote in the House on Thursday for IRA Rollover, Other Charitable Provisions
(July 15, 2014) The House of Representatives is expected to vote this Thursday legislation that would make the currently expired IRA Rollover provision permanent. AFP is encouraging members to contact their Congressperson TODAY! ... more >
Jul 16 - Giving USA 2014
(July 16, 2014) Giving figures and other research are critical for fundraising success, and Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy is the seminal publication reporting on the sources and uses of charitable giving in the United States. ... more >
Jul 15 - Top Ten (Week of July 16, 2014): How to Empower Staff to be the Voice for the Organization through Social Media
(July 16, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on updating your nonprofit’s ‘thank you’ webpage, why you MUST be on mobile, how to meet your perfect volunteer match, a major nonprofit CEO’s opinion on watchdog groups, taking a deeper look into Giving USA results as it pertains to healthcare, how (and why!) to measure your impact—no matter how big or small you are and why it’s time to get on board with the newest digital fundraising trend: Bitcoin. ... more >