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2014 National Philanthropy Day Outstanding Honorees Announced          $50 Discount on New Memberships

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A. Gary Anderson Foundation named by AFP as 2014 Outstanding Foundation

Next Chapter Meeting and Luncheon
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Fred Ali, Weingart Foundation

The event is sold out.  Join the Wait List Here 


2014 OFP 2
Outstanding Fundraising Professional for 2014, Jon Wagner,
is flanked by 2013 honorees Carol Geisbauer and Cathy Michaels. 
The trio is joined by 2014 Orange County president, Chris Baiocchi.


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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.

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 14 - 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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Nov 6 - Special Projects Manager
POSITION SUMMARY: The Special Projects Officer independently coordinates and manages the volunteer and fundraising events for Taller San Jose. This dynamic individual is an important part of the Advancement Department and will work closely with the Director of Development to manage a comprehensive strategy for engaging donors in the Taller San Jose mission. The position requires charismatic leadership as well as excellent communication, team building and time management skills. ... more >
Nov 4 - Fund Development Director
The Girl Scouts of OC has an outstanding opportunity for a Fund Development Director to maximize key fund development activities and projects related to grants, annual campaigns and events. This is a great opportunity to use your development and leadership experience to establish and implement industry best practices. ... more >
Oct 30 - Girls Inc. Director of Los Angeles Expansion
Summary: The Girls Inc. Director of Los Angeles Expansion is the Girls Inc. representative responsible for providing direction and support for the re-launch of Girls Inc. of Greater Los Angeles. Volunteers of America – Los Angeles (VOALA) serves as the parent organization for this Girls Inc. affiliate organization. This position is an exciting opportunity to bring value to our affiliates in a new way. The Liaison will bring real-time, on the ground support and access to resources directly to Girls Inc. of Greater Los Angeles. Working in strong collaboration with GIGLA, we will ensure that thousands of Los Angeles girls have the opportunity to benefit from the Girls Inc. Experience. ... more >
Nov 19 - Top Ten (Week of November 17, 2014): What to Leave Behind During a Major Gift Ask
(Nov. 17, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including how to guard privacy on the Internet; the fundamentals of crowdfunding; solving the great mysteries of donor retention; more lessons in nonprofit storytelling; a discussion on the limitations of strategic philanthropy; and more! ... more >
Nov 19 - Joy McKee Becomes ACFRE Number 102
In October, Joy McKee, manager of annual and special giving at the Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, New Jersey, became the 102nd person to earn ACFRE certification. ... more >
Nov 12 - Top Ten (Week of November 10, 2014): The Two-Part Major Gift Conversation
(Nov. 10, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including the tactics of collaboration; why nonprofit should participate in #GivingTuesday (and might we suggest, National Philanthropy Day!); more about Bitcoin (you know what you want to use it); ways to thank big donors; using the Wordifier (we love that name!) and more! ... more >