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Next Chapter Meeting and Luncheon
Tuesday, September 23, 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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Aug 22 - Grants Coordinator
The Grants Coordinator is responsible for a key aspect of the Alzheimer’s Association, Orange County’s fundraising activities. The successful candidate will secure and expand philanthropic support from foundation/corporate foundation funders to help support key programs and to help increase the Chapter’s visibility throughout Orange County. This person has primary responsibility for managing the Chapter grant program. ... more >
Aug 26 - Top Ten (Week of August 25, 2014): 6 Signs of a Well-run Nonprofit Organization
(Aug. 25, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on how slactivists aren’t so bad afterall, which digital campaign tools you should be using (and the ones you should be forgetting), how to inspire action from tragedy, who is making the ‘overhead’ pledge (and how you can too!), how to cash-in on #GivingTuesday, what a nonprofit infographic should look like (and do) and why your nonprofit needs to be using LinkedIn! ... more >
Aug 26 - Want An Endowment? Plan For it—Ask For It
(Aug. 26, 2014) Among the excuses your nonprofit has for why you don’t have endowment donors, the only real excuse you can have is that you didn’t ask. Don’t let asking for an endowment gift intimidate you! Helen Monroe, head of Endowment Development Institute, gives you a step-by-step process (and a free checklist!) for every aspect of ‘the ask’—from identifying the donor, to your plan of attack, to your successful ask. ... more >
Aug 19 - Top Ten (Week of August 18, 2014): 7 Favorite Topics of Boring Fundraisers
(Aug. 18, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on learning how to tell stories from children’s books, what kind of year-end fundraising decisions you should be making NOW, an appeal list you should be checking (and checking twice), how to control others so they don’t ruin your nonprofit’s reputation, why corporations are partnering with nonprofits to boost their value, how to make the most out of email pre-headers and so much more! ... more >
Aug 13 - Stick With Us—We’ll Carry You Through Your Entire Fundraising Career!
(Aug. 13, 2014) From the first moment you realize you want to be a fundraiser, to the moment you reach that highest achievement that you’ve modeled your entire fundraising career over—AFP is there for you. As a study buddy, an endless pool of fundraising information, a place to meet fundraising fanatics like yourself and a place to help you grow. Use our Development Pathway to plan your fundraising career chock-full of AFP offerings! ... more >
Aug 13 - Top Ten (Week of August 11, 2014): #GivingTuesday Campaign Planner
(Aug. 11, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on taking your ‘ask’ to the next level, cashing in on the new Millennial craze: Snapchat, discovering what to do in integrated fundraising (from an undercover donor!), making the most out of interns at your nonprofit, knowing the oddball reasons why your donors donate to your organization, how to tap into donor data to boost donor retention and how to make the most of a special occasion and holiday to strike a chord in your donors! ... more >