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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

Registration Opens in November.
This event will likely be a sell-out.  Watch your e-mail box for registration information.


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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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 >
Oct 15 - Gift Officer
The Gift Officer reports to the Director of Development who leads the department and has a portfolio of major gift prospects, as well as the responsibility to launch the college’s capital campaign. The successful candidate will develop and implement strategies for securing financial support from a portfolio of donor prospects. Responsibilities include identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding gifts for the college from alumni, parents, and friends. ... more >
Oct 14 - Development Associate
IPSF has an immediate opening for a full-time Development Associate to join our team. Bachelor's degree plus 2-3 years experience required. Raiser's Edge experience highly desirable. ... more >
Oct 10 - Development Assistant
Seneca Family of Agencies, a nonprofit agency that serves children and families, is seeking a Development Assistant. The Development Assistant supports the initiatives undertaken by Development Department in Orange County with an emphasis on administrative support, special events, and logistical support. The position plays a key role in fostering positive relationships with staff, donors, volunteers, vendors, and the community-at-large. ... more >
Oct 29 - Top Ten (Week of October 27, 2014): The Two-Part Major Gift Conversation
(Oct. 27, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including unusual but effective ways to market your charity; innovations in global fundraising; social media awareness plans that actually work; the fastest way to ruin your appeal letter and more! ... more >
Oct 29 - 5 Questions to Ask Before Buying Online Donation Processing Software
(Oct. 29, 2014) Many fundraisers who have decided to purchase new online donation processing software come to the conclusion, too late, that the price they paid for their software was the least expensive part of their decision. Ossie Hinds, president and CEO of Cornerstone Group of Companies, leads you through five questions to ask before making the decision to buy new online donation processing software. ... more >
Oct 23 - Majority of Fundraisers See Salary Increases in 2013
(May 13, 2014) More than 63 percent of fundraisers in the U.S. and Canada saw their average incomes rise in 2013, even as average salaries fell by nearly eight percent compared to 2012, according to the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ (AFP) 2014 Compensation and Benefits Study. ... more >
Oct 23 - Explore AFP’s Special Job Seekers Toolkit for Fundraisers (Updated October 23, 2014)
The AFP Job Seekers toolkit focuses on finding the right job and features advice and services to help members carry out a successful job search and land on your feet in a rewarding new position. ... more >
Oct 22 - AFP Q&A - AFP's Live Online Chat!
AFP now has a new way for you to interact with top leaders, practitioners, trainers and innovators in fundraising and philanthropy: AFP Q&A! ... more >