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Welcome to the website for the Greater San Fernando Valley Chapter of the
Association of Fundraising Professionals. We are glad you found this site, and I hope
that means that you are interested in developing your knowledge, skills and resources
in the fundraising profession. If so, you have come to the right place!

We are a chapter that is comprised of fundraising professionals from a range of non-
profit organizations and consulting firms throughout the greater SFV area. We are a
friendly group and we value and respect the amazing professionals in our Chapter and
are honored by the great range of expertise found within our group, and the causes with
whom we are associated.

We hold monthly luncheon meetings on the first Thursday of each month, 11:30-1:30,
at the Courtyard by Marriott in Sherman Oaks, featuring a strong and varied group
of speakers and funders. These educational sessions are a great way to learn new
techniques and tips to enhance your agency’s development program…and a great way
to network and learn from colleagues in the field. Use the Event Calendar to make your reservation.

I invite you to make time in your schedule to communicate and grow with us. On behalf
of the board of the Greater San Fernando Valley Chapters, welcome!


Charles Robbins, CFRE
President, AFP Greater San Fernando Valley Chapter

Areas served by chapter: San Fernando, Antelope, Conejo, Santa Clarita, and Simi Valleys

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Sep 16 - Foundation Specialist
Seeking administrative professional to work with local Hospital Foundation. ... more >
Sep 16 - Foundation Specialist
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Oct 18 - Three Steps to a Fantastic Board Retreat
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Oct 18 - Building a Holistic Approach to Grant Seeking
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Oct 17 - Public Policy Update: Opportunities to Contribute to Public Policy and Public Debate!
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