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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!


Raul Castillo
President, AFP Greater San Fernando Valley Chapter

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

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Nov 23 - Director of Annual Giving
The Director of Annual Giving develops and executes comprehensive multi-year fundraising plans to grow the individual giving constituency group and develop a broad sustainable base of funding support for all of CDF. The position oversees multi-channel communication efforts (i.e. mail, email, online, website and social media platforms) and fundraising strategies, which will grow all levels of the annual giving donor base and increase long-term unrestricted revenue for CDF. In order to maximize growth in donor capacity and sustainability, the Annual Giving program will have a particular emphasis on the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of top-level gifts strategies for donors who contribute $500-$24,999 annually. ... more >
Nov 11 - Vice President of Advancement
The Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center is seeking a dynamic Vice President of Advancement to provide strong management, innovative strategies and exceptional leadership for all Eisner fundraising initiatives. This position reports to the President and CEO, serves as a key member of the senior management team, and works closely with Board members to develop, direct and execute comprehensive development programs that generate significant philanthropic support from foundations, individuals and corporations. ... more >
Oct 29 - Manager of Alumni Relations
Chaminade College Preparatory seeks a Manager of Alumni Relations to join our team of advancement professionals. Chaminade is an independent Catholic school serving over 2,000 students in grades 6-12 at our two beautiful campuses in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. ... more >
Oct 27 - Database Coordinator
Chaminade College Preparatory seeks an experienced DATABASE COORDINATOR for the Office of Advancement. Please see the complete job announcement on our website at Resumes and cover letters may be sent to by November 13, 2015 for consideration. This position is open until filled. ... more >
Nov 25 - Member Comments Requested on New IRS Substantiation Regulations
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has proposed new regulations that would modify its requirements that nonprofits obtain a “contemporaneous written acknowledgement” for contributions of $250 or more, and AFP is requesting comments and concerns from members about the proposal. ... more >
Nov 25 - The Whats, Hows, and Whys of Major Gift Solicitation
(Nov. 25, 2015) The benefit of major gifts is obvious. But the process of identifying and securing them—that's not so obvious. We recently spoke with Vern Snyder, ACFRE, vice president for institutional advancement at the University of Toledo, on how to define and calculate a major gift and his upcoming Dec. 10 webinar, "The Whats, Hows and Whys of Major Gift Solicitations." ... more >
Nov 24 - AFP Top Ten (Week of November 25, 2015): Fundraising Ideas, Stories & Perspectives You May Have Missed!
(Nov. 25, 2015) How introverts can be very successful fundraisers is just one of the topics in this week’s Top Ten, which also includes posts on exercising your “gratitude muscle,” the number one way to destroy your chief development officer, the procrastinator’s guide to year-end fundraising, shaming a major donor and creating a culture of increasing giving. ... more >
Nov 18 - Election Results Mean New Public Policy Opportunities for Philanthropy
(Nov. 18, 2015) On November 4, 2015 Justin Trudeau was sworn in as the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada. What does his new government, along with his 30-member Cabinet, mean for fundraising and philanthropy? ... more >
Nov 18 - Celebrating National Philanthropy Every Day
In a moving tribute to National Philanthropy Day, Roger Ali, CFRE, chair-elect of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada, shares how we all can make a difference through small acts and a giving heart. ... more >