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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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Feb 3 - Director of Development
The Development Director is responsible for directing all fundraising activities for the organization, including major and planned gifts, annual fund appeals, foundation and corporate giving,special events and donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. ... more >
Dec 5 - About Our Chapter
Welcome to the Greater San Fernando Valley Chapter of AFP. We meet the first Thursday of each month, 11:30 - 1:30, at the Courtyard by Marriott in Sherman Oaks. 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 ... more >
Jul 1 - Ten Star Award
The Chapter Ten Star honors those chapters who have accomplished many of the key objectives outlined in the AFP International Strategic Plan. ... more >
Mar 25 - AFP, Relationship Science Announce Strategic Partnership
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the largest community of fundraising professionals in the world, has announced a new strategic partnership with Relationship Science (RelSci), a technology solutions company that enables organizations to strategically leverage the collective connections of employees, executives, and board members in order to shorten fundraising cycles and identify high-impact donors. ... more >
Mar 25 - AFP Texas Lobbying Event a Huge Success
AFP chapters from across Texas came together in Austin at the State Capitol building in early March to raise awareness of philanthropic and fundraising policy issues at the second AFP Texas Legislative Action Day. ... more >
Mar 25 - Top Ten (Week of March 23, 2015): The Lure of Poverty Porn for Nonprofits
(March 23, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including what nonprofits can learn from Uber and AirBnb; the psychology of distractions; why you should crowdfund for your nonprofit; 10 insanely useful (and free!) Twitter tools for nonprofits; five ways to sabotage your call-to-action; and more! ... more >
Mar 25 - Bernard Ross Reveals the Next Big Thing in Fundraising!
(March 25, 2015) Have you ever wondered what your donors are thinking? Life would be so much simpler if you could read their minds. Now, we're actually a step closer to knowing. To understand what your donors are thinking, you first need to understand how they think. That’s where veteran consultant and author Bernard Ross, director of The Management Centre, and fundraising consultant Alan R. Hutson, Jr., principal and Managing Partner of The Monument Group, can help. ... more >
Mar 25 - Discover What Company CSR Executives are Thinking
(March 25, 2015) So, what are considered best practices in CSR? Does a CSR program bolster a company’s reputation? How does the company know one way or the other? How do companies keep on top of tracking, measuring and reporting impact? What is the future of CSR? What will the implications be for both corporations and the nonprofit sector? These, and other questions, will be addressed in the session “Understanding CSR from the Corporate Perspective” at the AFP International Fundraising Conference (Baltimore, March 29-31, 2015). ... more >