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- Philanthropist
- Founder of a CV Non-Profit
- Fundraising Volunteer
- Philanthropic Foundation, Corporation or Civic/Service Organization
- Youth in Philanthropy

All honored on Friday, November 6.

Nominations Due May 18 at 5:00 p.m.


First and foremost, we hope that all of our Desert Communities Chapter AFP members are well and staying safe during this unprecedented time.  Working together, sharing resources, and providing support. We are here for you!

We are sorry that we will not be meeting in person for our April monthly chapter meeting. Know that we are fast at work on alternative ways to offer the content information from our March and April speakers to you. Look for updates!

And, to those who are not yet following our chapter Facebook page, please do so!  It is a great source of information and resources such as the below:

     The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting us all. The past few weeks have been filled with emotion, uncertainty, and anxiety.

     We understand that our AFP members are seeking guidance on how to proceed during this time. AFP CA, Desert Communities Chapter wanted to share FREE resources to you that help focus on the importance of continuous communication and engagement with stakeholders, prudent adjustments to short-term fundraising activities, and a focused commitment to staying the course of an organization’s overall fundraising plans.

Actions to Take Today
Principles for Fundraising: The Coronavirus and Philanthropy
By CCS Fundraising

8 Steps for Successful Fundraising During the Coronavirus Crisis
By Amy Eisenstein

Top Ten Actions to Take Today in Response to COVID-19
By Elena Gerstmann, PhD, FASAE, CAE
Principal, Avenue M Group

Free Webinar - MARCH 18th
Preparing Your Organization For A COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak
By NonprofitWebAdvisor

Podcast- Fundraising in the Midst of Fear: PART 1
By Jason Lewis

AFP CA, Desert Communities Chapter hopes that you utilize these resources to help calm and stabilize your    organizations. Thank you so much for being a member. Please feel free to pass along this information to your colleagues, peers, and volunteers.

Become a member of AFP today! http://bit.ly/JoinAFPCA

Have a question on Membership?  Call 800-666-3863

Memberships are handled by AFP Headquarters, not the local chapter



Thank you for visiting your Desert Communities Chapter of the
Association of Fundraising Professionals, a Ten Star Chapter!

Welcome to the AFP family!

On behalf of the Desert Communities Chapter of AFP, thank you for the dedication you have made to the fundraising profession.  By joining AFP, you demonstrate your support to the essential core values and integrity of philanthropy and fundraising.  Your individual passions and efforts have created deep impacts to the quality of life in the Coachella Valley and beyond.  Together, with your support, we are committed to bringing forward the positive change necessary to build strong, vibrant and healthy communities.

Looking ahead, this year we are focused on broadening and deepening our membership.  We are excited to offer our members meaningful, relevant educational programs that enhance your fundraising knowledge while giving support to your professional journey.  Make sure you check our schedule of programs as we are in new locations. We look forward to getting to know you and welcome you to the AFP family!

It is our pleasure to share with you the benefits of AFP chapter membership. 
Membership in AFP provides you and your organization with:

- Members-only access to research conducted by AFP International to help you keep current on trends and concerns among your peers

- Discounts on program luncheons for you and a guest

- Free job postings

- Free advertising of your events on Facebook

- Scholarship opportunities for conferences

- Discounted webinars on fundraising

- The assurance that you and your organization adhere to the Donor Bill of Rights and Code of Ethical Conduct in all fundraising endeavors and

- Lasting friendships

Please feel free to contact us for more information

Kindest regards,

Judi Olivas


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