Community Announcements


    Date: January 3rd, 2022

    For Release: Immediate

    Contact: Heather Even, 714-771-3685,




    The Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Los Angeles (AFP GLAC,) is proud to announce that Yvette Herrera of Netzel Grigsby Associates has been named President of this distinguished volunteer organization. Founded in 1968, AFP-GLAC has a legacy of supporting and developing strong philanthropy leaders throughout the area who in turn support a variety of non-profit organizations through fundraising and development. Under Herrera’s leadership, this momentum will continue, with a focus on reaching out to support those who are new to the field of fundraising while continuing to strengthen the education and leadership of experienced professionals.

    “The last two years have challenged and changed the way non-profits operate – especially how we fundraise,” said Yvette. “We should not aim for a return to business as usual. We can and must do better.  Now is the time to develop strategies and take action to bring to the table those who have been missing – as donors, board members and fundraising professionals. Instead of implementing best practices which can often mean repeating what worked in the past, let aspire instead to implement what’s best … for our collective future.”

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    About the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Los Angeles Chapter

    The Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Los Angeles Chapter is committed to supporting development professionals throughout the greater Los Angeles area of California. They have over 400 active members, who serve as development directors, fundraising consultants, grant writers, executives, and other individuals dedicated to fundraising and philanthropy.

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  • How to Become a CFRE

    Tuesday, January 18, 2022
    11 a.m. - 12 p.m. (PST)
    Via Zoom

    Ready to take control of your fundraising career and earn the world’s only globally-recognized, accredited certification for fundraising professionals?

    If you’ve ever contemplated becoming a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) but wanted to better understand the benefits and process, don’t miss this webinar.

    CFREs earn 10 – 25% more than non-certified colleagues with comparable experience (Source: 2021 AFP Compensation & Benefits Report) while reporting enhanced professional opportunities and increased on-the-job confidence.

    Join us for the webinar and you’ll learn about:

    - Benefits of becoming a CFRE
    - Eligibility requirements
    - How to start and submit your application
    - Cost
    - CFRE exam overview
    - Studying for the exam
    - Recertification

    Plus we'll have a live Q&A so you can get the answers you need. We hope you can join us!

    $20 for AFP Members / $30 for Non-Members

    Presented by CFRE CA Ambassador, Pegi Matsuda, CFRE


    December 7, 2021
    11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    Join us for our end of year Chapter Meeting & Holiday Celebration as we gather for the first time in-person since February 2020!

    Wear something festive as you mix and mingle with your AFP-GLAC friends and associates, celebrate our National Philanthropy Day honorees, get inspired by our motivational speaker, meet the incoming board of directors, and recognize chapter donors and our outgoing board of directors.

    $60 Members
    $75 Non-Members

    Registration closes December 3rd at 5 p.m.
    Late registration fee $10
    Parking not included in price of ticket.

    Please read the full COVID-19 Policy prior to registering.  Per LA County guidelines, all attendees must show proof of vaccination or negative test within 72 hours of the event.

    Links to event

  • Last Chance to Register

    It's not too late!  Please join us for National Philanthropy Day 2021!

    Click on the links below for more details

    Unable to attend?  Please consider donating in honor of this year's honorees.
  • Virtual Roundtable: Work Life Balance

    Join us on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 10:30 am for a virtual Zoom roundtable where we'll discuss Work Life Balance. The session will begin with a panel discussion by notable Los Angeles based recruiters who will explore:

    1. New priorities in the wake of the pandemic
    2. Generational differences in how those priorities play out
    3. Changing employer expectations
    4. What recruiters are hearing from both sides - job seekers and hiring employers.


    PARTNER Morris & Berger

    Allison Fuller
    Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Envision Consulting

    Sondra (Sunny) Levitt, PCC 
    Senior Consultant & Career Coach
    Korn Ferry Advance
  • IDEA Session: Shifting Behaviors Through Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access: A collaboration wi

    October 1, 2021
    11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. (PT)
    Approved by CFRE for 1.25 CEs
    $30 AFP Members/$40 Non-Members

    We are living in a moment of time where acts of performative allyship are at an all-time high. How do we shut out the noise and focus on the work at hand? How do we come together and begin to dismantle systems that don’t serve us? There are many approaches we can take, but we must start at the beginning and take steps together.

    Join us for a first-ever joint collaboration with our colleagues from AFP-Chicago. This peer-led workshop will be facilitated by IDEA Committee members from each chapter, and will include breakout sessions on three IDEA-related topics:

    o My Experience as a Fundraiser of Color

    o Managing Up: Fundraisers of Color and their Managers

    o Power and Privilege: White Allyship in the Fundraising Space

    We invite you to listen, learn and hold space for each other as we continue to heal and shift behaviors in this new era of philanthropy.

    Click here to read about our facilitators.

  • 2021 National Philanthropy Day Honorees Selected!

    AFP Greater Los Angeles Chapter’s National Philanthropy Day Conference and Awards Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the AFP-GLAC 2021 National Philanthropy Day Awards:

    Outstanding Corporate Award   City National Bank
    Outstanding Private Foundation Award   Sugar & Stilettos Charitable Foundation
    Outstanding Nonprofit Organization Award St. Vincent Meals on Wheels
    Spirit of Philanthropy Award Guadalupe Radio

    Congratulations to all the winners and all the nominees of this year’s National Philanthropy Day Awards!

    Join AFP-GLAC to learn about the accomplishments of our awardees and their significant philanthropic contributions at the virtual National Philanthropy Day Conference on Friday, November 5.  You can also meet them in-person at the AFP-GLAC Holiday Mixer and Inspirational Luncheon on December 7, 2021 at the Omni Los Angeles.

  • 2022 AFP-GLAC Board Nominations Now Open

    On behalf of the AFP-GLAC Committee on Directorship, we are pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2022 AFP Greater Los Angeles Chapter Board of Directors. Serving on the board gives you a special opportunity to work with committed colleagues, and play a key role in advancing our chapter’s strategies for leadership and impact in the philanthropic landscape of Greater Los Angeles. You are invited to nominate a candidate or yourself. 

    Each year during the nomination cycle, our Committee on Directorship seeks to balance the skills and experiences of new directors with those of continuing board members. All returning and new board members are required to complete the application. 

    For more information, and to complete the online form, click on the links below.

    GLAC BOD Duties and Responsibilities: A brief description of each position on the board is in the application.

    Please follow the instructions in the form and if you're new to the board submit a CV or resume to

    Application deadline: August 16, 2021

    Thank you,

    Mauria McPoland, MPA, ABC
    Immediate Past President
    Chair, Committee on Directorship
  • NPD Conference & Awards Agenda Announced!

    The NPD Conference & Awards Committee is pleased to announce the agenda for this year's virtual event.

    Here are the session titles/tracks:

    • A Brave New World of Fundraising - Learning BIG Lessons, Setting BOLD Goals (Keynote)
    • Incorporating IDEA into Grantmaking (IDEA)
    • Strategies for Retaining Disaster Response Donors (Annual Giving/Stewardship)
    • Reimagining Donor Engagement in the Post-Pandemic World (Leadership/Branding)
    • Pathways to Opportunities - Career Tips on Navigating Change (Career Development)
    • Strategic Planning in this Brave New World (Board Management)
    • Reimagining Events and Donor Engagement (Events)

    NPD Honorees to be announced soon!
  • NPD Conference & Awards will be virtual once again!

    We welcome award nominations. Click here for details.

    We welcome sponsors. Click here for details.

    Educational sessions are in development. Check back for more details.

    To get involved please reach out to Chair, Diana Corbin, CFRE
  • Registration Now Open for our Next IDEA Session

    When:  May 25, 2021 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM (PT)

    “We build a world with the language we use…”

    Jamie Hale, CEO, Pathfinders Neuromuscular Alliance (London)


    With the changing landscape in our society as we create a more inclusive space, oftentimes there is a struggle with consciously or unconsciously using language or words that are marginalizing or disparaging in nature. Throughout our careers, we have experienced discomfort or vulnerability when we say the wrong thing to a donor, colleague or community partner. These moments spur deep reflection at some point in our career/lives. If there is anything that we’ve learned in nonprofit work as fundraisers, it’s that the right words matter. They help build better relationships and create bridges. They shape how we view the world and how the world views us. So how can words help us to define new ways to engage with one another?


    Join AFP-GLAC’s IDEA (Inclusion. Diversity. Equity. Access.) Committee and Marla A. Parker, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Public Administration, Department of Political Science and Co-Founder, Civic and Social Innovation Group at California State University-Los Angeles as she helps us to unpack why words matter more than ever. She’ll lead us on an interactive exploration of the types of language and terminology that encourages a culture of constant learning and growth, which is critical in navigating a landscape where language changes. You’ll be given a blueprint of practical strategies, tools and resources that can ultimately be used as the building blocks towards a more equitable sector and world.


    Marla A. Parker, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor, Public Administration, Department of Political Science

    Co-Founder, Civic and Social Innovation Group

    California State University-Los Angeles


    Marla A. Parker, Ph.D. has nearly 20 years of success in the public and private sectors. Her broad areas of expertise include management, social impact, entrepreneurship, innovation, learning and development, diversity and inclusion. In addition, she co-founded the Civic and Social Innovation Group at California State University-Los Angeles, which promotes creative approaches to social change.

  • AFP-GLAC Statement on Boulder, Colorado

    On Monday, March 22 the lives of Eric Talley, Denny Strong, Neven Stanisic, Rikki Olds, Tralona Bartkowiak, Teri Leiker, Suzanne Fountain, Kevin Mahoney, Lynn Murray and Jody Waters were tragically cut short due to gun violence in Boulder, Colorado. Our hearts go out to the families, friends and the community that have been left behind to pick up the pieces. The Association of Fundraising Professionals of Greater Los Angeles (AFP-GLAC) and its members stand with Boulder, Colorado and honor those whose lives were taken much too soon.

    To learn more about the victims, click here:

    To learn more about how you can help or access mental health resources click here:

  • AFP-GLAC Statement on Atlanta

    The Association of Fundraising Professionals – Greater Los Angeles Chapter (AFP-GLAC) is devastated by the recent and growing attacks on the Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities across our nation. As a chapter, as fundraisers, and as community members, we stand by the AAPI communities, as well as our colleagues who identify with these groups. You are not alone.


    To our members who identify as AAPI, know that we see you and we hold space for you during this difficult and challenging time. Together, we will be the collective force that works to cast out hate, oppression and injustice of any kind.


    We are #OneAFP.



    We invite you to take a moment of silence and reflection for the eight lives lost

    in the horrific act of violence in Atlanta, GA on March 16, 2021


    Delaina Ashley Yaun

    Daoyou Feng

    Hyun Jung Grant

    Paul Andre Michels

    Soon C. Park

    Suncha Kim

    Xiaojie Tan

    Yong A. Yue



  • AFP-GLAC IDEA Program Awarded 2021 IDEA Champion Designation

    Congratulations to our own AFP-GLAC IDEA Committee and all members that have supported in our chapter’s IDEA programs and activities. IDEA is one of our chapter’s strategic priorities and our committee has been at the forefront in advancing it. The programs and activities offered to our chapter over the past year of been enriching, thought provoking, and challenging all of us to be solution oriented active leaders in promoting diversity and inclusion. AFP-GLAC is one of 98 chapters in the nation that was awarded this designation and honor.

  • Registration Now Open for March 16th Educational Event

    A Conversation with Weingart Foundation's New CEO & President, Miguel A. Santana

    Miguel A. Santana
    CEO & President
    Weingart Foundation

    Miguel A. Santana has over 30 years of experience leading numerous fiscal, legislative, political, and community issues. He served as President and C.E.O. of Fairplex since 2016, a nonprofit community benefit regional organization based in Pomona, CA. Previously, Miguel was the City Administrative Officer for the City of Los Angeles, where he oversaw the City’s $9 billion budget and designed the City’s first comprehensive homeless strategy, resulting in a $1.2 billion voter-approved housing bond and a doubling of the City’s general fund investment on programs to end homelessness. Prior to joining the City, Miguel served as one of five Deputy Chief Executive Officers for Los Angeles County, overseeing all social service programs supporting children, families, veterans and persons experiencing homelessness.

    Miguel was appointed President & C.E.O. of the Weingart Foundation in 2021. He engages in numerous civic efforts to create a more equitable Southern California region, including serving as Chair of the Committee for Greater L.A. He also serves on numerous nonprofit boards, including the Whittier College Board of Trustees.

    Miguel has a B.A. in Sociology and Latin American Studies from Whittier College and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University.

    This event is pending 1.5 CE approval from CFRE International.

    Thank you to our event sponsor!