Community Announcements

  • NPD Nominations Extended!

    Dear AFP-GLAC Community,

    You asked and we listened! The National Philanthropy Day Awards nominations deadline has been extended one week to Thursday, May 18th.

    Thank you to those who have already submitted your nominations!

    We are moving forward as scheduled with zoom sessions planned for May 15th, 18th and 19th at noon. If you have submitted a nomination but not received a calendar invite for your selected time, please email Hannah Berger at

    A fourth, and final, zoom session is being added for May 24th.

    Your AFP Greater Los Angeles Area Chapter is excited to identify our 2023 honorees for the following awards:

    Outstanding Individual Philanthropist
    Outstanding Nonprofit Organization
    Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation
    Outstanding Fundraising Professional

    In an effort to make this nomination process as inclusive and accessible as possible, we are asking nominators to submit their nomination via this short form, and then attend a zoom session where you will share about your nominee in real time with the selection committee. Please note: you may nominate the organization you work for or volunteer with, but individuals may not self-nominate for individual awards.

    Submit your nominations and save the date to celebrate! The National Philanthropy Day celebration will be an evening cocktail and networking reception held on November 9th at Wellnest near Exposition Park.

    Nominations close on Thursday, May 18th - no exceptions! Don't delay, submit today!

    Click the link to submit/click here to submit:

  • Fundraising Academy Session 2 - May 16, 2023

  • How to Make the Most of Your Membership!

  • AFP Global's New Database Transition

    AFP is transitioning to a new membership database. What does that mean for you?

    On March 7, AFP will launch a new membership database. We are undergoing this transition to better serve you as a professional fundraiser and AFP member. To make this transition as seamless as possible for you, and to minimize any disruptions or frustration, please read through this list carefully and be prepared to take action.

    Here’s what you need to know:

    • Beginning Thursday, February 23, through Tuesday, March 7, the AFP Connect discussion forums will be unavailable due to the database transition.


    • Beginning Monday, February 27 through Tuesday, March 7, the AFP Chapter Website will be frozen.  Job Postings will not be able to be posted during this time.  Members will not be able to login to access the database.
    • Beginning Friday, March 3, through Tuesday, March 7, membership join and renewal functionality will be unavailable. You also may experience delays through AFP’s customer service channels during that timeframe.
      • We appreciate your patience!
    • On March 6 or 7, you will receive an email with subject line “Welcome to Salesforce: Verify Your Account” that you must click through to verify your account.
      • Until you verify your account, you will not be able to access your AFP member account.
      • The email will come from <> on March 6 or 7, 2023.
      • You have 7 days to take action on this email upon receipt, after which you will need to manually request a new email to verify your account.
      • Here is an example of what the email will look like:
         Welcome to Salesforce email screenshot
    • When you click through the “Verify Your Account” email, you will be prompted to reset your password. From this point forward you will use your email address and new password to log in to your AFP member account.
    • If you have any issues locating your “Welcome to Salesforce: Verify Your Account” email or with logging in, please contact us at 800-666-3863 or
  • Volunteer with Us!

  • Become a CFRE in 2023

    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!
    Presented by CFRE Ambassador, Pegi Matsuda, MA, CFRE
    Pegi Matsuda is an experienced and enthusiastic business and community leader with more than 35 years of experience during times of significant industry challenge. She’s led change in several industries including telecommunications, natural gas, publishing, health care and a not-for-profit membership organization. Immediately prior to launching her own consulting practice in July 2018, she created and launched a charitable foundation for a community hospital and became its first president. She holds an MA Degree in Organizational Leadership from Woodbury University and a BS Degree in Human Relations and Organizational Behavior from the University of San Francisco.  She also holds the designation of Certified Fundraising Executive (“CFRE”). 
    AFP Members - $20
    Non-Members - $35
    Zoom information sent prior to the event.
  • AFP-GLAC Holiday Mixer & Inspirational Luncheon

    When:  Dec 13, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM (PT)
    Annual Holiday Mixer & Inspirational Luncheon with guest speaker Wendy Gladney

    About our Speaker

    Wendy Gladney is a Coach, Life Strategist, Community Relations Consultant, Author, and Speaker. A multi-faceted businesswoman with close to thirty years of experience, Wendy is the founder of Personal Services Plus, (PSP); Season of Greatness (SOG); and nonprofit, Forgiving for Living, Inc. (FFL). As a Consultant and Strategist, Wendy has worked with individuals, leading community-based organizations, small businesses, and corporations in America.

    ​A native of Southern California, Wendy received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Continuing her education, she is a graduate of both The Protocol School of Washington, certified and licensed to teach International Protocol, Etiquette, and Intercultural Understanding; and Antioch University Coaching Tools Program, where she received a certification in coaching.

  • Know Before You Go!

    We are so excited to see everyone in person Friday!  Click on the link below to read all the important details for the event.
  • A special welcome from Keynote, Dr. Niki Elliott

  • Congratulations to this Year's NPD Honorees!