February 2019 Newsletter

February 2019
February 12 Educational Event

Kickoff the New Year with AFP!

Even if you are committed to achieving diversity at your organization, sometimes you just don’t know how to take the next step.   The February professional development seminar Impacting Your Bottom Line – Diversity as a Fundraising Strategy will help you and your team go beyond talking about diversity to creating a culture of inclusion, diversity, equity, and access that will impact your bottom line. Register by Feb 8 for the early bird discount! Click here to register!

We are pleased to welcome back Armando Zumaya from the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy Institute who was a popular speaker at our AFP-GLAC National Philanthropy Day Conference in November to present both our professional development seminar and our lunch keynote address: The Crisis of Development Officer Short Tenures: Reevaluating How Our Performance is Judged.   Register for the monthly AFP-GLAC luncheon on February 12, 2019 and there is no additional fee for the pre-lunch seminar which begins at 10:30 AM.

If you are interested in getting more involved in promoting inclusion, diversity, equity, and access through AFP-GLAC and in your own non-profit, please consider joining the I.D.E.A. committee.

Email Yvette Herrera yherrera@netzelgrigsby.com or Lisa Baxter lisa@la-allstars.org for more information or an invitation to attend the next committee meeting.

Save the Date for 2019!
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Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - Young Professionals Event - Location TBA
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - Advanced Forum - Location TBA
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - Professional Development Seminar and Luncheon - Cathedral Center
Thursday, June 11, 2019 - Young Professionals Event - Location TBA
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - Local Area Roundtables
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - Advanced Forum - Location TBA
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - Professional Development Seminar and Luncheon - Cathedral Center
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - Local Area Roundtables
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - Regional Philanthropy Conference & National Philanthropy Day - JW Marriott Los Angeles
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - Holiday Mixer & Luncheon - Location TBA

Welcome New AFP-GLAC Members!

Halie Albertson - Live Impact

Darcy Calhoun - JDRF

Nicole Capossela - Team Rubicon

Amanda Holland - Eklektic Angel Inc.

Joel Marshall - JDRF

Dan Nevez - Campbell & Company

Bonnie Winings - Friends of The Observatory

New members listed joined between Dec 1 and Dec 31, 2018. Watch for January 2019 new members in the next issue!

AFP Anniversaries
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January Anniversaries

10 Years
Tim Peters

5 Years
Amber Ginsberg, Thurlow/Associates
Christina Hall, Los Angeles Philharmonic Association

February Anniversaries
15 Years
Mark Anello, Huntington Hospital

5 Years
Bernadine Bednarz, SoCal Committee for the Olympic Games
Janet Dial, Cal State LA
Tri Friz, Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital Foundation
Courtney Schlott

Members on the Move!

Wayne Herron – Vice President of Philanthropy, Palomar Health Foundation

Melanie Elliott – Consultant, m3 Development

Andrea Salazar – Vice President of Advancement, Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic

Please congratulate your fellow members in their latest career moves!  A special “shout out” to Wayne, former AFP-GLAC President, for his years of wonderful service to our chapter.  He will be missed.  No doubt that Wayne will quickly contribute his time and effort to our Southern California chapter in San Diego.

Have you recently changed positions? Please let us know so we can share your good news and new contact information! Send your name and new title, organization and contact information to elizabeth.birlet@cshs.org.
You can join AFP today!

It's a new year! Now is the time to join AFP-Greater Los Angeles!

Want to move your nonprofit fundraising career forward in 2019? AFP-GLAC can help!

No other association has benefits that can provide you with the experience, expertise, and networking that you need to move your career forward and enhance your fundraising skills!

When you join AFP-Greater Los Angeles, you will:

  • Gain new ideas and strengthen your team through educational programs and professional events that keep you in touch with peers, mentors and friends.
  • Learn new skills that advance our profession and connects you with colleagues committed to the same goals.
  • Save money with member discounts to events, publications, and conferences.
  • Advance your career and get new perspectives on what you do every day by attending local roundtables and luncheons, and taking advantage of additional educational opportunities.

For a list of individual membership categories and dues structure, click here.

An Installment Payment Plan is available! If you're interested, please click here for more information.                   

JOIN NOW at the AFP International Website.   

Any questions? Please contact AFP-GLAC membership committee chair Patricia Ostiller at
p.ostiller@cscpasadena.org or 626-796-1083 x704.

Eye on Ethics


A Message from Ethics Chair, Melanie Elliott

Eye on Ethics and Conversations Series – upcoming for April will be an article/conversation on sexual harassment. If you have an ethical dilemma you’d like to share, please send us an email with the dilemma and how you solved it, along with whether we can mention your name, and your dilemma may be used for one of our programs! Please send your story to Melanie Elliott, Ethics Chair at melhelliott@gmail.com.



Need assistance with your AFP-GLAC membership dues? Do you know a fundraiser who would benefit from AFP-GLAC membership, but needs assistance?

AFP-GLAC offers a scholarship that covers $50 of the membership fee for new and renewing members to join the AFP Greater Los Angeles Chapter.  Applicant must be a full-time fundraiser or spend at least fifty percent of their time fundraising. 

Want to attend an AFP-GLAC Development Seminar/Luncheon, but need assistance with the cost? 

AFP-GLAC offers a scholarship that will pay $30 towards the cost of an AFP-GLAC Development Seminar/Luncheon.  This scholarship is available to current members and the one- year membership requirement is waived.  Applications are due at least 10 business days before Early Bird Registration ends.

Please Click Here to access the Scholarship Application Form.  

Please Click Here to access the Scholarship Application Guidelines.  

AFP International

News From the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy

Congratulations to Barbara Bushnell, CFRE, an AFP-GLAC past president, for being selected to serve a two-year term on the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy. She joins Terry Monteleone, CFRE, CSPG, a past president of AFP-GLAC, who also serves on the Foundation Board.

The AFP Foundation For Philanthropy envisions a future in which communities are thriving thanks to the critical work of nonprofit organizations and the fundraising professionals who make their work possible.  To that end, the Foundation for Philanthropy, together with our sister organization, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, work tirelessly every day to help fundraisers succeed in their work while upholding the highest ethical standards.  The purpose of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - United States is to generate the resources to fund AFP strategic initiatives that advance ethical and effective fundraising.

New Professionals Events

Are you a Young Professional? Are you new to Fundraising?

As our fundraising profession continues to grow and attract “new professionals”, it is important to help prepare future generations of professionals in our field. If you are new to fundraising or just starting your career in development, we encourage you to join and attend our Young Professionals Events specifically targeting those new to development. Through your involvement, you will meet seasoned professional members willing to share their knowledge and experience of being successful in our field.  We encourage you to attend our monthly luncheons and seminars and other planned networking opportunities where you will engage with active professionals in our field.  For more information contact, Andrew Ur, Chair, Young Professionals, at: theandyur@gmail.com or Lupita Garza, VP, Education, Lupita.garza@ah.org.

Mark your calendars for these new professional events on March 12th and June 11th!
Philanthropy Update


Support our AFP-GLAC chapter through the Chapter Fund!

Your support to the AFP GLAC Chapter Fund has a direct impact on you as a member and all of the chapter’s members. Funds raised in the chapter fund provide scholarship opportunities specifically to AFP GLAC members for events such as the AFP-GLAC Regional Conference, the AFP International Conference, AFP-GLAC development seminars, and more. Investing in the Chapter Fund is just another way to invest in your own professional development!

To support the chapter today, click here. Every gift counts!

Thank you to our 2019 Supporter so far!
Janine Perron