LA_palm.bmpWelcome to the AFP Greater Los Angeles Chapter website. We are committed to supporting development professionals throughout the greater Los Angeles area of California. We have over 400 active AFP members, who serve as development directors, fundraising consultants, grant writers, volunteer fundraisers, foundation executives, and other individuals dedicated to fundraising and philanthropy.

The AFP Greater Los Angeles Chapter has regularly scheduled lunch meetings featuring local speakers and topics relevant to our everyday work. The chapter also offers educational and networking opportunities such as the local area Round Tables, Advanced Executive Forums, Young Professional Education Series, & National Philanthropy Day® Conference and Awards Lunchdon. Check out the chapter calendar for a schedule of what's happening and where!


  • NPD Conference & Awards will be virtual once again!

    Save the Date!
    November 5, 2021
    National Philanthropy Day Conference and Awards will be virtual once again this year!

    Check back for more details.

    To get involved please reach out to Co-Chairs, Nicole Capossela and 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.

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