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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 355 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 Luncheon. Check out the chapter calendar for a schedule of what's happening and where!


  • NPD Nominations Now Open!

    National Philanthropy Day Nominations Now Open!
    Click here to submit your nomination today!

    • In order to nominate someone, you must have permission from the individual in order to nominate him/her/them for an award.
    • You may encourage others to nominate the same person or organization.
    • If your nominee is chosen, you must confirm that the person or representative from the organization can participate on our in-person event on October 28, 2022.
    • If your nominee is chosen, we expect you to serve as liaison to your nominee and the National Philanthropy Day Conference & Awards Committee.
    • If your nominee is chosen, we ask that you invite guests to participate in the program and assist in securing sponsorships from your organization and your nominee's network.
    • If your nominee is chosen, you agree to participate in our networking reception for National Philanthropy Conference & Awards Program.
    • Please follow the word count guidelines in the nomination form.

    Nomination Categories 

    Outstanding Philanthropist

    Outstanding Corporation or Corporate Foundation

    Outstanding Public or Private Foundation

    Outstanding Nonprofit Organization

    Outstanding Professional Fundraiser

    Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy



  • 3 Key Strategies to Maximize Your Board’s Fundraising Mindset

    Tuesday, June 21, 2022
    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Pacific)
    Via Zoom
    For many boards fundraising is truly an “f” word—and not in a good way.  Yet, it is inherent in a board’s governance duty to ensure that their organization is financially sustainable and has access to funding.  Fundraising is one of –if not THE--biggest priorities of any nonprofit but it is the #1 cause of complaint by both CEOs and Boards. Learn the three top reasons why board members don’t fundraise and how to change their mindsets. Join Kim Olpin (she/her), Executive Director at Jericho Road Pasadena, and Barbara O'Reilly, CFRE (she/her), Principal, Windmill Hill Consulting, as they share key steps you need to have in place to build your team of volunteer leaders; to train them and manage their expectations for success; and to determine the roles every Board member can—and should—play in creating a strong culture of giving within your organization--all through a lens of improving diversity and inclusion around the board table.