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 300 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!


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  • 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 <noreply@salesforce.com> 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 afp@afpglobal.org.

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