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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!

Announcements

  • YVETTE HERRERA NAMED PRESIDENT OF ASSOC. OF FUNDRAISING PROFESSIONALS GREATER LOS ANGELES CHAPTER

    Date: January 3rd, 2022

    For Release: Immediate

    Contact: Heather Even, 714-771-3685, heather@maplestreet.org

     

    YVETTE HERRERA NAMED PRESIDENT OF ASSOCIATION OF FUNDRAISING PROFESSIONALS GREATER LOS ANGELES CHAPTER

     

    The Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Los Angeles (AFP GLAC,) is proud to announce that Yvette Herrera of Netzel Grigsby Associates has been named President of this distinguished volunteer organization. Founded in 1968, AFP-GLAC has a legacy of supporting and developing strong philanthropy leaders throughout the area who in turn support a variety of non-profit organizations through fundraising and development. Under Herrera’s leadership, this momentum will continue, with a focus on reaching out to support those who are new to the field of fundraising while continuing to strengthen the education and leadership of experienced professionals.

    “The last two years have challenged and changed the way non-profits operate – especially how we fundraise,” said Yvette. “We should not aim for a return to business as usual. We can and must do better.  Now is the time to develop strategies and take action to bring to the table those who have been missing – as donors, board members and fundraising professionals. Instead of implementing best practices which can often mean repeating what worked in the past, let aspire instead to implement what’s best … for our collective future.”

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    About the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Los Angeles Chapter

    The Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Los Angeles Chapter is committed to supporting development professionals throughout the greater Los Angeles area of California. They have over 400 active members, who serve as development directors, fundraising consultants, grant writers, executives, and other individuals dedicated to fundraising and philanthropy.

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  • How to Become a CFRE

    Tuesday, January 18, 2022
    11 a.m. - 12 p.m. (PST)
    Via Zoom

    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!

    $20 for AFP Members / $30 for Non-Members

    Presented by CFRE CA Ambassador, Pegi Matsuda, CFRE

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