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!


  • Become a CFRE in 2023

    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!
    Presented by CFRE Ambassador, Pegi Matsuda, MA, CFRE
    Pegi Matsuda is an experienced and enthusiastic business and community leader with more than 35 years of experience during times of significant industry challenge. She’s led change in several industries including telecommunications, natural gas, publishing, health care and a not-for-profit membership organization. Immediately prior to launching her own consulting practice in July 2018, she created and launched a charitable foundation for a community hospital and became its first president. She holds an MA Degree in Organizational Leadership from Woodbury University and a BS Degree in Human Relations and Organizational Behavior from the University of San Francisco.  She also holds the designation of Certified Fundraising Executive (“CFRE”). 
    AFP Members - $20
    Non-Members - $35
    Zoom information sent prior to the event.
  • AFP-GLAC Holiday Mixer & Inspirational Luncheon

    When:  Dec 13, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM (PT)
    Annual Holiday Mixer & Inspirational Luncheon with guest speaker Wendy Gladney

    About our Speaker

    Wendy Gladney is a Coach, Life Strategist, Community Relations Consultant, Author, and Speaker. A multi-faceted businesswoman with close to thirty years of experience, Wendy is the founder of Personal Services Plus, (PSP); Season of Greatness (SOG); and nonprofit, Forgiving for Living, Inc. (FFL). As a Consultant and Strategist, Wendy has worked with individuals, leading community-based organizations, small businesses, and corporations in America.

    ​A native of Southern California, Wendy received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Continuing her education, she is a graduate of both The Protocol School of Washington, certified and licensed to teach International Protocol, Etiquette, and Intercultural Understanding; and Antioch University Coaching Tools Program, where she received a certification in coaching.

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