Community Announcements

  • 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.

  • AFP-GLAC Statement on Boulder, Colorado

    On Monday, March 22 the lives of Eric Talley, Denny Strong, Neven Stanisic, Rikki Olds, Tralona Bartkowiak, Teri Leiker, Suzanne Fountain, Kevin Mahoney, Lynn Murray and Jody Waters were tragically cut short due to gun violence in Boulder, Colorado. Our hearts go out to the families, friends and the community that have been left behind to pick up the pieces. The Association of Fundraising Professionals of Greater Los Angeles (AFP-GLAC) and its members stand with Boulder, Colorado and honor those whose lives were taken much too soon.

    To learn more about the victims, click here:

    To learn more about how you can help or access mental health resources click here:

  • AFP-GLAC Statement on Atlanta

    The Association of Fundraising Professionals – Greater Los Angeles Chapter (AFP-GLAC) is devastated by the recent and growing attacks on the Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities across our nation. As a chapter, as fundraisers, and as community members, we stand by the AAPI communities, as well as our colleagues who identify with these groups. You are not alone.


    To our members who identify as AAPI, know that we see you and we hold space for you during this difficult and challenging time. Together, we will be the collective force that works to cast out hate, oppression and injustice of any kind.


    We are #OneAFP.



    We invite you to take a moment of silence and reflection for the eight lives lost

    in the horrific act of violence in Atlanta, GA on March 16, 2021


    Delaina Ashley Yaun

    Daoyou Feng

    Hyun Jung Grant

    Paul Andre Michels

    Soon C. Park

    Suncha Kim

    Xiaojie Tan

    Yong A. Yue



  • AFP-GLAC IDEA Program Awarded 2021 IDEA Champion Designation

    Congratulations to our own AFP-GLAC IDEA Committee and all members that have supported in our chapter’s IDEA programs and activities. IDEA is one of our chapter’s strategic priorities and our committee has been at the forefront in advancing it. The programs and activities offered to our chapter over the past year of been enriching, thought provoking, and challenging all of us to be solution oriented active leaders in promoting diversity and inclusion. AFP-GLAC is one of 98 chapters in the nation that was awarded this designation and honor.

  • Registration Now Open for March 16th Educational Event

    A Conversation with Weingart Foundation's New CEO & President, Miguel A. Santana

    Miguel A. Santana
    CEO & President
    Weingart Foundation

    Miguel A. Santana has over 30 years of experience leading numerous fiscal, legislative, political, and community issues. He served as President and C.E.O. of Fairplex since 2016, a nonprofit community benefit regional organization based in Pomona, CA. Previously, Miguel was the City Administrative Officer for the City of Los Angeles, where he oversaw the City’s $9 billion budget and designed the City’s first comprehensive homeless strategy, resulting in a $1.2 billion voter-approved housing bond and a doubling of the City’s general fund investment on programs to end homelessness. Prior to joining the City, Miguel served as one of five Deputy Chief Executive Officers for Los Angeles County, overseeing all social service programs supporting children, families, veterans and persons experiencing homelessness.

    Miguel was appointed President & C.E.O. of the Weingart Foundation in 2021. He engages in numerous civic efforts to create a more equitable Southern California region, including serving as Chair of the Committee for Greater L.A. He also serves on numerous nonprofit boards, including the Whittier College Board of Trustees.

    Miguel has a B.A. in Sociology and Latin American Studies from Whittier College and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University.

    This event is pending 1.5 CE approval from CFRE International.

    Thank you to our event sponsor!
  • Registration Now Open for January 19th Event

    When:  Jan 19, 2021 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM (PT)
    How to become a CFRE
    Presented by Ashley Gatewood, Communications and Marketing Manager, CFRE

    How do you get to the next level in your career? How do you demonstrate to your peers, donors, upper management, and the board that you are truly a knowledgeable fundraising professional?

    Thousands of fundraising professionals worldwide have boosted their salaries, career prospects, and fundraising knowledge by becoming a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).

    In fact, CFREs earn 7 – 15% more than non-CFREs according to the 2020 AFP Benefits and Compensation Report. CFREs also report greater professional opportunities and on-the-job confidence.

    Don’t miss this session if you want to learn how to get started with becoming a CFRE so you can begin enjoying the many benefits that come with certification.

    This session will provide you with an overview of the CFRE credential – what it is, how to get started, eligibility requirements, filling out the application, an overview of the exam, and more.

    $20 for AFP Members (use your email on file for Member discount)
    $30 for Non-Member

    Log-in details to be sent after registration.
  • Annual Holiday Inspirational Event - December 10

    Our featured speaker is Birgit Smith-Burton, president-elect of Global’s board of directors and chair, Global IDEA Committee. Randi Sunshine, member of AFP-GLAC and Global IDEA Committee will moderate Birgit’s presentation entitled: DIVERSITY – FROM A PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL PERSPECTIVE. Learn about the many ways we can include diversity, equity and access in all aspects of our lives. Also, be apprised of Global’s IDEA initiative.   Following this motivational talk we will introduce the 2021 board, recognize Be The Cause & Chapter Fund donors, and provide  holiday treats to some lucky members.

    Price: $25 member/$35 non-member

    Deadline to register – December 8, 2020

    This workshop is pending CFRE International CEs.

  • Tips for Logging in to NPD Conference and Awards

    Login now!
    We highly suggest logging into the virtual event platform in advance of the event starting on Friday, November 13th. We strongly recommend that you use Chrome as your internet browser on your computer as it will give you the best experience. For easy access to Expo Pass, you will receive an email with a “Magic Link” following this email that will take you into the virtual conference platform. Expo Pass can also be accessed anytime by using the login credentials you created when you registered. 

    Magic Link:

    You will be receiving your Magic Link via email from to the email you used to register for the event. Click on the Magic Link to access the event ahead of time and get familiar with all we have to offer! If the Magic Link should expire and you need a new one, follow the self-serve instructions HERE:

    If you do not see it in your inbox, please check your spam folder.

    You can also reach out to Expo Pass and they will help you:

    Navigating your Expo Pass Virtual Event:

    Once you login, you should see the event you are registered for on the first screen. Click on “Details” to access the event. This will take you to the Virtual Event Home Page. Here you can navigate personalizing your profile, event schedule and other resources, as well as view our robust schedule.

    Build your own personalized agenda:

    Once you log in, you can plan your day ahead of time. Review the agenda and see what each session is all about. Add any sessions to your personalized agenda to give yourself a reminder to attend. As an overview-The first session will be available starting 8:45 AM PST, with our opening keynote kicking off right at 9 AM PST.

    The rest of the day is filled with various breakout sessions, opportunities to meet the speakers and exhibitors, and informal lunch meet-up opportunities. In addition, at 3:15 the virtual doors will open to our 35th Annual National Philanthropy Day Awards Celebration!


    Need Help? 

    If you need help, the AFP-GLAC Team is here!

    • Need help logging in? You can also reach out to Expo Pass and they will help you:
    • Need more assistance navigating Expo Pass, visit the Expo Pass Attendee Help Center for helpful step-by-step instructions and videos.
    • You did not receive your registration confirmation? Contact NPD registration support: Heather Even,
    • Have additional questions? Please contact us!
  • National Philanthropy Day Conference and Awards

    Join us November 13th for our Virtual Conference and Awards Ceremony.  

    Click on the links below for more details.
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  • National Philanthropy Day goes Virtual

  • Afternoons with AFP-GLAC: A Member Only Event - August 20

    For AFP-GLAC Members Only

    AFP Greater Los Angeles Chapter recognizes these times are unprecedented and nonprofit professionals may be missing that sense of community you get when you come to an AFP event. We have a solution for that! We are hosting Afternoons with AFP-GLAC a FREE "Nonprofit Happy Hour" for our GLAC members. Here you can vent, commiserate, get assistance, celebrate successes, or just "hang out" with other like-minded individuals!

    This is an informal, bi-weekly, virtual gathering, and each attendee is encouraged to join with their own drink (a GLACtini or Fundraiserita, perhaps?) or favorite treat! There won’t be a set topic, we’ll just a set a space for nonprofit professionals to gather together, support one another and share information.

    Mark your calendars, our next Afternoons with AFP-GLAC will be:

    When: Thursday, August 20, 2020

    What time: 4:00-5:00pm

    Where: Your computer, laptop, or smart phone


    Click here to RSVP. Membership to be verified by the Membership Committee.

    For security reasons, we’ll send out the Zoom ID and password a couple days before event.

    This event is presented free with Registration. Please consider making a donation to support further virtual programming from your GLAC chapter. 

    We look forward to seeing you soon!

    AFP-GLAC Membership Committee


    Our AFP-GLAC Office has moved! 

    Please update your records to the following address:

    25943 Via Pera
    Mission Viejo, CA 92691