Community Announcements

  • Members Only Webinar

    Thank you to CCS Fundraising for providing this informative webinar specifically for AFP-GLAC members!  Members check your inbox for registration details!

    When: Wednesday, April 8, 2020
    Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Key Elements of Prospect Management

    Join your friends from CCS to explore the importance of, and key elements to, prospect management. Given the present circumstances, prospect and donor management has never been more important. How you build your pipeline, steward your donors, engage your prospects, record your data, and build your metrics are all topics to be explored and discussed. Together, we’ll share proven solutions and generate new ideas to bring your prospects closer, keep your donors connected, and build systems and plans that will only serve to advance your philanthropic efforts during this current crisis and when we emerge from it.



    Chris Looney
    Principal & Managing Director
    CCS Fundraising

    Jill Whiting
    Corporate Vice President
    CCS Fundraising

  • Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources

    For the latest resources regarding COVID-19, visit the resource page at AFP Global.
  • Message from the President: We are bringing the benefits of AFP-GLAC to you!

    Hello AFP-GLAC members and friends,

    During these challenging times, when our work lives have changed dramatically, we often turn to our professional associations to provide support and guidance. We want to be a catalyst in this endeavor.

    Yesterday, many of us nationwide participated in a webinar hosted by CCS Fundraising entitled "Navigating the Challenges Presented by Coronavirus."   Featuring three senior leaders of CCS,  the presentation was substantive, with ideas about how to navigate fundraising activities in the weeks ahead. Wanting to investigate how this webinar could be available for our chapter (since many could not register due to limited space), I reached out to Chris Looney, Managing Director of CCS Fundraising Southern California and a friend to AFP-GLAC. He generously provided the recording for us HERE.  Just a bit over ½ hour in length, I encourage you to listen.

    Another way for us to build community on-line is to send links to interesting articles about fundraising during this pandemic to our Chair of External Communications,  Felicity Palmer ( so she can share via social media.

    The leaders of our chapter value your membership and wish for you to continue valuing your relationship with AFP! Despite the need for social/physical distancing, we will provide opportunities where you can participate conveniently from a safe place. Stay tuned for information about an exciting webinar coming up in later in the month.

    Remember too, we are here for you. If you have questions or concerns, please reach out at 

    Here's wishing all of us patience and good health as we adjust to our new normal. 


    Mauria McPoland, MPA, ABC
    President, AFP Greater Los Angeles
  • March 12, 2020 Event - POSTPONED

    Due to some members’ concerns about the COVID-19 coronavirus, we have decided to postpone the Young Professionals Event scheduled for March 12.

    Once a new date is announced, there will be no need to register again.  Your current registration will be transferred to the rescheduled event.  If you have any questions please email the office at

    For those attending AFP ICON in Baltimore, please check the conference website to stay up-to-date on the latest messages from AFP Global and the steps they are taking to ensure a healthy and safe experience for attendees. CEO Mike Geiger recently announced a virtual attendance option.

    Stay informed by official sources including, and
  • Protecting Your Health at AFP-GLAC Events

    Dear Colleagues,

    Like you, the AFP Greater Los Angeles Chapter is closely monitoring the latest developments around COVID-19/novel coronavirus.  I wanted to take this opportunity to personally reach out to our loyal members and supporters to address the current situation and our chapter’s response.

    Please be assured that the AFP-GLAC is committed to the health and safety of all of our constituents as well as the larger Greater Los Angeles community. You are our top priority. 

    You may have seen recent guidance from the Los Angeles Public Health Department about large gatherings of people, specifically the LA Marathon coming up:

    We are not currently recommending the suspension of any large public events, including the LA Marathon,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “The public can continue to enjoy all that LA County has to offer, including this historic event. However, we do want people to take enhanced measures to protect themselves from the spread of respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19; this includes staying home if you are sick and frequently washing your hands.”

    Business continues as usual for AFP-GLAC and all events are still scheduled to operate as planned.

    To ensure the health and safety not just of our members, but the larger community, our chapter is implementing the following changes, effective immediately:

    1. Monthly luncheons and other planned events will continue as planned, but we encourage all members to enjoy a “handshake free” experience.
    2. We will avoid communal food service as much as possible.
      • At events that provide food, such as monthly luncheons, we will provide individually packaged meals. Condiments and dressings will be individually packaged for service.
      • We will not provide communal water jugs or pitchers. At events without hands free water stations, we will provide a limited amount of bottled water. We encourage everyone to bring their own filled reusable water bottle to all AFP-GLAC events.
      • To avoid cross contamination from communal coffee pots, we will not provide coffee or tea service until further notice.
    3. We advise all attendees to wash their hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water, especially before eating. We will also have a multitude of hand sanitizers available for use.
    4. We insist that anyone who is sick stay home instead of attending an event.   

    We are aware that some local conferences have been canceled, but these conferences had much larger expected attendance than anything conducted by the AFP-GLAC Chapter. 

    AFP Global - AFP International Conference (ICON) is still proceeding as planned in Baltimore from March 29 to March 31. Please check the AFP Global website for future updates.

    We will continue to monitor this situation as it develops and will heed the advice of federal, state, and local authorities, as well as basic common sense. Any changes will be communicated via email and our website.

    We also ask for all to remain informed by official sources including, and

    Mauria McPoland, MPA, ABC
    President, AFP Greater Los Angeles

  • Mark Your Calendar!

    Mark your calendar for 2020!  Visit our events page to see our full schedule for next year!