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  • National Philanthropy Day Conference and Awards

    Registration Now Open!

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

    Click on the links below for more details.
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  • Now Accepting Applications for the 2021 AFP-GLAC Board of Directors

    AFP-GLAC Members,

    On behalf of the AFP-GLAC Committee on Directorship, we are pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2021 AFP Greater Los Angeles Chapter Board of Directors. Serving on the board gives you a special opportunity to work with committed colleagues, and play a key role in advancing our chapter’s strategies for leadership and impact in the philanthropic landscape of Greater Los Angeles. You are invited to nominate a candidate or yourself! 

    Every year during the nomination cycle, our Committee on Directorship seeks to balance the skills and experiences of new directors with those of continuing board members. All returning and new board members must fill out the application. 

    For more information, and complete the online form click on the links below:

    GLAC BOD Duties and Responsibilities 2021

    2021 Board of Directors Application - A brief description of each position on the board is in the application.

    Please follow the instructions in the form and if you're new to the board submit a CV or resume to

    Application deadline: September 9, 2020

    Thank you,

    Yuri E. Casco, CFRE
    Immediate Past President
    Chair, Committee on Directorship

  • 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
  • AFP Global Membership Webinar

    Missed the webinar from AFP Global about membership benefits?

    Click on the link below to hear the recording.
  • Members Only Webinar

    Thank you to Ter Molen, Watkins & Brandt for providing this informative webinar specifically for AFP-GLAC members!

    When: Tuesday, May 5, 2020
    Time: 11:00 a.m. - Noon
    Price: Free for AFP-GLAC Members
    Register: Opening Soon! Members check your inbox for details.

    This event has been pre-approved by CFRE International for 1 CE.
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    Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Annual Fund Assessment: May 5 at 11:00 am

    Data is your best friend when it comes to developing your annual fund strategy. In this session, the president and CEO of Ter Molen Watkins & Brandt will reveal his process for evaluating his clients’ annual giving programs. Using case studies to illustrate, Don will show you how he helped two clients—a university and a social service agency—get their programs on track and their boards off their backs!


    Don Souhrada
    President & CEO
    Ter Molen Watkins & Brandt, LLC

  • Members Only Webinar

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

    Approved by CFRE International for 1 CE.

    When: Tuesday, April 14, 2020
    Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Your Pivot to a Virtual Fundraising Event

    You CAN do this. We can help.

    Silver lining: Your brilliant fundraising peers have been hitting targets via virtual events for several years, and your org can too. So what should you do if your organization needs to host a virtual fundraising event instead of a live one? We’ve got data, inspiration, and some best practices to run virtual events so that all of your fundraising dollars don’t go out the window.

    We’ll discuss:

    • You’ve canceled or postponed, now what? A checklist for you.
    • What a virtual fundraising event looks like
    • Various online fundraising components
    • BONUS: How to use these tactics to fundraise all year long


    Dianne Kleber 
    VP of Sales 

    Eric Newman
    Director of Event Operations

    Maureen Blandford
    VP of Marketing

  • 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!

    Approved by CFRE International for 1 CE.

    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!