Aligning People, Purpose, and Community

February 2023

 “I want you to understand that your first duty is to humanity. I want others to look at us and see that we care not just about ourselves but about others.” -      Madame CJ Walker

A Video Message from AFP-GLAC President, Lisa J. Baxter

Supporting AFP-GLAC

As we kick off our 55th birthday as a chapter, AFP-GLAC is calling on you to help grow our Chapter Fund. Your donation will support scholarships for members that may be experiencing hardships and help us underwrite the costs of running the chapter so we can serve you better. The board has committed to 100% participation in donating to this fund, and we are asking you to join us. AFP-GLAC is the premier resource for education, networking, research and advocacy in the non profit community. Sign up to be a monthly donor. Every dollar makes a difference! 


How to Make the Most of Your Membership!


Welcome, Members!

Thank you to those who have joined AFP-GLAC in December and January!

Kate Beck

Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation

Kelly Daita

Feeding America

Erin English

Melissa Estelle

Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Jocelyn Ferguson

Huntington Medical Research Institutes

Will Flores

Catalina Island Conservancy

Jessica Franks

Mission Doctors Association

Melissa Fuentes

Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking

Melanie Goodyear

Mater Dolorosa Passionist Retreat Center

Jennifer Gregg

GRG Strategies

Katrina Griffin

Achievement Network

Elham Haiem

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Jordan Haynes

Liberty Hill Foundation

Rahniesha Lewis

National Foster Youth Institute

Melissa Miller

Marine Mammal Care Center

Dan Murphy

Dignity Health

Victoria Radleigh Smith


Jaime Reed

Turnaround Arts California

Kayla Teel

Hollywood Community Housing Corporation

Staci Young


Updates to AFP Global's Membership Portal

AFP is transitioning to a new membership database. What does that mean for you?

On March 7, AFP will launch a new membership database. We are undergoing this transition to better serve you as a professional fundraiser and AFP member. To make this transition as seamless as possible for you, and to minimize any disruptions or frustration, please read through this list carefully and be prepared to take action.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Beginning Thursday, February 23, through Tuesday, March 7, the AFP Connect discussion forums will be unavailable due to the database transition. 

  • Beginning Friday, March 3, through Tuesday, March 7, membership join and renewal functionality will be unavailable. You also may experience delays through AFP’s customer service channels during that timeframe. We appreciate your patience!


  • On March 6 or 7, you will receive an email with subject line “Welcome to Salesforce: Verify Your Account” that you must click through to verify your account.
  • Until you verify your account, you will not be able to access your AFP member account.
  • The email will come from <> on March 6 or 7, 2023.
  • You have 7 days to take action on this email upon receipt, after which you will need to manually request a new email to verify your account.

  • Here is an example of what the email will look like:
  • When you click through the “Verify Your Account” email, you will be prompted to reset your password. From this point forward you will use your email address and new password to log in to your AFP member account.

  • If you have any issues locating your “Welcome to Salesforce: Verify Your Account” email or with logging in, please contact us at 800-666-3863 or

NEW AFP-GLAC Member Benefit: Quarterly Fundraising Academy Workshop Series starts March 14th!

By attending this cohort-style workshop series, you will learn how to deepen relationships with donors through a Cause Selling approach, ultimately growing your supporter base and increasing revenue. Connect and collaborate with your fellow LA-area fundraising professionals, train with Fundraising Academy trainers from around the country, discover effective prospecting strategies, fine tune your solicitation approach, and explore ways to dramatically improve your organizations' stewardship plans. 

These quarterly workshops are open to everyone and FREE for current AFP-GLAC members! Watch your inbox for more details and registration information in the coming days. Pursuing your CFRE certification? This workshop series is applicable for 6 points of CFRE credit. 


Thank you to our friends at Fundraising Academy for their support of our AFP-GLAC Chapter!

Whether you’re a new, renewed, or prospective member, we would like to invite you to this special session presented by Allison Sedwick, Director of Chapter Engagement for AFP Global on the value of your membership and how to make sure you’re making the most of it! We’ll take up the first 10 minutes for networking and if you have questions about your membership or our chapter, we’ll have time for Q&A after the presentation. This session will be conducted virtually via Zoom and all are welcome.

Attending ICON 2023? Join us at our Mixer!

ICON AFP-GLAC Chapter Mixer

Saturday, April 15, 2023

6:00 - 7:30 PM

New Orleans

$15 Per Person

Address to be sent once registered

Register Here

Job Posting Updates

AFP-GLAC brings our community together with resources that we all need and use - through educational and collaboration opportunities, professional development experiences and career opportunities and transition support.

There are a few important updates for the Chapter Job Board.


In order to promote gender and racial pay equity, AFP is leading the way and will be requiring salary ranges for all new positions posted on the AFP-GLAC Job Board. This information must be included in the PDF.

In addition – we will be returning to our pre-COVID pricing for job postings and in recognition that finding the right person to join your organization takes time, recently it seems that it takes even more time – so we have added a two-month posting option with discounted pricing.

Beginning March 1, 2023 the fees for posting a position announcement on the AFP-GLAC Job Board will be:


Job Board Post   One Month    Two Months


Member                      $195                $375


Nonmember                $350                $500


Thank you for supporting AFP-GLAC and let us know if you have any questions.

Job Board

Featured Black History Month Figure: 

Madame CJ Walker 

Featured Book: Madame CJ Walker’s The Gospel of Giving: Black Women’s Philanthropy During Jim Crow by Tyrone McKinley Freeman 

Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Blog Post:

‘Gospel of Giving’: Madam C.J. Walker and her philanthropy

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