Chapter Newsletter

April 2024

Reflecting on an Eventful Start to 2024

Dear GLAC members,

As we stride through the first four months of 2024, it’s remarkable to see the energy and enthusiasm our community has brought to our educational and networking events. From insightful gatherings to inspiring conferences, we’ve been on an educational journey together.

Member Mixer: Coffee Hour

Our first Member Mixer of the year, our Coffee Hour, was a delightful gathering where members got to connect, share ideas, and build relationships. It’s always heartening to see the vibrant exchange of knowledge and experiences among our members.

AFP Global ICON Conference

This year's AFP Global ICON Conference was a highlight for fundraisers worldwide. Held earlier this month, it brought together professionals from diverse backgrounds to learn, collaborate, and inspire one another. We’re thrilled that a strong contingent of LA Chapter members attended, returning reenergized, inspired, and armed with valuable insights to drive positive change in their organizations.

However, we understand that this year’s ICON coincided with Ramadan, which posed challenges for many of our members. We acknowledge and share in your frustrations. Our commitment to inclusivity is unwavering, and we’re dedicated to ensuring that not only our chapter events are accessible and considerate of all our members’ needs but will also be your advocates for global events.

In this spirit, we’re pleased to learn that next year’s ICON will not fall during Ramadan which better aligns with our values of inclusivity and respect for diverse cultures and traditions.

Your Concerns Matter

Your feedback is invaluable to us. If you have any concerns or suggestions regarding our chapter or global programming, we’re here to listen and partner with you to address them. Together, we can ensure that our organization truly embodies the principles of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA).

As we look ahead, we’re excited about the upcoming events and opportunities to learn, grow, and connect as a community. Stay tuned for more updates and mark your calendars for our upcoming events!

Warm regards,

Your AFP Greater LA Chapter Board

Our SoCal Consortium at ICON 2024!

"I am grateful and invigorated from attending the 2024 AFP ICON. There were thought-provoking keynotes, engaging sessions, and extensive networking opportunities. Every moment was a catalyst for growth and inspiration. The connections made and insights gained have left an indelible mark, fueling my passion and driving me forward with renewed vigor and purpose. I highly recommend anyone looking to strengthen their career and deepen their understanding of the philanthropy go to ICON next year!"

-Charlotte Lacey, AFP-GLAC ICON Scholar

Snap & Sip Headshot Mixer

May 8th

Thank you to everyone who joined us at Coffee Hour on March 28th, and Cocktails and Conversation at AFP ICON on April 7th! We loved spending time with you all. Please save the date for our upcoming mixer:

Snap & Sip Headshot Mixer!

Want to update your headshot and meet other amazing fundraisers at the same time? Join us May 8th from 4-7 pm for self-service headshots, snacks and drinks, and a wonderful time at Portrait Space in Pasadena! Attendance is free for AFP Members but registration is required.

This event is generously sponsored by Your Mission Possible, a new way to fundraise!

Register today!

Want to help engage fellow members and organize fun events like these?

Join the Membership Committee and help us create more happy hours and mixers! Please contact Crissi Avila, Chair of Member Recruitment for more information. Our committee meets via Zoom on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 6-7pm. 

I.D.E.A. Corner

Join us virtually!

12PM | May 8th

In partnership with the AFP API Affinity Group, of which Jordan Kough is a member, this is a special Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Heritage Month virtual program.

Coming from the perspective of an Asian American who has been an Executive Director, Development Director, Board Member, and Program Staff, this webinar comes with a 360 perspective on how to navigate perceived and real power dynamics that often surface in the nonprofit sector to most efficiently use your time and limited resources. It is focused on expanding your approach to Give / Get and monthly activities to motivate your Board without overwhelming your staff.

All affinity groups and allies are welcome!

Register today!

NPD 2024 Nominations Close April 26th

Nominations are open!

Nomination Deadline EXTENDED: Friday, April 26, 2024

View Past National Philanthropy Day Honorees

Membership Scholarships Available!

AFP Los Angeles is excited to announce membership and event scholarships for professionals in our community!

Twelve (12) local professionals will receive a 1-year AFP Membership.

Review the membership levels and criteria here.

Membership application closes on April 30th

Apply Today for a membership and to attend an AFP Chapter event!

SoCal Consortium Educational Feature

Brought to you by our friends at the Santa Barbara/Ventura Chapter, this symposium takes a deep look at the current landscape of IDEA in the nonprofit sector, with case studies that highlight both challenges and successes.

Attendees will take away actionable strategies for attracting diverse young talent, as well as tools and resources to support the professional growth and development of emerging leaders within their organizations.

Learn more

Career center

If you’re looking for your next opportunity or are in need of talent for your organization, visit our local Job Board or Post on our local Job Board. We feature and promote job openings in our local area!

Latest Opportunities:

Stay tuned & Save the date!

When: May 22, 2024 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

When: Jun 11, 2024 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

When: Jul 9, 2024 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

When: Jul 16, 2024 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

When: Nov 19, 2024 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

When: Dec 5, 2024 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

More details to come!

Volunteer with us & create lasting connections.

If you’d like to get more involved through board or committee service, please reach out to any of our board members or visit our Volunteer Page. 

Volunteer with AFP Global

The call for 2025 AFP Global Volunteer Committee Application | Association of Fundraising Professionals

The call for 2025 committee sign-up is now open.

For questions on any of the information included in this newsletter, please contact our

VP of Communications, Maggie Trigueros at


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