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The San Diego Green Building Council and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grant management workshop in San Diego, October 22-23, 2015.  This training is for grant recipient organizations across all disciplines.  We have revamped the program for 2015 to include complete coverage of the new OMB Super Circular.  Attend this class and you'll learn how to administer government grants and stay in compliance with applicable rules and regulations.

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We are excited to offer San Diego AFP Chapter members and their staff a special tuition rate of $565. Please use code "CAASSN" to receive this $30 discount off full  price at registration. 

Seating is limited, online reservations are necessary. Tuition includes Grant Writing USA's 400-page grant management workbook and reference guide.  Seating is limited, online reservations are necessary.

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Oct 6 - Assistant Director of Development, Alumni and Patron Affairs
The Assistant Director of Development, Alumni and Patron Affairs will provide overall administration in the areas of annual giving, special projects, and stewardship in the Office of Advancement at the Army and Navy Academy. The Assistant Director will play a key role in the growth of the campus’s development program, and execute strategy and tactics for several giving initiatives. The Assistant Director will be responsible for building and growing the level of private donor support from alumni and patrons, with opportunity for community engagement. The Assistant Director will build and manage a portfolio of annual giving prospects with giving capacity of $1,000-$25,000. This position will qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospects, encouraging existing donors to renew and upgrade their current giving level, and qualify new donors to grow the Academy’s donor base. This position requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and three years of frontline fundraising experience. Candidate should possess superior interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills; effectiveness in working strategically with teams of faculty, staff, and volunteers in raising gifts; expertise in working with and motivating volunteers and fundraising boards; ability to work well both independently and collaboratively, managing multiple projects and priorities. Raiser’s Edge experience required. ... more >
Sep 29 - Development Manager
The Arc of San Diego is one of the region’s largest human service providers for people with disabilities. Since 1951, The Arc of San Diego has been providing services to people with disabilities and now serves more than 2,500 children and adults throughout San Diego County. The Arc of San Diego is seeking a full-time Development Manager is responsible for assisting with the implementation of a comprehensive fundraising program for The Arc of San Diego based on a formalized development plan & marketing strategy to assure adequate funding for programs, services and special projects by securing financial resources from individuals, foundations, and corporations. ... more >
Sep 29 - Executive Director
Executive Director Community Resource Center, Encinitas, CA Community Resource Center (CRC), a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, which is a recognized leader in social services in North San Diego County, is seeking a visionary and entrepreneurial Executive Director to lead the organization to grow and meet the Mission and goals of the CRC. The Executive Director will report to the Board of Directors of CRC. He or she will oversee an organization of approximately 45, including 4 (direct reports) from the senior management. CRC’s services are targeted at episodically or transitionally homeless, victims of domestic violence, and consistently unstable households--typically generational poverty or low-income populations. We create and deliver comprehensive, viable, and cost effective programs, which enable those served to become stable and create a plan leading to self-sufficiency. Community Resource Center is funded by a wide variety of sources, including private sector grants, public donations, government contracts and income from our resale stores -- allowing CRC to serve more than 2,300 households annually. CRC’s programs include comprehensive case management, counseling, emergency relief services and referrals to other agencies, as well as work readiness programs. In the next 5 years, we envision increasing the scope and size of the organization’s impact in the community by expanding the number, diversity and quality of programs we offer and enabling a higher percentage of the individuals coming to us for relief services to receive coordinated services to increase stability and support in attaining self-sufficiency. A critical requirement of this position is the ability to raise funds from private sources. The position also requires significant executive-level leadership, management, and organizational experience in a growth environment and the ability to lead, hire, develop, and support the efforts of top-level staff. In addition, this indivi ... more >
Sep 28 - Development Director
Words Alive, a thriving literacy organization committed to MAKING READING MATTER for under-served students and families in San Diego County, seeks a Development Director. An emerging and rapidly growing leader within the literacy movement in San Diego, Words Alive offers a fast-paced and innovative environment for employees where change is a constant, but so is the opportunity for support, personal growth and for new ideas. Candidates should embody a commitment to reading and to opening opportunities for low-income and at-risk youth to experience life success. The Development Director is charged with delivering $800K annually in contributed revenue with steady, strategically-defined increases year-over-year to support the long-term vision of Words Alive. Leadership-level experience should include a full range of development activities. A tight-knit team, we are seeking a dynamic leader of development operations to nurture existing relationships and diversify the base of organizational support. This individual will work closely with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and staff and committee supports to plan and execute both multi-year and annual initiatives. ... more >
Oct 7 - Educator, Author and Advocate Geoff Canada To Speak at 2nd Annual National Philanthropy Day Honors
Geoff Canada, former president and CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone, and named one of “America’s Best Leaders” by U.S. News and World Report, will be the closing speaker at the second annual National Philanthropy Day Honors held at the 92nd Street Y in New York on Nov. 12. ... more >
Oct 6 - Nine Fundraisers Earn International Advanced Diploma
(Oct. 7, 2015) Nine members of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) are among the first class of graduates to earn the International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising (IADF) developed by AFP, the London-based Institute of Fundraising and the Amsterdam-based European Fundraising Institute. ... more >
Oct 6 - Chatting about Social Media Ethics with David Tinker, CFRE, and Lisa Chmiola, CFRE
(Oct. 7, 2015) Engaging with donors online is now a must and more and more social media platforms provide not just access to individuals, but also to a great deal of personal information about them. But as someone once said to a certain web-slinging superhero, “with great power comes great responsibility.” Ahead of their upcoming AFP webinar, we recently chatted with David Tinker, CFRE and Lisa Chmiola, CFRE about how to responsibly and ethically interact with donors and donor information online. Click here to register for their webinar on October 14. ... more >
Oct 5 - NPD Manual
The National Philanthropy Day Manual is designed to help AFP chapters plan for their annual NPD event. ... more >
Oct 5 - New Report: Less Than Half of Donors Give Again to Organizations That They Supported in the Previous Year
(Oct. 1, 2015) While gains in giving out paced losses at charities in 2014, the number of donors fell, with less than half supporting the same organization two years in a row, according to the 2015 Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) Survey Report. ... more >