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San Diego Legacy Incubator Program 

Looking for help in getting started with Planned Giving and/or Endowment Building for your smaller/mid-sized NPO?

Consider our “group mentoring” program – a tested method bringing together staff, volunteer leaders, and mentors in a supportive environment. 

Applications due July 17, 2015 

Questions? Contact Colleen Lukoff, CFRE at 760-591-9455 or

Quality Time With PR Minds
Could Your Nonprofit Use a Little Help
from PR Pros?
The San Diego/Imperial County Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) invites San Diego County non-profit organizations to participate in our annual special event where we pair non-profits with up to four PR pros over a 2-hour period. Our goal is to offer constructive feedback, professional advice, and creative brainstorming to help each organization reach its communications goals. Together, we can achieve more!
Date: August 19, 2015
Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Location: The Schaetzel Center at
Scripps Memorial Hospital

CFRE Review Course
AFP Greater Los Angeles Chapter
The AFP CFRE Review Course offers development professionals an opportunity to review the main components of a complete fundraising program, in preparation for the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) professional certification program. The course consists of nine modules and is held over two days. Morning coffee and a box lunch are provided on each day.

When: September 11/12, 2015, 8:00-4:00 PM

Where:Pasadena Hilton
168 S Los Robles Ave
Pasadena, California 91101

Cost: $490.00

San Diego Celebrates National Philanthropy Day

Nominations Now Open

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2015 Presenting Sponsor


Brown Bag Conversation

July 8, 2015 at 12 Noon 

United Way, Room 101

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July: AFP San Diego Membership Reception

Monday, July 13th

5:30 - 7:30 PM

Downtown San Diego Library

Cost: $15

Register Here

August 7th

Richard L. Heinrich Planned Giving Breakfast Presentation & Workshop

The Association of Fundraising Professionals San Diego Chapter and the San Diego Planned Giving Partnership presents the 19th annual breakfast program and workshop Honoring the Memory of Richard L. Heinrich, CFP, CFRE.

Click Here for More Details & to Register

Your job opening will be posted in the Career Opportunities section of the AFPSD web site. Your ad will be accessible by over 300 AFPSD members. The Career Opportunities section is an AFPSD Member Benefit.

Member cost: $100 for 90 days

Non-member cost: $150 for 90 days

Organization cost: $175 for 90 days.

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Jun 23 - Marketing and Communications Manager
The Development and Marketing department at the San Diego Center for Children is responsible for raising funds and gifts from the private sector to complement funding received from other public sources. Additionally, the goals include promoting mission and organization awareness across multiple constituent groups via various channels and strategies. The annual goal of the department is to raise $2 million in monetary and in-kind donations from the community. Reporting to the Director of Philanthropy and Community Engagement, the Marketing and Communications Manager will be responsible for the creation, implementation and tracking of an effective marketing and communications plan to support multiple stakeholders and involving fundraising strategies, engagement tactics, program promotion, mission awareness, and more. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success in supporting the marketing and communications initiatives for a non-profit mission. S/he understands the vital role of storytelling and knows how to create compelling and emotional messaging, bringing relevance to various groups of constituents. S/he is well-spoken, has excellent written communication skills, is informed of the issues surrounding behavioral and mental health and is eager to be an advocate for improvement. S/he has keen ability to forge meaningful connections and relationships to further the mission of the organization. Additionally, this candidate has ideally played an “in-house” leadership role within a complex (number and variety of constituents) nonprofit entity, and managed areas such as website content, newsletters, social media and donor communications. ... more >
Jun 23 - Executive Director
Executive Director The Executive Director of the Association functions as the Chief Executive Officer of the Association. In this capacity, the incumbent is responsible for implementation of policies set by the Board of Directors as well as annual goals and objectives, the financial program, and administrative management of the corporation. Supervised by the President, guidance and direction is also provided by the President and by the Board and its Executive Committee. For more information please click on the link below to obtain Job Description, Application Form and Instructions. You will find the information on the website tab "News and Events" it appears on the right-hand side of the webpage directly under the link to the video. ... more >
Jun 19 - Development and Communications Coordinator
POSITION SUMMARY: The Development and Communications Coordinator is responsible for providing support to the Development and Communications Department’s day-to-day functions. ... more >
Jul 1 - 2015 AFP Diverse Communities Scholarship Program Overview & Criteria
The mission of the AFP Diverse Communities Conference Scholarship Fund is to help ensure that AFP programs are inclusive and supportive of diversity-related issues and concerns, to provide financial support for activities that increase understanding and awareness of diversity issues within the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and to provide financial assistance for professional development for AFP members who self-identify as coming from a diverse community and/or who are employed by grassroots organizations that primarily serve diverse populations. ... more >
Jul 1 - 2015 100 Percent Chapter Board Participation
The following AFP chapters have led by example and achieved 100 percent board participation in the 2015 BE the CAUSE Campaign. These chapter boards serve as motivation and inspiration to chapter members to make their gifts. ... more >
Jul 1 - Top Ten (Week of July 1, 2015): 13-Step Process to Building and Strengthening Your Mid-Level Giving Program
(July 1, 2015) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including key takeaways from the 2015 World Wealth Report; five strategies for getting more corporate sponsorships; the power of non-cash gifts; a nifty guide to major donor prospect research; myths about techies and philanthropy; and more! ... more >
Jul 1 - Canada: First Federal Platform Proposal for Charities Includes New Minister, Federal Department
A coalition of charities and nonprofit associations, including the Association of Fundraising Professionals, has developed the first-ever federal platform proposal for Canada’s charitable and nonprofit sector. ... more >
Jul 1 - 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 >