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The San Diego Green Building Council and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants workshop in San Diego, August 27-28, 2015.  This training is applicable to grant seekers across all disciplines.  Attend this class and you'll learn how to find grants and write winning grant proposals.

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Invest & Inspire

SoCal Regional Philanthropy Conference
Thursday, September 10
Hilton Pasadena
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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

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San Diego Celebrates National Philanthropy Day

Monday, November 9th

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2015 Presenting Sponsor



Chapter Workshop & Luncheon

Thursday, September 3rd

Sheraton Mission Valley San Diego Hotel 

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Deadline for applications: 5:00 p.m.
Friday, August 28th, 2015


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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Aug 28 - Director of Development
Cygnet seeks an experienced development professional who will lead and expand a multi-faceted, data-driven fundraising program that helps to implement Cygnet’s strategic plan and supports main-stage productions, a new play program, and Cygnet’s continually-evolving education and outreach work. ... more >
Aug 26 - Donor Relations Coordinator
The Donor Relations Coordinator will serve as liaison to our donors, with the primary responsibility of managing our donor retention efforts. These include but are not limited to: ensuring that members are thanked promptly for their donations; assisting members who want to make changes to their records; and encouraging members to remain engaged with our organization. Founded in 1968 and based in Washington, DC, Population Connection is the national grassroots organization seeking to end rapid global population growth. Rapid population growth harms and endangers the lives of women and children around the world and contributes to climate change, over-consumption of natural resources, biodiversity loss, and a host of other environmental problems. ... more >
Aug 11 - Senior Development 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. This role serves as the “second in command” in the department. Reporting to and working with the Director of Philanthropy and Community Engagement, the Senior Development Manager will be responsible for financial growth of philanthropy within the organization. This person will work with a wide donor constituency, and in accordance to the Development Plan, s/he will develop relationships and inspire giving from individuals, corporate and community-fundraising partners. The ideal candidate is ready for advancement within a development shop and is excited to move philanthropy to the “next level” for the organization. S/he brings demonstrated success in both acquiring new donors, as well as retaining, cultivating and growing the support of existing donors. S/he has a sophisticated level of knowledge about annual campaigns, individual and corporate giving and brings a proven track record of growth in these areas. S/he exemplifies extraordinary interpersonal skills with the ability to genuinely connect with and influence others. S/he is also very creative and works best in a collaborative environment that is open to innovative ideas to enhance giving while pulling from experiential knowledge rooted in development best practices. ... more >
Aug 11 - Development & Special Events Manager
Under the direction and supervision of the Director of Development, the Development & Special Events Manager is responsible for independently conducting the day-to-day operational management and implementation of all activities pertaining to the Spirit of the Barrio and Hearts for Healing events; along with all other events. This position will track the renewal of current event sponsors, reviving lapsed sponsors, and prospecting for new sponsors. This position will includes departmental administrative duties surrounding event reporting, donor data base information extraction and coordination of two annual appeals. This position will require utilization of a wide range of interpersonal skills and abilities while working with all staff levels, volunteers, corporate partners, individual donors and mission associates to ensure all events and individual fundraising goals are achieved. ... more >
Aug 30 - New National Philanthropy Day Supplement from AFP & The Globe and Mail
Once again, The Globe and Mail and the Association of Fundraising Professionals are teaming up to produce a supplement that will kick off the 2015 giving season by recognizing National Philanthropy Day on November 13. Read on to find out how to leverage this marketing with donors and volunteers alike. ... more >
Aug 30 - AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada Announces 2015-2016 Officers
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada has announced its roster of 2015-2016 officers and directors under the leadership of chair Leah Eustace, ACFRE. ... more >
Aug 30 - Imagine Canada Releases Paper on Charities as an Economic Sector
A recent paper released by Imagine Canada examines the role of Canada's nonprofit sector from a broad economic view. Jennifer Leddy, LLB provides an overview of key discussion points emphasizing the importance of this type of discussion for all charities. ... more >
Aug 30 - KISS Your Board: How to Inform your Board in Five Minutes or Less!
(Aug. 30, 2015) Mark Bowman shares how Canadian women continue to transform philanthropy through their unique approach to community engagement and connecting with the cause. Read on for tips on effectively stewarding this important group of donors. ... more >
Aug 30 - Mind the Gender Gap: Canadian Women’s Role in Philanthropy
(Aug. 30, 2015) Mark Bowman shares how Canadian women continue to transform philanthropy through their unique approach to community engagement and connecting with the cause. Read on for tips on effectively stewarding this important group of donors. ... more >