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Welcome to the website for the Greater San Fernando Valley Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.  We are glad you found this site, and I hope that means you are interested in developing your knowledge, skills and resources in the fundraising profession.  If so, you have come to the right place!

We are a chapter that is comprised of fundraising professionals from a range of non-profit organizations and consulting firms thoughout the Greater SFV area.  We are a friendly, diverse group and we value and respect the amazing professionals in our Chapter and are honored by the great range of diversity and expertise found within our group, and the causes with whom we are associated.

We hold monthly luncheon meetings on the first Thursday of each month, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM at the Courtyard by Marriott in Sherman Oaks, featuring a strong and varied group of speakers and funders.  These educational sessions are a great way to learn new techniques and tips to enhance your agency's development program.  It is also a great way to network and learn from colleagues in the field.  Please check the events calendar and sign up for one of our future luncheons today!

We invite you to make time in your schedule to communicate and grow with us.  On behalf of the board of the Greater San Fernando Valley Chapter, welcome!

Sincerely,


Jenny Daniels Freese, MPPA
President, AFP - Greater San Fernando Valley Chapter

Areas served by chapter: San Fernando, Antelope, Conejo, Santa Clarita, and Simi Valleys.

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May 11 - Director of Development, Leadership Giving
Under the direction of the Vice President of Institutional Advancement, the Director of Development is responsible for the planning, development and implementation of strategies to increase leadership support to the Chaminade Fund. This position also provides administrative and database management support to the department in the areas of constituency management, gift reporting, prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, donor recognition and tracking. The Director serves as the manager for all special initiatives and fundraising campaigns that may include parents, alumni, foundations and friends of Chaminade. ... more >
Apr 27 - Senior Director of Development and Donor Relations
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