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Our Mission

The Desert Communities Chapter of the worldwide Association of Fundraising Professionals
advances philanthropy by enabling people and organizations to practice effective and ethical fundraising.The core activities through which the chapter fulfills this mission include education
and training, promoting credentialing, providing resources for fundraising effectiveness,
networking, mentoring, advocacy 
and recognition of philanthropy.

Unless noted, all events take place at
Agua Caliente Resort & Casino,
32-250 Bob Hope Drive (at I-10), Rancho Mirage

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2018 Chapter Meeting Dates
All events at Agua Caliente, Rancho Mirage unless noted 

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February 16 - Breakfast Meeting

March 16 - Luncheon Meeting
April 20 - Lunch Meeting
May 18 - Breakfast Meeting
June 15 - Lunch Meeting
July - Summer Social
September 21 - Details soon
October 19 - Details Soon
November 7 - National Philanthropy Day Luncheon

December 7 - Details Soon



Thank you for visiting your Desert Communities Chapter of the
Association of Fundraising Professionals, a Ten Star Gold Chapter!

It is our pleasure to share with you the benefits of AFP chapter membership.  Sarah Clapp
Membership in AFP provides you and your organization with:

  • Educational programs that enhance your fundraising knowledge and skills
  • Members-only access to research conducted by AFP International to help you keep current on trends and concerns among your peers
  • Discounts on program luncheons for you and a guest
  • Free job postings
  • Free advertising of  your events on Facebook
  • Scholarship opportunities for conferences
  • Discounted webinars on fundraising
  • The assurance that you and your organization adhere to the Donor Bill of Rights and Code of Ethical Conduct in all fundraising endeavors and
  • Lasting friendships

We look forward to getting to know you and welcome you to the AFP family!

Please feel free to contact us for more information.

Kindest regards,

Sarah Clapp





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Mar 7 - Operations Manager
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Oversee the day-to-day administrative operations of Desert Best Friend’s Closet including screening, training, motivating, hiring and scheduling volunteers, managing the Boutique, client areas, grant management and office administration. ... more >
Mar 2 - Director of Grants and Media
Anderson Children's Foundation ... more >
Feb 27 - Development Manager
Job Summary: Susan G. Komen Inland Empire Development Manager will fundraise, develop, and steward corporate and individual relationships in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. This position will identify new opportunities to grow portfolio engagement across all fundraising channels to increase revenue, including corporate partnerships, special events, and individual giving. A successful candidate will manage and steward a portfolio of corporate and individual relationships, and work as a team player to drive growth to achieve our mission and revenue goals. This position is accountable for significant revenue targets. The ideal candidate must have proven success in fundraising and/or sales and relationship management. Exceptional organizational, written, and verbal communication skills are necessary for this position. Must have ability to multitask, meet deadlines, and achieve results in a team environment. ... more >
Feb 27 - Executive Director
Our client, a small nonprofit in the Coachella Valley, is seeking a full-time Executive Director to provide leadership, direction, and hands-on management to their team of committed employees and volunteers. ... more >
Jan 19 - Manager of Special Events
Career Opportunity Manager of Special Events McCallum Theatre The Opportunity The McCallum Theatre is recruiting a Manager of Special Events to create and manage all special event fundraising efforts for the Theatre. The Manager of Special Events is a member of the Development team and produces fundraising, stewardship and cultivation events in support of the Theatre. Events are designed to engage donors and prospects with the goal of raising essential philanthropic support. To apply: Please email resume and cover letter to ... more >
Mar 14 - AFP Announces 2018 Class of Distinguished Fellows
AFP has announced its 2018 class of Distinguished Fellows: Ken Frisch, ACFRE; Jim Greenfield, ACFRE; and Abbie von Schlegell, CFRE. ... more >
Mar 14 - Member Spotlight: Cherrelle Duncan
AFP interviews one of our first Outstanding Young Professionals, Cherrelle Duncan, and discusses what she's learned so far in her career and what she thinks the profession needs to be better! ... more >
Mar 13 - AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips (Week of March 12, 2018): Fundraising Letters, Time Management, Making the Ask & More!
(Mar. 12, 2018) Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. ... more >
Mar 13 - AFP Board for 2018
AFP membership has approved the association's proposed slate of board of directors for 2017. ... more >
Mar 8 - AFP Launches New Campaign to Address Gender Inequity in Fundraising
On International Women’s Day, AFP has launched the Women’s Impact Initiative (WII) to address issues of gender inequity in the fundraising profession and charitable sector, including sexual harassment, salary inequality, and the lack of women in senior leadership roles. ... more >
April 20, 2018 - Breakfast Meeting
May 18, 2018 - Chapter Luncheon
June 15, 2018 - Breakfast Meeting
September 21, 2018 - Chapter Meeting
October 19, 2018 - Chapter Meeting