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$50 Discount on Professional and Associate Memberships - thru 6/30/2018

Upcoming Events
June 15, 2018 Luncheon
Miss the Deadline?  Come and Register AT the event.

July 24, 2018
Super Summer Social

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

December 14 - 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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May 25 - Event Manager
The Event Manager will have responsibility for the successful planning and execution of the organization's annual fundraising event - The WineLover's Auction - and other VIM sponsored fundraising events. Additionally, they will serve as a liaison to other organizations who sponsor events to benefit CVVIM. ... more >
May 22 - Director of Major Gifts and Fundraising
JFS is looking for an energetic, self starter who loves meeting donors face to face to cultivate long term support our wonderful mission! Experience a must! ... more >
May 15 - Director, Alumni Engagement
Under the direction of the Executive Director of the Foundation, the Director of Alumni Engagement is responsible for the planning and implementation of programs and projects that strategically engage COD alumni in the life of the College. ... more >
Jun 15 - Free AFP Member Webinars
The following webinar recordings are provided free to AFP members as a benefit of their membership. New webinars will be added as produced. ... more >
Jun 14 - 2019 Call for Nominations for the US Foundation Fundraising Board
On behalf of the AFP U.S. Foundation for Philanthropy it is my privilege as Chair of the Committee on Appointment to invite you to participate actively in the Foundation’s nominating process for 2018. ... more >
Jun 14 - AFP Chapters Offer CFRE June Education Sessions and Study Groups
Thinking about getting your CFRE? Been putting it off? Not sure how to get started? Now is the time to act. ... more >
Jun 13 - Giving USA 2018: Americans Gave $410.02 Billion to Charity in 2017
(June 12, 2018) Powered by a booming stock market and a strong economy, charitable giving by American individuals, bequests, foundations and corporations to U.S. charities surged to an estimated $410.02 billion in 2017, according to Giving USA 2018: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2017. ... more >
September 21, 2018 - Chapter Meeting
October 19, 2018 - Chapter Meeting
November 7, 2018 - National Philanthropy Day
December 7, 2018 - Chapter Meeting