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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 20 - Three Things You Need to Know About Hosting a Charity Auction
(Mar. 20, 2018) An auction can be one of the best ways to raise money for your cause—provided you know what you're doing, of course. Here's a bit of advice to help you get started. ... more >
Mar 20 - Mastering the Four Fundamentals of Diversity in Giving
The AFP Webinar on Diversity in Giving: Moving from Awareness to Action, presented by Alphonce J. Brown, Jr., ACFRE, and Dr. Janice Gow Pettey on March 14, highlighted the need for fundraising today to be tailored to the interests, value, and traditions of the many, replacing the one size fits all approach. ... more >
Mar 20 - AFP Young Professional Spotlight: Leah Heister
AFP talked with Leah Heister, one of our first Outstanding Young Professionals, about how she got involved in fundraising, what it’s like to work in the consulting field, and the importance of networking and mentoring. ... more >
Mar 20 - April is National Financial Literacy Month—Ways to Educate Donors About Financial and Charitable Planning
April 2018 is the 14th anniversary of National Financial Literacy Month and an important opportunity for all charities to help educate donors about financial challenges and how planning—and including philanthropy in your planning—can help overcome those challenges. ... more >
Mar 19 - 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 >
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