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Next Chapter Event & Luncheon
Friday, February 20, 2015
Working with Donors with Disabilities

Online Registration is closed, but please join us on 2/20. 
You can register AT the event.

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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

2015 Chapter Meeting Dates

2015 CFRE CredentialsJanuary 16 - PR and How to Get It (Plus a 10:00 workshop)
  sponsored by KELLEHER & ASSOCIATES
February 20 - Working with Donors with Disabilities,
  sponsored by Bloomerang
March 20 - Women in Philanthropy
  sponsored by First Foundation Bank 
April 17 - Capital Campaigns
  sponsored by Desert AIDS Project
  (Plus a 10:00 workshop)
May 15 -  Board Governance & Compliance
   sponsored by Momentous Events 
June 19 - Board Development & Recruitment (Plus a 10:00 workshop)
   sponsored by Integrated Wealth Management 
July 15 - Member Social and "Bring a Guest" party at The Braille Institute,
  sponsored by The Braille Institute
September 18 - Meet the Funders
  sponsored by The Community Foundation
  (and a 10 AM Workshop - Grant Writing 101)
October 16 - Ethics,
  sponsored by DesertARC
November 18 - National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon
December 11 - Holiday and Member Recognition Luncheon
   sponsored by Destination PSP



eileen packerWelcome - Thank you for visiting our Ten Star Chapter website!

AFP represents 30,000 members in 227 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs.

Our Chapter, founded in 2006, provides unique connections with fellow development and nonprofit professionals and engaging educational programs.

Whether you are an AFP member or simply someone interested in learning more about ethical and effective fundraising, we cordially invite you to participate in our Chapter’s monthly education programs, networking opportunities, and National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon each November.

Eileen Packer



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Feb 17 - Executive Director
The Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert is a dynamic growing organization in the heart of the greater Palm Springs area of the Coachella Valley. We are a museum with a mission to inspire the joy of learning by engaging visitors’ curiosity with our hands-on exhibits and programs. As the only children’s museum in the region, we are seeking an Executive Director that will work to raise regional awareness of the museum, enrich our educational and programmatic activities, strengthen our financial viability, enhance and maintain a strong culture that drives the organization to achieve excellence. We’re looking for a visionary and mission-driven Executive Director who can lead our team and guide the organization to the next level of growth, success and impact for our community. ... more >
Jan 19 - Executive Director- Children & Families Commission
SALARY RANGE: $106,045-$171,124 annually based on demonstrated competencies Reporting to the Director of the Department of Public Social Services, the Executive Director for the Children and Families Commission provides management oversight to the operation and utilization of resources in the achievement of the goals of the Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) and the Riverside County Children and Families Commission (RCCFC), as outlined in the RCCFC Strategic Plan. This position also receives policy guidance and direction from the RCCFC and the RCCFC Chairperson. The Executive Director will oversee the administration of the RCCFC trust fund and management of the Children and Families Commission by planning, organizing, and administering the activities of the organization; to direct the creation and implementation of policies, initiatives programs, and projects developed under legal authority granted to the RCCFC. ... more >
Feb 26 - AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada receives a $400,000 boost to expand diversity and inclusion efforts
(Toronto, Ontario) – The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada has received a multiyear grant, valued at $403,674, from the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade to create a fellowship program that will support and train fundraisers from diverse backgrounds. La Fondation canadienne pour la philanthropie de l’AFP vient d’obtenir une subvention pluriannuelle d’une valeur de 403 674 $ de la part du ministère des Affaires civiques, de l’Immigration et du Commerce international de l’Ontario afin de mettre sur pied un programme de bourses visant à soutenir financièrement et à former des professionnels en philanthropie de divers horizons. ... more >
Feb 25 - Top Ten (Week of February 25, 2015): The Magic of Human Connectors in Fundraising
(Feb. 25, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including 16 ways to get a meeting with your major donor prospect; 17 tips on working smarter, not harder; the surprising benefits of volunteering; things to know before tacking your next fundraising (writing) assignment; and more! ... more >
Feb 25 - AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada Receives $400,000 Boost to Expand Diversity and Inclusion Efforts
(Feb. 25, 2015) The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada has received a multiyear grant, valued at $403,674, from the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade to create a fellowship program that will support and train fundraisers from diverse backgrounds. ... more >