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Friday, March 16 - Luncheon
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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 - Breakfast 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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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 >
Jan 4 - Senior Volunteer Services Specialist
Responsible for identifying and developing volunteer initiatives to increase Red Cross visibility in the community. ... more >
Dec 20 - Director of Development - The Joslyn Center
The Director of Development and Marketing is responsible for planning, implementation, and evaluation of the Center’s fund development and marketing strategies. Includes building a strong individual donor base, grant writing and marketing. ... more >
Dec 20 - Major Gifts Director/Management Professional
Directs the identification, research, cultivation and solicitation of major gift individual prospects and donors. Prepares correspondence, proposals and reports. Conducts face-to-face solicitations. ... more >
Nov 5 - Executive Director ACT for MS
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) is responsible for the successful leadership, management and development of ACT for MS according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors. ... more >
Feb 23 - AFP’s Canadian National Scholarship Program – Apply Now!
Interested in professional development but waiting for the “right” time? How about now, with the added assistance of an AFP financial scholarship? ... more >
Feb 22 - Looking to Fundraising's Future
Leah Eustace shares why the work that AFP Canada is doing to develop new ideas and programs is so important to helping the fundraising profession look forward. ... more >
Feb 22 - Three Webinars for Diversity and Inclusion in March
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada is proud to offer a series of three webinars during the month of March focused on diversity and inclusion. These complimentary webinars are provided through a grant from the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration. ... more >
Feb 22 - Day in the Ridings Report
Led and managed through the Canada Government Relations Committee, the main goal of AFP Canada's first Day in the Ridings (DITR) was to engage local politicians and policy makers and establish positive relationships with AFP chapters and members. ... more >
Feb 22 - What Canadian Donors Want - A Complimentary Webinar
Is March 1 blocked off on your calendar? Don't miss this hour-long free webinar on What Canadian Donors Want! ... more >
March 16, 2018 - Chapter Luncheon
April 20, 2018 - Breakfast Meeting
May 18, 2018 - Chapter Luncheon
June 15, 2018 - Breakfast Meeting
September 21, 2018 - Chapter Meeting