June 2022

As we celebrate National Pride Month let’s remember to be kind to one another, support one another and remember we are all here to be of service to one another. May you all continue to have success in providing much needed services in the nonprofit organizations that you represent. Services your organization provides make a difference in the lives of many. Enjoy some tidbits and helpful information from your colleagues on the AFP GLAC board. 

Yulanda N. Davis-Quarrie

Chair, Communications

President’s Message

Dear fellow AFP-GLAC Members and Friends,

Reconnecting is work but it’s worth it!

We couldn’t have asked for a better return-to-in person than our May 10 double header at the Cathedral Center! Pre-lunch Speed Mentoring was lively and engaging as members savored the opportunity to connect. Then our lunch panelists provided fresh insights and handy insider tips on how to get attention and support from their respective organizations – The LA Marriott Business Council, Wells Fargo Foundation and City National Bank. We are grateful to our sponsor Campbell and Company. What’s next?

If you feel your board could do a better job at fundraising then sign up for June 21 virtual event 3 Key Strategies to Maximize Your Board’s Fundraising Mindset.

On July 12 we invite you to join us for Exploring the 2021 Giving USA data and what those findings mean for our work. Understanding trends can spark donor insights and inform your long term, strategic planning.

Between jobs? Remember we offer scholarships if workshop fees pose a hardship and a Chapter Job Board for some of the latest development job opportunities in Greater Los Angeles. Try the AFP-GLAC Up and at ‘Em Job Club for peer advice and support.

One last note. Do you believe fundraisers are essential to lifting up our communities? Then consider giving of your time, talent and treasure to advance our profession. I invite you to join your peers on the AFP-GLAC board or on one of the National Philanthropy Day planning committees.  Contact me for more information.

Hope to hear from you soon!


Yvette Herrera, CFRE

AFP-GLAC Chapter President

Upcoming Programs & Continuing Education

July 12, 2022

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Via Zoom

Exploring the 2021 Giving USA data and what the findings mean for our work

Giving USA, the longest-running and most comprehensive report on the sources and uses of charitable giving in America, by Giving USA Foundation, is a public service initiative of The Giving Institute will be releasing the 2021 data on June 21, 2022.

Continued unprecedented developments in 2021 including the global pandemic, the ensuing economic crisis, and efforts to advance racial justice created intense, widespread need and significantly increased the demand upon nonprofit organizations.

How do these trends impact what’s happening on the ground in Southern California? As the sixth largest economy in the world and a powerhouse of innovation, California affects the entire philanthropic market.

Attendees will leave the session armed with techniques to attract new donors, retain existing support, build stronger teams, and thrive in our uneven philanthropic landscape.

Attendees will leave the session with a better understanding of:

  • How emerging trends in fundraising are impacting major gifts—and what to do about it
  • How to the current environment is impacting staffing recruit and retention
  • How to craft and execute on strategies that will help us thrive in our uneven philanthropic landscape


Cassie Carter

Vice President, Campbell & Company

Dan Nevez

Vice President, Executive Search, Campbell & Company 


AFP Members - $20

Non-Members - $30

Registration Opening Soon!

August 16, 2022

5 Ways to Advance Your Fundraising Leadership this Year

Advanced Forum

Location Cathedral Center at Our Lady of the Angels

10:00 a.m. - Registration & Networking Opens (light continental breakfast)

10:30 a.m. - Announcements

10:45 a.m. - Program Begins

12:00 p.m. - Program Concludes

Looking for ideas to build your leadership skills, as well as those of your team? Many fundraisers don't receive the coaching and professional development they need to advance toward their individual and organizational goals, so Patton McDowell will offer practical ideas and insight as he shares five strategies to help you advance along “Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership”. You’ll walk away with a personal leadership plan for the next five years!


About Our Speaker


Dr. Patton McDowell, MBA, CFRE, is a speaker, author, consultant and coach. He founded PMA Nonprofit Leadership in 2009, and has worked with over 250 nonprofit organizations on their leadership development, fundraising and strategic planning. Previously he led development teams at two universities after a decade working for Special Olympics. He’s an AFP Master Trainer, and a former board president for AFP Charlotte and chapter representative for AFP International. His podcast Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership now includes 160+ episodes featuring nonprofit leaders from around the world, and he just published his first book, also titled Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership.

AFP Members - $45

Non-Members - $60

Fees including entrance to the event, parking, and a light continental breakfast.

Registration Opening Soon!

National Philanthropy Day Conference and Awards Luncheon

Membership Update

Save the date


We would like to invite all of our members - especially our newest members - to join us for our first in-person meet-up in DTLA at District Bar, located at THE BLOC. They have happy hour from 4:00-6:00pm and validate parking. This is a great opportunity to mix & mingle with other fellow AFP-GLAC members! We hope to see you there.


We will send out an RSVP link soon so please look for it in your inbox.

A warm welcome to our newest members:

Adrian Petrou

Alexy Coughlin

Amanda Warner

Amber Nell Hawkins

Angela Manescala

Anita Bela Bohm

Anne Kelly

Annya Lott

Audra Platz, BA

Bernadette Clemens

Bridget McKay

Bryce Merryman

Cara McClain

Carmen Himes

Christoper Mangum-James

Ciriaco Pinedo

Dana Perez

Danielle Oviedo

Dawn Brown

Dianna Factor

Elizabeth Dever

Erin Goldfarb

Francisco Rocha

Jacob Adams

Jasmine Cadena

Karen Yukawa

Kat Haro

Kerri Seibly

Kevin Cottrell

Koana Laimana

Lauralee Gooch

Lauren Tran

Lisa Erickson

Mayra Catalán-Orozco

Melissa Foster

Melissa Wickman

Michael Gilhooly

Molly Wootton

Nateene Diu

Nicole Misita

Pamela Kaye

Persephone Clover

Samuel Vasquez

Sarah Claiborne

Shelley Ryan

Shelly Schroth

Stephanie Eversfield

Suzanne Shepard McGarry, MBA

Vivien Luk

Wayne Stickney

Woodrow Covington

AFP Installment Plan

We understand that individuals and organizations may be looking for payment plans. AFP Global offers a membership installment plan for Associate and Professional categories of membership. This plan is available for members renewing their membership and to newly joining members. For information about the installment plan click Installment Plan. To join or renew, click Join AFP

Are you hiring or looking for your next opportunity?

Look at our Chapter Job Board: GLAC Job Listings

Help Us, Help You!

Let us know if you have a suggestion or an idea of how we can improve your membership experience. We’d love to hear from you! Please send an email to Maggie Trigueros, VP of Membership, at Maggie.Trigueros@DignityHealth.org

Closing Thoughts
We invite you to get involved in AFP-GLAC. Together we can advance the philanthropy profession and support the professional growth and opportunities for our membership.

If you have suggestions for content to our quarterly newsletter, please send suggestions to yulanda_davis-quarrie@pitzer.edu
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