Association of Fundraising Professionals – Greater Los Angeles Chapter

The AFP-GLAC’s mission is to advance philanthropy by enabling people and organizations to practice effective and ethical fundraising.


California Association of Nonprofits 

You’re not alone!  CalNonprofits is right there with you on the front lines advocating on behalf of the 501c3 community as well as providing education, a job board, even insurance services!


Giving Tuesday

The first Tuesday after Thanksgiving is #GivingTuesday, a growing movement to mark the start of the winter holidays with a focus on philanthropy rather than consumerism.  Here you will find lots of tools and ideas for starting your own #GivingTuesday campaign.


IRS Publication 1771: Charitable Contributions Substantiation and Disclosure Requirements

Everything you need to know about complying with IRS charitable gift receipt rules in one handy pdf.


Supporting Advancement

Lots of great samples for everything from alumni appeal letters to donation acceptance policies to development staff job descriptions.


Unified Chart of Accounts

It’s not enough to just raise the money.  Funders need to know that their contributions are being effectively managed and accounted for it. The California Association of Nonprofits, CompassPoint Nonprofit Services and The California Society of CPA’s endorse the Universal Chart of Accounts (UCOA) which is designed to standardize nonprofit accounting and to translate financial statements directly into the categories required by the IRS Form 990.


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