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Welcome to the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties Chapter website! We invite you to stop by often for up-to-date information and practical resources to support philanthropy and promote effecitve and ethical fundraising.

We provide opportunities for you to learn, engage and connect through monthly luncheons alternating from Santa Barbara to Ventura County sites; at special events, such as Symposium on Fundraising and National Philanthropy Day; and at casual networking events throughout the year. You will also find the latest development and related job listings representing Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. Check out the Event Calendar for all the details. Click here for a printable calendar - and be sure to register early to take advantage of early bird discounts! 

AFP International sections at the top of this page will link you with a wealth of resources: from best practices to publications, ethics to international job listings, educational events and webinars.

We invite you to visit our chapter’s Facebook page!

2016 Friends of Diversity

AFP believes that diversity and inclusion create a strong, vital and unified force for the effective pursuit of an organization’s mission and achieving philanthropic success.

AFP Definition: Diversity and Inclusion in Fundraising – seeks to achieve a broad representation of experiences, perspectives, and cultures to ensure that the best possible thinking, ideas, opportunities, and solutions are considered; intentionally creates a respectful and welcoming environment that is open to all; and appreciated the unique contributions of every member of the community.

 


Click here to view scholarship opportunities, including the 2017 Chamberlain award

to attend the AFP International Conference on Fundraising. 


Thank you to our 2016 speakers!

Rick Boller (Santa Barbara Bowl), Lori Goodman (CALM),  Carrie Hughes (Casa Pacifica), Rebecca Merrell (Netzel Grigsby Associates Inc), Jonathan Bishop (Music Academy of the West), Jeff Conway (CFRE), Jeff Conway & Associates, Patricia Heller (CFRE), Cottage Health, Jonell McLain (Volunteer Fundraiser), Ashley Brown (CA Lutheran University), Kelly Tetzlaff (Boys & Girls Clubs of America), Ben Golding (Advancement Resources), Ron Gallo (Santa Barbara Foundation), Diane Devine (Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History), Amy Bailey Jurewicz (Ventura Family YMCA), Michelle Spurgeon (CA Lutheran University), Kathy Wertheim (Werth-It), & Steve Willmont (Netzel Grigsby Associates Inc). 


The AFP Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties Chapter is honored to recognize

Santa Barbara Foundation as a chapter sponsor this year.

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Apr 17 - Director, Central Administrative Services
CAC is a private non-profit that provides early childhood education, youth mentoring, healthy meals, home safety and energy conservation services, and utility payment assistance for low-income individuals and families in Santa Barbara County. CAC: • Assists over 12,000 people in Santa Barbara County each year • Operates 26 Head Start and Early Head Start Centers • Serves over 500,000 healthy meals to low-income children and seniors each year • Provides energy services to over 1,000 low-income homes per year • Helps over 500 children avoid entering the foster care system each year ... more >
Apr 17 - Executive Assistant/Board Liaison
The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara seeks a full-time Executive Assistant to provide support to the CEO and Board of Directors. ... more >
Apr 17 - Administrative Assistant/Database & Gift Processing
The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara seeks a full-time Administrative Assistant with database experience. The primary areas of responsibility include database management, gift processing and administrative support for Foundation programs. ... more >
Apr 19 - Donors 3.0 — “Show Me The … Diversity?”
(Apr. 19, 2017) Being an inclusive organization is another measure to include in your donor stewardship report. Zaina-Sophie Salibi argues for a pro-active approach to becoming savvy in both the theory and practice of diversity and inclusion. ... more >
Apr 19 - AFP Banff Compass 2017, May 8-11
This year's theme for AFP Banff Compass is "Inspiring Your Future; Leading Through Transition." It's an intimate, affordable conference in a must-visit location. Read on for more information! ... more >
Apr 19 - It’s a Small World: Customizing Fundraising Strategies for Global Audiences
Over the past five years, Kiwanis Children’s Fund, Lions Clubs International, and Rotary International combined have raised more than a billion dollars in nearly 30 currencies from donors in over 200 countries. So, together they have more than a few good ideas for customizing fundraising strategy to appeal to diverse domestic and international audiences. ... more >
Apr 19 - Advanced Professional Spotlight: Questions for Barb Coury, CFRE
Barb Coury, CFRE, is regional chief development officer for the American Red Cross in the state of Indiana. Oh, and she’s ALSO our CCS Outstanding Fundraising Professional. Learn about her career, her secrets to fundraising success, and why she loves working at the Red Cross. ... more >
Apr 19 - Inaugural AFP Canada Board of Directors Announced
The efforts and impact of AFP Canada members will now be linked to the work of AFP International through a new governing body, the AFP Canada Board of Directors. ... more >