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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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Apr 27 - Donor Relations Coordinator
As the most trusted provider of reproductive health care, Planned Parenthood of Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo Counties (PPSBVSLO) promotes the ability of all individuals to lead fulfilled lives, build healthy families, and make informed decisions, through high-quality health services, education, and advocacy. Our doctors and nurses provide a wide variety of essential health services, including life-saving cancer screenings, birth control, STD testing and treatment, and well-women exams. Last year more than 36,000 women, men and teens made over 65,000 visits to PPSBVSLO’s five tri-county health centers. PPSBVSLO is currently seeking a well organized individual with excellent communication and leadership skills to join our Development Team! ... more >
Apr 19 - Director of Development
Full-time Director of Development Position at mid-sized non-profit in Santa Barbara. This is a great position for someone to step into who has a few years of development experience and is ready to step into a position with more responsibility. Self-starters and those with a varied skill set are encouraged to apply! ... more >
May 3 - AFP Urges Members to Oppose California Bill 2855
(May 4, 2016) Despite changes being made to the bill, AFP continues to oppose California Assembly Bill 2855, and encourages members to contact their state Assembly members. ... more >
May 3 - Full Speed Ahead! Lessons from the Fast Lane in Taking Your Small Shop to the Next Level
(May 4, 2016) Amy Wolfe, president and CEO of Agsafe and presenter of our May 10 webinar, talks small-shop fundraising and how to prioritize when faced with many great ideas and limited resources. ... more >
May 3 - AFP Top Ten (Week of May 4, 2016): Fundraising Ideas, Stories & Perspectives You May Have Missed!
(May 4, 2016) Our weekly round-up of the top blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your goal. ... more >
May 3 - Giving USA 2016
(April 27, 2016) Giving figures and other research are critical for fundraising success, and Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy is the seminal publication reporting on the sources and uses of charitable giving in the United States. ... more >
Apr 26 - AFP Top Ten (Week of April 27, 2016): Fundraising Ideas, Stories & Perspectives You May Have Missed!
(April 27, 2016) Our weekly round-up of the top blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your goal. ... more >