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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.

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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Mar 18 - Marketing Coordinator
The Museum of Ventura County's Marketing Coordinator manages the execution of the Museum’s marketing initiatives and programs, coordinates with other departments and outside vendors and agencies, gathers and prepares information and materials for use in advertising, branding, social networking, and general messaging of Museum activities, and promulgates as appropriate to the media and all audiences. The Marketing Coordinator also insures that the Museum maintains a consistent image by implementing a multi-faceted marketing plan that includes press and community relations, social media, and website content management. ... more >
Mar 12 - Director of Development
The Director will work to foster a culture of philanthropy within the organization, and assure the organization’s structure, systems and procedures support fund development. The Director will partner with senior leadership and Board of Directors and key volunteers to expand the network of donor prospects, identify opportunities for increased support, and manage events to maximize results. Maintain portfolio of foundations, corporate and individual donors, working with CEO and the Board to regularly communicate with, cultivate and solicit top donors. Work closely with the Board as they take on a more active fundraising role. ... more >
Apr 16 - 2014 AFP Diverse Communities Scholarship Program Overview & Criteria
The mission of the AFP Diverse Communities Conference Scholarship Fund is to help ensure that AFP programs are inclusive and supportive of diversity-related issues and concerns, to provide financial support for activities that increase understanding and awareness of diversity issues within the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and to provide financial assistance for professional development for AFP members who self-identify as coming from a diverse community and/or who are employed by grassroots organizations that primarily serve diverse populations. ... more >
Apr 16 - AFP Expands to Reach More Communities
At the recent AFP board meeting held in conjunction with the 2014 AFP International Conference on Fundraising, we were delighted to announce the chartering of two new AFP chapters: the AFP Bermuda Chapter and the AFP BC, Okanagan Chapter. The new additions bring us to 235 chapters worldwide, extending our reach beyond 30,000 members and countless nonprofit organizations. ... more >
Apr 15 - Top Ten (Week of April 16, 2014): 5 Unusual Direct Mail Techniques to Try
(Apr. 16, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on how networking can turn into big dollars, why you need to stay true to your work ethics, how one massive capital campaign can affect other local nonprofits, getting involved in creating the crowdfunding bill of rights and how (and why!) to engage your donors BEFORE you ask for money. ... more >
Apr 15 - How To Get Big Donations—Through Your iPhone!
(Apr. 15, 2014) Experienced in internet donation processing, Philip King of Cornerstone Group of Companies talks to us about big mobile donations and how integrating fundraising channels is a key step in getting more donations! Learn from King and Cornerstone’s clients’ experiences with mobile donations—you too can cash in through your iPhone. ... more >
Apr 8 - Your AFP Foundation For Philanthropy In Canada Is Making A Difference!
(Apr. 7, 2014) As fundraisers, the notion of "what's in it for me?" is usually not our normal approach to things. Yet, you can be confident that your investment in the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada is having a positive impact on professional development programs across the country. Check out these infographics on the reach of various scholarship and regional initiatives. ... more >