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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!

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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Nov 14 - Director of Development
Vibrant international nonprofit working to educate and empower women in Africa is seeking an energetic and knowledgeable Director of Development to implement AWR’s fund-raising plans and initiatives and conduct day-to-day administrative tasks in support of the Executive Director. ... more >
Nov 14 - Special Events Manager
The Special Events Manager oversees and coordinates fundraising events as well as donor events and fundraising initiatives. ... more >
Nov 13 - Director of Development
Seeking a Director of Development: Vibrant international nonprofit working to educate and empower women in Africa is seeking an energetic and knowledgeable Director of Development to implement AWR’s fund-raising plans and initiatives and conduct day-to-day administrative tasks in support of the Executive Director. We seek an individual who can share and promote our mission and programs with our constituency, made up of individual and corporate donors, Foundations, volunteers, community members, international partners and staff. ... more >
Nov 13 - Special Events Manager
The Special Events Manager oversees and coordinates fundraising events as well as donor events and fundraising initiatives. ... more >
Oct 30 - Director of Development, Student Affairs
This University Major Gifts Officer serves as the Director of Development ("Director") for Student Affairs and works to optimize philanthropic support for the University. The Director executes the identification, cultivation, solicitation, closing and stewardship of gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations to secure $2M+ in philanthropic support for 20+ departments within the Division of Student Affairs. The Director's priorities are established in consultation with the Vice-Chancellor of Student Affairs, and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services, and Associate Vice Chancellor, Development to help sustain, enhance, and expand Student Affairs programs and services. ... more >
Nov 16 - 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 >
Nov 15 - AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips for the Week (November 15, 2017): Discovering What Donors Want, Challenges of Donor Clubs, Ethics and Donor Retention & More!
(Nov. 15, 2017) Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. ... more >
Nov 14 - Blackbaud Institute Reveals Key Factors Dramatically Transforming the Donor Marketplace
(Nov. 15, 2017) Fewer donors are giving to fewer organizations, and new in-depth analysis from the Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic Impact examines the drivers behind this shift. ... more >
Nov 13 - AFP Calls on Senate to Approve Non-Itemizer Deduction to Prevent Drop in Charitable Giving
(Nov. 13, 2017) With the current Senate tax reform bill estimated to decrease giving significantly, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the largest community of charitable fundraisers in the world, urges all Senators to support an amendment to create a non-itemizer charitable deduction. ... more >