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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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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. 



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Apr 1 - April 8: Free IRS Webinar on Charities and Unrelated Business Income Tax
On April 8, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service will be holding a free webinar: Unrelated Business Income Tax and Tax-Exempt Organizations. ... more >
Apr 1 - Conference Participants Crowd Source for a Good Cause
(April 1, 2015) On Sunday afternoon of the AFP International Fundraising Conference, BJ Bischoff (consultant and AFP Master Trainer) and Nathan Hand (director of advancement at The Oaks Academy and president of the AFP Indiana Chapter) presented a session about winning crowd-sourced charity voting contests. ... more >
Apr 1 - Detroit Fundraiser Richard Martin Honored for Lifetime Service to the Profession
Richard K. Martin., CFRE, an outstanding fundraiser who has been a leader in Michigan and around the world in encouraging the profession to address the issues of diversity and inclusion, is the recipient of the Chair’s Award for Outstanding Service presented by AFP. ... more >
Apr 1 - Nearly 75% of Charities Met Fundraising Goals in 2014
(April 1, 2015) The latest survey by the Nonprofit Research Collaborative finds that 73 percent of charities met their fundraising goals in 2014, the best result since the group began asking the question in 2010 and a marked increase over the 63 percent that met goal in 2013. ... more >
Mar 25 - AFP, Relationship Science Announce Strategic Partnership
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the largest community of fundraising professionals in the world, has announced a new strategic partnership with Relationship Science (RelSci), a technology solutions company that enables organizations to strategically leverage the collective connections of employees, executives, and board members in order to shorten fundraising cycles and identify high-impact donors. ... more >