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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 2016 Chamberlain award

to attend the AFP International Conference on Fundraising. 

 

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

Santa Barbara Foundation as a chapter sponsor this year.

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Sep 27 - Director of Development
The Santa Maria Valley Humane Society, providing shelter and care for homeless cats and dogs, is seeking a director of development. ... more >
Sep 27 - Donor Relations Manager
The Donor Relations Manager will be responsible for supporting the growth of individual donor contributions to the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara by designing and implementing the Scholarship Foundation’s annual and mid-level donor programs. ... more >
Sep 20 - Director of Development
The Santa Maria Valley Humane Society, located in California’s Central Coast, is seeking an experienced Development Director. A private, non-profit organization, the center provides shelter and care for homeless cats and dogs, and works diligently to find these pets a “forever” home. ... more >
Sep 20 - Director of Individual Giving and Donor Relations
The Director of Individual Giving and Donor Relations (DIG) is a member of the Music Academy of the West’s Institutional Advancement Department. Primary responsibilities include building relationships and soliciting gifts from individuals at the major gift level ($2,500+), managing the Academy’s direct mail and online appeals at all levels of giving, overseeing the creation and implementation of all donor giving benefits, and overseeing year-round strategies for donor stewardship. ... more >
Sep 20 - CHIEF EXTERNAL RELATIONS OFFICER
Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles seeks a strategic, team-oriented, and entrepreneurial professional as their next Chief External Relations Officer. ... more >
Sep 29 - 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 >
Sep 27 - AFP Top Ten (Week of September 26, 2016): Year-End Fundraising
(Sept. 26, 2016) This week, we’re featuring 10 (actually 12!) articles we’ve collected from across the Internet about that exciting but often dreaded topic: the year-end campaign. ... more >
Sep 27 - Understanding How and Why Millennials Give
(Sept. 27, 2016) Ahead of his Sept. 29 webinar with Michelle Cline on Understanding How and Why Millennials Give, Derrick Feldmann talks with AFP about how Millennials view and valuge giving. Click here to read the interview and then click here to register! ... more >
Sep 20 - AFP Top Ten (Week of September 19, 2016): Getting Your Welcome Email Right, Data-Driven Nonprofits, More!
(Sept. 19, 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 >
Sep 20 - 100 Percent Chapter Board Participation
The following AFP chapters have led by example and achieved 100 percent board participation in the 2016 BE the CAUSE Campaign. These chapter boards serve as motivation and inspiration to chapter members to make their gifts. ... more >