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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 2017 speakers!

Rebecca Anderson (Ganna Walska Lotusland), Rich Block (Santa Barbara Zoo), Jeff Brooks (TrueSense Marketing), Jan Campbell (Santa Barbara Foundation), Betsy Blanchard Chess (Ventura County Agriculture Museum), Yulanda Davis-Quarrie (St. Lucy’s Priority High School), Karen Evenden (Ojai Women’s Fund), Jill Rushing Fonte (Sansum Clinic), Dina Furash (Interface Children & Family Services), Dru Hartley (Sansum Clinic), Catherine Kort (Interface Children & Family Services), Lydia Hopps (Community Memorial Health), Michelle Howard (Wilderness Youth Programs), Trina Hudson (The Hudson Company), Karl Hutterer (Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History), Nicole Ipach (CSU Channel Islands), Elaine Mah Best (Santa Barbara Zoo), Roberto Martinez (Boys and Girls Club of Camarillo), Rebecca Merrell (Netzel Grigsby Associates Inc.), Emilie Neumann (Weingart Foundation), Jerusha Schmalzel (Blackbaud Inc.), Mary Schmitz (Community Memorial Health), Jarrod Schwartz (Just Communities), Berta Steele (Temple Beth Torah), Joel Weiss (Crane County Day School), Debbie Williams (Crane County Day School), Steve Willmont (Netzel Grigsby Associates Inc.), Crystal Wyatt (Santa Barbara Zoo)

 


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

Santa Barbara Foundation as a chapter sponsor this year.

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