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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 27 - Director of Development - Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
The Santa Barbara-based Nuclear Age Peace Foundation seeks a Director of Development to jump in and be a dynamic part of the NAPF team. ... more >
Nov 20 - Events & Communications Manager
Los Padres ForestWatch, one of the leading land and wildlife conservation organizations along California’s central coast, is seeking a full-time Events & Communications Manager. ... more >
Nov 20 - Development Director
This position has the primary responsibility for managing and implementing the organization’s annual fundraising plan generated as part of the strategic plan. This includes all aspects of a comprehensive grant program, community newsletter, special events, memorial gifts, Planned Giving Program, as well as other direct mail and fundraising activities. This position shall also assist with public relations and donor cultivation for major gifts. This person will work closely with the Board of Directors, the Fundraising Committee of the Board, the President/CEO, the Vice President/CFO, and agency volunteers to enhance and support the overall mission of the organization and to ensure that ample unrestricted and program funds are generated. ... more >
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 >
Dec 14 - Free AFP Member Webinars
The following webinar recordings are provided free to AFP members as a benefit of their membership. New webinars will be added as produced. ... more >
Dec 14 - Part Two: Small Shop Sponsorship – The Three-Headed Hydra
Defeat the challenges of raising sponsorship dollars in a small shop with these strategies from Christian Robillard. ... more >
Dec 13 - Naming Directive Restricts Hospitals’ Discretion to Change Their Corporate and Business Names
Despite comments and input from AFP and others, the Hospitals Branch of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in Ontario has issued a directive restricting the naming of hospital corporations and, in some instances, individual hospital sites. ... more >
Dec 12 - AFP Foundation Receives Grant to Continue Fellowship Program
Great news! AFP's Fellowship in Inclusion and Philanthropy program is expanding into a national program in 2018. ... more >
Dec 12 - CRA Announces New Charities Education Program
The new Charities Education Program (CEP) includes elements of both an educational purpose, as well as the possibility of a pre-audit. Here's what you need to know about this new Canada Revenue Agency initiative. ... more >