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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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May 27 - AFP’s National Scholarship Program – Apply Now!
Interested in professional development but waiting for the “right” time? How about now, with the added assistance of an AFP financial scholarship? ... more >
May 27 - Finalists Selected for National Philanthropy Day® Honors Recognizing Top Donors, Volunteers
You’ve chosen the finalists in each category of AFP’s National Philanthropy Day Honors. Check out the new NPD website and learn more about their stories. ... more >
May 27 - Top Ten (Week of May 27, 2015): You're Fired Until You Have A Solid Monthly Giving Program Launched
(May 27, 2015) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including how smartphones are taking over the world (and what to do about it); why crowdfunding isn’t the “Hail Mary” you think it is; integrity in storytelling; social fundraising campaigns; exhorting fundraisers to actually lead; and more! ... more >
May 27 - Take Part in a New Survey: What’s Your Nonprofit’s Major Gift Potential?
Have you ever wondered how much you could really raise in major gifts? Are major gifts a realistic source of fundraising revenue for YOUR organization? A new survey by fundraising academic Professor Adrian Sargeant and fundraising expert Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE aims to deliver the answers to these questions. ... more >
May 22 - Comments of the Association of Fundraising Professionals on Cancer Charities Charged With Fraud by FTC
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) released this statement in response to the recent action by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against three national charities, Cancer Fund of America, Children's Cancer Fund of America, and Breast Cancer Society. ... more >
June 10, 2015 - Fundraising Symposium
July 8, 2015 - Diversity seminar
August 12, 2015 - Ethics seminar
September 9, 2015 - Education Luncheon
October 14, 2015 - Education Luncheon