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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.

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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.

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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 14 - Development Officer
Are you looking to be part of a dynamic team, managing fulfilling projects while working in a beautiful setting? Ganna Walska Lotusland, a non-profit, botanical garden in Montecito, California, seeks qualified candidates for Development Officer (D.O.) to join our team and help us strengthen community support to preserve this unique and historic garden. ... more >
Apr 5 - Development and Administration Manager
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development & Administration Manager will work closely with the Executive Director and Board of Trustees to strengthen the Casa’s development efforts, and with the ED and staff to increase the efficiency of our administrative environment. The Development & Administration Manager is responsible for taking the lead in the design, implementation and administration of all fundraising initiatives including individual giving, grants, foundation/corporate support and fundraising events. Casa del Herrero has an annual budget of $600,000 and six staff members. Submit resume and cover letter to director@casadelherrero.com ... more >
Apr 16 - GR Update: Parliament Hill Day and "Friends in High Places"
AFP and other organizations will be holding a Lobbying Day on Thursday, May 14. Plus, there is a new government relations presentation being offered for AFP chapters. Find out more! ... more >
Apr 15 - New International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising an Eye-Opening Experience
(April 15, 2015) Two Canadians are among the first graduates of the new International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising (IADF). In this first person account, Robert Tomas shares his thoughts on the new designation and the learning outcomes of the program. ... more >
Apr 14 - Giving USA 2015
(April 15, 2015) Giving figures and other research are critical for fundraising success, and Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy is the seminal publication reporting on the sources and uses of charitable giving in the United States. ... more >
Apr 13 - AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada Receives $400,000 Boost to Expand Diversity and Inclusion Efforts
From diversity to inclusion 2.0! The Ontario Ministry of Citizenship has funded the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada for a second project to create a fundraising fellowship program. ... more >
Apr 13 - Alberta Plan Lowers Charitable Tax Deduction Rate
A proposed reduction in Alberta's charitable tax credit is a concern for charitable causes in the province. Read on for AFP's response and action plan. ... more >