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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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Jun 30 - Chief Executive Officer
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER GIRLS INC. OF GREATER SANTA BARBARA Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara (GIGSB) was founded in 1958 when the women’s and civil rights movements were first finding their modern voices, part of a national movement of some 90 affiliates with roots dating back to 1864. GIGSB responds to girls’ changing needs through after-school and summer educational enrichment programs, as well as public education efforts empowering girls to understand, value, and assert their rights. Dedicated to providing life-changing programs to girls from pre-kindergarten to 18 years old in a safe, happy, and supportive environment, GIGSB, with an annual operating budget of about $2.8 million, delivers curriculum to over 1,600 girls each year. Strong, smart, bold is the conceptual foundation of the GIGSB curricula. The Chief Executive Officer, as a transformational leader, will find in place all of the elements necessary to project GIGSB into the future, working closely with a board of 28 dedicated community leaders. Compensation is attractive. Expressions of interest will be treated in strict confidence. A detailed position description is available from Michael Loscavio and Robert Fisher, Rusher Loscavio Fisher Nonprofit Executive Search, ... more >
Jun 30 - Scholarship and Alumni Engagement Coordinator
Under the general supervision of the Associate Director of Scholarships and Alumni Engagement and through collaboration with the Director of Alumni Engagement and Development, the Scholarship and Alumni Engagement Coordinator supports all policies, procedures and projects relating to the administration of UCEAP scholarships and engagement programs. Collaborates and assists with supervisor in the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospects and donors for scholarships. Supports the long-term and immediate strategies for the engagement and stewardship of UCEAP alumni and donors. Works directly with alumni and donors to establish and build relationships that will benefit current students and optimize philanthropic support. ... more >
Jul 1 - 2015 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 >
Jul 1 - 2015 100 Percent Chapter Board Participation
The following AFP chapters have led by example and achieved 100 percent board participation in the 2015 BE the CAUSE Campaign. These chapter boards serve as motivation and inspiration to chapter members to make their gifts. ... more >
Jul 1 - Top Ten (Week of July 1, 2015): 13-Step Process to Building and Strengthening Your Mid-Level Giving Program
(July 1, 2015) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including key takeaways from the 2015 World Wealth Report; five strategies for getting more corporate sponsorships; the power of non-cash gifts; a nifty guide to major donor prospect research; myths about techies and philanthropy; and more! ... more >
Jul 1 - Canada: First Federal Platform Proposal for Charities Includes New Minister, Federal Department
A coalition of charities and nonprofit associations, including the Association of Fundraising Professionals, has developed the first-ever federal platform proposal for Canada’s charitable and nonprofit sector. ... more >
Jul 1 - Educator, Author and Advocate Geoff Canada To Speak at 2nd Annual National Philanthropy Day Honors
Geoff Canada, former president and CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone, and named one of “America’s Best Leaders” by U.S. News and World Report, will be the closing speaker at the second annual National Philanthropy Day Honors held at the 92nd Street Y in New York on Nov. 12. ... more >