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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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Aug 21 - Sales Representative
Serves customers by selling planned gifts web, email, social media, software and print marketing products and services; meeting customer needs through marketing guidance, training and support. ... more >
Aug 14 - Director of Development
Reporting to the CEO/President will plan, build and execute the resource development strategies and monitor progress against goals. Will be responsible for the research, identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major donors. Supports the CEO in positioning the Board to identify, solicit and cultivate Planned and Major Gifts for individuals, corporations and foundations.. The candidate will apply seasoned skills to cultivate and engage new and current donors with a focus on increasing the organization’s overall annual contributions. Candidate must be professional, personable, team oriented and organized with strong attention to detail. Position requires the ability to work independently while also taking direction well. Candidate must possess a passion for being a part of an organization focused on improving the lives of youth and society. This position works collaboratively across organizational functions and provides guidance, assistance and support to management and supervisors. ... more >
Aug 7 - Special Events Coordinator
Develop and supervise fund development projects and support all special events; support special events to raise necessary financial resources for the operation of the United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County; provide staff support for volunteer committee projects and Board related functions. ... more >
Aug 16 - A New Narrative for Canadian Fundraising
Canada is not immune to charitable issues and negative news stories. The recent media attack on fundraisers and nonprofits in the UK spotlighted the risk of being unprepared to defend the fundraising profession and its activities. In this introduction, prepared as part of a Rogare discussion paper on the topic, Scott Decksheimer explores the problem, challenges and opportunities for building a new narrative for Canadian fundraising. ... more >
Aug 16 - AFP Top Ten (Week of August 16, 2017): Texting, Fundraising Nuggets, Writing Captivating Headlines & More!
(Aug. 16, 2017) Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. ... more >
Aug 15 - Scholarships: Advance Your Fundraising Career With Scholarship Support
The deadline is only a couple weeks away. Apply now for financial scholarships for the upcoming conference year! ... more >
Aug 15 - Speaker Discovery Series: Everyone Has a Story to Tell
In July, eight future speaking stars stepped into the spotlight in the inaugural installment of the "Speaker Discovery Series,” a pathway for new speakers to become part of the AFP speaking community and a safe space for fundraisers to share their experiences. ... more >