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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 2016 Chamberlain award

to attend the AFP International Conference on Fundraising. 

 

The AFP Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties Chapter is honored to recognize

Santa Barbara Foundation as a chapter sponsor this year.

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Jun 20 - Director of Development
The Lobero Theatre Foundation’s Director of Development is a member of a dynamic fund raising team made up of Lobero Staff and Board of Directors, and is the primary solicitor for the organization. Together they work to accomplish the Foundation’s mission, to achieve the minimum $1.2 million annual contributed income goal, and to accomplish other critical objectives such as capital upgrades and endowment fundraising. Staff members serve as ambassadors to the community and promote the theatre as the cornerstone of Santa Barbara’s cultural life. ... more >
Jun 20 - Director of Development
The Foundation for Santa Barbara High School seeks a half-time Director of Development. Please read job description and, if qualified, submit letter of interest and resume to info@foundationforsbhs.org. ... more >
Jun 3 - Executive Director
The Casa del Herrero in Santa Barbara is seeking a new Executive Director to lead its organization. The Executive Director role is a full-time position with comprehensive health insurance and two-weeks paid vacation. ... more >
Jun 21 - 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 >
Jun 21 - 100 Percent Chapter Board Participation
The following AFP chapters have led by example and achieved 100 percent board participation in the 2016 BE the CAUSE Campaign. These chapter boards serve as motivation and inspiration to chapter members to make their gifts. ... more >
Jun 15 - AFP Fundraising Dictionary: Now Available in French!
Pilot. Sleeper. Flag. When seasoned fundraising professionals hear these words, they don't always bring to mind an airplane, nap time or a symbolic piece of cloth blowing in the wind. In the fundraising arena, these and other words have specific meanings not used in the everyday world. The AFP Fundraising Dictionary has now been translated to French for Canadian members. ... more >
Jun 15 - Welcome to the 2016 Cohort of Inclusion and Philanthropy Program Fellows
In our first year, 31 fellows in the Inclusion and Philanthropy Program accessed the AFP network and educational resources. They participated in specialized access and equity training, and they discussed tools and methods to plan their own inclusion projects, including measuring the impact of those projects. ... more >