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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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Jan 20 - Campaign Assistant
This position assists with the day-to-day operations of the Greater Santa Barbara Ice Skating Associations’ Community Campaign. You will assist the Campaign Director to raise the remaining funds needed to complete construction on the Ice in Paradise Ice Skating Arena located in Goleta. The position is part time, paid hourly, and reports directly to the Campaign Director and Board President. The person in this position provides core administrative assistance to the Board of Directors, Volunteer Committees and the Campaign Director. Exceptional oral and written communication skills as well as excellent computer skills including but not limited to Word, Excel, Photoshop, and Powerpoint. Professional experience essential. Must be comfortable interacting with donors and the public in a professional and friendly manner. Non-profit fundraising experience preferred. Looking for go-getter with can-do attitude. ... more >
Jan 26 - How to give to the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada offers a range of convenient giving options. Select the option that's best for you! ... more >
Jan 21 - Tax Reform Efforts Starting in Congress
(Jan. 21, 2015) With limited time to act before the 2016 Presidential election season kicks into gear, Congress has begun its efforts to address comprehensive tax reform, while the Charitable Giving Coalition has sent a letter to new members of Congress calling for greater incentives for giving. ... more >
Jan 21 - Top Ten (Week of January 19, 2015): Remember What It Is All About—Perspective and Inspiration
(Jan. 19, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including fundraising tips for your board and CEO; guidance on supercharged grant fundraising; a good infographic on the benefits of retaining existing donors versus soliciting new donors; questions to ask about your fundraising team; and more! ... more >
Jan 21 - AFP Board Approves New Format for the Code of Ethical Principles
The AFP Board of Directors has approved a new format, including a graphic makeover, for the association’s Code of Ethical Principles and Standards, which members are required to sign ever year as part of their membership. ... more >