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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 2017 speakers!

Rebecca Anderson (Ganna Walska Lotusland), Rich Block (Santa Barbara Zoo), Jeff Brooks (TrueSense Marketing), Jan Campbell (Santa Barbara Foundation), Betsy Blanchard Chess (Ventura County Agriculture Museum), Yulanda Davis-Quarrie (St. Lucy’s Priority High School), Karen Evenden (Ojai Women’s Fund), Jill Rushing Fonte (Sansum Clinic), Dina Furash (Interface Children & Family Services), Dru Hartley (Sansum Clinic), Catherine Kort (Interface Children & Family Services), Lydia Hopps (Community Memorial Health), Michelle Howard (Wilderness Youth Programs), Trina Hudson (The Hudson Company), Karl Hutterer (Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History), Nicole Ipach (CSU Channel Islands), Elaine Mah Best (Santa Barbara Zoo), Roberto Martinez (Boys and Girls Club of Camarillo), Rebecca Merrell (Netzel Grigsby Associates Inc.), Emilie Neumann (Weingart Foundation), Jerusha Schmalzel (Blackbaud Inc.), Mary Schmitz (Community Memorial Health), Jarrod Schwartz (Just Communities), Berta Steele (Temple Beth Torah), Joel Weiss (Crane County Day School), Debbie Williams (Crane County Day School), Steve Willmont (Netzel Grigsby Associates Inc.), Crystal Wyatt (Santa Barbara Zoo)

 


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

Santa Barbara Foundation as a chapter sponsor this year.

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May 4 - President & Chief Executive Officer
Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara seeks a charismatic, hands-on manager to serve as their next President & Chief Executive Officer. ... more >
May 4 - Donor Relations Officer
Position: Donor Relations Officer Department: Development Reports to: Director of Development Compensation: Non-exempt position. $22.00/hour. Full time with benefits ... more >
Apr 30 - Associate Director of Fund Development and Marketing
The Associate Director of Fund Development and Marketing is responsible for the effectiveness of fundraising and marketing activities including leading development and marketing professionals, staff and volunteers to achieve the organization’s fundraising goals. This includes: Oversight of Interface’s annual fund; Public Relations; Managing successful fundraising and other high profile events; Developing, managing and supporting volunteer committees; Successfully writing and implementing the agency’s Marketing and Communications Plan including digital marketing and designing, writing and supervising all agency collateral production. The position supervises a Marketing and Events Coordinator and Fundraising Assistant. Duties also include the oversight of special projects related to fundraising, marketing and donor recognition. Working closely with the Director of Fund Development and Marketing, implement strategies to increase long-term financial resources for the organization. ... more >
Apr 23 - Executive Director
Celebrating nearly three decades of providing support, education and hope to people fighting cancer and their families, the Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara (VVSB) located in Westlake Village, California, has an immediate opening for a dynamic and forward-thinking Executive Director. ... more >
May 25 - Ten Ways to Supercharge Your Storytelling
Stories are one of the greater ways to connect donors and causes. AFP chats with Shanon Doolittle, fundraising and storytelling coach at Voice for Good, about the undeniable power of storytelling, along with formulas and techniques that make a story memorable. ... more >
May 23 - AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips (Week of May 23, 2018): Fundraising Myths, Advisory Boards, Mentors, Cryptocurrency & More!
(May 23, 2018) 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 >
May 16 - Building Your Small Shop Toolkit
Running a small non-profit organization is no easy endeavor. AFP talks with Amy Wolfe, president and CEO of AgSafe, about how to identify essential aspects of finance, work/life balance, self-care and many others as they pertain to running a small shop. ... more >
May 16 - Measuring Fundraising Effectiveness
Measuring Fundraising Effectiveness is a tool for educating board members, donors, volunteers and staff about how to view, understand and think holistically about fundraising costs and investments. Read about the project and sign up for a free webinar on talking about fundraising costs and effectiveness! ... more >
May 15 - AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips (Week of May 16, 2018): Donor-Centricity, Stewarding Monthly Donors, Understanding Legacy Giving & More!
(May 16, 2018) 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 >