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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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Dec 6 - Grants Manager
Seeking experienced, proactive grant writer to manage and grow our active grants program;5 years of grant writing experience, writing samples required. ... more >
Dec 6 - Development Officer
• Identify, solicit, and cultivate major donors • Develop donor acknowledgement events • Year-end Appeal and other direct mail pieces • Fundraising Events • Grant-writing • E-Newsletter • Publicity • Manage the donor database • Manage gift acknowledgement process, donor recognition and stewardship • Develop and market Planned Giving Program • Website update • Supervise interns ... more >
Dec 6 - Resource Development Manager
You can view the position description on our website: www.habitatventura.org ... more >
Dec 9 - 22 Greatest Legacy Hits from 2016 AFP Congress
Didn't make it to AFP Congress this year? Don't despair, David Love is giving you his summary of four legacy gift presentations (including his own!). ... more >
Dec 7 - Long-Time AFP Staff Member to Head U.S. Foundation for Philanthropy
Lori Gusdorf , CAE, who has been with AFP for more than 25 years, has been named Executive Vice President of the AFP Foundations for Philanthropy. ... more >
Dec 6 - 2016 National Philanthropy Day in Canada
Derek Fraser shares some special thank you’s to those who helped with the success of National Philanthropy Day 2016. And plans are already well underway for NPD 2017! ... more >
Dec 6 - Inclusion and Philanthropy: Fellows Recognized at 2016 AFP Toronto Congress
The second cohort of Fellows have completed the AFP Inclusion and Philanthropy program! ... more >
Dec 6 - Government Relations Update: Political Activity Consultations Still Underway
(Dec. 6, 2016) AFP is encouraging all members to participate in the ongoing, online consultations regarding charity participation in "political activities." ... more >