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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.

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Nov 24 - Vice President South Santa Barbara Division
PathPoint, a leader in the provision of services to adults with disabilities or economic disadvantages, has a leadership position available in South Santa Barbara County. Reporting directly to the Chief Operations Officer, the Vice President will have responsibility for a $3.5 million annual budget for all programs supporting successful community living for adults with developmental disabilities in the Santa Barbara area. Additionally, the VP will ensure a quality experience for program participants and promote the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities into the local workforce and community activities. The successful candidate will have a BA/BS degree or equivalent experience, supervisory experience, budget management experience, and experience working in a licensed or regulated environment. Previous experience with programs in human services a plus. PathPoint offers competitive wages and an excellent benefit package, including health, vision, dental, paid vacation, and ability to participate in a retirement plan. Compensation: $70K+ DOE Send cover letter and resume to ... more >
Dec 1 - Contact Congress TODAY to Reinstate and Make Permanent the IRA Rollover
(Dec. 1, 2015) Congress is poised to take action on tax extenders to reinstate the Individual Retirement Account (IRA) Charitable Rollover provision and other charitable provisions before Dec. 11. But they need to from YOU. Please contact your members of Congress as soon as possible! ... more >
Nov 30 - 2015 100 Percent Chapter Board Participation
The following AFP chapters have led by example and achieved 100 percent board participation in the 2015 BE the CAUSE Campaign. These chapter boards serve as motivation and inspiration to chapter members to make their gifts. ... more >
Nov 25 - Member Comments Requested on New IRS Substantiation Regulations
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has proposed new regulations that would modify its requirements that nonprofits obtain a “contemporaneous written acknowledgement” for contributions of $250 or more, and AFP is requesting comments and concerns from members about the proposal. ... more >
Nov 25 - The Whats, Hows, and Whys of Major Gift Solicitation
(Nov. 25, 2015) The benefit of major gifts is obvious. But the process of identifying and securing them—that's not so obvious. We recently spoke with Vern Snyder, ACFRE, vice president for institutional advancement at the University of Toledo, on how to define and calculate a major gift and his upcoming Dec. 10 webinar, "The Whats, Hows and Whys of Major Gift Solicitations." ... more >
Nov 24 - AFP Top Ten (Week of November 25, 2015): Fundraising Ideas, Stories & Perspectives You May Have Missed!
(Nov. 25, 2015) How introverts can be very successful fundraisers is just one of the topics in this week’s Top Ten, which also includes posts on exercising your “gratitude muscle,” the number one way to destroy your chief development officer, the procrastinator’s guide to year-end fundraising, shaming a major donor and creating a culture of increasing giving. ... more >