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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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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.

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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. 



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Aug 30 - New National Philanthropy Day Supplement from AFP & The Globe and Mail
Once again, The Globe and Mail and the Association of Fundraising Professionals are teaming up to produce a supplement that will kick off the 2015 giving season by recognizing National Philanthropy Day on November 13. Read on to find out how to leverage this marketing with donors and volunteers alike. ... more >
Aug 30 - AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada Announces 2015-2016 Officers
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada has announced its roster of 2015-2016 officers and directors under the leadership of chair Leah Eustace, ACFRE. ... more >
Aug 30 - Imagine Canada Releases Paper on Charities as an Economic Sector
A recent paper released by Imagine Canada examines the role of Canada's nonprofit sector from a broad economic view. Jennifer Leddy, LLB provides an overview of key discussion points emphasizing the importance of this type of discussion for all charities. ... more >
Aug 30 - KISS Your Board: How to Inform your Board in Five Minutes or Less!
(Aug. 30, 2015) Mark Bowman shares how Canadian women continue to transform philanthropy through their unique approach to community engagement and connecting with the cause. Read on for tips on effectively stewarding this important group of donors. ... more >
Aug 30 - Mind the Gender Gap: Canadian Women’s Role in Philanthropy
(Aug. 30, 2015) Mark Bowman shares how Canadian women continue to transform philanthropy through their unique approach to community engagement and connecting with the cause. Read on for tips on effectively stewarding this important group of donors. ... more >