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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 2016 speakers!

Rick Boller (Santa Barbara Bowl), Lori Goodman (CALM),  Carrie Hughes (Casa Pacifica), Rebecca Merrell (Netzel Grigsby Associates Inc), Jonathan Bishop (Music Academy of the West), Jeff Conway (CFRE), Jeff Conway & Associates, Patricia Heller (CFRE), Cottage Health, Jonell McLain (Volunteer Fundraiser), Ashley Brown (CA Lutheran University), Kelly Tetzlaff (Boys & Girls Clubs of America), Ben Golding (Advancement Resources), Ron Gallo (Santa Barbara Foundation), Diane Devine (Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History), Amy Bailey Jurewicz (Ventura Family YMCA), Michelle Spurgeon (CA Lutheran University), Kathy Wertheim (Werth-It), & Steve Willmont (Netzel Grigsby Associates Inc). 


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

Santa Barbara Foundation as a chapter sponsor this year.

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Jul 17 - Vice President of Advancement
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Vice President, Advancement is responsible for planning, directing, and implementing a comprehensive development and marketing program. The organization is seeking a seasoned professional to shape the future of an expanded development program, work with senior leadership and Board of Directors to drive new revenue, maintain and elevate current donors, and bring fresh ideas and ambition to one of the country’s most innovative Boys & Girls Clubs. This professional must build, lead and manage the development team and function. ... more >
Jul 11 - Development Specialist (Full Time)
In collaboration with the Vice President of Philanthropy, the Development Specialist provides overall coordination for the Marian Foundation program of fundraising events, completes gift entry data processing and related functions, and provides administrative support for office operations. As staff coordinator for the program of strategic fundraising events, is responsible for achieving budgeted revenue outcomes and strategic event goals. Completes data entry, banking, acknowledgment communications and associated reporting for charitable donations. Provides collaborative administrative and clerical functions in support of office operations. ... more >
Jul 22 - AFP’s Canadian National Scholarship Program – Apply Now!
Interested in professional development but waiting for the “right” time? How about now, with the added assistance of an AFP financial scholarship? ... more >
Jul 19 - AFP Calls on Senate Finance Committee to Approve Charitable Giving Incentives
(July 19, 2017) The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) has submitted recommendations to the Senate Finance Committee to strengthen philanthropy in America by creating a universal charitable deduction and expanding the IRA Rollover provision. ... more >
Jul 19 - AFP Top Ten (Week of July 19, 2017): Getting That First Meeting, Fundraising Metrics, Storytelling Tips & More!
(July 19, 2017) 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 >
Jul 19 - Rock It! How to Be a Great Fundraiser and a Great Manager at the Same Time
Five questions with Kishshana Palmer about managing your career, team and life balance, which is the subject of her upcoming webinar on July 24, 2017. ... more >