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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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Apr 16 - Development Manager
This is an opportunity to create, grow and manage a fund development program from the ground up. You will help us grow our donor base, steward and strengthen our relationships with them. We would also like grow K&FT's awareness in the community -- Ambassadorship -- is an important part of this position. ... more >
Apr 9 - Senior Development Coordinator
The Senior Development Coordinator is responsible for administrative operations of the development department, including donor cultivation and stewardship activities, gift processing, donor acknowledgment, donor database, event planning and volunteer coordination. Performs assigned duties related to fundraising and administration. Responsibilities include coordinating with the Executive Director, Board members, Major Gifts Officer and Grant Writer for data management and events planning. Work is performed independently and requires the employee to be able to schedule, supervise, and set priorities. Performance is based upon completion of assignments and results obtained. This position reports to the Executive Director. This position is a full-time position. ... more >
Apr 9 - Director of Development
The Director of Development position is a vital position at New Beginnings Counseling Center requiring an individual who has experience in development and now has the ability to coordinate a mid-sized non-profit’s fundraising activities and community engagement projects. It is a great position for someone to step into who would like more responsibility. The ideal candidate is comfortable managing events, writing reports, meeting with donors, and working autonomously. The position is a full-time position. Some evening and weekend hours necessary to attend, oversee and/or present at events. Position begins asap. ... more >
Apr 9 - Membership & Foundation Manager
Los Padres ForestWatch, one of the leading land and wildlife conservation organizations along California’s central coast, is seeking a Membership & Foundation Manager to build support for protecting the Los Padres National Forest and other public lands throughout our region. ... more >
Apr 11 - UPDATE: AFP Canada Board
Wonder what your AFP Canada Board has been up to? Board Chair Scott Decksheimer, CFRE provides you with an update. ... more >
Apr 10 - AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips (Week of April 11, 2018): Should You Be on Facebook, Underlining Text, Greetings and Salutations & More!
(April 11, 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 >
Apr 9 - Celebrate Your Charity's Impact in The Globe and Mail Philanthropy Supplement
Celebrate your organization's contribution to the community. ... more >