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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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Jan 27 - Grants Coordinator
The Grants Coordinator will be responsible for developing quality grant applications and other persuasive programmatic documents, researching funding prospects, and cultivating and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders. Candidate must be a motivated self-starter, take initiative to move projects ahead and accomplish tasks, and be extremely detail-oriented. This position will be responsible for writing clear, articulate, and comprehensive proposals and for submitting timely and accurate reports for all grant-funded projects. Grants will have clear and measurable goals, objectives, and outcomes, and will abide by all specific funder requirements. The Grants Coordinator will also be responsible for identifying, cultivating, and stewarding a portfolio of foundations. This position will have knowledge of data tracking software and use it appropriately to track grantor information and actions. Knowledge of the U.S. healthcare safety net and international health issues favorable. This position will work collaboratively across departments to best represent the organization. ... more >
Jan 28 - Top Ten (Week of January 26, 2015): Helping Volunteers Fall in Love with the Mission
(Jan. 26, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including why you should start peer-to-peer fundraising this year; why selling alone can’t close your first “sale;” a cautionary case study on board management; monthly giving programs for the small shop; and more! ... more >
Jan 28 - Call for Research Papers in Canada
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada is accepting proposals under its Research Awards program with a deadline of April 30, 2015. Up to $10,000 is available and grant notifications will be made by the end of May with the expectation that the research will be completed by December 31, 2015. ... more >
Jan 28 - Technology: Fundraisers and Donors Not Yet on the Same Page
(Jan. 28, 2015) A new report by Give Central, a web-based donation platform, underscores the disconnect between the increasing ability and eagerness of nonprofits to take advantage of rapidly evolving technology—and the reluctance of donors to take advantage of the same. ... more >
Jan 26 - How to give to the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada offers a range of convenient giving options. Select the option that's best for you! ... more >
Jan 21 - Tax Reform Efforts Starting in Congress
(Jan. 21, 2015) With limited time to act before the 2016 Presidential election season kicks into gear, Congress has begun its efforts to address comprehensive tax reform, while the Charitable Giving Coalition has sent a letter to new members of Congress calling for greater incentives for giving. ... more >