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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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Jul 17 - Senior Development Manager, Individual Giving (Full-Time)
We are searching for a development professional with at least 5 years of relevant experience to join our team. This new full-time position will help us move towards our vision of granting the wish of every eligible child in our territory. ... more >
Jul 17 - Director of Membership and Giving
Los Padres ForestWatch, one of the leading land and wildlife conservation organizations along California’s central coast, is seeking a Director of Membership & Giving to build support for protecting the Los Padres National Forest and other public lands throughout our region. ... more >
Jul 17 - Executive Director
In its Executive Director, the Turning Point Foundation (www.turningpointfoundation.org) is seeking a proven leader with excellent communication, fundraising, and management skills who can guide this longstanding organization to the next phase of its growth and impact. We anticipate a January 2015 start date for this position, and resume reviews will begin immediately. Please see the full job posting for more information on the organization and a complete summary of desired skills, attributes, and experience, along with key responsibilities and top priorities for the Executive Director for his/her first 12-18 months. ... more >
Jul 22 - Top Ten (Week of July 23, 2014): How Storytelling Defines Your Brand and Helps You Reach New Audiences
(July 23 2014) Learn about storytelling and more in this week's top ten, including stories and tips on the impact of crowdfunding (in a great infographic); engaging millennial donors; running a small shop; monotasking—not multitasking!; thanking everyday heroes and how Jean Case instills the value of giving back. ... more >
Jul 22 - Government Relations Tool Kit: If You Build It They Will Come
(Apr. 7, 2014) The newest AFP Canada toolkit walks you through the process of working with government officials on behalf of your charity and/or the issue it represents. Now, the question is, are you ready to start using the information to further GR public policy relevant to the nonprofit sector? ... more >
Jul 21 - Fundraising Professional Hail New York Case Settlement, Encourage Donors to Take Wise Giving Steps
AFP applauds the work of the New York State Attorney’s General Office and reminds donors of the importance of direct mail, while cautioning charities to be careful with their donor lists. ... more >
Jul 17 - Big Vote in the House on Thursday for IRA Rollover, Other Charitable Provisions
(July 15, 2014) The House of Representatives is expected to vote this Thursday legislation that would make the currently expired IRA Rollover provision permanent. AFP is encouraging members to contact their Congressperson TODAY! ... more >