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About AFP Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties Chapter

Mission Statement

The Santa Barbara Ventura County Chapter promotes philanthropy and supports the practice of ethical and effective fundraising.

We do this through:

  • Education & professional development
  • Promoting credentialing
  • Providing resources
  • Networking
  • Mentoring
  • Advocacy
  • Recognition


Passion for Philanthropy
Believing that ethical and effective fundraising is the cornerstone of philanthropy and that philanthropy changes the world

Integrity & Credibility
Conducting our work according to the highest ethical principles and serving as trustworthy stewards of donated resources in such a way as to increase respect for the philanthropic sector

Recognizing that we can accomplish our goals only with the strong support and partnership of other individuals and groups that share our vision and values

Actively seeking diversity in philanthropy with a commitment to building strong relationships, honoring all forms of giving, engaging new leadership and understanding and addressing the shared and unique needs of all members of our communities

Providing exemplary service to our members, communities, stakeholders and customers in a timely, professional and thoughtful manner, open to feedback and new ideas

Providing the fundraising community with the highest quality of knowledge, research, advocacy, career support, news and information, strategic alliances, and related tools and insights to ensure a successful future