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The Annual Every Member Campaign is now "Be the Cause"

 Thank you to our 2016 Be the Cause Donors!


Each year, the international AFP Foundation for Philanthropy raises money from AFP members throughout the world to support and advance philanthropy and careers in fundraising. The goal of AFP Foundation is to fund AFP strategic initiatives that advance ethical and effective fundraising.

Why It Makes Sense to Give

Your gift makes the difference. With your generous gift to AFP Foundation for Philanthropy, you help determine the future growth and development of our profession. The programs listed above support education and training of professional fundraisers worldwide and increase the public's awareness of philanthropy and understanding of fundraising.  We count on your help to make it happen. Read a great article about why it makes sense to give.

If we reach our goal, 25% of BTC contributions from AFP SBV members return to the Chapter as a grant. We use this funding to provide first-rate educational opportunities and scholarships for our members.

Please make your pledge to the Be the Cause Campaign today!

  • Online.  Make an online secure gift to the 20157 Be the Cause Campaign.  Give online now.
    Be sure to designate the Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties Chapter.
  • Print and Mail. Complete and print an Every Member Campaign Pledge Form and mail to
    AFP Foundation, 4300 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300, Arlington VA 22203-4168, or fax to 703-683-0735. 
  • Alpha Society.  Join our monthly giving society by submitting the Alpha Society pledge form, including your information for monthly bank drafts or credit card charges.  Drafts and charges occur at or around the 20th of each month. 

To get involved with Be the Cause Campaign planning, contact:

Elaine K. Mah Best

Director of Development & Proud Supporter, Santa Barbara Zoo

(805) 962-5339 x109  

(805) 962-1673