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AFP CA, Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties Chapter: Engaging Your Board in Better Fundraising

October 11, 2017

AFP CA, Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties Chapter:
Engaging Your Board in Better Fundraising 

October 11, 2017, 11:30am - 1:30pm

Ventura Beach Marriott


Learn from a panel of your fundraising peers how to master authentic engagement of board leaders in effective fundraising.

Every nonprofit seeks to authentically engage the talent of its board of directors.  This is especially true when it comes to fundraising.  Join us for this morning discussion and learn from your peers how they have mastered the art of engaging board leaders in better fundraising.  This moderated and engaging panel discussion will include voices from the executive leadership, development professional, and volunteer leadership perspectives.  


Guest Speaker, Michelle Howard

Development Director

  Wilderness Youth Programs

   Guest Speaker, Nichole Ipach

  Vice President for

   University Advancement CSUCI

Guest speaker Michelle Howard

       Guest speaker Nichole Ipach

Guest Speaker, Roberto Martinez

President & CEO

Boys & Girls Club of Camarillo

Roberto Martinez headshot

A sailor and backpacker, Michelle Howard, Development Director, Wilderness Youth Programs, is thankful to bring her love of the outdoors to work. 2014 marks Michelle's ninth year with Wilderness Youth Project. Prior to that she spent seven years as an executive in the software industry and ten years in grassroots fundraising, organizing and writing. A UCSB alum, Michelle feels fortunate to be a twenty-one -year resident of Santa Barbara, and spends her free time exploring the wilderness in our own back yard with her teenage daughter.

Prior to accepting the position as Vice President for University Advancement at California State University Channel Islands almost four years ago, Nichole Ipach, Vice President for University Advancement, was the University's Assistant Vice President (AVP) for University Development. Nichole has been with CSU Channel Islands since 2006 and a fundraising professional since 2001, working for reputable non-profit organizations such as the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County and Many Mansions.

Roberto Martinez has served as CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Camarillo since 2015, and prior served as Vice President of Programs starting in 2011. Mr. Martinez began his career with Boys & Girls Clubs in 2003, directing Clubhouses for both the San Bernardino and Redlands organizations. Roberto has a Bachelor’s Degree in Developmental Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, both awarded from Cal State University San Bernardino.


Ventura Beach Marriott

2055 E. Harbor Blvd. 

Ventura, CA 93001


 Networking 11:30 a.m. 

Training & Lunch 12:00 p.m.

Program 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.


Register before 9/31/17 to receive early bird pricing

$30 for Members / $45 for Nonmembers


Prices increase 10/1/17

$35 for Members / $55 for Nonmembers

Registration closes 10/8/17


Register today!



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AFP Diversity and Inclusion Philosophy Statement
AFP believes that diversity and inclusion create a strong, vital and unified force for an effective pursuit of an organization’s mission and achieving philanthropic success. Diversity and Inclusion in Fundraising: seeks to achieve a broad representation in 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 appreciates the unique contributions of every member of the community.

Santa Barbara & Ventura Counties Chapter
Since AFP was chartered in 1960 our mission has been to advance philanthropy through education, training & advocacy. From the beginning, promoting ethical fundraising has been at the core of our purpose. Member benefits include a business card drawing at each Monthly Luncheon for a FREE luncheon! Join us for professional development, networking, employee assistance and national resources.