April 4, 2024

Are you employed by, donate to, or serve on the board of a Santa Barbara or Ventura County nonprofit?

If so, please consider joining our chapter for in-depth education, exceptional professional resources and the best networking opportunities.
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April Training

About this event

As DAFs become more popular among donors, it is crucial for non-profits to understand them in order to maximize their effectiveness in securing donations. In this workshop, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of DAFs and learn strategies to effectively tap into their philanthropic potential.

About the speaker

Geoff Green currently serves as the CEO of the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits). He previously served as CEO of the Santa Barbara City College Foundation. With more than 25 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, he has worked on a wide variety of issues, including affordable housing, access to education, racial equity, and environmental protection. He has served on a diverse array of local, state, and national nonprofit boards in addition to both elected and appointed public office. A dedicated champion of the nonprofit sector, his prior roles include campaign organizer, public affairs radio host, and national park ranger.

Event Details

Thursday, April 18, 2024

11:30 a.m. - Networking Lunch

12:00 p.m. - Program Begins

1:30 p.m. - Program Ends

In Person or Via Zoom

In Person Location

Lompoc Valley Medical Center

1515 E Ocean Ave., Lompoc, CA 93426

Virtual Fees

AFP Members - $10

Non-Members - $25

Zoom details sent prior to event. Zoom attendees log on at Noon for program.

In Person Fees

AFP Members - $20

Non-Members - $50

Lunch included. Please email the office if you would like to request a special meal.


Full participation in Understanding and Leveraging Donor-Advised Funds for Successful Fundraising is applicable for 1.5 points in Category 1.B -Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification." 

Registration Now Open!

2024 Symposium on Fundraising

Event Details

June 4, 2024

Ventura College, Guthrie Hall

4667 Telegraph Rd, Ventura, CA 93003



Fostering Future Leaders: Nurturing Talent and Strengthening Organizations through DEI


10:00 a.m. - Check-In & Networking

10:30 a.m. - Session 1: Looking Inward Before Reaching Outward

11:30 a.m. - Networking & Lunch: Table Talking Points - Otherness

12:30 p.m. - Session 2: Cultivating Inclusivity: Empowering the Next Generation of Nonprofit Leaders

1:30 p.m. - Session 3: Panel Discussion - DEI In Action: Real World Solutions


Members - $50

Non-Members - $75

Send three or more participants (regardless of AFP membership status) from the same organization for a reduced rate of $50 per person. Contact the office to take advantage of this deal.


SoCalCGP Western Regional

Planned Giving Conference

  • What: Don’t miss your chance to learn from the best and brightest in the field of planned giving at the Western Regional Planned Giving Conference 2024.
  • Who: Non-profit planned giving/gift planning professionals, professional advisors, allied professionals, major gift officers, trust officers, attorneys, and many more!
  • Where: Costa Mesa, California at the Westin South Coast Plaza.
  • When:  Tuesday, May 21 through Thursday, May 23, 2024.
  • Why:  The WRPGC is the perfect place for sponsors to promote their business to a captive audience of more than 250 non-profit gift planners and allied professionals.

Over the past 30+, the Western Regional Planned Giving Conference (WRPGC) has earned a well-deserved reputation as one of the most stimulating and worthwhile educational opportunities for gift planners and allied professionals. Attendees select their sessions from three tracks, including advanced charitable gift planning techniques, best practices in nonprofit websites, and leadership strategies for inculcating diversity in our organizations. There’s something for everyone. See you there!

More Details

Events Around the Region

AFP SoCal Chapters Mixer at ICON

Sunday, April 7, 2024

6-8 p.m. (Eastern)

The Loose Moose

Toronto, ON, Canada

You Got the Grant! Now What?


Tuesday, April 9

9:30 - 12:00 pm

Cal Lutheran Oxnard Center

Building an Impactful Major Gifts Program for Your Organization


Wednesday, April 10

9:00 - 12:00 pm

CLU - Oxnard Satellite Campus

Nonprofit Accounting Bootcamp - Four (4) Part Series

April 10, 11, 17 and 18

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.


Crossing the Bridge to Transformational Fundraising


Friday, April 12

11:30 am. - 1:00 p.m.


Grant Writing Regional Training - Building Capacity for a Climate & Disaster Resilient California


Tuesday, April 16

8:30 - 4:30 pm

VCCF Offices

Uncovering Donor Signals

(AFP Desert Communities)

Friday, April 18

10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Agua Caliente, Rancho Mirage

Tips for Planned Giving


Tuesday, April 23

2:30 - 4:00 p.m.


Program Evaluation Through An Equity & Social Justice Lens


Wednesday, April 24

9:00 - 11:00 am

Virtual Workshop via Zoom

How to be the Best Interviewer and Interviewee


Wednesday, April 24, 2024

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Wellnest, Downtown LA

Cultivate Conference

(Fundraising Academy & AFP San Diego)

May 2-3

National University, San Diego

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Chapter Job Center

Employment Opportunities

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Development Director

Environmental Defense Center

Community Engagement and Development Manager

New Beginnings

Director, Resource Development Marketing

United Way of Ventura County

Associate Director of Development, University Library

UC Santa Barbara

Development Director

Wishtoyo Chumash Foundation

Major Gift Officer

Search Dog Foundation

Coordinator of Donor Relations Stewardship

UC Santa Barbara

Business Operations Analyst

UC Santa Barbara

Advertise Your Job Opening With AFP

As a benefit to its members, AFP Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties Chapter is pleased to share information about development and fundraising related job openings.

To view all postings or learn how to advertise with AFPSBV, click here to visit the Chapter Job Center on our website.

Thank You to our 2023-24 Chapter Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

Premier Sponsors

Partner Sponsor

Southeast Ventura County YMCA

Channel Islands YMCA

Community Sponsors

Friend Sponsors

Presenting Media Sponsor

In-Kind Sponsor

Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)

Founded in 1960, AFP International (formerly the National Society of Fund Raising Executives) advances philanthropy through over 24,000 members in 243 chapters around the world. AFP International is committed to promoting philanthropy and supporting the practice of ethical and effective fundraising. AFP offers many opportunities both at the local chapter and international association levels. Join your local AFP Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties Chapter today for professional development, networking, and employment opportunities.

Association of Fundraising Professionals

P.O. Box 1564, Santa Barbara, CA 93102-1564

(714) 771-3685



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