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Thursday, August 24, 2023


Scholarships Available for AFP Membership

The AFP Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties Chapter is pleased to announce that our scholarship application for membership is now open to both new and returning members of our esteemed chapter. As part of our commitment to supporting your professional development, we are delighted to offer this opportunity for financial assistance.


To apply for the scholarship, please visit our website You will find detailed instructions and the application form, which should be completed with all the necessary information. The application submission deadline is Wednesday, August 31st, so we encourage you to begin the process as soon as possible.


The scholarships are available to current and new members, with preference given to those seeking new membership to AFP. Depending on the funds available, AFPSBV will cover 100% of the cost of an annual AFP membership to new scholarship recipients. Those who previously have received a scholarship and have reapplied will have a portion of the cost covered for their annual AFP membership:


·   75% to those who received a past scholarship

·   50% to those who received two past scholarships

·   25% to those who received three past scholarships


Scholarship Applications will be reviewed and voted on at the September 7th Board meeting. Recipients will be notified shortly afterward.


If you have any questions or require further information regarding the scholarship application process, please do not hesitate to contact our scholarship committee at or 661.406.7795. We are here to assist you every step of the way and help you navigate through the process.


We wish you the best of luck and look forward to receiving your applications.



AFP Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties Chapter Board of Directors

Supporting our Friends at the AFP Aloha Chapter

Our hearts go out to the people of Hawaii and all those impacted by the West Maui Fires.

Please see the message below from our friends at the Aloha Chapter.

Mahalo nui to all who have reached out to us about how to best support Aloha Chapter members and nonprofit organizations on the island of Maui where wildfires have taken lives, homes, businesses, and entire communities.

We encourage you to visit Maui County to learn more about Maui’s needs, ways to support, and share with your networks, friends, & family.

Our partner, Hawaiʻi Community Foundation, is providing resources through the MAUI STRONG FUND to support nonprofit organizations doing critical work on Maui during this time.

Your support today makes a difference to Maui’s residents.

Me ka mahalo nui,


AFP Aloha Chapter Board of Directors

More information on the Maui Relief Fund:

September Training

The Important Relationship between CEOs and Development Directors

One of the most important relationships in a nonprofit organization is the working rapport between the executive director/CEO and the development/advancement director. For organizations that depend heavily on fundraising to support operations, programs, and capital projects, this is the team that leads the way, opening doors, cultivating prospects, and maintaining productive donor relationships. The organization’s supporters are best served when these two positions are in sync. The executive director/CEO’s effectiveness at fundraising is a direct reflection of the shared values and vision of the advancement/development department and its director. The performance of the fundraising program is enhanced by a continuous open and honest exchange between the executive director/CEO and the advancement/development director. It is essential that the executive director/CEO recognize their role in and responsibility for fundraising and be responsive to suggestions and requests from the advancement/development director.


In line with maintaining this healthy relationship, is the recognition of the value of participation in activities of the local AFP chapter. The organization’s fundraising programs are enriched through the exchange of information and dialogue encouraged by the AFP chapter. Nurturing and supporting the involvement of the organization’s fundraising staff in the chapter’s activities helps elevate performance and build professional development. There is no downside to participating, but there is truly a lost opportunity for those who opt not to engage.


The speaker hopes that presenting these two ideas, the important relationship between the CEO and Advancement Director and the value of participating in AFP chapter activities.

Sept 21st, 11:30AM - 1PM 

Kent Hall, 401 S. Ventura Street, Ojai, CA

Cost $40 for members and $50 for non members - Lunch is included.

Pending 1.5 CEs from CFRE International.

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Environmental Defense Center

Development Coordinator, Foundation Relations

UC Santa Barbara, Development

Director of Development and Fundraising

Ojai Raptor Center

Campaign Assistant and Alumni Relations Specialist

Ventura College Foundation

Development Assistant, Associate Vice Chancellor's Office

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.

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Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)
Founded in 1960, AFP International (formerly the National Society of Fund Raising Executives) advances philanthropy through over 33,000 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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