February 1, 2024

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February 15, 2024 Training

About our Training

Ally is more than a word; it's an active practice involving self-reflection and outside perspective. Join AFP and guest speaker Ivan Vega to switch from performative allyship to active allyship. In this workshop, you will:

  • Learn of the systematic inequities of the undocumented community. 
  • Embrace vulnerability and discomfort and tap into your own sense of justice. 
  • Learn how to form meaningful, authentic relationships with marginalized communities and how you can support their causes.
  • Learn strategies for building cultural intelligence. 
  • Learn how to start standing up and speaking out.

About our Speaker

Ivan Vega was born in Tlaxcala, Mexico, and raised in Oxnard. He attended Hueneme High School and Ventura College, then transferred to UC Santa Cruz. Ivan graduated in 2021 with a double major in Sociology and Latin American & Latino Studies. As an undergraduate student, he volunteered with nonprofit and student-led organizations for immigrant rights advocacy, higher education access for undocumented students, and youth civic engagement. Post-undergrad, Ivan worked with the 805UndocuFund as Ventura County Coordinator and participated in the California Pathways into Public Health Initiative Fellowship Program. He continues serving the community as the Policy and Health Equity Manager for Future Leaders of America.


Thursday, February 15, 2024

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

Venue Name: Community Environmental Council

Address: 1219 State St, Suite A, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Parking Information: City Parking lot #5

Parking rates: First 75 minutes free, every hour after is $3

Price: $35 for members and $50 for non-members - lunch will be included

Pending 1.5 CEs

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From our Partners at the Greater San Fernando Valley Chapter

About the Program

Explore the art of persuasive philanthropy featuring Richard D. Newcomb, VP of Philanthropy and Social Enterprise at Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles. Gain invaluable insights into constructing compelling narratives to secure vital support for your initiatives. Elevate your fundraising strategies with expert guidance. Join us for an enriching session focused on driving meaningful impact.

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The Make It Happen Conference

Calling all nonprofit consultants! It's time to get out from behind your Zoom screen and learn in person. On February 28th and 29th - nonprofit consultants from all over are gathering in-person at The Make It Happen Conference in San Clemente, CA to boost their professional development and network in person. This conference is designed with YOU and your small business in mind and will cover topics ranging from securing 5 & 6 figure contracts, how to market your business in 2024, tips for hiring, how to make effective collaborations and partnerships work and so much more. Ditch learning from the "experts" who simply don't get it and join 50 nonprofit consultants who DO. SAVE YOUR SEAT

Use code "MIH100" to get $100 off your ticket price.

Events Around the Region

Let’s Get Unstuck: Sorting out your evaluation efforts

(Center for Nonprofit Leadership)

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Leading with Strategy, Confidence, and Collaboration: Skill’s for today’s nonprofit leaders

(Center for Nonprofit Leadership)

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Coffee & Connections: Ventura County State of the Region Report -- Making Meaning for Local Nonprofits

(Center for Nonprofit Leadership)

Friday, February 9, 2024

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Intermediate Proposal Writing - Three Module Series

(Center for Nonprofit Leadership)

Feb. 22 - Mar. 12, 2024

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Trauma-Informed Leadership

(Center for Nonprofit Leadership)

Thursday, February 29, 2024

9:00 - 12:00 pm

Effective Board Governance

(Center for Nonprofit Leadership)

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

9:00 - 1:00 pm

For AFP Global Webinars, click here.

Welcome, New Members

Ethan Craig, Program and Development Coordinator, TOArts

Jessica Hines, Philanthropy and Outreach Specialist, Santa Barbara Humane

Kathleen Leonard, Director of Philanthropy, Big Brothers Big Sisters

Kelley Abbas

Mila Kon, Development Associate, Fielding Graduate University

Rachel Tennant

Taylor Swan

Take your Membership to the Next Level

Our 2024 Board of Directors met earlier this week at their annual retreat. Plans are well underway for a terrific year! Want to get involved? We are currently looking for volunteers to serve on various committees. For more information, click on the button below.

Chapter Job Center

Employment Opportunities

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Major Gift Officer

Music Academy of the West

Executive Director

Channel Islands YMCA

Director of Development, College of Engineering

UC Santa Barbara

Development Director

Ventura Botanical Gardens

Community Engagement and Development Manager

New Beginnings

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 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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