July 6, 2023

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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July Training

Lompoc Valley Medical Center

1515 East Ocean Ave., Lompoc CA 93436

or join online (login details sent prior to event)

Santa Barbara County and Ventura County span across many communities with different needs and priorities. How do our organization's location and greatest needs differ across communities? How do we collectively professionalize a narrative for fundraising across communities? Join this workshop with Santa Barbara North County professionals who navigate the nonprofit sector and envision opportunities to make change together.

Member/Non-Member Fees:

Virtual - $25 Members - $35 Non-members (Virtual attendees log in at Noon)

In Person - $40 Members - $50 Non-members (Lunch will be provided for in person attendees. If you have dietary restrictions, please notify admin@afpsbv.org.)


Eryn Shugart, Savie Health, Steven DeLira, CommUnify, Alex Murkison, Development Associate Fund for Santa Barbara

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Full participation in Fundraising Across-Counties- Professionalizing the Sector Together is applicable for 1.5 points in Category 1.B -Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.


Thursday, August 24, 2023


Last Chance to submit NPD Nominations

Deadline: July 14, 2023

Nominate Today!

Giving USA Report

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Don’t Miss Out: The July 15 CFRE Application Deadline is Nearly Here

In uncertain times, ensure your fundraising skill set is up-to-date and ready to meet any challenge head on.

Earning the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential will help ensure you’re following ethical best practices in all areas of your work and doing right by donors.

As a CFRE, you’ll join a global network of more than 7,700 fundraising professionals upholding confidence, ethics, and professionalism in their practice.

It’s your turn to stand out and get ahead. Start and submit your CFRE application in time for the July 15 deadline.

Our members enjoy 20% off the cost of CFRE certification and recertification.

Learn more at www.cfre.org

Upcoming Events

AFP Deep Dive: AFP Faculty Training Academy – Summer 2023 (4-day series)

(AFP Global)

July 10, 13, 17, and 19 9:00 a.m.

AFP Complimentary Webinar (Sponsored): Creating a Fundraising Strategy

(AFP Global)

July 11, 2023 10:00 a.m.

AFP Webinar: Leveraging a Volunteer Cabinet for Campaign Success

(AFP Global)

July 12, 2023 10:00 a.m.

AFP Complimentary Webinar (Sponsored): Navigating the Employee Retention Credit for Charitable Organizations

(AFP Global)

July 13, 2023 11:00 a.m.



July 13, 2023 3:00 p.m.

Confirming the Gift & Fostering Donor Loyalty Presentations


July 18, 2023 10:30 a.m.

AFP Deep Dive: AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Virtual Course (4-day series)

(AFP Global)

July 18, 20, 25, 27 9:00 a.m.

Complimentary Members-Only Webinar: Using the Legacy IRA Act to Grow Giving from Older Donors 

(AFP Global)

July 18, 2023 10:00 a.m.



July 19, 2023 3:00 p.m.

AFP Webinar: They're Not Users, They're People: 5 Ways to Improve Your Website Engagement Right Now

(AFP Global)

July 26, 2023 10:00 a.m.

AFP Complimentary Webinar (Sponsored): Supercharge Individual Donor Cultivation, Solicitation + Stewardship with Video Outreach

(AFP Global)

July 27, 2023 10:00 a.m.

AFP Deep Dive: Donor Retention: A Self-Assessment Workshop (2-day series)

(AFP Global)

August 1 & 3, 2023 9:00 a.m.

AFP Complimentary Webinar (Sponsored): Markers of Philanthropy & Leveraging AI to Find Your Best Prospects

(AFP Global)

August 2, 2023 10:00 a.m.

AFP Complimentary Webinar (Sponsored): The Future of Fundraising: Machine Learning, GPT and AI Assistants

(AFP Global)

August 2, 2023 11:00 a.m.

Chapter Job Center

Employment Opportunities

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Associate Director of Development, Humanities & Fine Arts

UC Santa Barbara

Community Relations Assistant

Ventura Land Trust

Development Assistant

Santa Barbara Natural History Museum

Associate Director of Development, Regional Giving

UC Santa Barbara, Development

Development Analyst

University Library, 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.

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P.O. Box 1564, Santa Barbara, CA 93102-1564
(714) 771-3685

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