January 4, 2024

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January 18, 2024 Training

Via Zoom


Go fearlessly toward embracing your place in the important arena of advocacy. Create relationships, understand legislation and navigate the system so you can  be involved, do your part, and create relationships with public officials. Through a discussion with a nonprofit leader and a public affairs consultant, you will find simple tips that you can turn into practical steps toward understanding the way government works for YOU. For nonprofits of all sizes and missions to help understand advocacy at a local, state and national level, find resources and tools, and hear simple ideas.  



Stephanie Wilson CFRE was honored as National Philanthropy Day's 2023 Fundraiser of the Year for Santa Barbara and Ventura. She's currently the Managing Director for Gold Coast Performing Arts Association. Stephanie has served on over 20 boards, including 20 years on public commissions, and chaired the California Alliance for Arts Education, a statewide advocacy organization. She currently serves as a Cultural Affairs Commissioner for the City of Simi Valley.  


Anthony Angelini is the Director of Tourism and Government Affairs for the Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce, with ten years of experience in business and public affairs. He's a former aide to a State Senator and former Senior Field Representative and District Office Manager to a former State Assemblymember.  

Thursday, January 18, 2024

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

Via Zoom

AFP Members - $25

Non-Members - $35

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Full participation in Advocacy Made Easy is applicable for 1.0 points in Category 1.B -Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

Welcome 2024 AFP Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties Chapter Board of Directors

Chamberlain Scholarship Application Open

Deadline - January 16, 2024!

AFP, Santa Barbara Ventura Counties Chapter is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2024 Chamberlain Scholarship. Each year AFP Foundation for Philanthropy offers one registration scholarship to qualified chapters for the Annual AFP International Conference on Fundraising (ICON). This program is designed to help individuals serving nonprofit organizations develop their knowledge and skills in fundraising. The scholarship honors the memory of Ralph E. Chamberlain, CFRE.

AFP ICON, AFP’s flagship “International Conference,” is held each year and brings together nearly 3,000 fundraising professionals to discuss important trends and issues related to fundraising and philanthropy, with a focus on fundraising practice and technique. 

The 2024 AFP ICON will be held April 7-9, 2024 in Toronto, Canada.

One candidate will be chosen by our Chapter Scholarship Committee to receive a scholarship toward registration for the AFP International Fundraising Conference on Philanthropy.  Registration fees, except for a $10 payment to secure registration, are paid by the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy.  

Chamberlain Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Candidate is employed as a fundraising professional or, if candidate is an executive director, a substantial amount of time must be devoted to fundraising.
  2. Candidate has never attended an AFP or NSFRE International Conference on Fundraising as a registered participant (unless as a member of the Conference Host Committee) and is enthusiastic to attend the full conference as scheduled.
  3. Candidate must agree to complete an online evaluation form about his or her experience at International Conference.
  4. Only one individual from any local organization or institution may be selected.
  5. Candidate must be willing to share their AFP ICON experience with their chapter after the conference has concluded. This can be accomplished through a report to chapter leadership, a contribution to the chapter newsletter, or an alternate contribution identified by chapter leadership.

Please note, this is not a full scholarship and the winner will be required to cover any and all expenses exceeding the amounts awarded. Chamberlain Scholars are responsible for registering themselves for the conference and for making all travel and lodging arrangements. As a reminder, this conference is out of country so appropriate travel documents will be required.

Apply Here

Events Around the Region

A Grants in Action Forum

(Women's Fund Santa Barbara)

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Crafting & Executing Impactful Nonprofit Events

(Center for Nonprofit Leadership)

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

9:00 a.m. - Noon

For AFP Global Webinars, click here.

Center for Nonprofit Leadership Workshops

Chapter Job Center

Employment Opportunities

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Community Engagement and Development Manager

New Beginnings

Major Gift Officer

Music Academy of the West

Finance Manager

Ventura College Foundation

Donor Relations Manager

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Development Executive

United Way of Santa Barbara County

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

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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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