March 16, 2023

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April 20th Training

Communication and Advocacy, Making the Case for Effective Communication and Digital Storytelling 

Storytelling is an innovative communication tool that is particularly well suited to inspire and build relationships. With a lot of competition in our social media ridden world, good storytelling communicates what your organization stands for and how it supports the community. The interactivity of social media allows users to be directly involved in such stories. For nonprofits, digital storytelling can be a promising tool for including supporters, stakeholders, and others who may not know your organization's role in the community.

Panelists to be announced soon.

Thursday, April 20, 2023

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (PST)

Ventura College

Campus Center Conference Room in the Campus Student Center

Cost: $25 Members - $35 Non-members

Pending 1.5 CEs from CFRE International.

Lunch to be provided. If you have any special dietary requests please email the office at

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AFPSBV Recognized by AFP Global

AFPSBV is honored to receive the Ten Star Gold Chapter award, which recognizes our accomplishments in working towards AFP's Strategic Plan. Fewer than 20 percent of AFP's 243 chapters earn the Ten Star Gold Chapter recognition, making AFPSBV one of the association's leading chapters around the world.

The IDEA Champion Designation recognizes those chapters who have accomplished many of the key objectives outlined in the Promote Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access strategic pathway.

Next CFRE Application Deadline

If it’s your goal to become a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), don’t let the April 15 application deadline pass you by.

Submit your application by the deadline and you’ll have up to one year to sit for the exam.

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to test when it works best for your schedule.

Our members always save 20% off the cost of CFRE certification. To enjoy the discount, select “Association of Fundraising Professionals” from the dropdown menu of organizations inside your CFRE application. The discount will be automatically applied.

Please note: Your membership with us must remain active through your exam date.

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Western Regional Planned Giving Conference

Welcome, Members!

AFPSBV Board of Directors would like to thank our new and returning members for the month of


New Members

Casey Comstock-Mills

5-Star Theatricals

Alisse Harris

Foodbank of Santa Barbara County

Kevin Kuga

Santa Barbara Foundation

Returning Members

Julie Harvey

Ventura College Foundation

Erick Knight

Humane Society of Ventura County

Hannah Miller

Netzel Grigsby Associates

Elena Nicklasson

Fielding Graduate University

Katie Pearson


Rebecca Samuelson

Santa Barbara Humane Society

Shannon Silk

Santa Barbara Zoo

Kellie Topar

Transition House

Lauren Trujillo

Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation

Accessibility in Fundraising

This year, AFP is doing more to educate members on accessibility in fundraising, to reduce overt and unconscious biases that exist within our events, donor outreach, and internal hiring processes. Continue Reading

New Research Examines Social Justice Giving by High-Net-Worth Millennial and Gen Z Donors

The Women’s Philanthropy Institute (WPI) released "Moving Money and Shifting Power for Social Justice: Voices of Wealthy Next-Gen Donors," a new report exploring how young, wealthy donors are engaging in social justice philanthropy. (NonProfit PRORead More

Chapter Job Center

Employment Opportunities

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Grants Officer

Ventura Land Trust

Chief Philanthropy Officer

Boys and Girls Clubs Mid-Central Coast

Development Assistant, Student Affairs 

UC Santa Barbara

Executive Assistant to the Vice President of University Advancement

California State University Channel Islands

Director of Development

Santa Barbara Foundation

Volunteer and Event Coordinator

Gold Coast Veterans Foundation

Database Manager and Gift Processor

Santa Barbara City College Foundation

Development Director

Los Padres ForestWatch

Director, Resource Development & Marketing

United Way of Ventura 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.
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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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