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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 https://community.afpnet.org/afpsbv/scholarships/scholarships-chapter. 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 9th, 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 gpantoja@outlook.com 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

Membership Coupon

AFP Orange County Presents

Fundamentals of Fundraising

September 7-8, 2023 / 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. each day

Taco Bell Foundation

1 Glen Bell Way, Irvine, California, 92618, USA

Online Registration Closes Aug 5, 2023 at Noon

$400 for Members, $500 for Non-Members

Current College Students: $300

A fee of $50 will be applied for Cancellations after August 5, 2023

Registration fees include lunch and materials for all sessions

Modules and Faculty 

Module 1 - Overview of Fundraising: Kyle Houlton, CFRE

Module 2 - Developing an Integrated Fundraising Program: Claudia Looney, CFRE, FAHP

Module 3 - Marketing for Ongoing Success: Chris Baiocchi, CFRE 

Module 4 - Building & Sustaining Relationships : Chris Looney

Module 5 - Securing the Gift: Michele Bignardi, CFRE, CSPG

Module 6 - Volunteers–Partners in Fundraising: Susan Smith, CFRE, FAHP

Module 7 - Management & Accountability: Sally Lawrence. CFRE

For more detail, click here.

Questions? Please contact Joan McBride, 714-322-7437 or greatrake_mcbride@msn.com

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Employment Opportunities

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Development Assistant, Associate Vice Chancellor's Office

UC Santa Barbara

Associate Vice President for Development

California State University, Channel Islands

Development Analyst, Regional & Academic Success Initiatives

UC Santa Barbara

Director of Development, College of Engineering

UC Santa Barbara

Director of Strategic Partnership

United Way of Santa Barbara County

Director of Development

United Way of Santa Barbara County

Capital Campaign Director

MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation

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
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