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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 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 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


Save the Date

September 21st Training

Now Accepting 2024 Board Nominations

The AFP Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties Chapter Board of Directors is pleased to announce that we are now receiving nominations for Chapter Directors and other leadership roles for 2024.


This is a very exciting time for our Chapter, and we are looking for leaders who will help guide and shape our work in the years ahead. You are invited to nominate a candidate and encouraged to nominate yourself by using the link below, along with a list of expectations of serving on the chapter board.


Should you have any questions whatsoever about the process, please don’t hesitate to contact Nominations Chair, Adrienne De Guevara. Thank you very much for considering building a solid leadership group for the AFP Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties chapter. We look forward to hearing from you—and we hope you will use this opportunity to make your voice heard.


Length of term:

  • Directors shall serve one year terms, with the maximum of eight terms for a total of eight (8) years of maximum service.


Meetings and time commitment:

  • The board of directors meets every month; the Executive Committee meets at the discretion of the President.
  • Committees of the board meet an average of four times per year, pending their respective work agenda.


Expectations of board members:

  • Attend and participate in board meetings on a regular basis, and chapter programs as able.
  • Participate on a standing committee of the board, and serve on ad-hoc committees as necessary.
  • Be alert to community concerns that can be addressed by AFP's mission, objectives, and programs.
  • Help communicate and promote AFP's mission and programs to the community.
  • Become familiar with AFP's finances, budget, and financial/resource needs.
  • Understand the policies and procedures of AFP.
  • Financially support AFP in a manner commensurate with one's ability.


Nomination Deadline September 21, 2024.

Click on the button below to submit your nomination today.

Nomination Form

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AFP Webinar: If You Can Do Laundry, You Can Map a Logic Model to Better Tell Stories

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August 9, 2023 10:00 a.m.

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August 10, 2023 10:00 a.m.

AFP Complimentary Webinar (Sponsored): How Travel Experiences Can Accelerate Fundraising and Impress Your Donors

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August 15, 2023 10:00 a.m.

AFP Deep Dives: Digital, Online, & Social Media for Fundraising Success

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August 15, 2023 10:00 a.m.

AFP Webinar: Where Are Bill Gates and Other Philanthropists When We Need Them?

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August 16, 2023 10:00 a.m.

AFP Complimentary Webinar (Sponsored): Implementing Your Strategy with a Fundraising Plan

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August 17, 2023 10:00 a.m.

AFP Deep Dive: AFP CFRE Refresher Virtual Course (4-day series)

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August 21, 23, 28, 30 9:00 a.m.

AFP Webinar: Equip Your Board To Be Effective, Fluent Brand Ambassadors

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August 23, 2023 10:00 a.m.

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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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