April 20, 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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May 18th Training

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, May 18, 2023

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

Via Zoom or in person at Fielding Graduate University


$25 Members - $35 Non-members (Virtual)

$40 Members - $50 Non-members (In Person)

Pending 1.5 CEs from CFRE International.


Eric Shiflett of the Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation

A.J. Steinberg of Queen Bee Fundraising

Stanley Tzankov of CAUSE

Lunch to be provided for in person attendees. If you have any special dietary requests please email the office at admin@afpsbv.org.

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Symposium Registration Now Open!


AFP Members - $80

Non-Members - $100

Organization Discount - Bring 3 or more attendees from the same organization and pay $60 per attendee. Email the Association Office to take advantage of this special offer.

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National Philanthropy Day Nominations Now Open

Your voice is essential in telling our community's story and we invite you to nominate those exemplary leaders of our philanthropic community so they can be recognized at this year’s event. Nominations open through July 14, 2023.

The event will honor a recipient from each of the following categories:

Philanthropist of the Year in Santa Barbara County

Philanthropist of the Year in Ventura County

Volunteer of the Year in Santa Barbara County

Volunteer of the Year in Ventura County 

Youth in Philanthropy, aged 16-23

Professional Fundraiser of the Year

Champion for Social Justice

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EPIC Impact Society Summit

April 27-29, 2023

EPIC Impact Society to host creativity and innovation summit

honors Fashion Icon Kenneth Cole in Santa Barbara, CA April 27-29th

 Free Celebratory Award concert!


Among our EPIC Awards honorees this year is fashion icon Kenneth Cole with his non-profit organization the Mental Health Coalition will be honored at our 7 pm, April 29th Award show and concert. The celebratory evening is free to the public on a first come, first serve basis. Just register at https://EPIC_Innovation_Awards.eventbrite.com  secure a free ticket. The April 27-29th line-up includes dozens of thought-leaders who are all at the pinnacle of their respective industries sharing insights and experience in innovation, education, and entertainment. More Information

What Americans Think About Nonprofits

“What Americans Think About Philanthropy and Nonprofits,” a new study from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, polled about 1,300 Americans over the summer of 2022 to learn more about how the American public perceives philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. (NonProfit PRORead More

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Employment Opportunities

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Community Engagement Coordinator

New Beginnings Counseling Center 

Executive Director

Conejo Free Clinic

Development Specialist

Interface Child & Family Services

Director of Philanthropy

The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County

Development Assistant, Associate Vice Chancellor's Office

UC Santa Barbara, Development

Development Assistant, Humanities & Fine Arts

UC Santa Barbara, Development

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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