May 4, 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 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.


Virtual - $25 Members - $35 Non-members

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

Lunch to be provided for those attending in person. If you have any special dietary requests please email the office at


Zoe Echternact

Zoe Echternacht is the Director of Philanthropic Operations at Planned Parenthood California Central Coast (PPCCC), she has been with PPCCC for over 3 years and has a total of over 12 years of fundraising experience in the central coast and beyond.

Eric Shiflett

Eric Shiflett is Program Director for the Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation and as such is actively involved with their arts education, greening the Bowl and other community and outreach initiatives. After graduating from UCSB, Eric has worked in promotions and marketing for KTYD and the Lobero Theatre Foundation before starting his career at the Bowl in 1995. 

A.J. Steinberg

With over 20 years’ experience as a nonprofit event planner and engagement strategist, A.J. Steinberg has produced over 100 successful events and raised millions of dollars for organizations with her Los Angeles-based production company.

Stanley Tzankov

Stanley Tzankov, currently working as the Donor Relations Manager at CAUSE (Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy), serves as a development, communications, and operations nonprofit professional rooted in movement building and the progressive social change ecosystem. 

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Full participation in Communication and Advocacy: Making the Case for Effective Communication & Digital Storytelling is applicable for 1.5 points in Category 1.B -Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

Registration Now Open for the AFP Symposium


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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2023 Program

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Upcoming Events

Coffee & Connections


Wednesday, May 3, 2023 9:00 a.m.

AFP Deep Dive: AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Virtual Course (4-day series)

(AFP Global)

May 8, 10, 15, & 17, 2023 9:00 a.m.

AFP Deep Dive: MORE Major Gifts (2-day series)

(AFP Global)

May 9 & 11, 2023 9:00 a.m.

AFP Webinar: 10 Tips for How to Build a Strong Team that Avoids Burnout

(AFP Global)

Wednesday, May 10, 2023 10:00 a.m.

AFP Complimentary Webinar (Sponsored): Why Donor-Advised Funds are Changing the Game in 2023

(AFP Global)

Thursday, May 11, 2023 10:00 a.m.

How to Light a Fire (Without Burning Your Eyebrows): “Firing Up” Your Major Gifts Program


Thursday, May 11, 2023 12:00 p.m.

Western Regional Planned Giving Conference


May 16-19, 2023

AFP Deep Dive: A Survival Guide of Small Shop Essentials (2-day series)

(AFP Global)

May 16 & 18, 2023 10:00 a.m.

Complimentary Members-Only Webinar: Knocking Down Barriers to Career Advancement for Yourself and Others

(AFP Global)

Tuesday, May 16, 2023 10:00 a.m.

12 Months of Fundraising: Creating an Annual Development Plan


Wednesday, May 17, 2023 9:00 a.m.

NEW DATE - AFP Webinar: Go Micro: Tiny Event, Big Impact

(AFP Global)

Thursday, May 23, 2023 10:00 a.m.

30th Anniversary Partnership for Excellence

Welcoming, Connecting, and Wellness: What's Possible?


Tuesday, May 23, 2023 9:00 a.m.

AFP Webinar: Volunteers: How to Devise, Advise, and Utilize

(AFP Global)

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Nonprofit Employment Law Lunch & Learn


Tuesday, May 30, 2023 9:00 a.m.

Vibrant Options for Giving! Get Clear!

(AFP Global)

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 10:00 a.m.

AFP Deep Dive: How to Use New Tools and Technology for Your Capital Campaign Planning

(AFP Global)

Thursday, June 1, 2023 10:00 a.m.

Chapter Job Center

Employment Opportunities

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Development Analyst

University Library, UC Santa Barbara

Development Director

Ice in Paradise

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

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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.

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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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