November 2, 2023

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2023 National Philanthropy Day

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Scholarship Recipients

AFP-SBV and AFP Global are pleased to present the following individuals with a one-year membership.

Erin Bonski, Executive Director, Santa Barbara Choral Society

Ethan Craig, Development and Program Coordinator, TOArts

Adrienne De Guevara, Programs and Fund Development Office, Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative

Jessica Hines, Philanthropy and Outreach Specialist, Santa Barbara Humane

Mila Kon, Development Associate, Fielding Graduate University

Kathleen Leonard, Director of Philanthropy, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County

Lisa Morris, Event and Sponsorship Coordinator, Caregivers

Jojo Murdock, Founder & Executive Director, Awakening Giantz

Eryn Shugart, Executive Director, Savie Health

Kimberly Stroud, Executive Director, Ojai Raptor Center

Abigail Sucsy, Membership Associate, Ventura Botanical Gardens

Saundra Winchester, Secretary, Above & Beyond Ordinary People Therapeutic Riding School

Eliza Woolley, Conservation Data Manager, Paso Pacifico

Chamberlain Scholarship Application Open

AFP, Santa Barbara Ventura Counties Chapter is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2024 Chamberlain Scholarship. Each year AFP Foundation for Philanthropy offers one registration scholarship to qualified chapters for the Annual AFP International Conference on Fundraising (ICON). This program is designed to help individuals serving nonprofit organizations develop their knowledge and skills in fundraising. The scholarship honors the memory of Ralph E. Chamberlain, CFRE.

AFP ICON, AFP’s flagship “International Conference,” is held each year and brings together nearly 3,000 fundraising professionals to discuss important trends and issues related to fundraising and philanthropy, with a focus on fundraising practice and technique. 

The 2024 AFP ICON will be held April 7-9, 2024 in Toronto, Canada.

One candidate will be chosen by our Chapter Scholarship Committee to receive a scholarship toward registration for the AFP International Fundraising Conference on Philanthropy.  Registration fees, except for a $10 payment to secure registration, are paid by the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy.  

Chamberlain Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Candidate is employed as a fundraising professional or, if candidate is an executive director, a substantial amount of time must be devoted to fundraising.
  2. Candidate has never attended an AFP or NSFRE International Conference on Fundraising as a registered participant (unless as a member of the Conference Host Committee) and is enthusiastic to attend the full conference as scheduled.
  3. Candidate must agree to complete an online evaluation form about his or her experience at International Conference.
  4. Only one individual from any local organization or institution may be selected.
  5. Candidate must be willing to share their AFP ICON experience with their chapter after the conference has concluded. This can be accomplished through a report to chapter leadership, a contribution to the chapter newsletter, or an alternate contribution identified by chapter leadership.

Please note, this is not a full scholarship and the winner will be required to cover any and all expenses exceeding the amounts awarded. Chamberlain Scholars are responsible for registering themselves for the conference and for making all travel and lodging arrangements. As a reminder, this conference is out of country so appropriate travel documents will be required.

Apply Here

Events Around the Region

National Philanthropy Day

(GSFV - In-Person)

Thursday, November 2 4:30 p.m.

Digital Marketing for the Fundraiser

(SCAHD - Virtual)

Wednesday, November 8 3:00 p.m.

National Philanthropy Day

(GLAC - In-person)

Thursday, November 9 5:00 p.m.

National Philanthropy Day

(SLO - In-person)

Wednesday, November 15 11:30 a.m.

Leading With Empathy: Tips & skills for Nonprofit leaders and their teams

(CNL - In-Person)

Wednesday, November 29 9:00 a.m.

For AFP Global Webinars, click here.

Chapter Job Center

Employment Opportunities

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Associate Director of Development, Global & Experiential Learning

UC Santa Barbara


Santa Barbara City College Foundation

Scholarship Manager

Santa Barbara City College Foundation

Director of Development, College of Engineering

UC Santa Barbara

Development Coordinator

Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara

Accounting Manager

Ventura Land Trust

Volunteer and Event Coordinator

Gold Coast Veterans Foundation

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.

Thank You to our 2023-24 Chapter Sponsors

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Southeast Ventura County YMCA

Channel Islands YMCA

Community Sponsors

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Presenting Media Sponsor

In-Kind Sponsor

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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