June 15, 2023

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If so, please consider joining our chapter for in-depth education, exceptional professional resources and the best networking opportunities.
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National Philanthropy Day Nominations

Deadline July 14, 2023

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Emerging Leaders/Young Professionals Meet-Up

June 20th at 5:30 p.m.

Emerging Leaders/Young Professionals Meet-Up

Tuesday, June 20th at 5:30 pm


3302 McCaw Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

AFP recognizes an opportunity to form a group that serves, connects, and inspires Emerging Leaders in our area. If you are an Emerging Leader in the non-profit sector you are invited to join us for an informal gathering that will include:

  • Getting to know you
  • Learn about your interests
  • Brainstorm ways we can strengthen and grow our Emerging Leaders community
  • And most importantly…have fun!

This is a free / no-host event.



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July 20th Training

Mark your calendars for the July 20th Training!

Fundraising Across-Counties: How do our organizations' location and greatest needs differ across communities?

Thursday, July 20, 2023

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lompoc Valley Medical Center

1515 East Ocean Ave.

Registration opening soon.

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Fundamentals of Fundraising

Hosted by AFP, Orange County

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

Taco Bell Foundation

1 Glen Bell Way, Irvine, California, 92618

Online Registration Closes Aug 5, 2023 at Noon

$300 for Members, $400 for Non-Members / +$100 after June 30.

Current College Students: $300

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

For the first time since 2017, AFPOC will offer AFP’s Fundamentals of Fundraising Course, a 16-hour course taught in an active learning style.

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

Chapter Job Center

Employment Opportunities

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Community Relations Assistant

Ventura Land Trust

Development Assistant

Santa Barbara Natural History Museum

Associate Director of Development, Regional Giving

UC Santa Barbara Development

Development Analyst

University Library, UC Santa Barbara

Community Engagement Coordinator

New Beginnings Counseling Center 

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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