February 16, 2023

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March Training

THE ASK ACADEMY: Training Board Members & Volunteers to Ask

For those of us who are tasked with inspiring board members and volunteers with the incredible honor of raising money for an important cause. Give them the tools for success to thank donors, create their own passion statement, and find new donors without feeling that they must ask their friends. With five simple steps you can tailor your own course that will create board members who become an integral part of your fundraising process. Bring a member of your board to this event!


Stephanie Wilson, CFRE brings to her nonprofit career a unique skillset forged in her previous work in both theater and business training. For the past two decades she has worked as a fundraising executive for large nonprofits and spearheaded major capital campaigns, produced fundraising galas and golf tournaments, and trained development professionals in proposal writing. She has also worked to develop strategic plans for small organizations and large counties. Stephanie has served on more than 15 boards as a volunteer and continues to serve her community wherever there’s both an opportunity to do good and chocolate being served.

AFP Members - $20

Non-Members - $30

Zoom details will be sent prior to the training.

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Full participation in THE ASK ACADEMY: Training Board members & Volunteers to Ask is applicable for 1.25 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

ADL Walk Against Hate

Welcome, Members!

AFPSBV Board of Directors would like to thank our new and returning members for the month of


New Members

Leila Drake

Paul Katan

Family Service Agency of Santa Barbara County

Returning Members

Dena Jensen

California Lutheran University

Growing Your Career in 2023: Emerging Leaders Affinity Group Meeting, Feb. 28

Growing in your career is a common topic early in the year as we all set goals and resolutions. But, it can sometimes be difficult to think of how to approach that growth strategically and effectively. Join a panel of AFP leaders and Korn Ferry Advance Coaches on February 28, as we address best practices for developing and growing your career in 2023. Register Now

Misty Copeland Announced as AFP ICON's Opening Keynote Speaker

Misty Copeland, ballerina, author, and philanthropist, will be the opening keynote at AFP ICON 2023! The Misty Copeland Foundation aims to bring greater diversity, equity, and inclusion to dance, especially ballet. Read More

4 Tips for Stress-Free Strategic Planning for Your Nonprofit

Here are four practical tips that will make your planning less stressful while also strengthening your leadership, exciting your board, and building your organization’s capacity. (NonProfit PRORead More

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Employment Opportunities

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Director, Resource Development and Marketing

United Way of Ventura County

Director of Development, Student Affairs

UC Santa Barbara

Finance Director

Humane Society Ventura County

Manager, Walk to End Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's Association California Central Coast

Development Director

Opera Santa Barbara

Development Manager

United way of Santa Barbara County

Development Associate

Wildling Museum

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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