September 1, 2022

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.
Join AFP

On behalf of the AFP Board of Directors, thank you to all our colleagues for joining the fun at our 2nd annual AFPalooza. What a wonderful opportunity to strengthen our camaraderie and to support one another in this work. Please reach out to us for trainings you would like to see offered by AFP in the future.

Adrienne De Guevara and Gerry Pantoja

AFPSBV Co-Presidents

AFP-SBV Fall Events

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A Note About Our New Registration System

We have a new registration system! When registering for events, please visit this website:

Step 1 - Select which AFP Chapter you would like to sign in to.

Step 2 - To start, from the login page you will need to request a password by clicking on the Password Request button.

Step 3 - Enter your email address and press the Submit button to request your password.  Your password will be emailed to you.  Please be sure to check your spam folder if you do not see the password email in your inbox. Save your password for future use.  And be sure to safe list our email address!

Step 4 - Once you have your password click the Login Screen button to return to the main page. Enter your email address and password to login. 

Step 5 - Once you have logged in and you are ready to register, click on the Event Registration button.

Step 6 - Click on the Register No and Pay by Credit Card button to register for any open event.  You will be taken to Stipe to process the credit card. You are not fully registered until your payment through Stripe goes through.

By clicking the See who is Attending button you will see a list of who has registered for the event.

Other features with this system includes purchasing job postings, updating your profile, viewing your event history, and for members a membership directory.

If you have any questions or issues with the system, please do not hesitate to contact the office via phone or email at 714-771-3685 or

2023 AFP-SBV Board of Directors
Nominations Open
The AFP Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties Chapter Board of Directors is pleased to announce that we are now receiving nominations for Chapter Directors and other leadership roles for 2023.
This is a very exciting time for our Chapter, and we are looking for leaders who will help guide and shape our work in the years ahead. You are invited to nominate a candidate and encouraged to nominate yourself by using the link below, along with a list of expectations of serving on the chapter board.
Should you have any questions whatsoever about the process, please don’t hesitate to contact us at Thank you very much for considering building a solid leadership group for the AFP Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties chapter. We look forward to hearing from you—and we hope you will use this opportunity to make your voice heard.
Length of term:
  • Directors shall serve one year terms, with the maximum of eight terms for a total of eight (8) years of maximum service.
Meetings and time commitment:
  • The board of directors meets every month; the Executive Committee meets at the discretion of the President.
  • Committees of the board meet an average of four times per year, pending their respective work agenda.
Expectations of board members:
  • Attend and participate in board meetings on a regular basis, and chapter programs as able.
  • Participate on a standing committee of the board, and serve on ad-hoc committees as necessary.
  • Be alert to community concerns that can be addressed by AFP's mission, objectives, and programs.
  • Help communicate and promote AFP's mission and programs to the community.
  • Become familiar with AFP's finances, budget, and financial/resource needs.
  • Understand the policies and procedures of AFP.
  • Financially support AFP in a manner commensurate with one's ability.
Click on the button below to submit your nomination today.
Nomination Form

Next CFRE Application Deadline: October 1

Did you know Certified Fund Raising Executives in Canada and the U.S. earn 10 - 25% more than non-certified colleagues with comparable experience? (Source: AFP 2021 Compensation & Benefits Report)

If you’ve been waiting to start or submit your CFRE application, now is the time to take action. The October 1 application deadline is coming up.

To apply, you’ll need to meet eligibility requirements in three areas: Education, Professional Practice (years professionally fundraising), and Professional Performance. 

Don’t forget that AFP members receive a 20% discount on CFRE initial certification and recertification. 

How to Meet Donors’ Needs Through Planned Giving
presented by
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
3:30 – 4:30 pm: Program
4:30 – 5:30 pm: Mixer

Music Academy, 1070 Fairway Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108
$45 for non-members, $35 for members, $15 for virtual (Zoom)

Jim Rivera, Chief Philanthropic Counsel at Ventura County Community Foundation, and Bill McMorran, Senior Partner with Green Oak Consulting Group, will share insights into how the needs of donors can be met through planned giving. They will show how Charitable Gift Annuities, Charitable Remainder Trusts, and other gift planning vehicles can enhance financial planning conversations with donors. This session will benefit non-profit professionals as well as philanthropic and financial advisors.

Following the presentation in Weinman Hall, there will be an al fresco happy hour for attendees on the beautiful Lind Patio, all located on the enchanting campus of the Music Academy.

This event is sponsored by Green Oak Consulting.
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Upcoming Events

AFP Webinar: Board Bloom: Real-life Strategies in Empowering Board Members to Get Involved, Impact and Influence Others (AFP Global)

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 11:30 a.m.

Complimentary Webinar: How to Process Job Loss, to Heal, and then to Grow (AFP-Global)

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 9:00 a.m.

AFP Affinity Group Meeting: Black/African American (AFP Global)

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 11:00 a.m.

AFP Affinity Group Meeting: Asian, Pacific Islander (AFP Global)

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 10:00 a.m.

Complimentary Webinar: How A Personalized Donor Experience Can Grow Your Recurring Giving This Giving Tuesday (AFP Global)

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 10:00 a.m.

Complimentary Webinar: 7 Digital Marketing Ideas to Boost End-of-Year Fundraising (AFP Global)

Thursday, September 15, 2022 10:00 a.m.

AFP Affinity Group Meeting: Working Moms

(AFP Global)

Thursday, September 15, 2022 12:00 p.m.

Building an IDEA(L) Organization

(AFP-GLAC & Chicago)

Friday, September 16, 2022 11:00 a.m.

Non-Profit Board Participation 


Friday, September 16, 2022 11:30 a.m.

AFP Deep Dives : Unlocking The Potential of Gifts in Wills (Advanced)

(AFP Global)

Tuesday, September 20, 10:00 a.m.

AFP Affinity Group Meeting: LGBTQ+

(AFP Global)

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 10:00 a.m.

AFP Affinity Group Meeting: Health

(AFP Global)

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 10:00 a.m.

AFP Webinar: Beyond Bilingual: A Development Professional’s Guide to Serving Diverse Communities

(AFP Global)

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 10:00 a.m.

AFP Affinity Group Meeting: Latinx

(AFP Global)

Thursday, September 22, 2022 10:00 a.m.

AFP Webinar: The State of Online Fundraising 2022

(AFP Global)

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 10:00 a.m.

AFP Affinity Group Meeting: Disability

(AFP Global)

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 10:00 a.m.

AFP Affinity Group Meeting: Faith Based

(AFP Global)

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 11:00 a.m.

AFP Affinity Group Meeting: Arts & Culture

(AFP Global)

Thursday, September 29, 2022 12:00 p.m.

Complimentary Webinar: Crypto Philanthropy 101: How to Incorporate Cryptocurrency into Your Fundraising Strategy

(AFP Global)

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 10:00 a.m.

Ethics Breakfast


Thursday, October 6, 2022 9:00 a.m.

Chapter Job Center

Employment Opportunities

Click on the job titles below to view the description

Membership Manager

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Development Assistant

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Director Resource Development Marketing

United Way of Ventura County

Donor Relations and Stewardship Specialist

CSU Channel Islands

Director of Advancement Operations

CSU Channel Islands

Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

CSU Channel Islands

Part-Time Development Coordinator

Conejo Free Clinics

Senior Project Manager, Fundraising and Communications


Director of Finance

Ganna Walska Lotusland

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 2022-23 Chapter Sponsors

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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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