January 5, 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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First Quarter Education Trainings

January Training

Rich Block has led the Santa Barbara Zoo as President and CEO since July 1998, bringing decades of experience in zoo and wildlife program management to Santa Barbara. Under his leadership, the organization’s operating budget has tripled. His input and leadership had led to more than $61 million raised to support general operations, community outreach, special programs, and of particular significance, capital improvements. 


Zoom information to be sent prior to the event


$20 for members, $30 for non-members.

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For any questions regarding registration, please contact the office at [email protected].

February Training

Rob Grayson began his nonprofit career as an HIV/AIDS Counselor and Clinic Director. He has served as a Development Officer and Fundraising Consultant for various nonprofit organizations, including Valley Community Clinic, Whitman-Walker Clinic, AIDS Project Los Angeles, Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, World Wildlife Fund, NARAL, KEYT Public Television, Sierra Club, and many more. After over 22 years in nonprofit leadership, Rob changed careers and became a graphic designer. For the past 8 years, Rob has been the Creative Director for Boone Graphics where he gets to use his skills to help nonprofits and other organizations create visual communication solutions.  

Registration opening soon!

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!


Presented by Queen Bee Fundraising


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.

Registration opening soon!

Upcoming Events

AFP Webinar: Make 2023 the Year of Legacies

(AFP Global)

Wednesday, January 11, 2023 10:00 a.m.

Tips for Writing Grants


Thursday, January 12, 2023 12:00 p.m.

How to Become a CFRE in 2023


Tuesday, January 17, 2023 11:00 a.m.

Nonprofit Accounting Bootcamp - Four Part Series

(Center for Nonprofit Leadership)

January 18-26, 2023

Program Evaluation Through An Equity & Social Justice Lens

(Center for Nonprofit Leadership)

Tuesday, January 24, 2023 9:00 a.m.

AFP Webinar (Sponsored): Reset Your Impact and Evaluate Your Organization's Ethical Principles

(AFP Global)

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 10:00 a.m.

Knowing When to Grow: Capacity Building Basics

(Funding for Good)

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 11:00 a.m.

Complimentary Webinar: Donors of Color - Research and Praxis

(AFP Global)

Thursday, January 26, 2023 10:00 a.m.

Emerging Leader Virtual Book Club: Get That Money, Honey! by Rhea Wong

(AFP Global)

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 11:00 a.m.

Intermediate Proposal Writing - Three Module Series

(Center for Nonprofit Leadership)

January 31 - February 9, 2023

Chapter Job Center

Employment Opportunities

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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


Santa Barbara Human Rights Watch

SBCC Promise Manager

SBCC Foundation

Director of Development Major Giving

Chaminade College Preparatory

Development Executive

United Way of Santa Barbara County

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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