March 2, 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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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.

The Center for Nonprofit Leadership

Board Leadership Institute


Strengthen your nonprofit leadership team. Find out if the Board Leadership Institute is right for your organization. The application deadline is Friday, March 24th, at noon. For more information and to register to attend, please click the button below.

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AFP Global Database Transition

AFP Global is transitioning to a new membership database. What does that mean for you?

On March 7, AFP will launch a new membership database. We are undergoing this transition to better serve you as a professional fundraiser and AFP member. To make this transition as seamless as possible for you, and to minimize any disruptions or frustration, please read through this list carefully and be prepared to take action.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Beginning Thursday, February 23, through Tuesday, March 7, the AFP Connect discussion forums will be unavailable due to the database transition.


  • Beginning Monday, February 27 through Tuesday, March 7, the AFP Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties Chapter Website will be frozen. Job Postings will not be able to be posted during this time. Members will not be able to login to access the member directory.

  • Beginning Friday, March 3, through Tuesday, March 7, membership join and renewal functionality will be unavailable. You also may experience delays through AFP’s customer service channels during that timeframe. We appreciate your patience!


  • On March 6 or 7, you will receive an email with subject line “Welcome to Salesforce: Verify Your Account” that you must click through to verify your account.
  • Until you verify your account, you will not be able to access your AFP member account.
  • The email will come from <> on March 6 or 7, 2023.
  • You have 7 days to take action on this email upon receipt, after which you will need to manually request a new email to verify your account.

  • Here is an example of what the email will look like:
  • When you click through the “Verify Your Account” email, you will be prompted to reset your password. From this point forward you will use your email address and new password to log in to your AFP member account.

  • If you have any issues locating your “Welcome to Salesforce: Verify Your Account” email or with logging in, please contact AFP Global at 800-666-3863 or

Upcoming Events

AFP Deep Dive: AFP Faculty Training Academy - Spring 2023 (4-day series)

(AFP Global)

Monday, February 6, 2023 9:00 a.m.

AFP Complimentary Webinar (Sponsored): Spring into Monthly Giving


Wednesday, March 8, 2023 10:00 a.m.

Building a Great Relationship with Your C-Suite


Wednesday, March 8, 2023 12:00 p.m.

AFP Complimentary Webinar (Sponsored): The Case for Crypto: What We Can Learn from Challenging Times

(AFP Global)

Thursday, March 9, 2023 10:00 a.m.

AFP Deep Dive: Unlocking the Potential of Gifts in Wills (Intro) (3-day series)

(AFP Global)

Monday, March 13, 2023 10:00 a.m.

Setting Expectations, Accountability & Learning: SEAL the Deal With Your Team

(Center for Nonprofit Leadership)

Tuesday, March 14, 2023 9:00 a.m.

4-Part Cause Selling Workshop presented by Fundraising Academy


Tuesday, March 14, 2023

AFP Webinar: Go Micro: Tiny Event, Big Impact

(AFP Global)

Wednesday, March 15, 2023 1:00 p.m.

The Path to Leadership: Becoming a Chief Development Officer


Wednesday, March 15, 2023 12:00 p.m.

Planning to Plan: Strategic Planning Preparation

(Center for Nonprofit Leadership)

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 9:00 a.m.

AFP Complimentary Webinar (Sponsored): How to Maximize Donor Acquisition in a Challenging Economy

(AFP Global)

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 10:00 a.m.

AFP Deep Dive: A Heavenly Match: The Marriage of Planned Giving and Direct Marketing

(AFP Global)

Thursday, March 23, 2023 10:00 a.m.

AFP Webinar: How to Build a Successful Fundraising Campaign Strategy

(AFP Global)

Wednesday, March 29, 2023 10:00 a.m.

Careers in Healthcare Philanthropy: Elevating Your Career at Different Stages


Wednesday, March 29, 2023 12:00 p.m.

AFP Deep Dive: How to Recession Proof Your Organization's Finances

(AFP Global)

Thursday, March 30, 2023 9:00 a.m.

AFP Affinity Group Meetings

Asian, Pacific Islander Affinity Group Meeting

Thursday, March 2, 2023 12:00 p.m.

Faith Based Affinity Group Meeting

Monday, March 13, 2023 12:00 p.m.

LGBTQ+ Affinity Group Meeting

Tuesday, March 14, 2023 12:00 p.m.

Latinx Affinity Group Meeting

Wednesday, March 15, 2023 12:00 p.m.

Disability Affinity Group Meeting

Thursday, March 16, 2023 12:00 p.m.

Arts & Culture Affinity Group Meeting

Monday, March 20, 2023 12:00 p.m.

Health Affinity Group Meeting

Tuesday, March 21, 12:00 p.m.

Chapter Job Center

Employment Opportunities

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Director of Development

Santa Barbara Foundation

Volunteer and Event Coordinator

Gold Coast Veterans Foundation

Database Manager and Gift Processor

Santa Barbara City College Foundation

Development Director

Los Padres ForestWatch

Director, Resource Development & Marketing

United Way of Ventura County

Director of Development, Student Affairs

UC Santa Barbara

Finance Director

Human Society of Ventura County

Manager, Walk to End Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's Association California Central Coast

Development Director

Opera Santa Barbara

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.

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P.O. Box 1564, Santa Barbara, CA 93102-1564
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