November 3, 2022

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National Philanthropy Day

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Thursday, November 10, 2022

5-7:30 p.m.

Museum of Ventura County

100 E. Main St. Ventura, CA 93001

Congratulations to our 2022 Honorees!

Philanthropist of the Year – Santa Barbara: The FUND for Santa Barbara 

Philanthropist of the Year – Ventura County: Steve Hearst from the Morgan Hearst Charitable Foundation

Volunteer of the Year – Santa Barbara: Planned Parenthood of CA Central Coast Book Sale Committee 

Volunteer of the Year – Ventura County: Lynda Bowman, Chair, TEACh Scholarship Fund

Professional Fundraiser of the Year – Rich Block, President & CEO, Santa Barbara Zoo

Champions for Social Justice – Diversity Collective of Ventura County

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If you wish to purchase multiple tickets or have any issues registering, please contact the office at [email protected] or call 714-771-3685.

Chamberlain Scholarship Applications

AFP, Santa Barbara Ventura Counties Chapter is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2023 Chamberlain Scholarship. Each year AFP Foundation for Philanthropy offers one registration scholarship to qualified chapters for the Annual AFP International Conference on Fundraising (ICON). This program is designed to help individuals serving nonprofit organizations develop their knowledge and skills in fundraising. The scholarship honors the memory of Ralph E. Chamberlain, CFRE.

AFP ICON, AFP’s flagship “International Conference,” is held each year and brings together nearly 4,000 fundraising professionals to discuss important trends and issues related to fundraising and philanthropy, with a focus on fundraising practice and technique. 

The 2023 AFP ICON will be held April 16-18, 2023 in New Orleans, LA.

One candidate will be chosen by our Chapter Scholarship Committee to receive a scholarship toward registration for the AFP International Fundraising Conference on Philanthropy.  Registration fees, except for a $10 payment to secure registration, are paid by the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy.  

Chamberlain Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Candidate is employed as a fundraising professional or, if candidate is an executive director, a substantial amount of time must be devoted to fundraising.
  2. Candidate has never attended an AFP or NSFRE International Conference on Fundraising as a registered participant (unless as a member of the Conference Host Committee) and is enthusiastic to attend the full conference as scheduled.
  3. Candidate must agree to complete an online evaluation form about his or her experience at International Conference.
  4. Only one individual from any local organization or institution may be selected.
  5. Candidate must be willing to share their AFP ICON experience with their chapter after the conference has concluded. This can be accomplished through a report to chapter leadership, a contribution to the chapter newsletter, or an alternate contribution identified by chapter leadership.

Please note, this is not a full scholarship and the winner will be required to cover any and all expenses exceeding the amounts awarded. Chamberlain Scholars are responsible for registering themselves for the conference and for making all travel and lodging arrangements.

Applications due Friday, November 18, 2022


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Santa Barbara Council of

Charitable Gift Planners presents

Lessons Learned from a $12M Estate Gift

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

11:30 am – noon (networking)

12:00 – 1:30 pm (lunch and program)

Harry’s Plaza Café, 3313 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105


$45 for non-members, $35 for members

Click Here to Register

Learn from Ventura College Foundation Executive Director Anne Paul King and Director of Philanthropy Gerry Pantoja as they share the valuable lessons learned when a $12M complex estate gift benefited the Foundation, as well as many other local charities.

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Southern California Association for Healthcare Development presents: Virtual Meet the Funders

Friday, November 18, 2022

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Events Around the Region

AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Virtual Course - 4-day series

(AFP Global)

November 7, 9, 14, & 16, 2022

Complimentary Webinar: Winning the Competition for Connection: The Case for Using Advanced Technologies to Personalize Your Fundraising Practices (AFP Global)

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 10:00 a.m.

Complimentary Webinar: Mobilizing Donors in the Digital Age

(AFP Global)

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 10:00 a.m.

Complimentary Webinar: Including Disability in Fundraising - From inclusive language to accessible events

(AFP Global)

Monday, November 14, 2022 10:00 a.m.

National Philanthropy Day 

(AFP San Luis Obispo)

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 11:30 a.m.

AFP Webinar: Crypto Philanthropy 101

(AFP Global)

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 10:00 a.m.

Chapter Job Center

Employment Opportunities

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Development Coordinator

MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation

Associate Director of Development

MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation

Foundation Roundtable Administrative Consultant

United Way Santa Barbara

Director of Marketing and Communications

Santa Barbara Foundation

Business Development Manager

Santa Barbara Foundation

Director of Giving

Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties

Development Director


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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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