About Our Chapter

Casual Networking Events


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If you have an idea for an informal networking event, please contact Lauren Amundson, VP of Membership at lamundson@sbzoo.org.

Monthly Trainings


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Committee Involvement


What better way to connect than to get involved! There are opportunities to support AFPSBV through our working committees whcih include:

Communications: Help get the word out to our members, media and friends through newsletters, social media, web and publications. Contact Katherine Wertheim, VP of Communications, at katherine@werth-it.com.

Program: It takes a team to bring our monthly luncheons to life. This committee works with hotels, speakers and collaborates with communications to plan and implement luncheons. Contact Ashley Brown, VP of Professional Development - Ventura, at aabrown@callutheran.edu or Rob Dunton, VP of Professional Development - Santa Barbara, at robertdunton@ucsb.edu.

Membership: We're all about our members: Participation on the Membership Committee will help to make the AFP SBV member's experience valuable and enjoyable while ensuring that local professionals know about the benefits and accessibility of membership. Contact Lauren Amundson, VP of Membership, at lamundson@sbzoo.org to get involved.

Special Events: National Philanthropy Day (November) and The Symposium on Fundraising (June) are always in need of support and expertise. 

Connect with AFPSBV!


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Stay current with AFPSBV activity and news! Consider becoming a Fan of our AFPSBV Facebook page or joining our LinkedIn group. This is a great way for you to receive and share local information related to philanthropy. You need a personal page to become a Fan. If you don't want your personal information shared with the group, just make sure to set you privacy settings accordingly. Don't forget about the wealth of resources to be found on the AFP National Facebook page.