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We provide opportunities for you to learn, engage and connect through monthly luncheons alternating from Santa Barbara to Ventura County sites, at special events such as our Symposium on Fundraising and National Philanthropy Day, and at casual networking events throughout the year.  Check out the listings below for all the details. Be sure to register early to take advantage of early bird discounts! 


Monthly Training Handouts


Below you will find links to handouts and presentation slides from previous AFPSBV monthly trainings.

Plan Your Work, Work Your Plan
Rob Dunton | January 9, 2019

Raising Your Brand = Raising More Money
Alex Parraga | October 10, 2018

Ethical Considerations for Nonprofit Fundraisers 
Roy Schneider | July 11, 2018

Our Speakers


AFPSBV extends its heartfelt thanks to all of our 2018 speakers!

Michelle Apodaca (Deckers), Rich Block (Santa Barbara Zoo), Joseph Cahill, PhD, JD (Ventura Botanical Gardens), Suzanne Elliott (Envision Consulting), Janet Garufis (Montecito Bank & Trust), Christian Hamilton (The Autry Museum), Carla Leal (Cox Communications), Jonell McLain (Ventura Botanical Gardens), Alex Parraga (University of California, Santa Barbara), Dr. Niki Sandoval (Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians), Ken Saxon (Leading from Within), Mary Schmitz (Community Memorial Health System Ventura County), Roy Schneider, Esq. (Schneiders & Associates, L.L.P.), Kristen Schultz Jaarda, JD, LLM (Crescendo Interactive, Inc.), Amy Towner (Health Care Foundation for Ventura County), Kathy Wertheim, CFRE (Werth-It), Heidi Whitman (Santa Barbara Botanic Garden), Molly Ann Woods, CFRE (New Directions for Veterans)
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March 2019

When:  Mar 13, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM (PT)
Where:   Ventura Marriott, 2055 Harbor Blvd., Ventura, CA, 93001, US
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