AFPSBV 2019 ICON DinnerWelcome to the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties Chapter website! We invite you to stop by often for up-to-date information and practical resources to support your philanthropic fundraising efforts.

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. You will also find the latest sector job listings in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. Check out our Event Calendar for upcoming events - and be sure to register early to take advantage of early bird discounts! 

AFP International sections are also linked throughout our website and offer you a wealth of resources: from best practices to publications, ethics to international job listings, educational events and webinars.

Please check out our programs, volunteer opportunities and get to know your Chapter leaders. If you're not a member, join today and be connected!




AFPSBV is honored to receive the Ten Star Gold Chapter award, which recognizes our accomplishments in working towards AFP's Strategic Plan. Fewer than 20 percent of AFP's 243 chapters earn the Ten Star Gold Chapter recognition, making AFPSBV one of the association's leading chapters around the world.

Announcements List

  • National Philanthropy Day Nominations Open

    Nominations Now Open!
    Deadline: Friday, July 14, 2023

    Your voice is essential in telling our community's story and we invite you to nominate those exemplary leaders of our philanthropic community so they can be recognized at this year’s event.

    The event will honor a recipient from each of the following categories:

    Philanthropist of the Year in Santa Barbara County

    Philanthropist of the Year in Ventura County

    Volunteer of the Year in Santa Barbara County

    Volunteer of the Year in Ventura County 

    Youth in Philanthropy, aged 16-23

    Professional Fundraiser of the Year

    Champion for Social Justice

  • April Mixers - Join us at one of two locations

  • Please note, from February 27-March 7 the chapter website will be frozen during the AFP Global database transition.  Members will not be able to login to view Member Only Information.  We will also be unable to post jobs on our job board during this time.  We will however be able to list them in our newsletter.  For more details, click on the link below.

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