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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. From resources to certifications, AFP strives to bring you the best practices and latest information to make you stand out.

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Monthly Training Handouts


Professional development training typically takes place the second Wednesday of the month and are just one of the many reasons why you are an AFP Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties member! 

Understanding Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Access Barriers Powerpoint Presentation | Damien Pena | August 21, 2019

Funder Tips, Trends and Resources Handout | Pedro Paz & Kathy Simas, Santa Barbara Foundation | June 12, 2019
Funder Tips, Trends and Resources Powerpoint Presentation | Pedro Paz & Kathy Simas, Santa Barbara Foundation June 12, 2019
Great Cause—Great Case! Powerpoint Presentation | Becca Merrell CFRE & Hannah Miller MPP, Netzel Grigsby | April 10, 2019
Cultivating the Sophisticated Donor | Aashika Patel, CCS Fundraising | March 13, 2019
Is Your Board Bored? | Jackie Carrera, Santa Barbara Foundation | February 13, 2019
Plan Your Work, Work Your PlanRob Dunton, UC Santa Barbara | January 9, 2019
Raising Your Brand = Raising More Money Alex Parraga, UC Santa Barbara | October 10, 2018

Thank You to Our Speakers


Our special thanks to the following guest speakers for making AFPSBV's Professional Development programs and events possible for 2018:

Michelle Apodaca (Deckers), Rich Block (Chief Executive Officer, Santa Barbara Zoo), Joseph Cahill, PhD, JD (Executive Director, Ventura Botanical Gardens), Suzanne Elliott (Principal, Envision Consulting), Janet Garufis (Chairman and CEO, Montecito Bank & Trust), Christian Hamilton (Senior Director of Development, Relationship Management & Data Sciences, The Autry Museum), Carla Leal (Public Affairs Specialist, Cox Communications), Jonell McLain (Volunteer, Ventura Botanical Gardens), Alex Parraga (Chief Digital Officer, University of California, Santa Barbara), Dr. Niki Sandoval (Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians), Ken Saxon (Founder & President, Leading from Within), Mary Schmitz (Director of Development, Community Memorial Health System Ventura County), Roy Schneider, Esq., (Schneiders & Associates, L.L.P.), Kristen Schultz Jaarda, JD, LLM (Executive Vice President, Crescendo Interactive, Inc.), Amy Towner (Chief Executive Officer, Health Care Foundation for Ventura County), Kathy Wertheim, CFRE (President, Werth-It), Heidi Whitman (Director of Development and Marketing, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden), Molly Ann Woods, CFRE (Chief Development Officer, New Directions for Veterans)


Training Photos

Aashika Patel at AFPSBV
Aashika Patel, CCS Fundraising presents at the March 2019 training

Cole Claassen
Cole Claassen and newcomers introduce themselves at the March training

Rob Dunton
Rob Dunton, UC Santa Barbara, presents at the January 2019 training


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December 2019

When:  Dec 11, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM (PT)
Where:   Ventura Marriott, 2055 E. Harbor Blvd., Ventura, CA, 93001, US
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January 2020

When:  Jan 8, 2020 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM (PT)
Where:   The Santa Barbara Humane Society—Community Room, 5399 Overpass Rd., Santa Barbara, CA, 93111, US
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