Past Events & Handouts

Discover Our Events

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.

Past Events

Putting the Oxygen Mask on Yourself First
Niki Chopra Richardson, Development Director, TOArts

January 13, 2021, 11:45 am, online

Crafting Marketing Materials That Get Noticed
Claudia Armann, McCune Foundation
Sabrina Skelly, Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network
Christine Trunick, American Cancer Society
February 10, 2021, 11:45 am, online

Ethical Storytelling for Nonprofits: Principles & Practices
Anita Varma, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Co-Convened with the Cal Lutheran Center for Nonprofit Leadership
March 23, 2021, 11:30 am, online

Advocacy for AFP and Beyond
Michael Nilsen, Association of Fundraising Professionals
Nona Randois, Alliance for Justice’s Bolder Advocacy
Marcos Vargas, FUND for Santa Barbara
Co-convened with the FUND for Santa Barbara
May 19, 2021, 11:30 am, online

AFP Symposium 2021
Co-Convened with the AFP Greater San Fernando Valley Chapter
June 8, 2021, 8:00 am

What If I Say the Wrong Thing? Learning to Pause, Think, and Respond Differently
Birgit Smith Burton, AFP Global Chair-Elect
Moderator: Adrienne De Guevara, Storyteller Children's Center
July 14, 2021, 10:30 am

AFPalooza Mixer
September 9, 2021, 4:30-7:30 pm
Garvin Theatre Patio - SBCC West Campus

Making Direct Mail Make More Money
Kathy Wertheim, CFRE, President, Werth-It
October 13, 2021, 11:30 am, online

2021 National Philanthropy Day

November 16, 2021, 4:00-7:00 pm
Museum of Ventura County

Annual Meeting & Holiday Celebration
December 13, 2021, 4:30-6:30 pm
Lobero Theatre

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! Feel free to download these select resources from past trainings.

What If I Say the Wrong Thing? Learning to Pause, Think, and Respond Differently Powerpoint Presentation | Birgit Smith Burton, AFP Global Chair-Elect | July 14, 2021
Raising Sustainable Revenue Through Monthly Giving Powerpoint Presentation | Erica Waasdorp, A Direct Solution | September 9, 2020
During Times of Uncertainty - How to Fundraise Powerpoint Presentation | Lori Jacobwith, | June 10, 2020
Building A Successful Bequest Campaign Powerpoint Presentation | Andy Ragone, Crescendo Interactive | May 13, 2020  
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
Great Cause—Great Case! Powerpoint Presentation | Becca Merrell CFRE & Hannah Miller MPP, Netzel Grigsby | April 10, 2019
Cultivating the Sophisticated Donor Powerpoint Presentation | Aashika Patel, CCS Fundraising | March 13, 2019
Is Your Board Bored? Powerpoint Presentation  |Jackie Carrera, Santa Barbara Foundation | February 13, 2019
Raising Your Brand = Raising More Money Powerpoint Presentation Alex Parraga, UC Santa Barbara | October 10, 2018