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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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Reconnecting With Your Personal 'WHY' To Be A More Effective Fundraiser

Amber Sheikh Ginsberg, Managing Senior Associate at Thurlow/Associates

March 11, 2020, 11:30 am at The Santa Barbara Humane Society - Community Room


Nonprofit Social Hour

April 8, 2020, 12:00 pm online


CANCELLED--Raising Sustainable Revenue through Monthly Giving

Erica Waasdorp, President, A Direct Solution

April 8, 2020, 11:30 am at Ventura College Wright Event Center (Rescheduled for September)


Building a Successful Bequest Campaign 
Andy Ragone, Integrated Marketing - West Coast Region, USA, Crescendo Interactive, Inc.

May 13, 2020, 11:30 am online 


AFP Symposium



During Times of Uncertainty — How to Fundraise?
Lori L. Jacobwith, ignitedfundraising.com

June 10, 2020, 12 pm online

How Nonprofits Can Be More Inclusive, Diverse, Accessible and Equitable
Panel Discussion

(Moderator) Michelle McGhee, Development Manager, Community Memorial Healthcare Foundation

James Joyce III,  Civil Rights Activist, Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Coffee with a Black Guy

Dr. Niki Sandoval, Educational Director, Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Education Department

Ken Douglas Barrow, Program Manager, Diversity Collective Ventura County

July 8, 2020, 12 pm, online


Raising Sustainable Revenue Through Monthly Giving
Erica Waasdorp, A Direct Solution
September 9, 2020, 12pm, online (Rescheduled from April)


Funders Panel – Engaging with Community Foundations

Jackie Carrera, Santa Barbara Foundation
Vanessa Bechtel, Ventura County Community Foundation
October 14, 2020, 12pm, online


National Philanthropy Day 2020 Interactive Celebration

November 19, 2020, online


Holiday Celebration, Annual Meeting & Board Installation

December 2020

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.

During Times of Uncertainty - How to Fundraise Powerpoint Presentation | Lori Jacobworth | June 10th, 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 | Aashika Patel, CCS Fundraising | March 13, 2019
Is Your Board Bored? | Jackie Carrera, Santa Barbara Foundation | February 13, 2019
Raising Your Brand = Raising More Money Alex Parraga, UC Santa Barbara | October 10, 2018