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About National Philanthropy Day

Our local AFP Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties Chapter was founded 32 years ago to promote philanthropy and support the practice of ethical and effective fundraising. We do this through education, networking, mentoring, advocacy, and recognition. Our chapter is run by a board of directors featuring the counties’ top fundraising professionals and hosts a variety of educational trainings throughout the year. For more information about our chapter, please click HERE.

Your partnership with AFPSBV enables us to celebrate philanthropy in our communities, continue innovative educational opportunities for fundraisers and nonprofit professionals, and provides scholarships for AFP membership, trainings, and educational conferences.

Why should I Sponsor?


National Philanthropy Day (NPD) acknowledges the entire spectrum of services provided by the nonprofit community and recognizes the profound impact that philanthropy has on the fabric of society. Each year, AFP chapters around the nation honor individuals and groups who, through their hard work and dedication, have enhanced philanthropy, their communities, and the world.

NPD was originally conceived of and organized by Douglas Freeman in the 1980s, and the first official events held in 1986 after President Reagan signed an official NPD proclamation.

The day provides an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of giving and all that it has made possible. NPD celebrates the endless daily contributions individuals and organizations across the world make to countless causes and missions.

The purpose of this day is to recognize the great contributions of philanthropy—and those people active in the philanthropic community—to the enrichment of our world.

The event will honor a recipient from each of the following categories: Philanthropist of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Youth in Philanthropy (Age Range 16-23), Professional Fundraiser of the Year, Champion for Social Justice (New Category), and Exceptional Adaptability (Special for 2020).

Sponsors of National Philanthropy Day gain visibility and increased brand awareness through logo and material presence at the event, in media outreach and materials. As many as 300 community leaders from business, government and nonprofit sectors attend. Sponsoring this event highlights YOUR commitment to support philanthropy in our local communities.