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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. 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! 

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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.

  • 2024 AFP Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties Chapter Board Nominations

    The AFP Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties Chapter Board of Directors is pleased to announce that we are now receiving nominations for Chapter Directors and other leadership roles for 2024.


    This is a very exciting time for our Chapter, and we are looking for leaders who will help guide and shape our work in the years ahead. You are invited to nominate a candidate and encouraged to nominate yourself by using the link below, along with a list of expectations of serving on the chapter board.


    Should you have any questions whatsoever about the process, please don’t hesitate to contact Nominations Chair, Adrienne De Guevara. Thank you very much for considering building a solid leadership group for the AFP Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties chapter. We look forward to hearing from you—and we hope you will use this opportunity to make your voice heard.


    Length of term:

    • Directors shall serve one year terms, with the maximum of eight terms for a total of eight (8) years of maximum service.


    Meetings and time commitment:

    • The board of directors meets every month; the Executive Committee meets at the discretion of the President.
    • Committees of the board meet an average of four times per year, pending their respective work agenda.


    Expectations of board members:

    • Attend and participate in board meetings on a regular basis, and chapter programs as able.
    • Participate on a standing committee of the board, and serve on ad-hoc committees as necessary.
    • Be alert to community concerns that can be addressed by AFP's mission, objectives, and programs.
    • Help communicate and promote AFP's mission and programs to the community.
    • Become familiar with AFP's finances, budget, and financial/resource needs.
    • Understand the policies and procedures of AFP.
    • Financially support AFP in a manner commensurate with one's ability.


    Nomination Deadline September 21, 2024.

    Click on the link below to submit your nomination today.

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