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Welcome to AFP San Diego Chapter

The Association of Fundraising Professionals

Founded in 1960, for 50 years The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) has been the standard-bearer for professionalism in fundraising. The AFP advances philanthropy through its 30,000 members in 210 chapters throughout the world. The San Diego Chapter of AFP was established in 1970. With over 300 members, AFP San Diego Chapter is considered one of the larger AFP chapters.

PLEASE NOTE: The San Diego Chapter office will be closed from Thursday, April 24 through Tuesday, May 29.  If you need immediate assistance, please contact our Chapter President at

What's Happening Now

What's Coming Up

Who's Hiring

  • 2014-2016 Colette Murray Scholarship - Call for Applications.  Click here for the application.  Applications are due May 30th.
  • May 1 National Philanthropy Day Nominations will open
  • Check back at to submit your nominations.  Nominations are scheduled to close May 30th. 
  • May 2 Chapter Meeting Workshop and Luncheon
    Workshop: Establishing a Blueprint for Fundraising Success Througha  Formal Written Development Plan with Julie Rice
    Luncheon: Tranformational Philanthropy: The Story Behind Denny Sanford's $100 Million Gift to UC San Diego with Kristin Bertell, MA, CFRE.  For more information and to register, click here


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Apr 22 - Associate Director of Development
This is a new position within the Maritime Museum of San Diego, created as the organization is undergoing a period of growth and transition and currently engaged in a capital campaign. The Associate Director of Development will work closely with the Development Director and Maritime Museum Department Heads to initiate, direct, coordinate, implement, and evaluate adequacy of membership programs, development events, volunteer development, and communications activities. The Associate Director will have a role assisting with major gift solicitations, donor stewardship, and grant fulfillment duties. S/he will be a development professional with proven experience in securing the support and engagement of individual donors, corporations, and volunteers. S/he will also have solid experience in successfully overseeing donor events of all sizes and complexity. ... more >
Apr 16 - Development Associate for San Elijo Lagoon
San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy seeks an enthusiastic and talented development professional to support the fundraising and stewardship initiatives that benefit San Elijo Lagoon. The Development Associate reports to the development director and works closely with the board of directors, fundraising committee, and other committees associated with major campaigns. This person coordinates fundraising events (including biennial gala), assists with appeals and campaigns and is responsible for donor database management and reports. The position requires occasional meetings and fundraising events on evenings and weekends. The Development Associate position requires strong interpersonal and written communication skills in collaborating with a variety of committees, professionals and service providers. This is a full-time non-exempt position that is open until filled. Several years of fundraising and event management experience are preferred. Data management skills are required. The ideal candidate possesses imagination and enthusiasm, flexibility and self motivation. Competitive salary is based on skills and experience. Send resume, writing sample, salary range requirement and cover letter to: Elaine Dodge, Development Director: ... more >
Apr 14 - Development Director
The mission of the Clearity Foundation is to improve the survival and quality of life of women with ovarian cancer. We give hope to women with ovarian cancer and their families by addressing a major disparity in cancer treatment success with a diagnostic technology called molecular profiling which generates a blueprint unique to each patient’s cancer. ... more >
Apr 23 - AFP Q&A - AFP's Live Online Chat!
AFP now has a new way for you to interact with top leaders, practitioners, trainers and innovators in fundraising and philanthropy: AFP Q&A! ... more >
Apr 23 - IRA Rollover Provision Included in Senate’s EXPIRE Act
(Apr. 23, 2014) The IRA Charitable Rollover provision, which allows donors age 70½ and older to exclude from their taxable income any IRA funds up to $100,000 that have been withdrawn and transferred to a charity when filing a tax return, is one step closer to being reinstated back into law. Find out how you can help Congress approve the provision! ... more >
Apr 23 - Top Ten (Week of April 23, 2014): Americans Want To Give Back With Their Purchases—Not With Charity
(Apr. 23, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on getting your nonprofit CEO on social media, updating your website through some spring cleaning, using video to tell you nonprofit story (and tug at some heart strings!), whether your donation webpage is as easy as Amazon’s one-click accessibility and if the time spent on Facebook is beneficial for your nonprofit or not. ... more >
Apr 23 - Today’s Chief Development Officer is Expected to be a Sophisticated Financial Strategist and Planner
(Apr. 23, 2014) Getting the whole team to support your chief development officer is essential to your organization’s success. That’s why, at the second AFP/Rice University Development and Finance Symposium, Ronald J. Schiller will be covering the importance of building a strong CDO-CFO partnership. Here, he gives you a sneak peek, PLUS a list of tools for aspiring CDOs. ... more >
Apr 16 - 2014 AFP Diverse Communities Scholarship Program Overview & Criteria
The mission of the AFP Diverse Communities Conference Scholarship Fund is to help ensure that AFP programs are inclusive and supportive of diversity-related issues and concerns, to provide financial support for activities that increase understanding and awareness of diversity issues within the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and to provide financial assistance for professional development for AFP members who self-identify as coming from a diverse community and/or who are employed by grassroots organizations that primarily serve diverse populations. ... more >