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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.

 

What's Happening Now

What's Coming Up

Who's Hiring

  • San Diego Celebrates National Philanthropy Day on October 28, 2014.  Join us by sponsoring the event or purchasing a ticket!
  • 2014 AFP San Diego CFRE Review Course Scholarship now accpeting application. Deadline for application is 5PM, Friday, August 29.  For more information, click here.
  • 2014 AFP San Diego CFRE Exam/Application Scholarship now accepting application.  Deadline for application is 5PM, Friday, August 29.  For more information, click here.
  • August 29. 2014 - AFPSD Brown Bag Conversation: Have you been trying to find new ways to raise money for a project or program and were curious about Crowdfunding? Join us for a on Friday, August 29th at 12 noon to 1:00 pm at The San Diego Foundation. Bring your lunch and join us for 1 hour of packed discussion to hear how other nonprofits are using this tool and learn how you can use Crowd Funding too. Please RSVP to Caroline Salazar at epicwriterno1@gmail.com.
  • September 3 - Annual Member Appreciation event at the San Diego Zoo.  For more information, click here.
  • September 5 - Monthly Chapter Workshop and Lucheon. Workshop: Strategic Philanthropy: Increasing Fundraising Results through a Common Sense Approach to Metrics.  Luncheon: Ethics Jeopardy - stay on top of your GAME.  To register and for more informaiton, click here

 

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Aug 26 - Development Administrative Specialist
This position requires professional administrative skills and abilities with at least 5 years work experience in a challenging administrative position, ideally the in the non-profit sector. This position requires excellent written and verbal skills, the ability to work under pressure and independently. This position requires excellent computer and technological skills. This position requires a background check as managing funds and donor and patient information is an essential part of the job. Educational requirements can be met through a combination of education and experience. ... more >
Aug 6 - Director of Resource Development
The Director of Resource Development implements an integrated and strategic resource development plan focused on relationship building and increasing foundation, corporate, public and individual giving in keeping with SAY’s mission and goals. Fund raising responsibilities are hands on – including grant writing, donor relations and events. This position will be charged with maintaining and enhancing SAY’s visibility, including presenting SAY’s mission, client experience and community benefit as part of a cohesive communications plan. This position reports to the CEO and serves on the senior management team.1 SAY SAN DIEGO,, INC. DIRECTOR OF RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT ________________________________________________________________________ DEPARTMENT: Resource Development # OF HOURS: 40 REPORTS TO: CEO PAYRATE: Commensurate with experience CLASSIFICATION: Exempt POSITION PROFILE: Director of the Resource Development for a $20 million human services agency serving San Diego County youth and families. Implements an integrated and strategic resource development plan focused on relationship building and increasing foundation, corporate, public and individual giving in keeping with SAY’s mission and goals. Fund raising responsibilities are hands on – including grant writing, donor relations and events. Charged with maintaining and enhancing SAY’s visibility, including presenting SAY’s mission, client experience and community benefit as part of a cohesive communications plan. Reports to the CEO and serves on the senior management team. In sum, is responsible to lead a four-person team to achieve overall revenue goals, diversify funding streams, and position our agency as a trusted and visible human services leader and ensure the long-term viability of SAY San Diego. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Grant Development and Stewardship ? Develop and provide for maintenance of ongoing and new grant solicitations from foundations, government (all level ... more >
Aug 4 - Major Gifts Officer
Promises2Kids is seeking a talented fund-raising professional with a passion for helping foster children by ensuring they have well funded and consistent programs and services. The selected individual will have a successful history of growing Major Gifts Programs; demonstrate superior relationship –building skills for all levels of constituents; and possess expertise in leadership, financial management, verbal and written communications, and collaboration. A Bachelor’s degree, competency in utilizing fund-raising technology and the ability to meet all compliance requirements are necessary. ... more >
Aug 4 - Director of Major Gifts
Under the direction of the President and CEO, the Director of Major Gifts is responsible for identifying, managing, cultivating, and soliciting prospective donors; and securing philanthropic support for Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego with special focus on major gifts and planned giving. Activities will include planning and implementing major and planned gift prospect identification, cultivation and solicitation activities through a wide array of personal visits, and at fundraising and other House special events. The Director of Major Gifts will secure funding sources by working closely with the Board of Trustees, President & CEO, senior leadership, and volunteers to establish and extend relationships with prospective, current and lapsed donors. This individual will work closely with the Development and Accounting Teams, to ensure proper recording, acknowledgement, stewardship and reporting of major and planned gift support for the organization. ... more >
Aug 26 - Top Ten (Week of August 25, 2014): 6 Signs of a Well-run Nonprofit Organization
(Aug. 25, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on how slactivists aren’t so bad afterall, which digital campaign tools you should be using (and the ones you should be forgetting), how to inspire action from tragedy, who is making the ‘overhead’ pledge (and how you can too!), how to cash-in on #GivingTuesday, what a nonprofit infographic should look like (and do) and why your nonprofit needs to be using LinkedIn! ... more >
Aug 26 - Want An Endowment? Plan For it—Ask For It
(Aug. 26, 2014) Among the excuses your nonprofit has for why you don’t have endowment donors, the only real excuse you can have is that you didn’t ask. Don’t let asking for an endowment gift intimidate you! Helen Monroe, head of Endowment Development Institute, gives you a step-by-step process (and a free checklist!) for every aspect of ‘the ask’—from identifying the donor, to your plan of attack, to your successful ask. ... more >
Aug 19 - Top Ten (Week of August 18, 2014): 7 Favorite Topics of Boring Fundraisers
(Aug. 18, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on learning how to tell stories from children’s books, what kind of year-end fundraising decisions you should be making NOW, an appeal list you should be checking (and checking twice), how to control others so they don’t ruin your nonprofit’s reputation, why corporations are partnering with nonprofits to boost their value, how to make the most out of email pre-headers and so much more! ... more >
Aug 13 - Stick With Us—We’ll Carry You Through Your Entire Fundraising Career!
(Aug. 13, 2014) From the first moment you realize you want to be a fundraiser, to the moment you reach that highest achievement that you’ve modeled your entire fundraising career over—AFP is there for you. As a study buddy, an endless pool of fundraising information, a place to meet fundraising fanatics like yourself and a place to help you grow. Use our Development Pathway to plan your fundraising career chock-full of AFP offerings! ... more >
Aug 13 - Top Ten (Week of August 11, 2014): #GivingTuesday Campaign Planner
(Aug. 11, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on taking your ‘ask’ to the next level, cashing in on the new Millennial craze: Snapchat, discovering what to do in integrated fundraising (from an undercover donor!), making the most out of interns at your nonprofit, knowing the oddball reasons why your donors donate to your organization, how to tap into donor data to boost donor retention and how to make the most of a special occasion and holiday to strike a chord in your donors! ... more >