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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

  • The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) San Diego chapter seeks an immediate interim administrator to provide administrative, financial and event management services for the 350+ member chapter. The interim position is to last no longer than 6 months and may be extended as a permanent position.  This interim position is not full time (estimated 80%), compensation is an hourly wage based on experience, and there are no benefits associated with the position. For more information, click here.
  • Nov 13 - SNAP! Salon Event - Rhetoric: The Art of Persuasion, for more information and to register, click here.
  • Nov 14 - Chapter Workshop at National University - Inclusion 101: Going Beyond Diversity to Grow Your Organization, for more information and to register, click here.
  • Nov 18 - Group Webinar Conference at United Way - 
    Fundraising Basics, for more information and to register, click here.
  • Dec 5 - Chapter Workshop and Luncheon
  • Dec 16 - Group Webinar Conference at United Way - Small Shop Success: Building Something from Nothing, Starting a Well-Rounded Development Program, for more information and to register, click here.

 

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Oct 29 - Database Administrator
Sanford-Burnham seeks a Database Administrator to facilitate and support the fundraising goals of the Philanthropy Department by managing the philanthropy database with and for the department and Sanford-Burnham. Reporting to the Associate Director, Philanthropy Operations, the individual establishes advanced systems and processes for database management and internal and external reporting, consistent with best practices and excellence in strategic philanthropy. Responsibilities include the department’s donor/corporation/foundation prospect database, proactively improving systems and processes; responding in a timely manner to team members’ requests for wealth research data; creating donor profiles through prospect research; generating user-friendly reports to track and communicate the department’s progress; gift tracking and processing, and serving as the primary Philanthropy Department database manager. As an integral member of the philanthropy team, the Administrator will provide guidance and maintenance support for staff members’ database system needs. He/she will also assist with special events as needed and help improve and expand the Institute-wide donor stewardship and recognition programs. ... more >
Oct 29 - Executive Assistant, Foundation
Rady Children's Hospital is hiring an Executive Assistant, Foundation. Performs varied and complex administrative functions exercising confidentiality, discretion and independent judgment. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, coordinating intricate scheduling, organizing and implementing programs specific to area of support, triaging and prioritizing incoming requests/issues, and managing people issues in a diplomatic and professional manner. ... more >
Oct 23 - Interim Chapter Administrator
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) San Diego chapter seeks an immediate interim administrator to provide administrative, financial and event management services for the 350+ member chapter. The interim position is to last no longer than 6 months and may be extended as a permanent position. This interim position is not full time (estimated 80%), compensation is an hourly wage based on experience, and there are no benefits associated with the position. AFPSD will provide a P.O. Box to receive mail, a telephone line, internet access reimbursement, a computer and printer, and all necessary software. ... more >
Oct 13 - Director of Development
Challenge Center (www.challengecenter.org) is seeking a Director of Development to lead its growing fundraising, business development, and marketing efforts. Challenge Center is a 501c3 non-profit with a mission to transform the quality of life and independence of children, adults, and seniors with physical disabilities and their families thought specialized physical therapy, fitness, and wellness programs, subsidized for individuals with low income. This position is full time. ... more >
Oct 3 - Head of Philanthropy
OPPORTUNITY: Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) is dedicated to discovering the fundamental molecular causes of disease and devising the innovative therapies of tomorrow. Sanford-Burnham, with operations in California and Florida, is one of the fastest-growing research institutes in the country. The Institute ranks among the top independent life-science research institutions nationally and among the top organizations worldwide for its research impact. Sanford-Burnham has established major research programs in cancer, neurodegeneration, diabetes, and infectious, inflammatory, and childhood diseases. The Institute is especially known for its dedication to excellence, entrepreneurial spirit and world-class capabilities in stem cell research and drug discovery technologies. Sanford-Burnham is a nonprofit public benefit corporation employing more than 900 scientists and a total of more than 1,200 people. Sanford-Burnham seeks a seasoned Head of Philanthropy, to provide the leadership, strategic vision and insight necessary to execute an effective and comprehensive advancement program that ensures the long-term sustainability of Sanford-Burnham and its research for cures to a myriad of diseases and disorders. This highly motivated individual will lead a dedicated multidisciplinary team to define and achieve an ambitious and innovative results-based strategy for the organization’s fundraising initiatives and to increase the Institute’s visibility and philanthropic outcomes. The position, based at Sanford-Burnham’s La Jolla campus, provides a unique opportunity to increase the Institute’s trajectory locally, nationally and globally, by creating a strong culture of philanthropy, building the Institute’s brand, and strengthening the medical research organization’s position as one of the world’s premier biomedical research institutes. With a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the helm, the Head of Philanthropy has an opportunity to ... more >
Oct 29 - Top Ten (Week of October 27, 2014): The Two-Part Major Gift Conversation
(Oct. 27, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including unusual but effective ways to market your charity; innovations in global fundraising; social media awareness plans that actually work; the fastest way to ruin your appeal letter and more! ... more >
Oct 29 - 5 Questions to Ask Before Buying Online Donation Processing Software
(Oct. 29, 2014) Many fundraisers who have decided to purchase new online donation processing software come to the conclusion, too late, that the price they paid for their software was the least expensive part of their decision. Ossie Hinds, president and CEO of Cornerstone Group of Companies, leads you through five questions to ask before making the decision to buy new online donation processing software. ... more >
Oct 23 - Majority of Fundraisers See Salary Increases in 2013
(May 13, 2014) More than 63 percent of fundraisers in the U.S. and Canada saw their average incomes rise in 2013, even as average salaries fell by nearly eight percent compared to 2012, according to the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ (AFP) 2014 Compensation and Benefits Study. ... more >
Oct 23 - Explore AFP’s Special Job Seekers Toolkit for Fundraisers (Updated October 23, 2014)
The AFP Job Seekers toolkit focuses on finding the right job and features advice and services to help members carry out a successful job search and land on your feet in a rewarding new position. ... more >
Oct 22 - 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 >