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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.
  • Dec 5 - Chapter Workshop and Luncheon, click here for more information and to register.
  • 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 >
Nov 26 - Research Papers: Diverse Communities in Canada
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada, Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration's Partnership Project along with the AFP ON, Greater Toronto Chapter and AFP ON, Ottawa Chapter coordinated a series of twelve conferences for fundraising professionals, donors and volunteers to develop a greater understanding of the giving traditions and charitable interests of these diverse communities in Ontario. ... more >
Nov 26 - Top Ten (Week of November 26, 2014): What to Leave Behind During a Major Gift Ask
(Nov. 26, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including new evidence that touching the heart—and avoiding the head—may be more powerful in solicitations; tons of resources on youth philanthropy; how to make the most of YouTube (it’s the second most used search engine!); how direct mail is changing; and more! ... more >
Nov 25 - Isabel Allende to Speak at 2015 International Fundraising Conference
Isabel Allende, the celebrated Chilean-American novelist, memoirist, and advocate for empowerment of women and girls worldwide, will speak at AFP’s 2015 International Fundraising Conference on Baltimore, March 29 – 31. ... more >
Nov 19 - Top Ten (Week of November 17, 2014): What to Leave Behind During a Major Gift Ask
(Nov. 17, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including how to guard privacy on the Internet; the fundamentals of crowdfunding; solving the great mysteries of donor retention; more lessons in nonprofit storytelling; a discussion on the limitations of strategic philanthropy; and more! ... more >