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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 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 >
Nov 19 - Joy McKee Becomes ACFRE Number 102
In October, Joy McKee, manager of annual and special giving at the Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, New Jersey, became the 102nd person to earn ACFRE certification. ... more >
Nov 12 - Top Ten (Week of November 10, 2014): The Two-Part Major Gift Conversation
(Nov. 10, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including the tactics of collaboration; why nonprofit should participate in #GivingTuesday (and might we suggest, National Philanthropy Day!); more about Bitcoin (you know what you want to use it); ways to thank big donors; using the Wordifier (we love that name!) and more! ... more >