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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

  • October 10, 2014 -  Chapter Workshop and Lucheon.  Colette Murray, JD, CFRE the President & CEO of Paschal Murray, Inc. will be speaking at both the workshop and luncheon.  Workhop: Creating a Personal Brand to Move Your Fundraising Career.  Luncheon: What CEOs Want.  To register and for more informaiton, click here. 
  • October 21, 2014  - Group Webinar at United Way San Diego.  Extreme Social Media Makeover: Nonprofit Edition! For more information and to register, click here.


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Sep 26 - Director of Development
Seeking a Development Director with an opportunity for career growth into a Chief Development Officer (CDO) or Executive Director (ED) role. Our client is an established, growing, social enterprise based nonprofit located in North County San Diego, CA. This exceptional organization needs a results focused fundraiser to come alongside the ED and team to continue to expand the annual goal from $3 million to $6 million by 2017. ... more >
Sep 25 - Development Associate
This is an exciting opportunity to take on an important support position at a prestigious San Diego independent school noted for its commitment to a rigorous and nurturing educational program, socially responsible thought and action, and a global outlook. The Development Department at La Jolla Country Day plans and implements direct fund-raising activities along with cultivation and stewardship programs to sustain and enhance the School’s mission. The Development Associate reports to the Director of Development and works closely with the Annual Fund Manager to support the Development Department’s administrative work, database and project management. ... more >
Sep 17 - Prospect Research and Database Coordinator
Sanford-Burnham is seeking a full-time Prospect Research and Database Coordinator to facilitate and support the fundraising goals of the External Relations Department by conducting prospect research and managing the philanthropy database with and for the Philanthropy Department and Sanford-Burnham. Reporting to the Associate Director, Philanthropy Operations, the Coordinator will establish advanced systems and processes for prospect research, database management, and internal and external reporting, consistent with best practices and excellence in strategic philanthropy. ... more >
Sep 16 - Director of Women's Philanthropy
JOB SUMMARY: The Director of Women’s Philanthropy works with the Development Director to develop and implement strategies for the Women’s Philanthropy division to meet short and long-term goals of the department. The primary objectives are to work with Women’s division lay leadership, develop long-term relationships with donors, build an understanding of donor’s interests, passions and values, and to encourage new participation in the Mission of Women’s division. This position will have significant responsibility for the fundraising effort to support Shalom San Diego, a new initiative of the San Diego Jewish Federation. Main responsible for soliciting high level gifts and managing relationships with current and prospective donors, and to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward these important donors. ... more >
Oct 1 - 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 >
Oct 1 - Incorporating Stories Into Your Fundraising Program
(Sept. 24, 2014) On Oct. 8, Leah Eustace, ACFRE, chief idea goddess at Good Works, will present a webinar on "Incorporating Stories into Your Fundraising." In a preview of her webinar, Leah talks about the unique power of stories and how they affect human psychology. ... more >
Oct 1 - Top Ten (Week of September 29, 2014): How to Handle List Removal Requests
(Sept. 29, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including how to prevent your donors from hitting information overload; the best ways to approach Millennial donors; great examples of videos that inform and inspire; and 112 (yep, 112!) tips to raise more money through direct mail. ... more >
Oct 1 - Boosting Fundraising Skills with Assessments and Training
(Oct. 1, 2014) To survive and thrive in the charitable environment, the American Red Cross is becoming more proactive in its approach to development and positioning fundraising as a science and skill-driven process within the organization. ... more >