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Welcome to AFP San Diego Chapter

The Association of Fundraising Professionals

Founded in 1960, for over 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 over 230 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.

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  • 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
  • Jan 9 - Monthly Meeting and workshop at our new location - Sheraton Mission Valley! Stay tuned for more information


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Jan 21 - Regional Chief Development Officer
As one of the nation’s premier humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. We depend on the many generous contributions of time, blood, and money from the American public to support our lifesaving services and programs. If you share our passion for helping people, join us in this excellent career opportunity. This highly visible, external-facing role represents the San Diego Region in establishing, reinforcing, and growing private philanthropy efforts to meet critical financial goals. You will be expected to promote a resilient, revenue-oriented culture centered on market-driven targets, supporting the Regional Executive in cultivating high-capacity donors on a consistent basis. You will lead your development team—including a sizable company of leadership volunteers—in blueprinting and executing impactful fund development strategies for San Diego’s individual donor base, corporations, and foundations. Responsibilities: •Develop and execute fundraising strategies in close partnership with the Regional Chief Executive, Divisional Fundraising Vice President, and regional Board(s), attaining significant annual growth in the short term and diversifying the funding base towards long-term sustainability •Oversee an annual revenue target of $3.7m and a team of fundraisers. Meet or exceed regional assigned fundraising targets for the current fiscal year, adjusting as necessary in the event of major domestic disasters •Fulfill national and regional fundraising metrics via a personal portfolio of major donors and prospects and in-person solicitation skills •Collaborate with national headquarters’ development staff to identify and maximize fundraising opportunities •Lead focused growth in major gifts areas and prospects, coordinating efforts with regional Major Gifts Officer(s); oversee professional development of Major ... more >
Jan 21 - Director of Development
Director of Development, Support, Stewarding relationships,Research major gift prospects, Annual fundraising,Estate gift planning, Analyze trends ... more >
Dec 10 - Foundation Officer II – Annual Giving
Under the direct supervision of Corporate Annual Giving or Auxiliary Director, the officer will be responsible for assisting in all aspects of special fundraising events, including those sponsored by the Foundation and those sponsored by outside entities. In addition, the officer will work with the Director to expand existing support through cause-marketing, employee participation, donor involvement and other activities. Additional responsibilities may include managing philanthropic relations with outside civic groups, volunteer groups or corporations; special visits; serve as liaison to affinity groups, foundation budget and foundation meetings/planning sessions. ... more >
Dec 10 - Director of Development
The Director of Development will report to the Vice President of External Affairs. This individual will be responsible for the development, implementation and execution of a strategic plan for fundraising working closely with other key leadership. S/he will provide leadership and vision for the health center’s development initiatives. This includes overseeing all fundraising activities, and evaluating progress at appropriate intervals. S/he will initiate and manage a program for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of existing as well as prospective individual major donors. S/he will expand and manage grant solicitation activity. The Director will lead annual giving campaigns, special events, and estate planning efforts. ... more >
Jan 29 - Giving USA 2014
(July 16, 2014) Giving figures and other research are critical for fundraising success, and Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy is the seminal publication reporting on the sources and uses of charitable giving in the United States. ... more >
Jan 28 - Top Ten (Week of January 26, 2015): Helping Volunteers Fall in Love with the Mission
(Jan. 26, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including why you should start peer-to-peer fundraising this year; why selling alone can’t close your first “sale;” a cautionary case study on board management; monthly giving programs for the small shop; and more! ... more >
Jan 28 - Call for Research Papers in Canada
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada is accepting proposals under its Research Awards program with a deadline of April 30, 2015. Up to $10,000 is available and grant notifications will be made by the end of May with the expectation that the research will be completed by December 31, 2015. ... more >
Jan 28 - Technology: Fundraisers and Donors Not Yet on the Same Page
(Jan. 28, 2015) A new report by Give Central, a web-based donation platform, underscores the disconnect between the increasing ability and eagerness of nonprofits to take advantage of rapidly evolving technology—and the reluctance of donors to take advantage of the same. ... more >
Jan 26 - How to give to the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada offers a range of convenient giving options. Select the option that's best for you! ... more >