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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 21 - Tax Reform Efforts Starting in Congress
(Jan. 21, 2015) With limited time to act before the 2016 Presidential election season kicks into gear, Congress has begun its efforts to address comprehensive tax reform, while the Charitable Giving Coalition has sent a letter to new members of Congress calling for greater incentives for giving. ... more >
Jan 21 - Top Ten (Week of January 19, 2015): Remember What It Is All About—Perspective and Inspiration
(Jan. 19, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including fundraising tips for your board and CEO; guidance on supercharged grant fundraising; a good infographic on the benefits of retaining existing donors versus soliciting new donors; questions to ask about your fundraising team; and more! ... more >
Jan 21 - AFP Board Approves New Format for the Code of Ethical Principles
The AFP Board of Directors has approved a new format, including a graphic makeover, for the association’s Code of Ethical Principles and Standards, which members are required to sign ever year as part of their membership. ... more >
Jan 19 - Leadership Society Members
Members of the Leadership Society demonstrate sustaining commitment to the fundraising profession through their individual, cumulative giving of at least $10,000 and annual gifts of $1000 or more. Today, the Leadership Society honors 87 members from 49 chapters who actively support the work of AFP, the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy and the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada. Their leadership and counsel, as board and committee members, mentors and advisors, enhance the profession by advancing ethical and effective fundraising internationally. ... more >