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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

  • 2014-2016 Colette Murray Scholarship - Call for Applications.  Click here for the application.  Applications are due May 30th.
  • May 1 National Philanthropy Day Nominations will open
  • Check back at to submit your nominations.  Nominations are scheduled to close May 30th. 
  • May 2 Chapter Meeting Workshop and Luncheon
    Workshop: Establishing a Blueprint for Fundraising Success Througha  Formal Written Development Plan with Julie Rice
    Luncheon: Tranformational Philanthropy: The Story Behind Denny Sanford's $100 Million Gift to UC San Diego with Kristin Bertell, MA, CFRE.  For more information and to register, click here


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Apr 16 - Development Associate for San Elijo Lagoon
San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy seeks an enthusiastic and talented development professional to support the fundraising and stewardship initiatives that benefit San Elijo Lagoon. The Development Associate reports to the development director and works closely with the board of directors, fundraising committee, and other committees associated with major campaigns. This person coordinates fundraising events (including biennial gala), assists with appeals and campaigns and is responsible for donor database management and reports. The position requires occasional meetings and fundraising events on evenings and weekends. The Development Associate position requires strong interpersonal and written communication skills in collaborating with a variety of committees, professionals and service providers. This is a full-time non-exempt position that is open until filled. Several years of fundraising and event management experience are preferred. Data management skills are required. The ideal candidate possesses imagination and enthusiasm, flexibility and self motivation. Competitive salary is based on skills and experience. Send resume, writing sample, salary range requirement and cover letter to: Elaine Dodge, Development Director: ... more >
Apr 14 - Development Director
The mission of the Clearity Foundation is to improve the survival and quality of life of women with ovarian cancer. We give hope to women with ovarian cancer and their families by addressing a major disparity in cancer treatment success with a diagnostic technology called molecular profiling which generates a blueprint unique to each patient’s cancer. ... more >
Apr 2 - Executive Director
Lupus LA, now in its 14th year of operations, is poised to build upon previous years of progressive research funding and service. Lupus LA is looking to benefit from the leadership and direction of a new Executive Director (E.D.) in order to move the organization into its next decade of expanded fund development. This stage of Lupus LA’s development will be characterized by a strong focus on: expanding and strengthening relationships with the donors and volunteers; evaluating and enhancing fund development areas; and expanding and developing the Board of Directors. ... more >
Apr 16 - 2014 AFP Diverse Communities Scholarship Program Overview & Criteria
The mission of the AFP Diverse Communities Conference Scholarship Fund is to help ensure that AFP programs are inclusive and supportive of diversity-related issues and concerns, to provide financial support for activities that increase understanding and awareness of diversity issues within the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and to provide financial assistance for professional development for AFP members who self-identify as coming from a diverse community and/or who are employed by grassroots organizations that primarily serve diverse populations. ... more >
Apr 16 - AFP Expands to Reach More Communities
At the recent AFP board meeting held in conjunction with the 2014 AFP International Conference on Fundraising, we were delighted to announce the chartering of two new AFP chapters: the AFP Bermuda Chapter and the AFP BC, Okanagan Chapter. The new additions bring us to 235 chapters worldwide, extending our reach beyond 30,000 members and countless nonprofit organizations. ... more >
Apr 15 - Top Ten (Week of April 16, 2014): 5 Unusual Direct Mail Techniques to Try
(Apr. 16, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on how networking can turn into big dollars, why you need to stay true to your work ethics, how one massive capital campaign can affect other local nonprofits, getting involved in creating the crowdfunding bill of rights and how (and why!) to engage your donors BEFORE you ask for money. ... more >
Apr 15 - How To Get Big Donations—Through Your iPhone!
(Apr. 15, 2014) Experienced in internet donation processing, Philip King of Cornerstone Group of Companies talks to us about big mobile donations and how integrating fundraising channels is a key step in getting more donations! Learn from King and Cornerstone’s clients’ experiences with mobile donations—you too can cash in through your iPhone. ... more >
Apr 8 - Your AFP Foundation For Philanthropy In Canada Is Making A Difference!
(Apr. 7, 2014) As fundraisers, the notion of "what's in it for me?" is usually not our normal approach to things. Yet, you can be confident that your investment in the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada is having a positive impact on professional development programs across the country. Check out these infographics on the reach of various scholarship and regional initiatives. ... more >