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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

  • Want to go to the AFP International Conference?  We are now accepting applications for the Chamberlain Scholarship! For more information and to apply, click here.
  • 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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Oct 13 - Director of Development
Challenge Center ( is seeking a Director of Development to lead its growing fundraising, business development, and marketing efforts. Challenge Center is a 501c3 non-profit with a mission to transform the quality of life and independence of children, adults, and seniors with physical disabilities and their families thought specialized physical therapy, fitness, and wellness programs, subsidized for individuals with low income. This position is full time. ... more >
Oct 3 - Head of Philanthropy
OPPORTUNITY: Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) is dedicated to discovering the fundamental molecular causes of disease and devising the innovative therapies of tomorrow. Sanford-Burnham, with operations in California and Florida, is one of the fastest-growing research institutes in the country. The Institute ranks among the top independent life-science research institutions nationally and among the top organizations worldwide for its research impact. Sanford-Burnham has established major research programs in cancer, neurodegeneration, diabetes, and infectious, inflammatory, and childhood diseases. The Institute is especially known for its dedication to excellence, entrepreneurial spirit and world-class capabilities in stem cell research and drug discovery technologies. Sanford-Burnham is a nonprofit public benefit corporation employing more than 900 scientists and a total of more than 1,200 people. Sanford-Burnham seeks a seasoned Head of Philanthropy, to provide the leadership, strategic vision and insight necessary to execute an effective and comprehensive advancement program that ensures the long-term sustainability of Sanford-Burnham and its research for cures to a myriad of diseases and disorders. This highly motivated individual will lead a dedicated multidisciplinary team to define and achieve an ambitious and innovative results-based strategy for the organization’s fundraising initiatives and to increase the Institute’s visibility and philanthropic outcomes. The position, based at Sanford-Burnham’s La Jolla campus, provides a unique opportunity to increase the Institute’s trajectory locally, nationally and globally, by creating a strong culture of philanthropy, building the Institute’s brand, and strengthening the medical research organization’s position as one of the world’s premier biomedical research institutes. With a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the helm, the Head of Philanthropy has an opportunity to ... more >
Oct 2 - Communication Coordinator
This full time position coordinates all functions of the Communications Department at Interfaith Community Services (ICS). Key responsibilities include creating agency publications, compiling photographs, writing, editing, and executing production within a variety of mediums including direct mailings, traditional media, social media, web and on-line communications. ... more >
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 >
Oct 18 - National Philanthropy Day®—Tell Us YOUR Philanthropic Idol!
To help celebrate National Philanthropy Day® (NPD), AFP is asking people to submit short videos about their philanthropic idol (and how their idol inspires them to get involved), with the top five most popular videos earning the submitters $500 each for their favorite charity! Learn more. ... more >
Oct 15 - Top Ten (Week of October 13, 2014): Moving a First-Time Donor to a Major Donor
(Oct. 13, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including how to become more attuned to your donors; how to know just enough about website coding to talk with a designer or programmer; gender-based solicitations; one fundraiser’s work in a year to build a more diverse fundraising program and more! ... more >
Oct 13 - The Digital Advancing Philanthropy is Here!
Read the digital Advancing Philanthropy—whenever you want! You can conveniently access the entire magazine online, scroll through it page by page, as well as bookmark, download and print favorite articles. ... more >
Oct 13 - October 20 – 26: National Estate Planning Awareness Week
With more than 120 million people across North America not possessing updated estate plans, AFP and Financial Awareness Foundation are working together to promote National Estate Planning Awareness Week, Oct. 20-26. ... more >
Oct 8 - Top Ten (Week of October 6, 2014): Documentation—Do, Die or Just Do It!
(Oct. 6, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including a formula for the perfect online fundraising ask; organizational culture lessons; improving your listening skills; editorial calendar template; how to migrate donor data effectively and more! ... more >