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2019 AFP Symposium on Fundraising Presented by Montecito Bank & Trust

Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties Chapter

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (PDT)

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Late Registration - AFP Member 17h 39m $125.00 $0.00

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Symposium on Fundraising: Elevating High Performance Teams

Elevate your team to new levels of fundraising success by attending this immersive educational and interactive experience. Led by master trainer and coach, Grace Keohohou Hou, by the end of the day, you will:

  • Understand your style to get the most from yourself, your co-workers and fundraising volunteers.

  • Shift your board culture to reenergize your team.

  • Apply self-coaching to improve your active listening skills for increased donor engagement.

  • Create an action plan to take with you!

This year’s symposium, will lead you through a dynamic series of training and interactive modules directly related to fundraising and working effectively with board members and donors. Take a look at what you will learn!

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Grace Keohohou HaoKeynote Speaker

Grace Keohohou Hao

Grace Keohohou Hao co-founded the Coach Excellence School in 2007. After being exposed to entrepreneurship her entire life, Grace is now grateful to be reaching leaders in more than 30 countries through her speaking, writing and educational programs.

She is a Certified Coach with the Coach Excellence School and Worldwide Association of Business Coaches (WABC) Certified Business CoachTM (CBCTM). She recently received the honor of being named the National Advocate of the Year for Working Mothers. Grace loves being a devoted wife, mother of 8 amazing children and enjoys serving profitable corporations, educators, leading executives, and non-profit organizations. 

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 Pre-Symposium CFRE Workshop

Stacy Swanson, CFRE

Why should you become a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE)? In this workshop, we will explore the why’s and the how’s of becoming a CFRE… from your first consideration through the exam process and everything in-between. We will answer questions about the application process, preparing for the exam… and most importantly, why earning a CFRE designation is beneficial to you, your organization and your professional career growth. We hope to de-mystify the certification process and motivate you to take the first (or next) step!

Stacy Swanson, CFRE, Director of Development at California Lutheran University, spent the majority of the last 25+ years of professional life in the non-profit and not-for-profit sector including 15 years with Thrivent Financial and six years with Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County. 

In 2013, Stacy joined the Advancement Division at her alma mater, California Lutheran University, where I serve as the Senior Director of Development for the Graduate Schools & Seminary. 

Stacy earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts/English from California Lutheran University, a Master of Arts degree in Christian Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a Master of Arts degree in Philanthropic Studies from Indiana University. She has been married to my husband, Krister, for 26 years and together have three teenage/young adult sons. In her free time, she loves to read, cook, run and practice yoga. 


At the Symposium this year, we’re doing some special things for organizations that have threeteam members sign up at the same time.
We’re including:
  • A pre-Symposium phone call to help you and your team
  • An early morning, solutions-oriented breakout session for teams
  • A $50 discount to sign up your team
Your team will get special help, only available to teams, to address four critical areas:
  1. Technology
  2. Community Investment
  3. Overcoming board inertia
  4. Conquering board fundraising fears
To sign up your team today!

Thank You to Our Symposium 2019 Sponsors 


Montecito Bank & Trust


Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach | Donor Perfect | V3 Printing


CFRE | CLU Center for Nonprofit Leadership | Crescendo | Santa Barbara City College Foundation


Designworks | Netzel Grigsby Associates | Ventura College Foundation | VISIONALITY

Have questions about 2019 AFP Symposium on Fundraising Presented by Montecito Bank & Trust? Contact Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties Chapter

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When & Where

Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach
450 East Harbor Boulevard
Ventura, CA 93001

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (PDT)

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Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties Chapter

About AFP Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties

The AFP Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties Chapter was founded in 1986. With 120 members, this vibrant chapter offers a wide array of educational opportunities and many areas of involvement for members. The benefits of membership include reduced event and training registration rates and access to a wide array of professional resources from AFP International Headquarters. The greatest benefit, however, is a personal one: the opportunity to interact with other Chapter members and professionals, plus information sharing, mentoring, networking and other resources.

About the AFP International

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents more than 30,000 members in over 230 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs. The association fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession.

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