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AFP CA, Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties Chapter – Strategic Stewardship

March 14 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

AFP CA, Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties Chapter 
Strategic Stewardship
March 14, 2018
11:30am – 1:30pm


Effective donor stewardship is a pivotal part of the cultivation cycle. In this program, we’ll learn how to sustain fruitful donor relationships. Securing the first gift is just the beginning. Find out how to take care of your supporters and create lifelong donors.

Please note that due to ongoing renovations at Fess Parker, we will be holding the March training at Moby Dick Restaurant on Stearns Wharf. Stearns Wharf offers 90 minutes free parking, but please be prepared to pay an additional $2.50 per hour for any time beyond 90 minutes. 

Guest Speaker, Rich Block

  CEO of the Santa Barbara Zoo

Rich Block assumed the position of CEO of the Santa Barbara Zoo in July 1998.  In this capacity he provides direction for the development of the Zoo and works with key staff and volunteers to ensure that future needs are met.  Prior to moving to Santa Barbara, Rich was the Vice President for Scientific & Program Development at the Indianapolis Zoo.  For seven years Rich served as director of public programs and as a senior fellow for World Wildlife Fund in Washington, DC.

Rich’s career includes experience as curator of public relations at the Kansas City Zoo, curator of education at Zoo Atlanta, and faculty member in the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources & Environment.  Rich has lectured widely in the U.S. and abroad about wildlife conservation and the need for individual action.  He has served as a technical adviser to writers and publishers of books, films and CD-ROMs on endangered wildlife, rain forests, and giant pandas.

Rich serves as Chair of the California Association of Zoos & Aquariums (CAZA), is the board Chair of the Santa Barbara Region Chamber of Commerce, is a member of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council, served on the Executive Committee for Visit Santa Barbara (formerly Santa Barbara Conference & Visitors Bureau), and is a past Chair of the California Association of Museums (CAM).

Rich holds a B.S. degree in environmental studies from Principia College in Elsah, Illinois and an M.S. degree in natural resources from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  Rich lives in Goleta with his wife, Tracy Pfautch, and his 18-year-old son, Carter, who is a senior at Dos Pueblos High School.

Moby Dick

220 Stearns Wharf

Santa Barbara, CA 93109


Networking 11:30 a.m.

Training & Lunch 12:00 p.m.

Program 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Register before 02/28/18 to receive early bird pricing

$30 for Members / $45 for Nonmembers


$35 for Members / $55 for Nonmembers

Registration closes 03/09/18

Register today!


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March 14
11:30 am - 1:30 pm


Moby Dick Restaurant
220 Stearns Wharf
Santa Barbara, CA 93109 United States

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