Virginia Association of Fundraising Executives

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, March 01, 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center

    Through a moderated panel discussion and Q&A session, AFP Central Virginia Chapter's March meeting will focus on how development leaders at local nonprofit organizations build authentic relationships with the people they work with every day. 

    VAFRE member Loren Hatcher, Major Gifts Officer at VCU Massey Cancer Center is one of the panel members.

    Registration is $10 for AFP members and $15 for nonmembers

    •  8am - 8:30am Networking & light breakfast
    •  8:30-9:30am Program   

    Click here for complete details or to register.  

    • Tuesday, March 06, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM
    • Jefferson Lakeside Country Club
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    Join VAFRE on March 6th as we welcome Jane Stein, President of JPS Consulting, to discuss improving the success of your Annual Campaign.
    This fast paced session will examine ways to insure that your Campaign will reach new heights by taking a closer look at moving gifts to leadership levels through better management of the moves you are making.  Jane guarantees that the participants in the session will laugh while mastering the four essential elements of success:
    1. Quality
    2. Frequency and continuity
    3. Focus
    4. Empowering partners.
    Our Speaker

    With vast experience in the nonprofit sector, Jane Stein, has been providing consultation and training services to nonprofit organizations for more than twenty years. As the founding director of the Child Abuse Center of Hampton Roads, Jane forged regional relationships with seventeen Virginia municipalities and expanded the Center’s services to more than 1,000 children each year. After the Center became part of the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, Jane opened JPS Consulting. Her experience also includes a tenure as a national director for major gifts for the American Cancer Society. Jane is a past national chairman for campaign training for the United Jewish Appeal, a volunteer position which she held for three years.

    Menu
    • Regular: Chicken Caprese with chef’s choice of sides and veggies, warm rolls
    • Vegetarian/gluten free Grilled Vegetable Salad with balsamic dressing
    • Dessert: Brownies

    In order to keep lunch costs low for our members and guests, Jefferson Lakeside is unable to accommodate special dietary requests beyond the gluten free and vegetarian options listed and is unable to make last minute substitutions of one meal for the other. 

    If you have questions about the menu, please contact Mary Kidd at admin@vafre.org or by phone at 804/368-3398. 

    Schedule
    • 11:30 a.m. Registration
    • 12:00 p.m. Luncheon and Program
    • 1:00 p.m. Adjourn (time approximate)
    Cost to attend

    $20 for members (no additional fee for Season Pass holders), $25 for nonmembers employed by a member organization, and $30 for nonmember guests. Fees support program costs and administration. Registrations should be received by end of day February 28th.

    Questions?

    Contact VAFRE Administrator Mary Kidd, CMP, CAE at (804) 368-3398 or by e-mail to admin@vafre.org.

    Cancellation Policy

    Credits for a future meeting or refunds will be given if notification of cancellation is received at VAFRE’s office prior to noon on the Thursday before a regular Tuesday meeting. If cancellation is received after the Thursday before a regular Tuesday meeting, credits and refunds will be given at the discretion of the Management Company based on the number of late registrations received. In the event of illness or an emergency, credits or refunds may be granted at the discretion of the Management Company.

    • Thursday, March 08, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
    • VCU School of Business, Snead Hall, 301 W. Main Street
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    Members who joined within the last year are invited to attend our New Member Social on Thursday, March 8th at the VCU School of Business.

    Come learn more about what VAFRE offers members, meet your Ambassador and get to know other members. Light breakfast provided.

    There is no fee to attend this event, but you are asked to register by March 2nd.

    • Saturday, March 10, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Studio Two Three, 3300 W. Clay St., Richmond, VA 23230

    This info-and-expert-packed day is all about grants - where to find the right ones for funding of your arts and/or nonprofit initiatives and how to optimize your chances of getting them.

    It's just what you need to demystify the process and arm you with plenty of insider info so you'll be able to write successful grants and grow your ideas.

    With: 

    • Ashley Hawkins, Executive Director of Studio Two Three;  
    • Hamilton Glass, artist; 
    • Caron Sterling, Development & Marketing Associate at CultureWorks;
    • Scott Garka, President of CultureWorks; and Laurie Rogers, grant writer.

    Includes lunch and snacks! Registration is $50.

    Click here to register. 

    • Tuesday, March 20, 2018
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Mekong Restaurant, 6004 W. Broad Street, Richmond 23230
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    Register

    VAFRE Members: Plan to join us to take a deeper dive into the discussion we started at our March 6th meeting about Annual Giving Strategies.

    Join us on March 20th  from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. for VAFRE’s Deeper Dive at Mekong Restaurant.

    There is no fee to participate, but any snacks and beverages will be the member’s responsibility.

    • Tuesday, April 17, 2018
    • 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
    • The Woman's Club (Bolling Haxall House)
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    A Very Special Invitation

    Please join us for an exclusive pre-awards reception to toast 

    Lisa Tait, 2018 Nina Abady Award winner

    and

    Susan Norkus, 2018 Rising Star Award winner

     on their achievement

     

    Date: April 17, 2018

     

    Time: 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

     

    Place: Bolling Haxall House Parlor (The Woman's Club)

    211 East Franklin Street, Richmond


    Sponsored by the Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU. 

       

    Network with previous VAFRE award winners, Past Presidents,
    Board members, and event sponsors

       

    The special pre-awards reception is complimentary for invitees,
    but advance registration is requested as space is limited.
    Lunch registration is separate from the reception and is available here.

     

    Register online or RSVP to VAFRE Administrator Mary Kidd at
    (804) 368-3398 or admin@vafre.org.

    • Tuesday, April 17, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Bolling Haxall House
    Register

    Is your Development team the best around? Do you want to send a special shout out to one of the award winners?

    Purchase a tribute slide and show them just how sweet they are!

    Slides are $5 and will be displayed in a PowerPoint presentation at the Annual Awards Luncheon.

    Please send your slides to admin@vafre.org by April 3 to ensure inclusion. 

     

    • Tuesday, April 17, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • The Woman's Club (Bolling Haxall House)
    Register

    Each April, VAFRE holds a special luncheon to recognize two individuals who have excelled in serving their organizations and the greater nonprofit community. The Nina Abady Award recognizes lifetime achievement in fundraising and the Rising star award is presented to a professional who has been working in the field for 5 years or less. 

    This year's honorees are:

    • Lisa Tait, Community Idea Stations
    • Susan Norkus, Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU

    For details on our honorees, visit the Awards page of the website.

    The following sponsorship levels are available for the luncheon, which will be held on April 17th. (For individual luncheon tickets, click here.)

    SOLD Presenting Sponsor (Exclusive)

    • $1,500.00
    • Publicity on VAFRE website and in e-mails including organization logo and link

    • Logo on promotional materials

    • Prominent signage at the event

    • Recognition in press release

    • Recognition in all advertising for the event
    • Recognition in event program

    • Recognition from podium by event host

    • PowerPoint slide at the event
    • Opportunity to address audience during luncheon (2 minutes) and at VIP reception
    • One table (10 tickets) to the luncheon
    • Prominent table location by event speaker

    • Complimentary centerpiece from table

    • Invitation to VIP reception prior to the event   

    Award Winning Table Sponsor (2 available)

    • $1,000.00

    • Recognition in event program

    • Recognition from podium by event host

    • PowerPoint slide at the event

    • One table (10 tickets) to the luncheon

    • Seating with direct proximity to Nina Abady or Rising Star Winner

    • Complimentary centerpiece from table

    • Invitation to VIP reception prior to the event

    • Opportunity to address audience at VIP reception 

    SOLD VIP Reception Sponsor (Exclusive) 

    • $750.00

    • Recognition in event program

    • Recognition from podium by event host

    • PowerPoint slide at the event

    • One table (10 tickets) to the luncheon

    • Prominent table location

    • Complimentary centerpiece from table

    • Invitation to VIP reception prior to the event (includes VAFRE Board Members, Speaker, and Award Winners)

    • Opportunity to make remarks at VIP reception 

    Table Sponsor (10 available)

    • $500.00

    • Recognition from podium by event host

    • One table (10 tickets) to the luncheon

    • Complimentary centerpiece from table

    • Tuesday, April 17, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • The Woman's Club (Bolling Haxall House)
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    Register

    Join VAFRE on April 17th as we honor our 2018 Nina Abady and Rising Star Award winners at The Woman's Club at the Bolling Haxall House.

    This year's honorees are:

    • Lisa Tait, Community Idea Stations (pictured below, at left)
    • Susan Norkus, Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU (pictured below, at right)
     





    For details on our honorees, visit the Awards page of the website.

    Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor

    Schedule
    • 11:30 a.m. Registration
    • 12:00 p.m. Plated Luncheon
    • 12:30 p.m. Awards Program
    • 1:30 p.m. Adjourn (time approximate)    
    Parking 
    • Carpooling is encouraged.
    • There are parking decks available at 2nd and Grace Streets (prepay $7.00) as well as 4th and Franklin Streets (hourly rate of $3.50). Both of these decks are CASH ONLY.
    • There is also a variety of on-street parking available in the neighborhood.

     

    Cost to attend:

    $30 for members (no additional fee for Season Pass holders), and $40 for nonmember guests. 

     

    Fees support program costs and administration. Registrations should be received by Tuesday, April 10th.


    To purchase a table or sponsor the event, click here.

     

    Questions?

    Contact VAFRE Administrator Mary Kidd at (804) 368-3398 or by e-mail to admin@vafre.org.

     

    Cancellation Policy

    Credits for a future meeting or refunds will be given if notification of cancellation is received at VAFRE’s office prior to noon on the Tuesday before the Awards Luncheon. If cancellation is received after noon on Tuesday, credits and refunds will be given at the discretion of the Management Company based on the number of late registrations received. In the event of illness or an emergency, credits or refunds may be granted at the discretion of the Management Company.

    • Tuesday, May 01, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM
    • Jefferson Lakeside Country Club

    Details to be announced.

    • Tuesday, May 15, 2018
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Mekong Restaurant, 6004 W. Broad Street, Richmond 23230
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    VAFRE Members: Plan to join us to take a deeper dive into the discussion we started at our May 1st meeting about Women in Philanthropy.

    Join us on May 15th  from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. for VAFRE’s Deeper Dive at Mekong Restaurant.

    There is no fee to participate, but any snacks and beverages will be the member’s responsibility.

    • Tuesday, June 05, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM
    • Jefferson Lakeside Country Club

    Details to be announced.

Past events

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 VAFRE Deeper Dive: Crisis Communications or Stewardship Opportunity?
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 Crisis Communications or Stewardship Opportunity?
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 VAFRE Deeper Dive: Get Organized for the New Year
Tuesday, January 09, 2018 Get Organized for the New Year: Cut Through the Clutter
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 VAFRE Deeper Dive: Would Somebody Invent You?
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 VAFRE Member Social
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 If You Didn't Exist, Would Somebody Invent You?
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 VAFRE Deeper Dive: Planned Giving
Thursday, November 16, 2017 Tips for Boosting Annual Giving
Thursday, November 09, 2017 Stewarding Your Financial Resources - Strategic Financial Leadership
Wednesday, November 08, 2017 Building Competencies for Nonprofit Sustainability with Steve Zimmerman
Tuesday, November 07, 2017 Planned Giving Panel Discussion
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 VAFRE Deeper Dive: Stewarding Your Financial Resources
Thursday, October 12, 2017 Virginia Gift Planning Council Signature Series
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Professional Partnership Program Kickoff Meeting
Tuesday, October 03, 2017 Stewarding Your Financial Resources
Saturday, September 30, 2017 2017-2018 Season Pass
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 VAFRE Deeper Dive: Diversity in Action
Thursday, September 21, 2017 Joystick Book Launch and Reception
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Fall New Member Social
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Diversity in Action
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 YNPN RVA's Summer Resource Social
Tuesday, August 01, 2017 Brown Bag Luncheon - Award Winners Panel
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Virginia Fund Raising Institute: Innovating Philanthropy
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Brown Bag Luncheon - Strategic Planning: Make it a Powerful Tool, Not a Waste of Time and Paper

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