VAFRE Members: Plan to join us to take a deeper dive into the discussion we started at our June 5th meeting about Prospect Research.
Join us on June 19th 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.
Join VAFRE and the AFP Central Virginia Chapter for a look at this year's Giving USA report followed by a reception. Come hear the latest in giving trends, facts, and figures for our industry, and then socialize in a fantastic location with local fundraising and giving professionals. Food and drink provided!
As a member of The Giving Institute, an organization dedicated to promoting philanthropy though education, research and the ethical practice of fundraising, The Curtis Group is proud to present the results of Giving USA 2018. Giving USA is the longest-running, most comprehensive study on philanthropy and is published in partnership with the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. The Curtis Group’s president and immediate past chair of the Giving USA Foundation, Keith Curtis (pictured at left), will provide analysis of the numbers and give recommendations on how the data can be strategically applied to nonprofits’ fundraising strategy for the coming year. In addition to an overview of the annual report on philanthropy, Keith will also facilitate a panel discussion with local fundraising professionals who will compare their organization’s fundraising trends with those in Giving USA.
Registration is $15 for AFP and VAFRE members and $20 for nonmembers.
Click here to register.
Contact AFP Administrator Ashley Landes at email@example.com.
On Tuesday, June 26th from 5:00 - 6:30 PM we will celebrate a fifth successful class of P3 participants and their leaders in a gathering at Special Olympics Virginia.
Please register if you plan to attend. We look forward to celebrating with you!
This event is for P3 participants, leaders, alumni and Board members.
Join us at Roslyn Retreat and Conference Center on Tuesday, July 10th for the first of our two summer Brown Bag Luncheons, The Improvising Fundraiser: Campfire Storytelling.
Bring a lunch - or order one below - and plenty of questions.
James Wasilewski, with 20 years of experience in improvisational comedy, has facilitated workshops and sessions through HaHa to Aha where laughter leads to discovery. Through these sessions, James applies improvisational concepts and exercises to a variety of topics including idea generation, teamwork, communications and other soft skills. He also leads fundraising sessions with individual nonprofits and conferences as well as with Virginia Commonwealth University and University of Richmond’s Institute on Philanthropy.
He currently serves as the Director of Development at VCU’s L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs. He is also a community advocate and volunteer – currently serving on the Virginia Association of Fund Raising Executive Board (VAFRE), the Children’s Museum of Richmond Associate Board and the Yes, Ballon (ComedySportz RVA) board. He has been recognized Style Weekly’s - Top 40 Under 40 (2015).
He also enjoys being a husband and a father of two little boys (Embry and Turner). They keep him on his toes, remaining active with ComedySportz allows him to keep up!
James earned his BS in Accounting with a minor in Speech Communications from Randolph-Macon College and his MBA from the University of Central Florida.
This is a Brown Bag luncheon – bring your own lunch. A variety of cold beverages will be provided.
If you prefer, you may order a bag lunch for $14.00 total. Bag lunch options include:
Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., Program begins at 12:00 p.m. and concludes at 1:00 p.m.
Make plans to attend the 26th Annual Virginia Fund Raising Institute in historic downtown Richmond July 18-19! VAFRE is sponsoring the World Cafe Roundtable sessions, and we hope you can join us there.
VFRI, founded in 1992, is a regionally recognized conference that hosts interactive educational workshops and several keynote presentations designed to inspire and equip development professionals, board members, and executive directors to excel in fundraising and nonprofit management. In addition, 15-20 exhibitors and sponsors bring their knowledge and counsel in nonprofit and volunteer management to VFRI and help you be successful. At VFRI, development and nonprofit executives can take advantage of professional networking, workshops, and discussions to gain valuable insights into the challenges facing the nonprofit world.
For a look at the workshops being offered and the speakers who will be presenting, or to register, click here.
Don't forget VAFRE members can attend at the member rate! It's an inexpensive way to:
Join us at our Brown Bag session at Studio Two Three on Tuesday, August 7 for the second of our Brown Bag Luncheons: What Kind of Asker are You? with VAFRE member Suzanne Hogg of The Faison Center.
At the conclusion of the program, a brief tour will be offered for those who are interested.
VAFRE members who would like to prepay for all of their meetings may purchase a Season Pass. A Season Pass covers all regular meetings from September 2018 through June 2019, including the monthly luncheons and the Awards luncheon.*
The Season Pass allows members the convenience of one annual payment for VAFRE events at a discounted rate of $190.00 - that's $30 less than paying as you register for each event, or like getting to attend the Awards luncheon for free! Members may also send another staff person in their place if they are unable to attend a meeting (simply contact our offices to register your substitute).
ADDED BONUS: Season Pass holders may register one guest to attend any one regular monthly meeting (excludes Awards luncheon) at no additional charge. That's an additional savings of $30!
*VAFRE reserves the right to charge Season Pass holders for any additional events that may be scheduled.
Please note: the Season Pass is available to members only. You must be logged in to register for this option.
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