VAFRE e-news, October 2018
Kirsta Millar, Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation
Stephanie West, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
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Get Social with VAFRE
Have you been wanting to check out the VCU Institute of Contemporary Art and to catch up with fellow VAFRE colleagues? If your answer is "yes" to one or both of these, then you will not want to miss the next VAFRE Social taking place on October 24 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Institute of Contemporary Art.
By attending you will be able explore the new fall exhibition while networking with other non-profit professionals. A brief tour of the new exhibit, Hedges, Edges, Dirt and Provocations: Rashid Johnson, will be available along with light appetizers. Alcoholic beverages and additional food items will be available for purchase at the ICA Café.
This event is free to attend. Friends, family, and coworkers are welcome to attend as well. We hope to see you there.
Link Up with VAFRE on LinkedIn
VAFRE has a Company page on LinkedIn. Be sure to "follow" the company and share news and items of interest to other members.
Message from the President
Happy Halloween, and Trick or Treat! We don’t have many tricks for you, but there are plenty of treats.
We hosted a wonderful educational luncheon about preparing for a capital campaign with our guest speakers from St. Joseph’s Villa - CEO Kathleen Barrett, CFRE, CLU and Director of Development Jenny Friar. Please be sure to catch our November session to learn the implications of the new tax bill and how to educate your donors about the deductibility of their gifts to your organization with Carman Faison (Mitchell Wiggins) and Amy Singleton (The Community Foundation)
Additionally, we’ve just launched into another season of P3 with a kickoff on Oct 10; there’s a networking and fun social at ICA on Oct 24; and we’re continuing the conversation after our luncheon programs with our revitalized Cocktails and Conversations series. Also, be sure to check out our updated News page with feeds from leading industry publications (see more details below).
It’s also time to start thinking about recognizing the good work our colleagues do. Consider submitting a nomination for the 2019 Nina Abady and Rising Star Awards (see details below).
VAFRE is also working toward becoming a participating organization with CFRE International offering wonderful opportunities to our members. An update and details to follow!
Improv Time: Be Present
For ourselves and those we serve, we need to be present and in the moment; be in the “now.” The present exists for only a brief moment. Respond fully and discover the outcome of our actions and reactions. Surrender to the moment and use what is offered and available. Seize the opportunity and make the best of it. If a pause is needed, absorb, consider, then act - remain present.
Let’s make the best of the present and enjoy the process of the “now” together.
Awards Nominations Sought
As development professionals, we are all keenly aware of the high level of dedication and integrity that are so critical to the profession of fundraising. One of VAFRE’s goals--and privileges--is to recognize and celebrate the exemplary work of our colleagues.
Now is the time to elevate those who inspire us daily, with a nomination for VAFRE’s Rising Star or Nina Abady Awards for fundraising excellence. Please help us honor our colleagues by nominating those among us who set the bar high and pave the way for us all.
Nominations are open now through December 21st. The process is quick and user-friendly. Learn more about these awards, their criteria, past winners, and the process by visiting the Awards page.
Thank you all for what you do each day to strengthen communities across the Commonwealth!
VAFRE Unveils Updated News Pages
VAFRE is pleased to unveil some updates to the News pages on our website: