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  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018 8:00 AM | Joyce Loving

    "Leading With Courage; Discover Your Leadership Superpower!" YWCA Richmond will hold our 4th Annual Women's Leadership Forum, sponsored by Capital One, on April 10, 2018 at Capital One's West Creek Campus in the Town Hall. Join us for an honest conversation about women in leadership with Outstanding Women Award honorees.

    Registration begins at 8 a.m.
    Program will be held from 8:45 - 11 a.m.

    Tickets are $35 and are on sale now! You may also purchase a combination ticket which includes the OWA luncheon for $100.00

    We will also announce our second Rising Outstanding Woman Award, presented by Capital One.

  • Monday, January 29, 2018 8:54 AM | Anonymous

    Brydon M. DeWitt, VAFRE member and President of DeWitt & Associates, Inc., died January 25, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Lou, his son and daughter-in-law and three grandchildren, as well as his aunt. He dedicated his career to serving non-profits and was a teacher and author. He was director of development at his alma mater, Bridgewater College. Since 1995, Brydon provided consulting services through his firm DeWitt and Associates. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, at Second Baptist Church, 9614 River Road. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Second Baptist Church.

    VAFRE's condolences go out to his family, friends and colleagues.

  • Friday, September 29, 2017 3:39 PM | Anonymous
    WHEN TWIN SWORDS COLLIDE, an incredible power is unleashed and a new world opens. Defeating the three-headed dragon is the only way for Elias to seize his treasure. THE AMULET- Journey to Sirok is a magical adventure as Elias searches to find a sorcerer named Zoltan to reveal clues to his search.

    THE AMULET:Journey to Sirok  is Book I of THE ELIAS CHRONICLES.

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  • Monday, September 18, 2017 3:38 PM | Anonymous

    Joystick: Guiding and Managing Your Nonprofit Business by Brydon DeWitt, Lou Markwith and Tom McCarty, along with a group of professional colleagues, is a collection of best practices for all areas of nonprofit governance. 

    A book launch reception and signing will be held Thursday, September 21st at 5 p.m. at St. Joseph's Villa. To register for the reception e-mail DeWitt & Associates.

    The success of every nonprofit organization is directly tied to the leadership of the CEO, the Board Chair, and the Board.  It is to this group of nonprofit pilots, co-pilots, and navigators that Joystick is addressed. Divided into helpful sections, each brief chapter contains specific, practical advice that applies to leadership challenges faced by those who manage and operate these charitable businesses for the benefit of others and society. Sound management and development principles are translated into pragmatic, usable guidance that nonprofit executives and chief volunteers will refer to again and again.

    Purchase a copy from the CreateSpace store or from Amazon.

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