Virginia Association of Fundraising Executives

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VAFRE is a 240+ member non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the professional skills of fundraisers across the Commonwealth of Virginia. Our regularly-scheduled meetings, in-depth workshops, informal summer brown-bag sessions, and social gatherings provide numerous opportunities for our members to connect with one another and nurture the skills needed to raise funds for the causes they care about most.

Welcome to VAFRE - 
the leading resource and networking organization for the region's development and fundraising professionals!


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A Message to the VAFRE Community

Today, more than a year since the murder of George Floyd, VAFRE wants to reaffirm our determination to be a professional organization that is inclusive, diverse and supportive of the growth and expansion of fundraising and philanthropy throughout our community, regardless of race or ethnic background. VAFRE stands ready to support the black community and all people of color in the pursuit of justice and the end to the systemic racism which has plagued our nation throughout the past four centuries.

Those horrifying scenes captured on video shocked the world and helped initiate much needed conversations about social justice and racial disparities. So much has happened in the last year, and yet so much has not.

As nonprofits serving our communities, we must continue to listen, learn and take action to help create equity in the organizations where we work and in the society in which we live. As a membership organization, VAFRE will continue to offer educational topics that focus on fostering diversity and inclusion within our field, with a goal of building a pipeline of fundraising leaders that reflect the diversity of our communities. We continue to welcome members from small shops, startup organizations and those with tight operating budgets by offering dues scholarships. Social justice demands that we constantly question what is ethical and what is culturally informed.

As fundraisers, we are often asked to work creatively and resourcefully to raise our organizations to new heights and to meet both expected and unexpected challenges with successful outcomes. We encourage all VAFRE members to join us in raising these issues to a new level and in helping find solutions to systemic racism. 

Together we are powerful. We welcome new ideas and strategies on how we can make VAFRE, the fundraising profession, and our communities better, stronger, and more equitable.

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VAFRE is proud to be a participating organization with CFRE International.

Annual Sponsors

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Our Exclusive P3 Sponsor

For information on our Professional Partnership Program (P3), click here.

Would you like to be a VAFRE Sponsor? Click here for details on the available sponsorship options.

Looking to hire great talent? Reach over 220 central Virginia professionals.....

Click here for our job posting form.  Please note: Effective May 6, 2019, to promote transparency and as an industry best-practice, VAFRE requires that all job postings include information on the hiring salary range associated with the position. 

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