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    • Tuesday, December 07, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Virginia War Memorial
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    Important Statement on COVID Protocols

    For the safety of all of our members and guests, VAFRE strongly encourages all individuals attending our programs in-person to be vaccinated. Virtual registration is available for those who are not vaccinated or who do not feel comfortable meeting in person.

    Masks will be required for all participants and we will be practicing social distancing. In-person registration will be limited to 40 individuals. Box lunches will be available for in-person registrants at the end of the program to eat on-site or take with you.

    Our Program

    In 2016, VCU publicly announced its $750,000,000 Make it Real Campaign, the largest and most impactful in its history. The campaign concluded on June 30, 2020, exceeding its goal and reaching a grand total of $841,606,604. Nationally recognized as a higher education campaign expert, Vice President Jay Davenport will outline the planning process, outcomes, and lessons learned.  These lessons are applicable to any organization and can drive strategy for nonprofits big and small to dramatically increase philanthropy for your cause.

    Approved for 1 hour of CFRE credit.

    Our Presenter

    Jay Davenport, CFRE serves as Vice President of Development & Alumni Relations for Virginia Commonwealth University and VCU Health. As VCU’s chief development and alumni officer, he leads fundraising and engagement efforts for the university, health sciences division, and VCU Health. Areas under his purview include advancement services, alumni relations, annual giving, corporate and foundation relations, development and alumni communications, donor relations, planned giving, presidential advancement, principal giving, regional philanthropy and the university-wide development staff.

    Jay has previously led fundraising teams at Wake Forest University, including assistant vice president of college development, assistant vice president of major gifts, and associate vice president and campaign director. He has also served as director of development and team leader at Rice University and held fundraising positions as a college development director at the University of Memphis College of Business and Wright State University College of Engineering. He began his higher education career as an assistant dean of admissions at Wittenberg University.

    Jay currently serves on the Board of Directors for Make-A-Wish of Greater Virginia and the Benedictine Schools of Richmond. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Xavier University and a master's degree in higher education administration from Ball State University.

    Our Schedule

    • 11:30 a.m. In-person Registration begins
    • 12 p.m. Program begins
    • 1:15 p.m. Adjourn

    Registration Fees

    In-person registration is $20 for members ($0 for those with a Season Pass), $25 for nonmembers who work at a member organization, and $30 for guests. All in-person registrants should select their meal during the registration process.

    Virtual registration is $8 for members, $11 for nonmembers who work at a member organization and $15 for nonmembers. The virtual registration fees help support the technology costs associated with offering a hybrid event.

    • If you are not a VAFRE member and do nor work in the office of a VAFRE member, consider becoming a member of VAFRE in order to access reduced registration fees. 
    • Tuesday, December 07, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Zoom
    • 55
    Register

    Our Program

    In 2016, VCU publicly announced its $750,000,000 Make it Real Campaign, the largest and most impactful in its history. The campaign concluded on June 30, 2020, exceeding its goal and reaching a grand total of $841,606,604. Nationally recognized as a higher education campaign expert, Vice President Jay Davenport will outline the planning process, outcomes, and lessons learned.  These lessons are applicable to any organization and can drive strategy for nonprofits big and small to dramatically increase philanthropy for your cause.

    Approved for 1 hour of CFRE credit.

    Our Presenter

    Jay Davenport, CFRE serves as Vice President of Development & Alumni Relations for Virginia Commonwealth University and VCU Health. As VCU’s chief development and alumni officer, he leads fundraising and engagement efforts for the university, health sciences division, and VCU Health. Areas under his purview include advancement services, alumni relations, annual giving, corporate and foundation relations, development and alumni communications, donor relations, planned giving, presidential advancement, principal giving, regional philanthropy and the university-wide development staff.

    Jay has previously led fundraising teams at Wake Forest University, including assistant vice president of college development, assistant vice president of major gifts, and associate vice president and campaign director. He has also served as director of development and team leader at Rice University and held fundraising positions as a college development director at the University of Memphis College of Business and Wright State University College of Engineering. He began his higher education career as an assistant dean of admissions at Wittenberg University.

    Jay currently serves on the Board of Directors for Make-A-Wish of Greater Virginia and the Benedictine Schools of Richmond. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Xavier University and a master's degree in higher education administration from Ball State University.

    Our Schedule

    • 11:30 a.m. In-person Registration begins
    • 11:45 a.m. Virtual participants may login
    • 12 p.m. Program begins
    • 1:15 p.m. Adjourn

    Registration Fees

    In-person registration is $20 for members ($0 for those with a Season Pass), $25 for nonmembers who work at a member organization, and $30 for guests. All in-person registrants should select their meal during the registration process.

    Virtual registration is $8 for members, $11 for nonmembers who work at a member organization and $15 for nonmembers. The virtual registration fees help support the technology costs associated with offering a hybrid event.

    • If you are not a VAFRE member and do nor work in the office of a VAFRE member, consider becoming a member of VAFRE in order to access reduced registration fees. 

Past events

Tuesday, November 02, 2021 Let's Talk Tofurky: Stewardship for Every Appetite - In-person Event
Tuesday, November 02, 2021 Let's Talk Tofurky: Stewardship for Every Appetite - Virtual Event
Thursday, October 28, 2021 VAFRE Fall Member Social
Thursday, October 14, 2021 Virtual New Member Orientation
Tuesday, October 05, 2021 Placing Social Capital at the Heart of Your Organization - In-person Event
Tuesday, October 05, 2021 Placing Social Capital at the Heart of Your Organization - Virtual Event
Friday, September 17, 2021 VAFRE 2021-2022 Professional Partnership Program
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 Accountants are From Mars, Fundraisers are From Venus
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 2021-2022 Season Pass
Tuesday, August 03, 2021 VAFRE Virtual Lunch-In: Using Social Media as a Fundraising Arm to Turn Your Supporters into Advocates
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 VAFRE Virtual Lunch-In: Personal Branding for Fundraising Executives
Tuesday, June 08, 2021 Virtual Lunch-In: Raising Money, Ambassadors and Community Leaders Through Young Professional Boards
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 Virtual Member Social
Tuesday, May 04, 2021 Virtual Annual Awards Lunch-In
Tuesday, April 06, 2021 Virtual Lunch-In: Introduction to Community-Centric Fundraising
Friday, March 05, 2021 Virtual Lunch-In: Groundhog Day, Take 2: Fundraising Psychology During Uncertain Times
Tuesday, March 02, 2021 Virtual Lunch-In: COVID-19 Crisis Giving: FeedMore's Strategy for Stewardship and Retention
Tuesday, February 02, 2021 Virtual Lunch-In: Groundhog Day: Fundraising Psychology During Uncertain Times
Tuesday, January 05, 2021 Virtual Lunch-In: Stress Less: An Action Plan for Managing Stress And Getting More Done
Tuesday, December 01, 2020 Virtual Lunch-In: Creating the Dynamic Fundraising Duo - The Executive Director and Director of Development
Thursday, November 19, 2020 AFP Meeting - National Philanthropy Day 2020
Thursday, November 19, 2020 AFP Workshop - Embracing the Power of Your Legacy Pipeline
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 Virtual Lunch-In - Moving the Needle: How Fundraising Impacts Social Change through Legal Advocacy Organizations
Tuesday, October 06, 2020 Professional Partnership Program Kickoff Meeting
Tuesday, October 06, 2020 Virtual Lunch-In: Fortune Favors the Bold: Building a Diverse and Inclusive Board
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Virtual Annual Awards Lunch-In
Monday, September 21, 2020 IOP - Strategic Communications Institute
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 VAFRE 2020-2021 Professional Partnership Program
Tuesday, September 01, 2020 VAFRE Virtual Lunch-In: Action Continuum for Equity in Fundraising
Tuesday, August 04, 2020 VAFRE Virtual Lunch-In: Using Measurement and Evaluation to Strengthen Funding Strategy
Tuesday, July 07, 2020 VAFRE Virtual Lunch-In: Interacting with Donors in a Virtual Setting
Friday, June 26, 2020 Virtual P3 Celebration
Tuesday, June 02, 2020 Annual Business Meeting and Lunch-In, Navigating COVID-19: Front Line Advice from Fundraisers Across Industries
Tuesday, May 05, 2020 VAFRE Virtual Lunch-In: What Now? Facing the Unknown
Tuesday, April 07, 2020 CANCELLED: Fostering Equity and Inclusive Communication in Fundraising
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 Deeper Dive: Building the Development Function, Starting with Your Board of Directors
Friday, March 13, 2020 Spring New Member Social
Tuesday, March 03, 2020 Building the Development Function Starting with Your Board of Directors
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 Deeper Dive: Data Driven Decisions
Tuesday, February 04, 2020 Data Driven Decisions
Tuesday, January 07, 2020 Ten Tips to Skyrocket Your Fundraising Career and Still Have a Life!
Tuesday, December 03, 2019 The Secrets of Managing Up
Thursday, November 14, 2019 AFP Meeting - National Philanthropy Day
Thursday, November 14, 2019 AFP Meeting - National Philanthropy Day Workshop: Preparing for the Future of Family Philanthropy
Thursday, November 07, 2019 Fall Member Social: The Calm Before the End of Year Storm
Tuesday, November 05, 2019 If You're Gonna Do It: Things to Consider Before Hosting a Fundraising Event
Tuesday, October 01, 2019 Ain't Too Proud to Beg
Thursday, September 26, 2019 Professional Partnership Program Kickoff Meeting
Sunday, September 15, 2019 VAFRE 2019-2020 Professional Partnership Program
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 The Mythology of High, Very High and Ultra Net Worth Individuals: What Fundraisers Need to Know
Thursday, September 05, 2019 AFP Meeting - Broken Ladders to Nonprofit Leadership Roles? Beyond Fundraising to Strategic Organization-wide Roles
Sunday, September 01, 2019 2019-2020 Season Pass
Tuesday, August 06, 2019 Brown Bag Luncheon - Networking 101 for Fundraisers
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 27th Annual Virginia Fund Raising Institute
Tuesday, July 09, 2019 Brown Bag Luncheon - A Development Director's Insight into Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) Credits
Thursday, June 20, 2019 Giving USA 2019 Presentation and Reception
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 P3 Celebration
Tuesday, June 04, 2019 The Strategic Development Plan: Laying the Groundwork for Fundraising Success
Thursday, May 23, 2019 VAFRE Spring Social
Tuesday, May 07, 2019 Donor Advised Funds: Changing How Donors Give
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Annual Awards Luncheon
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Sponsorship of the Annual Awards Luncheon
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Annual Awards VIP Reception
Thursday, March 14, 2019 Deeper Dive: When Donors Get Too Close
Friday, March 08, 2019 Spring New Member Social
Tuesday, March 05, 2019 When Donors Get Too Close - Sexual Harassment and the Development Professional in the Age of #metoo
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Deeper Dive: 21st Century Career Mapping
Tuesday, February 05, 2019 21st Century Career Mapping: Pathways to a Fulfilling and Successful Career
Thursday, January 24, 2019 Deeper Dive: Cultivating Resilience
Tuesday, January 08, 2019 Cultivating Resilience: Mindfulness to Recognize and Resist Burnout
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 Deeper Dive: Thank you, Thank you very much
Tuesday, December 04, 2018 Thank you, Thank you very much: Composing Stewardship Methodologies
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 How to Become a CFRE (Webinar)
Monday, November 12, 2018 Deeper Dive: Changes to the Tax Code and What They Mean for Charities
Tuesday, November 06, 2018 Changes to the Tax Code and What They Mean for Charities
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 VAFRE Fall Social
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Professional Partnership Program Kickoff Meeting
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Cocktails & Conversation: Getting Ready to Get Ready: Laying the Groundwork for Your Capital Campaign
Tuesday, October 02, 2018 Getting Ready to Get Ready: Laying the Groundwork for Your Capital Campaign
Sunday, September 30, 2018 2018-2019 Season Pass
Monday, September 24, 2018 VAFRE Deeper Dive: Planning for Year-End Giving
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Planning for Year-End Giving
Tuesday, August 07, 2018 Brown Bag Luncheon - Making the Ask
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 26th Annual Virginia Fund Raising Institute
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Brown Bag Luncheon - The Improvising Fundraiser: Campfire Storytelling
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 P3 Celebration
Thursday, June 21, 2018 Giving USA 2018: The Annual Report on Phillanthropy
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 VAFRE Deeper Dive: Prospect Research
Tuesday, June 05, 2018 Prospect Research and VAFRE Annual Meeting
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 VAFRE Deeper Dive: Women in Phillanthropy
Tuesday, May 01, 2018 Women in Philanthropy
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Annual Awards Luncheon
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 2018 Awards Tribute Slide
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Sponsorship of the Annual Awards Luncheon
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Annual Awards VIP Reception
Thursday, April 12, 2018 VAFRE Spring Social
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 VAFRE Deeper Dive: Annual Giving Strategies
Thursday, March 08, 2018 Spring New Member Social
Tuesday, March 06, 2018 Diving Deep….Is Your Annual Campaign Floating Along or Racing to the Finish Line?
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

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