Virginia Association of Fundraising Executives

Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, September 15, 2020
    • 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM (EDT)
    • not applicable
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    Are you new to fund development or would you like to enhance your professional skill sets?  If you answered “YES’ then VAFRE has great news for you!

    The Professional Partnership Program (P3), now entering it's seventh year, offers VAFRE members the opportunity for small groups (the Partners) to meet a minimum of four times with two highly experienced facilitators (the Leaders) between October and June. 

    The Professional Partnership Program will encourage discussion and comment on job-related concerns of greatest interest to each group (identified by each participant completing an application detailing their interest and experience). Issues and topics for each session will be solicited in advance and facilitated by the Leaders.

    Registrations and all Necessary Documentation should be received by end of day September 15th.

    Thanks to Fahrenheit Advisors for their sponsorship of this program.

    The Concept: 

    The Professional Partnership Program is an optional supplement to VAFRE’s current and ongoing offerings and is intended to meet the expressed interest of the membership in an initiative that will more formally link the most experienced VAFRE members with those members seeking to learn from their experiences. P3 will offer VAFRE members an annual opportunity to develop more extensive professional skills and understanding through an optional and self-supporting program that will organize small groups (the Partners) which meet periodically with two highly experienced facilitators (the Leaders). 


    Each group will meet a minimum for 4 times between October 1 and May 31 under the guidance of the Leaders.  Additional sessions may be arranged at the discretion of the Leaders.   The purpose of each P3 group is to encourage discussion and comment on those job-related concerns of greatest interest to each group.  Issues and topics for each session will be solicited in advance and facilitated by the Leaders.   Because of the rather informal nature of this program, it is not expected that participation will qualify for accreditation required for the CFRE certificate.  The administrative and operational expenses of PPP will be underwritten by a non-refundable annual participation fee paid by Partners; such fees will be paid to VAFRE and will not benefit Leaders, except in providing reimbursement for expenses associated with group sessions.

     

    P3 Organization: 

    Under the auspices of VAFRE, 2-3 teams of Leaders will be identified and selected.  Each team would consist of 2 individuals who are specifically chosen from the VAFRE membership for their demonstrated experience and success in conducting fundraising activities on behalf of at least two (2) recognized non-profit organizations/institutions and have achieved the position of chief advancement officer, that person ultimately responsible for the direction and success of all fundraising activities.  Each Leader team will bring relevant experience, including both specific fundraising program direction and management responsibility.  The emphasis in selecting Leaders is to favor those who have had extensive front-line (in the trenches) fundraising and management experience.


    The Leaders will be responsible to VAFRE for organizing and directing 4 group sessions annually with their assigned Partners.  Leaders may exercise their discretion over the time, duration and venue of such sessions, but they will be separate from VAFRE’s established membership meetings.  Individual meetings and consultations between Leaders and Participants is solely at the discretion of the Leader, but are not included under the program’s auspices.


    P3 Partners will be expected to apply for Program participation annually, with the completion of a short on-line application provided by VAFRE.   Such application will detail the applicants’ interests and desired expectations for P3 participation.  There will be no more than 8 Partners per team.

     

    Fees: 

    In consideration of their participation, Partners will pay a non-refundable $75 annual fee (discounted to $50 prior to July 1), payable to VAFRE, to underwrite the administrative and meeting expenses of each group.  The fee must be paid in full in advance of the first group session.  They will not be charged any additional fees for their participation.  P3 Leaders will not be compensated for their service to VAFRE in this capacity, but can secure reimbursement of reasonable meeting expenses. 


    • Tuesday, September 22, 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • The Woman's Club (Bolling Haxall House), 211 E Franklin Street, Richmond 23219
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    Each spring VAFRE holds a special luncheon to recognize two individuals who have excelled in serving their organizations and the greater nonprofit community. The Nina Abady Award recognizes lifetime achievement in fundraising and the Rising Star award recognizes a member who has demonstrated remarkable talents at an early stage in their fundraising career.

    The following sponsorship levels are available for the luncheon, which will be held on May 5th. (For individual luncheon tickets, click here.)

    SOLD Presenting Sponsor (Exclusive)

    • $1,500.00
    • Publicity on VAFRE website and in e-mails including organization logo and link

    • Logo on promotional materials

    • Prominent signage at the event

    • Recognition in press release

    • Recognition in all advertising for the event
    • Recognition in event program

    • Recognition from podium by event host

    • PowerPoint slide at the event
    • Opportunity to address audience during luncheon (2 minutes) and at VIP reception
    • One table (10 tickets) to the luncheon
    • Prominent table location by event speaker

    • Complimentary centerpiece from table

    • Invitation to VIP reception prior to the event   

    Award Winning Table Sponsor (2 available)

    • $1,000.00

    • Recognition in event program

    • Recognition from podium by event host

    • PowerPoint slide at the event

    • One table (10 tickets) to the luncheon

    • Seating with direct proximity to Nina Abady or Rising Star Winner

    • Complimentary centerpiece from table

    • Invitation to VIP reception prior to the event

    • Opportunity to address audience at VIP reception 

    VIP Reception Sponsor (Exclusive) 

    • $750.00

    • Recognition in event program

    • Recognition from podium by event host

    • PowerPoint slide at the event

    • One table (10 tickets) to the luncheon

    • Prominent table location

    • Complimentary centerpiece from table

    • Invitation to VIP reception prior to the event (includes VAFRE Board Members, Speaker, and Award Winners)

    • Opportunity to make remarks at VIP reception 

    Table Sponsor (8 available)

    • $500.00

    • Recognition from podium by event host

    • One table (10 tickets) to the luncheon

    • Complimentary centerpiece from table

    • Tuesday, September 22, 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • The Woman's Club (Bolling Haxall House), 211 E Franklin Street, Richmond 23219
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    Join VAFRE on September 22nd as we honor our 2020 Nina Abady and Rising Star Award winners at The Woman's Club at the Bolling Haxall House.

    This year's honorees are:

    • David Thomason, Special Olympics Virginia (below at left), and
    • Virginia McAndrew, The New Community School (below at right).

     

    For more details on our honorees, visit the Awards page of the website.

    For individual tickets, complete the registration process. To purchase a table or sponsor the event, click here.
    Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor:

    Schedule
    • 11:30 a.m. Registration
    • 12:00 p.m. Plated Luncheon
    • 12:30 p.m. Awards Program
    • 1:30 p.m. Adjourn (time approximate)    
    Parking 
    • Carpooling is encouraged.
    • There are a number of parking decks in the area, though we do suggest you confirm the terms and availability by searching online and calling the numbers listed.
    • There is also a variety of on-street parking available in the neighborhood.

     

    Cost to attend:

    $30 for members (no additional fee for Season Pass holders), and $40 for nonmember guests. 

     

    Fees support program costs and administration. Registrations should be received by Tuesday, September 15th.

     

    Questions?

    Contact VAFRE Administrator Mary Kidd at (804) 368-3398 or by e-mail to admin@vafre.org.

     

    Cancellation Policy

    Credits for a future meeting or refunds will be given if notification of cancellation is received at VAFRE’s office prior to noon on the Tuesday before the Awards Luncheon. If cancellation is received after noon on Tuesday, credits and refunds will be given at the discretion of the Management Company based on the number of late registrations received. In the event of illness or an emergency, credits or refunds may be granted at the discretion of the Management Company.

Past events

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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