Virginia Association of Fundraising Executives

Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, March 03, 2020
    • 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM
    • Jefferson Lakeside Country Club
    • 52
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    Join us to discuss how to shape your governing board into a powerhouse fundraising board of directors. Discussion will include things to consider when recruiting and on-boarding new directors and how to empower your board to be successful fundraisers.

    Approved for 1 hour of CFRE credit.

    Our Presenter

    Waite Rawls became the Executive Director of the Museum of the Confederacy in January 2004 and was elected President and CEO in November 2006. In 2013 he was instrumental in founding the American Civil War Museum, which includes the Museum and White House of the Confederacy, becoming its co-CEO. With the creation of its Foundation in 2016, he became its first President, a position from which he retired in 2019. Formerly, he spent thirty years as an investment banker in New York and Chicago, including being the Vice Chairman of Continental Bank. Additionally, he has been an Adjunct Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology and a Visiting Professor at the Darden School. 

    Waite is a Trustee of the Camp Foundation, a former Trustee of the Civil War Trust and of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, a former Trustee and President of the Alumni Association of the Darden School, and a former member of the Board of Visitors of the Virginia Military Institute. He currently serves on the Board of the Essex Bank. A native of Franklin, Virginia, he has a BA from the Virginia Military Institute and his MBA and JD from the University of Virginia. He received an honorary Doctor of Civil Law from Sewanee, the University of the South. He joined the Franklin Civil War Roundtable at age 9.

    SCHEDULE
    • 11:15 a.m. Registration begins
    • 11:30 a.m. Table Talks (topic to be announced)
    • 12:00 p.m. Luncheon
    • 12:25 p.m. Program Begins
    • 1:15 p.m. Adjourn 
      Menu
      • Regular/Gluten free: Honey BBQ Chicken, baked beans with sweet corn (not on the cob), warm rolls available
      • Vegetarian: Tri color cheese tortellini and broccoli with basil pesto
      • Dessert: Chocolate cake
      COST TO ATTEND

      $20 for members (no additional fee for Season Pass holders), $25 for nonmembers employed by a member organization, and $30 for nonmember guests. Fees support program costs and administration. Registrations should be received by end of day February 26th.

      QUESTIONS?

      Contact VAFRE Administrator Mary Kidd, CMP, CAE 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 Thursday before a regular Tuesday meeting. If cancellation is received after the Thursday before a regular Tuesday meeting, 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.

      • Friday, March 13, 2020
      • 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
      • VCU School of Business, Snead Hall, 301 W. Main Street
      • 60
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      Members who joined within the last year are invited to attend our New Member Social on Friday, March 13th at the VCU School of Business.

      Come learn more about what VAFRE offers members, meet your Ambassador and get to know other members. Light breakfast provided.

      There is no fee to attend this event, but you are asked to register by March 6th.

      • Tuesday, March 17, 2020
      • 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
      • Facebook Live event
      Register

      VAFRE Members: Plan to join us for our Deeper Dive to take a closer look at some of the issues we raised in the discussion at our March 3rd meeting,  Building the Development Function, Starting with Your Board of Directors. Join our presenter, Waite Rawls, for our members only Facebook Live event, and bring your questions to dive into the details.

      Join us on February 18th from noon to 12:30 p.m. for a Deeper Dive with VAFRE.

      There is no fee to participate, but advance registration is requested (members should log in to complete their registration).

      • Tuesday, April 07, 2020
      • 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM
      • Jefferson Lakeside Country Club
      • 133
      Register

      Session details to be announced.

      SCHEDULE
      • 11:30 a.m. Registration
      • 12:00 p.m. Luncheon
      • 12:25 p.m. Program Begins
      • 1:15 p.m. Adjourn 

        Menu
        • Regular: Herb-roasted Chicken, mashed sweet potatoes, asparagus, warm rolls
        • Vegetarian/Gluten Free: Cobb Salad no meat, side of balsamic dressing
        • Dessert: Tiramisu
        COST TO ATTEND

        $20 for members (no additional fee for Season Pass holders), $25 for nonmembers employed by a member organization, and $30 for nonmember guests. Fees support program costs and administration. Registrations should be received by end of day April 1st.

        QUESTIONS?

        Contact VAFRE Administrator Mary Kidd, CMP, CAE 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 Thursday before a regular Tuesday meeting. If cancellation is received after the Thursday before a regular Tuesday meeting, 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.

        • Tuesday, May 05, 2020
        • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
        • The Woman's Club (Bolling Haxall House), 211 E Franklin Street, Richmond 23219
        • 56
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        Join VAFRE on May 5th as we honor our 2020 Nina Abady and Rising Star Award winners at The Woman's Club at the Bolling Haxall House.


        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, April 28th.

         

        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.

        • Tuesday, May 05, 2020
        • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
        • The Woman's Club (Bolling Haxall House), 211 E Franklin Street, Richmond 23219
        Register

        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, June 02, 2020
        • 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM
        • Jefferson Lakeside Country Club
        • 136

        Session details to be announced.

        SCHEDULE
        • 11:30 a.m. Registration
        • 12:00 p.m. Luncheon
        • 12:25 p.m. Program Begins
        • 1:15 p.m. Adjourn 

          Menu
          • Regular: Honey Dijon Chicken with rice pilaf, English peas, warm rolls
          • Vegetarian/Gluten Free: Meatless JLCC Salad.
          • Dessert: Brownie with whipped topping
          COST TO ATTEND

          $20 for members (no additional fee for Season Pass holders), $25 for nonmembers employed by a member organization, and $30 for nonmember guests. Fees support program costs and administration. Registrations should be received by end of day May 27th.

          QUESTIONS?

          Contact VAFRE Administrator Mary Kidd, CMP, CAE 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 Thursday before a regular Tuesday meeting. If cancellation is received after the Thursday before a regular Tuesday meeting, 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, 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 Sponsorship of the Annual Awards Luncheon
        Tuesday, April 16, 2019 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 Sponsorship of the Annual Awards Luncheon
        Tuesday, April 17, 2018 2018 Awards Tribute Slide
        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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