A Season Pass covers either in-person or virtual registration for all regular meetings from September 2023 through June 2024, including the monthly luncheons and the Awards luncheon.*
The Season Pass allows members the convenience of one annual payment for VAFRE events at a discounted rate:
Members may also send another staff person in their place if they are unable to attend a meeting (simply contact our offices to register your substitute).
ADDED BONUS: Season Pass holders may register one guest to attend any one regular monthly meeting (excludes Awards luncheon) at no additional charge. That's an additional savings of $30 for the in-person pass and $15 for the virtual pass!
*VAFRE reserves the right to charge Season Pass holders for any additional events that may be scheduled.
Please note: the Season Pass is available to members only. You must be logged in to register for this option.
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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 eleventh 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 as identified by the participant applications. Issues and topics for each session will be solicited in advance and facilitated by the Leaders.
Thanks to E.L. Freeman and The Monument Group for their sponsorship of this program.
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.
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.
In consideration of their participation, Partners will pay a non-refundable $75 annual fee (discounted to $50 prior to July 31), 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.
For institutions that are either in a campaign or thinking ahead to a potential future campaign, understanding the available potential of their prospect pool is critical to success. In this session, we will look at specific ways to approach data and analytics that will allow advancement programs of all types and sizes to evaluate their donor base and gauge what kind of campaign may be possible. Maximizing the potential of an organization's supporters requires thoughtful preparation and accurate analytics, and this session will discuss examples from different types of charitable organizations.
Attendees will leave this session with a fresh set of ideas on how to approach their prospect pool data. They will be better equipped to make decisions about the potential of their donors and understand how to confidently arrive at overall goals.
CFRE Credit applied for.
Dana Gresko is a Vice President of Analytics at GG+A, where she partners with clients to analyze and apply their prospect screening and client relationship management (CRM) data to enhance philanthropic performance and outcomes. She also collaborates on benchmarking and growth modelling studies to provide strategic data on opportunities for institutional growth. Dana brings nearly two decades of experience to the firm, with expertise in fundraising analytics, advancement systems, annual giving, donor retention, and more.
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.
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To ensure that VAFRE membership is accessible to, and truly reflective of, Richmond's diverse fundraising community, we are offering scholarships so that individuals may join VAFRE regardless of their financial ability or the financial ability of the nonprofits for which they work. If you would like to make a gift of any size to support scholarships for VAFRE memberships, please select the "Make a donation" button when you register for this event, and we will gratefully apply your donation to the Susan Early Scholarship Fund*.
Contact VAFRE Administrator Mary Kidd at (804) 368-3398 or by e-mail to email@example.com.
*This donation is not tax deductible.
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There is no fee to participate in a Brown Bag luncheon (unless you opt to purchase a box lunch), so bring a friend you think would benefit from becoming a VAFRE member!
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