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    • Tuesday, May 04, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
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    Join VAFRE on May 4th as we honor our 2021 Nina Abady and Rising Star Award winners in a virtual celebration.

    This year's honorees are:

    • Bobby Thalhimer, The Monument Group (below at left), and
    • Sarah Young, Peter Paul (below at right).

      

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

    Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor:


    THERE IS NO FEE TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT.

    Schedule

    • 12:00 p.m. Awards Program
    • 1:15 p.m. Adjourn (time approximate)    

    Support our Community Scholarship Program

    In order to improve our diversity, equity and inclusion, VAFRE is making scholarships available for underrepresented community partners to join VAFRE. To help support this effort, select the button to make a donation* to the Susan Early Scholarship Fund and specify your donation amount when you register.

    Share your Congratulations!

    Share your congratulatory remarks for Bobby and Sarah in our Facebook event. We'll share some of these during the luncheon. 

      Questions?

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

      *This donation is not tax deductible.

      • Tuesday, May 25, 2021
      • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
      • Zoom
      • 69
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      Miss connecting with your friends and colleagues at our in-person events? Try out the next best thing with a VAFRE Virtual Networking Session on May 25th at noon! Attendees will enjoy round-robins in Zoom breakout rooms, and the event will feature a special guest speaker!

      Register now and “see” you on May 25th!

      • Tuesday, June 08, 2021
      • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (EDT)
      • Zoom
      • 94
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      More and more organizations understand the value of young professional or associate boards to engage this passionate group of supporters in their mission, advocacy and fundraising. Whether your organization is considering creating a young professional board or already has one, tune into our panel discussion to learn about how these groups can best support the organization’s mission, how to leverage their members’ unique skills, and how to keep them engaged and excited in a virtual world. We’ll also dig into what motivates young professionals to join and how to create a mutually beneficial relationship so that your organization will thrive.

      1 hour of CFRE credit pending approval.

      Our Presenters

      Michelle Adcock oversees VCU Massey Cancer Center's Community Advisory Board and Massey Alliance Board. Her role is to facilitate the strategic engagement of board members through education, communication, and participation and ensure they are equipped to be effective fundraisers, friend raisers, and advocates for Massey. Additionally, she serves as Chief of Development Operations where she oversees office management, development communications, stewardship, and strategic planning. She has a master’s degree in nonprofit management from Canisius College and has actively worked in development for the past 15 years.

       Leigh Busby (Moderator) is the Development Director at Greater Richmond Fit4Kids where she oversees individual giving and donor relations, special events, and board engagement, including Fit4Kids’ Young Professionals Board. Prior to working at Fit4Kids, Leigh worked for YWCA Richmond and created their young professionals board – the Young Women’s Leadership Association (YWLA).  She has served on several nonprofit boards and YP boards over the last 10 years.

      Katelynn Sundheim graduated from James Madison University in 2016 with a degree in sport and recreation management. Since then she has worked with the Fiesta Bowl Foundation, NBC Sports Philadelphia and now serves as the Director of Development for Special Olympics Virginia. In this role she oversees fundraising events, corporate relations, and development programs in central Virginia including the Law Enforcement Torch Run and RVA Young Professionals Board. 

      Breanna West is counsel at BrownGreer and is the Chair of Peter Paul’s Board of Associates. In 2016 a friend who worked at Peter Paul invited her to participate in a career day they were having. Breanna enjoyed interacting with the young students and was drawn to Peter Paul’s commitment to assisting residents in the East End. She wanted to get more involved with the organization and began mentoring at Peter Paul in Fall 2016 and has mentored ever since. In 2019, Breanna joined their newly created Board of Associates and currently serves as its first Chair.

      Our Schedule

      • 12 p.m. Program begins
      • 1:15 p.m. Adjourn

      Registration Fees

      Although there are no meal and facility costs associated with a virtual event, there are still expenses involved. In light of this, VAFRE will be charging as follows for this webinar:

      • Member Registration. There is no fee for members to register for this event. Guests of members will be $8. You must log in to select this option. 
      • Member Organization. If you are not a member, but you work in the same office as a VAFRE member, select this option to register yourself and your guests at $8 each.
      • Nonmember Registration. If you are not a VAFRE member and do nor work in the office of a VAFRE member, select his option to register yourself and your guests at $16 each. Or consider becoming a member of VAFRE in order to access reduced registration fees. 

    Past events

    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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