Virginia Association of Fundraising Executives

Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, February 04, 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM
    • Jefferson Lakeside Country Club
    • 66
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    Learn how to harness your organization’s data to predict which constituents are most likely to become donors, who to ask for an upgrade next, and which channels are most effective for which constituents. Tom Zydel and Dana Gresko of EAB Advancement Marketing Services will bring real examples of analytics that have helped annual giving programs drive more donor activity and plan out a yearlong solicitation strategy informed by data.

    Our Presenters

    Dana Gresko has been the Director of Analytics and Fundraising Strategy at EAB since October, serving as the Manager of Analytics and Fundraising Strategy for the previous four and a half years. She worked with the predecessor company, Royall & Company, for five and a half years as a Strategic Planner and Senior Client Data Analyst. Previously she worked for three years as a Planning & Production Manager for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, coordinating the foundations’ direct response fundraising, and as the Membership Manager at the American Folk Art Museum for four years prior to that. She holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Michigan.

    As a Senior Strategic Leader with EAB's Advancement Marketing Services, Tom Zydel oversees the development and execution of fundraising strategies that enable his clients to reach their annual donor and revenue goals. Tom brings nearly 15 years of individual giving experience to his role. Prior to joining EAB, he held various membership and fundraising roles at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. Tom has earned a BS in Business Administration with a minor in Classical Civilization from the University of Richmond and his MA in Global Marketing Management at Virginia Commonwealth University.

    SCHEDULE
    • 11:15 a.m. Registration begins
    • 11:30 a.m. Table Talks (topics to be announced)
    • 12:00 p.m. Luncheon
    • 12:25 p.m. Program Begins
    • 1:15 p.m. Adjourn 

      Menu
      • Regular: Alton Brown's Meatloaf, Cheddar Whipped Potatoes, Southern Style Green Beans
      • Vegetarian/Gluten Free: Veggie burger, gluten free bun. LTM and ketchup on the side
      • Dessert: Apple Pie
      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 January 29th.

      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, February 18, 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 February 4th meeting,  Data Driven Decisions. Join our presenters, Dana Gresko and Tom Zydel of EAB, 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, March 03, 2020
      • 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM
      • Jefferson Lakeside Country Club
      • 131
      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/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.

        • 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
          Register

          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, 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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