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21st Century Career Mapping: Pathways to a Fulfilling and Successful Career

  • Tuesday, February 05, 2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM
  • Jefferson Lakeside Country Club
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  • A special offer for participants in IOP programs to join VAFRE for a complimentary meeting.
  • For those individuals who are members of VAFRE.
  • For individuals who are not personally members of VAFRE but whose organization has one or more paid members.
  • For individuals who are not members of VAFRE and whose organizations do not have another member.
  • For members who have purchased their season pass only.

Registration for this event is now closed. To check for availability, please e-mail

Careers in fundraising have never followed a traditional career ladder and this is even more true of fundraising careers today.  In this session, we'll explore how to chart your destination, think strategically about your career, identify alternative routes towards your goals, and some of the key professional development and educational experiences recommended for successful fundraisers. Participants will leave with some new tools to help themselves, and their staff, identify their professional goals and the paths that will get them to where they want to be.

Make plans to join us on Tuesday, February 5th, as we welcome VAFRE member Lisa Freeman and special guest Susan Wilkes to discuss some methods for finding your fulfilling career path.

This session has been approved for one hour of CFRE credit.

Our Presenters
  • Lisa Freeman, CFRE, has 40 years of experience in the nonprofit sector serving in multiple capacities prior to starting her consulting practice in 1998.  Since that time, she has worked with a number of nonprofits throughout the Commonwealth and beyond.  Lisa maintains membership in a number of organizations and is a long-time member of VAFRE.  In 2005, she received a Certificate of Advanced Consulting by BoardSource.  She has the CFRE and the University of Richmond’s Institute of Philanthropy’s Nonprofit Marketing Certificate.  In 2013, she completed the requirements to obtain a Masters Degree in Nonprofit Management and Philanthropy.  In 2010, Lisa was the recipient of the Nina Abady Award.

  • Susan Brock Wilkes, Ph.D., is an independent consultant specializing in leadership and team development.  Prior to founding her own firm, Susan served as a faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University for 20 years.  Susan has been an “Instructor of the Year” for The Community Foundation (formerly Nonprofit Learning Point) and served as the lead faculty member for the successful Emerging Nonprofit Leaders Program for eleven years.  She is also a founding member of the ConsultCorp for the Center for Nonprofit Excellence in Charlottesville.  Susan is active in the community as a co-founder of “Impact100 Richmond,” the past Board Chair for Health Brigade (formerly Fan Free Clinic), and on the faculty for Chrysalis Institute where she teaches mindfulness classes.

    • 11:30 a.m. Registration
    • 12:00 p.m. Luncheon
    • 12:25 p.m. Program Begins
    • 1:15 p.m. Adjourn 
    • Regular: Herb-roasted Chicken with Garlic Smashed Potatoes and Corn
    • Vegetarian/Gluten Free: Meatless Cobb Salad
    • Warm Rolls will be available.
    • Dessert: Chocolate Cake.          

      $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 30th.


      Contact VAFRE Administrator Mary Kidd, CMP, CAE at (804) 368-3398 or by e-mail to


      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.

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