Virginia Association of Fundraising Executives

VAFRE Virtual Lunch-In: Action Continuum for Equity in Fundraising

  • Tuesday, September 01, 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Online


  • For those nonmembers who work in the same office as a member.
  • For current VAFRE members only.
  • For those who are not members of VAFRE and are not employed by a member organization.
  • For VAFRE members who purchased a Season Pass for the 2019-2020 year.

Registration is closed

Many organizations are beginning to intentionally explore the way that bias impacts their work. The challenge often times shows up in deciding on where to begin. This interactive workshop will focus on actions against and in support of inclusion and equity. Participants will have an opportunity to reflect on their organizations and ways they currently stand up to inequities in fundraising as well as how they see others addressing inequities. They will also consider how they would like individuals and institutions to address disparities and what it takes to stand up to it—in the moment and in the long term.

Approved for 1 Hour of CFRE credit.

Our Presenters

Jacqueline “Jacquie” Johnson is Professional Development Coordinator at the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities (VCIC). In her role, she designs, coordinates, delivers and evaluates diversity and inclusion programs conducted for VCIC’s workplace clients across Virginia. Jacquie has a diverse background that includes workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), cultural competency, instructional design, organizational development, and underrepresented community outreach and engagement. Jacquie is especially interested in how DEI practices, adult learning events, and inner self-work help build and sustain workplaces and broader communities where everyone thrives. Prior to joining VCIC, she managed special projects and training programs for the National Trust for Historic Preservation; American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity; and Morgan Lewis, an international law firm. Jacquie received her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA and her Master’s degree in Anthropology from George Washington University in Washington DC.

Nicole Jones is the Donor Relations Director at ART 180. As a business development and management professional for 20+ years, Nicole brings a strong and unique professional background to her role at ART 180. While specializing in procurement at the state level and in university settings, Nicole set herself apart as a progressive leader who truly understands the importance of managing relationships and business. As Donor Relations Director, Nicole is responsible for donor development and retention, special events, and operations management. Her resilience and leadership in fundraising stems from her core belief that lived experiences can drive action and advance equity, diversity, and inclusion practices in fundraising. Known as a detailed oriented event planner and strategic thinker, she is often tapped for planning and advisory capacities for some of the most progressive non-profits in the area. As a native New Yorker, Nicole has made Richmond home for the last 22 years and has enjoyed affecting the creative landscape of the city. Beyond her technical expertise, she is extremely passionate about her community, education and all things creative.

Our Schedule

  • 12 p.m. Program begins
  • 1 p.m. Program concludes

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:

  • Season Pass. If you held a Season Pass last year, login and select this option to register at no cost. Guests will be $20.
  • Member Registration. Log in and select this option to register at the member rate of $10. Guests will be $20.
  • 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 $20 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 $30 each. Or consider becoming a member of VAFRE in order to access reduced registration fees. 
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