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The Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Join VAFRE 



1. Stay on top of best fund-raising practices.

2. Network with peers to draw upon the knowledge of other development professionals. We've recently launched our Member Affinity Groups, discussion forums based on area of interest, to expedite connections and idea sharing in our virtual environment.

3. Participate in our Virtual Lunch-Ins, monthly programs on the latest issues and topics within the nonprofit sector. Members pay no fee for the lunch-ins.

4. Learn about trends and upcoming programs through the VAFRE newsletter.

5. Benefit from exclusive access to online member resources such as a member directory and program recordings and handouts.

6.  Acquire professional support, guidance, and growth through VAFRE's Professional Partnership Program (P3).

7. Utilize and grow leadership talents by joining a committee or the VAFRE Board.

8. Promote ethical standards for the management and direction of fund raising.

9. Gain ready access for your organization to promote job opportunities.

10. Uphold your organization's commitment to professional development.


Dues are only $125.00 annually. There is also have an option to pay your dues on a quarterly basis, just select "recurring payments" when you complete the application.

Scholarships are available!

With the Susan Early Scholarship Fund VAFRE makes scholarships available to help offset the cost of your dues*. For details and our brief online scholarship application, click here (scholarship applicants should still complete the online membership application, selecting the Active Individual Member category, but not pay their dues).

*Note: Due to the current economic disruptions surrounding COVID-19, VAFRE is pleased to offer FULL scholarships this year with no payment required of the member.

If you have any questions, please contact our administrator, Mary Kidd at admin@vafre.org or by phone at (804) 368-3398.

Another Great Reason to Join: VAFRE Members Save 20% off CFRE Certification and Recertification!

VAFRE is proud to be a participating organization with CFRE International, which means members save 20% off CFRE certification and recertification fees.

Membership Categories

  • Active Individual Member
    (paid by the individual)

  • Active Organizational Member
    (paid by the organization)

For residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia whose full- or part- time employment, volunteerism, or academic studies involves some aspect of seeking financial support in the form of gifts, grants, contributions and bequests to benefit organizations that are exempt from federal income taxation pursuant to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. This shall also include individuals and organizations who have a vested interest in the philanthropic community of the Commonwealth, including, but not limited to, grant makers, foundation trustees, or other entities or individuals who seek to further the mission of 501 (c)(3) organizations in Virginia through governance, leadership or financial support.

  • Student Member

    Full or part-time students pursuing degrees relevant to fundraising or current inters with non-profit organizations learning development skills. Membership is approved for one year and applicant must reapply each year demonstrating student status. Student members are non-voting members and may not hold a position on the VAFRE Board. This membership is non-transferable and remains with the applicant for the fiscal year. (Student status may be verified by a copy of a student ID.)

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