VAFRE e-news, December 2019
In This Issue
Jess Burgess, Dogtown Dance Theatre
Portia Chan, NAMI Virginia
T. Rutherfoord Ferguson, Davenport Asset Management
Carolyn Seaman, RBH Foundation
Tammy Shackelford, GraceInside
Log in to the Member Directory for complete details on these and other members.
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The Awards committee is looking for members who are interested in helping plan this year’s event which takes place on May 5th. For more information or to join the committee, email Sarah Fernald,
Message from the President
Happy Holidays! It has been an exciting year for VAFRE and I am proud and honored to be helping to provide leadership to this fabulous group. I am grateful for our amazing board, our fantastic administrator, Mary Kidd, and all of the incredible members of VAFRE who are truly passionate about creating a better community and world.
A few quick holiday reminders:
My warmest wishes to you and your loved ones for a wonderful holiday season and a very happy new year,Jenn
Jennifer O’Rourke, CFRE, VAFRE President
Our January 7th program will help you kick off the year right!
Passion and skills are critically important to excelling as a fundraising superstar, but what are you missing that will help you to skyrocket your career - while still having a life? Our presenter will discuss key lessons learned the hard way! Key topics will include: Networking; Teamwork & Communication; Cross-training; Listening & Asking; Goal-setting; Personal & Professional Development; and Self-care. Participants will have the chance to share their experiences in large group discussion as well a building their own personal/professional development plan utilizing a detailed workbook and tips from the group.
THIS SESSION HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR 1 CFRE CREDIT.
For complete details or to register, click here.
A voluntary credential that is recognized worldwide, the CFRE signifies a confident, ethical fundraising professional. It is how today’s fundraiser shows accountability, service, and commitment to making a difference for good. We believe the CFRE credential is vital to a fundraiser’s professional growth and that it sets the standard for ethical practice in the sector.
More than 6,700 fundraising professionals from over 20 countries are currently CFREs. They work throughout all segments of the nonprofit sector including healthcare, education, and the arts, where they bring adherence to rigorous standards in all aspects of their work.
The next application deadline is January 15th. Click here for details, including application requirements.
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