VAFRE e-news, April 2020
CFRE Extends Application Deadline
Have you been thinking about taking the CFRE exam? The application deadline for the next round of testing has been extended to May 1st, so get going on your application now!
Link Up with VAFRE on LinkedIn
VAFRE has a Company page on LinkedIn. Be sure to "follow" the company and share news and items of interest to other members.
Message from the President
So much has changed in the last few weeks and months. I hope that you and your loved ones are doing well despite the incredible challenges that we are all facing. As the stay at home mandate from the Governor continues, there have been lots of adjustments made to allow for our "new normal". I know I am working from home and have been busy learning how to hold virtual meetings and pivoting fundraising plans to reflect our current situation more realistically.
I try to focus on my blessings, especially in tough times, and I have been thankful for the opportunity to call on donors during this time - simply to ask how they are doing and share how my organization is moving forward. I have been surprised at how many are actually answering the phone and taking the time to chat! I'd love to know what your experiences have been and hope we will have some virtual time to share next month.
Our VAFRE Board and Committees have been busy working to keep valuable information at your fingertips. We hope that you will be able to join us on May 5th for our first members only "Virtual Lunch-In" in a format that will cover three topics in 30 minute segments - join us for one or all of them!
We appreciate your participation in VAFRE and your suggestions for ideas as we move forward. Stay healthy, stay safe, and keep fundraising! Together we will weather this storm.
Jennifer O’Rourke, CFRE, VAFRE President
Awards Luncheon Rescheduled
Due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict with our host facility, VAFRE's 2020 Awards Luncheon has been rescheduled. The Luncheon, honoring our Nina Abady winner David Thomason and Rising Star winner Virginia McAndrew, has been rescheduled for September 22nd. Individual tickets and table purchases/sponsorships are available now.
New Options for VAFRE Dues
We are pleased to announce that all new applicants and renewing members now have the option of paying their dues on a quarterly basis. When completing your application or renewal, simply select the appropriate membership category with Recurring Payments to be billed $31.25 every three months instead of $125.00 all at once.Dues scholarships are also still available! Click here for the scholarship application.
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