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VAFRE news, June 2020

New Members

Bruce Davis, Germanna Community College Educational Foundation

Everette Rufolo-Roger, The READ Center

Frances Sterling, Richmond Symphony

Jessica Thompson, Germanna Community College Educational Foundation

Joe Torrence, The Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation

Log in to the Member Directory for complete details on these and other members.


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Upcoming Programs

VAFRE Virtual Lunch-In: Interacting with Donors in a Virtual Setting. Tuesday, July 7, noon - 1:00 p.m. Discuss how, in the age of COVID-19, you can effectively cultivate, steward and solicit your donors with the virtual tools we have available. 

VAFRE Virtual Lunch-In: Building a Healthy Relationship Between Development and Program Staff. Tuesday, August 4, noon - 1:00 p.m.

VAFRE Virtual Lunch-In: Inclusion and Diversity. Tuesday, September 1, noon - 1:00 p.m.


Link Up with VAFRE on LinkedIn

VAFRE has a Company page on LinkedInBe sure to "follow" the company and share news and items of interest to other members.

As we all know, there's been a lot happening lately in the world, the country, the state, and the city of Richmond. It's hard to absorb all of it, much less keep up with the more mundane things.

Here are a few things VAFRE wanted to make sure you were aware of:

  • Did you see the message to the VAFRE community from VAFRE Presidents Jenn O'Rourke and Robinette Tiller about working to make VAFRE, the fundraising profession, and our communities better, stronger, and more equitable? Click here to read it, and share your ideas on what VAFRE can do to bring about positive change.
  • This Friday afternoon at 4 p.m., the seventh group of P3, or Professional Partnership Program. Partners will "graduate" with a virtual celebration
  • Registration for the 8th season of P3 is open now - sign up to join a small group that encourages discussion and comment on job-related concerns identified by participants. It's no wonder the program has been described as "the cheapest group therapy in town." Registration is available at a discount through July 31st. Click here for complete details.
  • See the list of upcoming webinars to the left, and check out the recordings of our recent sessions by logging in to the Member Only Resources page of the site. The page also has links to slides and handouts from past sessions.
  • Don't forget - there are options for your membership renewal! To help our members through the difficult budgetary times we find ourselves in, VAFRE has tried to make it easier to renew with quarterly payment options for dues, and continues to offer the Provisional Membership for those members who find themselves between positions. We've also expanded the budget for scholarships. We want to make sure that our members have the opportunity to continue their professional growth and involvement with this community, so e-mail if you have questions regarding your renewal options.
  • Pending developments over the next two months, we hope to resume our face to face events with our (postponed from May) Awards Luncheon on September 22nd. Please join us as we celebrate David Thomason and Virginia McAndrew as our 2020 Award Winners.
  • The Virginia Department of Health shared a message with us regarding the efforts of HHS and FEMA to make face coverings widely available in order to limit the spread of COVID-19. The face coverings, produced and delivered in partnership with USPS and the National Council of Textile Organizations, are being made available to community-based organizations at no cost (and while supplies last). Please click here for information on the face coverings and how to order (500 masks per carton). 

Stay safe, stay healthy, and please let VAFRE know how we can help.


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