VAFRE E-news, January 2021
Member NewsDavenport Asset Management is hosting a live Zoom conversation on January 21st at 9 a.m., Thriving Nonprofit Boards, featuring VAFRE member Katherine Whitney of Warren Whitney along with David Charlton, Church Schools in the Diocese of Virginia. Space is limited for the event, so please email or call VAFRE member Rutherfoord Ferguson at rferguson@investdavenport. com or 804-915-2766 to receive the Zoom instructions.
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New Member Benefit Coming Soon
Coming soon, VAFRE is excited to offer a new membership benefit to help fulfill your networking needs. VAFRE Affinity Groups are discussion forums and listservs targeted to specific interests within the fundraising field. Choose to join one or more groups that most interest you or relate to your career. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions from members, share new ideas and best practices, meet members in your field or connect to those you've already met, and create virtual meet-ups.
Look for notifications and instructions on how to join next month. We hope these groups not only allow us to network and meet during social distancing, but that they will be a useful resource in a post-Covid world. We can’t wait to see how the Affinity Groups add to your VAFRE experience.______________
AFP Inclusive Fundraising Fellowship Accepting Applications
The Inclusive Fundraising Fellowship offers inclusion-oriented education, training and networking activities, and one-on-one mentorship for Central Virginia-based mid-level and emerging nonprofit professionals representing a wide range of diverse backgrounds and interests. The goal of this program is to build a pipeline of fundraising leaders that reflect the diversity of our communities and develop practices that make a more just, equitable, and holistic Richmond fundraising community.
Applications are due by February 26, 2021. More information on the Inclusive Fundraising Fellowship and details on how to apply can be found on the AFP website.
Healthy New Year everyone. As we continue to maneuver 2021 VAFRE wants to continue to be a resource to all our members. As we go on to work in this COVID-19 era we need to stay healthy and make healthy choices.
In our field we understand the importance of clear and concise information. Here is a link to a site that you can use as reference vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-faq/.
Now on to business.
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See you at our next virtual lunch-in, Groundhog Day: Fundraising Psychology During Uncertain Times.