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VAFRE E-news, July 2021

Member News

Members, do you have recent news you'd  like to share? Details on an upcoming charitable event for your organization? A book you've published? A recent promotion? Log in and post it on the Member News page of the website and let the rest of the VAFRE community know. The most recent posts will also show up on the Home page and the News page of the website.

VAFRE is proud to be a participating organization with CFRE International.

Upcoming events


VAFRE has a Company page on LinkedIn: check it out to see what's happening with VAFRE

Also, members can join our LinkedIn group page and post items of interest to other members.

Welcome New Members!

      • Patrick Belcher, PB&J marComm
      • Ryan Corrigan, St. James's
      • Sara Darland, Shalom Farms
      • Deborah Goode, VCCA
      • Misti Procious, CrossOver Healthcare Ministry
      • Francie Teer, National Center for State Courts
      Log in to the Member Directory to access contact information for these and all members.


      Not a VAFRE Member?

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      Quarterly payment options and
      scholarships available.


      Register for the Virtual VFRI

      Don't forget that the Virtual VFRI will be held next week, July 20-22. There will be 5 total sessions that registrants can view live or recorded and all sessions will qualify for CFRE credits. Registration is only $100 for VAFRE and AFP members, or $125 for non-members.

      Don't Forget to Sign Up: VAFRE Affinity Groups

      One of the greatest things about our Association is the opportunity to meet and network with fellow fundraisers in our region. 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. 

      Members, log in and select from groups dedicate to Annual Funds, Grant Writing & Reporting, Small Shop Fundraising and more.

      Congratulations New CFRE!

      Congratulations to James Wasilewski, CFRE, of VCU for passing the CFRE exam!

      The next application deadline is October 1st. Log in to the CFRE website for details - and don't forget that VAFRE members get a discount on certification and recertification.


      Register for the Professional Partnership Program Now

      Members, don't forget to register for this year's P3 program this month, before the price increases on August 1st! 

      Now entering it's ninth year, P3 offers VAFRE members the opportunity for small groups (the Partners) to meet a minimum of four times with two highly experienced facilitators (the Leaders) between October and June. We are currently working out details of live vs. virtual sessions for the groups, as there were many comments received this past year that the virtual sessions actually worked better, with more people able to participate in all of the group meetings.

      The Professional Partnership Program will encourage discussion and comment on job-related concerns of greatest interest to each group as identified by the participant applications. Issues and topics for each session will be solicited in advance and facilitated by the Leaders.


      Thanks to our Exclusive P3 Sponsor


      Get Your Season Pass

      Now that VAFRE is returning to in-person meetings beginning in September, members can once again purchase a Season Pass to prepay for all of their meetings. A Season Pass covers in-person registration for all regular meetings from September 2021 through June 2022, including the monthly luncheons and the Awards luncheon, at a discounted rate of $190.00 - that's $30 less than paying as you register for each event, or like getting to attend the Awards luncheon for free! Members may also send another staff person in their place if they are unable to attend a meeting (simply contact our offices to register your substitute).

      ADDED BONUS: Season Pass holders may register one guest to attend any one regular monthly meeting (excludes Awards luncheon) at no additional charge. That's an additional savings of $30!

      Click here for complete details.


      Join VAFRE at our New Home!

      Beginning on September 14th, VAFRE is returning to in-person events at a new location. The Virginia War Memorial will act as our host for all of our programs for the coming year. This new location will offer ample space for our in-person events as well as the technological capability to handle a live-stream of each event for those who are unable to attend in-person.

      Watch for further details as the programs are confirmed over the next several weeks.


      Need Help with Your Dues?

      The Susan Early Scholarship Fund is available to new and renewing VAFRE members to cover the cost of your dues. To apply for a scholarship, follow the link in the member application or, for current members, follow the link on the Members Only page.

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