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VAFRE E-news, February 2022

VAFRE is proud to be a participating organization with CFRE International. Members receive a 20% discount on certification and recertification.

The next application deadline is TOMORROW January 15th.

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.


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.

Welcome New Members!

      • Victoria Arkesteyn, Housing Families First
      • Molleigh Creammer, Centra Health Inc.
      • Josh Epps, United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg
      • Mattie FitzGerald, Special Olympics Virginia
      • Lindsey Franklin, Richmond Hill
      • Joyce Loving, Junior Achievement of Central Virginia
      • Joycelyn Mahone Ferebee, VCU
      • Maryanne Serignese, Autism Society of Central Virginia
      • Carly Stoliker, NW Works, Inc.
      • Elizabeth Vana, Dog Tag, Inc.
      • Lindsay Welch, Randolph-Macon College
      • Rachel Zeeve, VCU

        Log in to the Member Directory to access contact information for these and all members.


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        Link Up with VAFRE on LINKEDIN

        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.

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        Submit Your Board Nominations!

        The VAFRE Nominating Committee is seeking nominations to fill vacant positions for the Board of Directors for the 2022/2023 fiscal year. Now is the time to take your membership to the next level and make a commitment to VAFRE or to nominate someone else for the Board. Your nominations are needed by Monday, February 28, 2022. Each nominee will receive a Candidate Interest Form that must be completed to be considered for a position by the Nominating Committee.  

        Eligibility and Term of Office: To be a director, you must be a member, in good standing.  Each elected Director shall take office on July 1, 2022 for a two-year term and is responsible for, along with other Board members, determining VAFRE policies and supporting the mission of the organization. Time commitment includes a board meeting the first Tuesday of every other month (schedule variable until we can meet again in-person) and the time needed to complete the tasks of your board role.

        Click here for a copy of the Nominating Form.

        Click here for a general description of the Board qualifications, nomination process and manner of conducting business as defined in the Policy Manual, or view the Board Job Descriptions from the Policy Manual.


          March Program Discusses Wealth Screening, Virtually

          Due to the continuing number of COVID cases around the country and in Virginia, the Programs Committee along with the VAFRE Board of Directors has determined that it is wise to hold our March 1st event as a virtual-only session. 

          Has your organization recently done a wealth screening or are considering doing one in the near future?

          Join us on Tuesday, March 1st, as Megan Rollins of Boaz & Ruth and Nick Sollog of The Sollog Group share best practices for using data from a wealth screening return to help your organization know where to focus its time and resources to raise more money from your constituents. They will share the steps to take leading up to the data pull, including the selection of a vendor, as well as what to do once you receive the data return. Through a case study example, attendees will learn to use a wealth screen data return to determine who is more likely to make a gift and how to create more donor-specific solicitation strategies. Whether you are unsure of what a wealth screening is or you live inside of your data day in and day out, you will leave this session with tools that can be used for your organization and repeated year after year. 

          This VAFRE program, Best Practices for Wealth Screening: A Case Study has been approved for one hour of CFRE credit. Click here for complete details and to register.


          For complete details on the Inclusive Fellows program, visit the AFP Central Virginia Chapter website.


          Mark Your Calendar for VAFRE's April 12th Program

          Watch for details on our April 12th program, Making the Leap: From Development Director to Executive Director coming soon! Please note: this program will be on the second Tuesday of the month due to spring break schedules.

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