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VAFRE E-news, August 2022

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.


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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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Welcome New Members!

    • Stephanie Becker, Better2gether RVA
    • Andrea Bourne, Venture Richmond
    • Ron Brown, Families Forward Virginia
    • Cyndee Dragoo, Virginia Capital Trail Foundation
    • Adair Frayser, GoochlandCares
    • Tramane Howard, VCU School of Pharmacy
    • Emily Joseph, Presbyterian Homes & Family Services
    • Russ Martin, GoochlandCares
    • Ashleigh Moody, CFRE, Friends of Barnabas Foundation
    • Jacob Paul, Virginia Symphony Orchestra
    • Mary Ann Reid, Richmond Ballet
    • Samantha Rice, Full Circle Grief Center
    • Lindsey Rosenthal, Sacred Heart Center
    • Robin White, Robins Nest Charities
    • Amber Yancey, MCV Foundation

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


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        Congratulations to VAFRE's Newest CFRE!

        Congratulations to VAFRE member Elizabeth Vana with Dog, Tag, Inc., on becoming a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).

        The CFRE is the only globally-recognized, accredited certification for fundraising professionals. Elizabeth joins over 7,700 CFREs worldwide committed to upholding confidence, ethics and professionalism in fundraising.

        VAFRE members always receive 20% off the cost of CFRE certification. October 1 is the next CFRE application deadline. Learn more at


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

        September 13th Program Looks at Fundraising of the Future, Which is Here Now

        The Renaissance, many believe, was born of the Plague – the Black Death. Our own global pandemic has, after delivering misery untold, given us great leaps forward in the social good space.

        Katrina VanHuss, CEO Turnkey, and Otis Fulton, Ph.D., VP for Psychological Strategy, Turnkey will join VAFRE at the Virginia War Memorial to detail the changes and opportunities that have emerged from millions of development professionals having to “stop, drop, and roll” to execute their jobs.

        The changes are profound: from advances in how to run a silent auction to the new way we view volunteer leadership, from changed currencies in the form of bitcoin driving donations to reduced friction in social media fundraising. Revenue portfolios are changed by component and percentages in every nonprofit, and the handling of the constituent has changed from “what can they donate?” to “how can I make them happy?"

        Pending approval for 1 hour of CFRE credit.

        Click here to register for the in-person session, or click here to register for the virtual session.


        There's Still Time to Register for the Professional Partnership Program!

        Part  ner : one that shares

        Are you new to fund development or would you like to enhance your professional skill sets?  If you answered “YES’ then VAFRE has great news for you!

        The  Professional Partnership Program (P3), now entering it's tenth year, 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. 

        Register now for what has been called the "cheapest group therapy in town."


        Now Available: VAFRE Season Pass 

        Have you considered getting a Season Pass? If you are tired of having to submit a check request for every program, this could be the perfect option for you!

        A Season Pass covers either in-person or virtual registration for all regular meetings from September 2022 through June 2023, including the monthly luncheons and the Awards luncheon. It  allows members the convenience of one annual payment for VAFRE events at a discounted rate:

        • Just $190.00 for in-person that's $30 less than paying as you register for each event, or like getting to attend the Awards luncheon for free! 
        • Just $60.00 for the virtual option - a discount of $12 off of the pay-as-you-go rates. Those with a virtual season pass will have the option to upgrade to an in-person registration when they wish to do so for a small fee to cover the costs associated with the in-person event.

        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 for the in-person pass and $15 for the virtual pass!

        Click here to get your Season Pass now!


        VAFRE Members Can Access Free CFRE Credits!

        If you've been looking for a few credits of continuing education, be sure to check out the VAFRE website for recordings of all of our webinars. Members simply need to log-in to access the Program Recordings and Handouts page of the website, where all of our programs are available to view on-demand.

        Currently, there are twenty programs available for credit, with more being added regularly.


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