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VAFRE E-news, February 2023


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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 (& Returning) Members!

          • Lauren Alexander, Virginia League of Conservation Voters
          • Morgan Bailey, Save the Children
          • Miriam Bradley, CFRE, James Madison University
          • Kevin Callanan, CES, LLC
          • Allyson Drake, Full Circle Grief Center
          • Sara Higgins, Maymont
          • Melissa Joyce-Rosen, University of Richmond
          • Candra Parker, Sacred Heart Center
          • Nai'lah Rowe, Richmond Symphony
          • Caroline Thompson, Communities in Schools of Richmond
          • David Voelkel, The Byrd Theatre Foundation
          • Sarah Yount, Richmond Symphony

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                  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 January 20th.

                  Board Nominations Sought

                  The VAFRE Nominating Committee is seeking nominations to fill vacant positions for the Board of Directors for the 2023/2024 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 Tuesday, February 28, 2023. 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, 2023 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 Finding Your Way in Philanthropy: Advancement, Development and Fundraising...Oh My!

                  Join us at the Virginia War Memorial on March 7th as Lindsay Lane Robinson, CFRE, Director of Development at Northstar Academy & Career Center, explores the main functions of the money-asking, relationship-building side of philanthropy. The discussion will cover the definitions of advancement, development, and fundraising, help you figure out which role you're in (despite what your title may say), and help you hone your skills for the role you have - and the job you want. And we'll explore what your organization may need and who outside of your fundraising office (be it an office of one or many) can help you fill in the gaps. 

                  Approval is pending for CFRE credit for this program.

                  For complete details or to register for the in-person session, click here: for the virtual session, click here


                  Program Recordings Available to Members

                  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.

                  The January program, A Fireside Chat with VAFRE Leaders, and the February program, Giving Black: Understanding and Engaging High Net Worth Donors of Color in 2023 are both now available.


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