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VAFRE E-news, August 2023

 Submit Your Proposal!

 You are invited to propose a program for VAFRE’s monthly luncheon   sessions. Luncheons are held in person in Richmond, with a hybrid   option. Submissions are open to the public, regardless of
 membership status, and will be accepted on a rolling basis. 
For   complete details and to submit a proposal, click here.

Thank you to our Newsletter Sponsor!


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

Thanks to our P3 Sponsors

Welcome New (& Returning) Members!

  • Debra Graves, Alma Bella Foundation
  • Meredith Handakas, Bryan & Jordan Consulting
  • Michelle Holder, VCU School of Medicine
  • Christina O'Neill, Stratford Hall
  • Graden Weber, Virginia Poverty Law Center

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


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            Quarterly payment options and
            scholarships available.


            Get Your Season Pass!

            Are you tired of having to request a reimbursement following every VAFRE meeting? Then check out our Season Pass to prepay for all of the programs (in-person or virtually). Click here for complete details and to get your Season Pass.


            UR Institute on Philanthropy is Back

            The Institute on Philanthropy (IOP) educates nonprofit professionals, volunteers, donors and community leaders in ethical and effective fundraising, marketing and board development strategies. Classes are designed to meet the needs of a variety of nonprofit audiences. The Fund Development Institute was held last week, and there is a Grant Writing Institute coming up in October. Click here for complete details on IOP.

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

            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.

            From the President

            Dear Friends and Colleagues,

            Recently at the VFRI Conference in Richmond, I was randomly asked to stand up and sing in front of 250 people. Well, that went about as well as you'd expect at 9 in the morning on a Wednesday! My embarrassment aside, it was wonderful seeing everyone at the VAFRE exhibitor table. Over the course of two days, we gave out prizes, shared the great benefits of being a VAFRE member and promoted upcoming events. 

            It's been a busy summer! Many thanks to KJ Delgado and Jennifer Whiteside of the Membership Committee for hosting a Mix and Mingle at Maple Street Biscuit Company in Short Pump last week. They had a great turnout, and members discussed their challenges at work and ideas for VAFRE. Beyond the monthly luncheons, it's wonderful for VAFRE members to convene socially a few times a year.

            Speaking of programs, September's is a standout and a great opportunity. In partnership with AFP Central Virginia Chapter, learn more about the CFRE exam from an all-star panel. Jessica Cocciolone, Amanda Kennedy and Danielle Ripperton will take you through tips and tricks for the exam and how to make the case to employers about helping with exam costs. Keep in mind this event begins at 9 a.m., so it’s a change from our luncheons, but still at the Virginia War Memorial. Many thanks to our friends at AFP for working with us on this special program. 

            See you in September! And I promise not to sing this time,

            Will Glasco
            VAFRE President


            Pictured above: VAFRE members gathered for a Mix and Mingle on August 10th at the Maple Street Biscuit Company in Short Pump.


            Joint Program with AFP Looks at CFRE

            Have you ever wondered about the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential and exam, and whether or not it’s right for you? Join this program to learn from CFRE certified fundraising professionals and AFP Master Trainers as they cover topics about the CFRE, including how the certification can help your career, how to make a case to your employer to cover the costs of the exam, and tips and tricks to getting started on the application and studying for the exam. This session will leave plenty of time for questions at the end, so come prepared to ask yours! Approved for 1 hour of CFRE credit.

            For complete details or to register, click here for the in-person program or click here for the virtual program.


            A New VAFRE Job Posting!

            Are you comfortable facilitating meetings on Zoom? Do you like to attend VAFRE's monthly programs? Have we got the job for you!

            The Board of Directors has approved a request from the Programs Committee to offer a complimentary one-year membership as well as a complimentary registration to all of our monthly programs for one individual who will act as our technical support/in-room host for the virtual portion of our hybrid programs. Current and prospective members are eligible for this offer.

            If you would be interested in learning more, email


            Register Now 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 eleventh 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. 

            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.



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