VAFRE E-news, November 2023
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From the President
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
There’s nothing quite like National Philanthropy Day to inspire us in our work! At the seminar at Virginia State University, Birgit Smith Burton spoke about “accidental fundraisers” and how many folks come into this job from different paths and perspectives. We don’t all plan on being development professionals initially, but once you get into it, the impact we have on communities throughout Virginia and the world is amazing.
November Program: Unlocking Grant Writing Success with ChatGPT
During this live demonstration, participants will experience the incredible capabilities of ChatGPT in grant proposal writing. Watch as we select an audience member and showcase the seamless process of using prompts to generate and refine persuasive content for grant applications. Witness the speed, accuracy, and creativity of ChatGPT as it helps craft compelling narratives and impactful project descriptions. Learn how to leverage this AI tool to streamline proposal writing, save time, and enhance grant-seeking success.
Click here for complete details and to register.
December Program: Fostering Equity & Inclusive Communication in Fundraising
Join us on Tuesday, December 5th, as we welcome the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities to discuss how fundraisers can better communicate about and to the diverse groups of donors and potential supporters who might want to support the work of their organizations.
Click here for complete details or to register for this special hour and a half workshop.