VAFRE E-news, December 2023
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Two New VAFRE CFREs!
Congratulations to two VAFRE members that passed the most recent CFRE exam:
Becoming a CFRE demonstrates mastery of ethical, best-practice fundraising and is a true professional milestone. We applaud Victoria and Patricia on this incredible professional achievement!
VAFRE is proud to be a participating organization with CFRE International. Members receive a 20% discount on certification and recertification.
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.
From the President
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
While this time of year is often used for reflection, and if we’re lucky, a holiday break, development professionals don’t always have the luxury. For many of us, this can feel like a make or break month. I’m sure you know the stats: most nonprofits experience 1/4 of their annual giving in December alone.
Warm regards and see you in January!
Submit Your Award Nominations!
Each year, VAFRE is honored to recognize some of the best development talent in the area with our Nina Abady and Rising Star Awards. Nominations are now being accepted for the 2023 Awards. All nominations should be submitted by January 31st.
The Nina Abady Award is the most prestigious award given by the Virginia Association of Fundraising Executives (VAFRE). It is presented to a fundraising professional who has demonstrated utmost excellence in the field of development. The award signifies to individuals, organizations, and the greater community that the recipient has garnered the respect and admiration of colleagues throughout the Commonwealth for professional and ethical service. Learn more about the Nina Abady Award.
The Rising Star Award is made annually to an individual who exhibits excellent potential and who has demonstrated remarkable talents at an early stage in their fund-raising career. Learn more about the Rising Star Award
Both Awards are open to members of VAFRE and the Central Virginia Chapter AFP.
Register for Our Upcoming Programs
There's a packed schedule on the horizon in 2024 for the VAFRE community.
And this doesn't even include Mix & Mingles, Member Socials or a virtual New Member Orientation that are all in the works! Registration is open for each of these programs now, with complete details for each session to be posted soon.