Central to VAFRE’s mission is education. We encourage all of our members to keep up with the latest in the nonprofit sector. Below you will find a number of blogs and websites divided into topic areas that we think may be of interest.
Virtual Lunch-In: Introduction to Community-Centric Fundraising
Community-Centric Fundraising is a fundraising movement that is grounded in equity and social justice. Organizers and practitioners of this movement prioritize the entire community over individual organizations, foster a sense of belonging and interdependence, present our work not as individual transactions but holistically, and encourage mutual support between nonprofits. For our April 2021 program we werel be joined by two members of the Community Centric Fundraising Leadership, Erika Chen and Rakhi Agrawal. They lead us through an interactive virtual lunch-in that will introduce the Community-Centric Fundraising movement and the 10 Principles. The goal for this presentation was for everyone to feel energized, motivated, and empowered to take actionable steps to be more community-centric in their everyday work. Together we will build momentum! The presentation also includes local fundraisers from Virginia Community Voice and Legal Aid Justice Center that have embraced the Community Centric Fundraising principles in their development programs. Our Presenters Rakhi Agrawal, Erika Chen, Angela Ciolfi and Lea Whitehurst-Gibson.
BoardSource: Build Effective Nonprofit Boards of Directors Through Good Governance
The Heath Brothers
Seth Godin: Make Something Happen
Stanford Center for Social Innovation
Tom Ahern provides a very full (although somewhat cluttered) site packed with information on donor communications.
Critical, timely, and research-based information by creator of Donor-Centered Fundraising®, Penelope Burk.
A well-known & highly experienced consultant shares a bit about herself and offers a good book list.
Michael Hyatt: Intentional Leadership
The Social Media Marketing Blog
Nonprofits (General Info)