You are invited to propose AFP Central Virginia monthly program sessions for 2019.
Our goal for monthly programming is to provide relevant and meaningful professional development opportunities for non-profit professionals. Through our programming we aim to encourage and support excellence in fundraising, and we aim to consider inclusion, diversity, equity, and access in all that we do.
We ask you to consider the following questions as you put together your program proposals:
· Who is the target audience?
· How relevant and original is the presentation?
· How are inclusion, diversity, equity, and access linked to the topic?
Program Proposal Guidelines
Program Proposal Submissions Due (Rolling)
September 1 – November 30
September 1 –November 30
Board Votes on Programs
Membership Meeting Program – Length
Monthly programs are 60 minutes long – 45 minutes for the program and 15 minutes for Q&A at the end. The format may be adapted as needed, but the length of the program will not vary.
Proposal Submissions are Open to the Public
Submissions are open to the public, regardless of membership status.
Educational Value and Promotional Materials
Presenters representing companies that provide services for a fee to non-profit organizations will be considered if the presentation topic provides overall educational value to our members. Sales statements and promotional material are not permitted during the presentation.
How does the selection process work?
The Central Virginia AFP Programs committee is responsible for collecting and reviewing program proposals. Once all proposals have been collected and reviewed, the Programs committee will present the annual calendar to the board for approval. Once the board has approved the calendar, presenters will be informed via email.
The following criteria will be considered when reviewing a program proposal:
How is the topic linked to our mission?
AFP Central Virginia's mission is to advance philanthropy by enabling people to practice effective and ethical fundraising.
Is the topic linked to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access?
Topics are not required to be linked to AFP’s IDEA initiative; however, priority will be given to proposals that reflect a strong link to this initiative.
Does the topic fall within one or more initiatives in our strategic plan?
· To practice excellent fundraising.
· To advocate for philanthropy as a regional value.
· To celebrate joyful & ethical fundraising.
· To nurture fundraising professionals.
Does the proposal address one of the following topics that have been identified as priority areas of interest for the Chapter?
Note: proposal does not have to address one of these topics, but priority will be given to those that do or that make a strong case for why the topic proposed is relevant.
Donor Advised Funds
Implications of Tax Reform
New Trends in Philanthropy
New Takes on Fundraising Basics
Engaging the Board in Fundraising
Creating an Annual Fundraising Plan
Setting Goals and Metrics for Fundraising
Fundraising Events- Pros, Cons, and Tips