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Dear Current and Future AFP Members,

Welcome to the Central Virginia Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals!

My fellow Board members and I are excited for a full year of in-person membership meetings, special events, and professional growth opportunities. Whether you are a long standing member or new to the Chapter, I think you will find fun ways to get involved this year. Please be sure to read our monthly email updates. They will have announcements of upcoming programs like:

As always, we will share learning and networking opportunities throughout the year, both locally and through AFP Global. We are working hard to make sure that in all of our programs and events, the principles of I.D.E.A. (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access) are front and center. To help AFP Global and our Central VA Chapter to operationalize these principles, we need feedback from our members. If you are comfortable sharing your demographic information, I hope you will do so on your AFP profile, here. Here are the reasons AFP Global is collecting this information:

  1. Better define what inclusion, diversity, equity, and access means to our members and the broader fundraising community, and it will help to assess our progress.
  2. Based on the data you provide, we can create programs, products and services that match what you, our members, will feel connected to. 
  3. Having more complete demographic data will help us promote equity within our community and grow membership through an inclusive lens.

Learn more about AFP I.D.E.A. on their website: https://afpidea.org.

I encourage you to become involved in the Chapter by attending our regularly scheduled meetings, grabbing a cup of coffee with a fellow member, and joining one of our Committees. The strength of our Chapter is our members, and I am excited to see what we can achieve by working together to learn from one another and advocate for our chosen profession.

Please reach out to me directly anytime at amanda@themonumentgroup.net or (804) 389-4071.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Abbi Haggerty 2022 AFP Central VA President

Amanda Macdonald

President, AFP Central Virginia

P.S. Here are quick links to help you navigate our website!

How to become an AFP member

Member Directory

Chapter Job Center

Chapter Events

National Philanthropy Day

Inclusive Fundraising Fellowship

Be the Cause Campaign


AFP Central Virginia is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (I.D.E.A) in all Chapter activities.


  • Board Nominations Open for 2024

    We are currently accepting nominations for Board Members for 2024. Nominate yourself or a colleague to the AFP Central Virginia Board by Friday, October 27th.

    The Association of Fundraising Professionals empowers individuals and organizations to practice ethical fundraising through professional education, networking, research and advocacy. This is an exciting time for our chapter as we evaluate and expand upon our most successful programs and continue to host monthly events that address relevant topics, creative solutions, and impactful discussions for our sector.

    AFP Central Virginia is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (I.D.E.A) in all Chapter activities. Developing and implementing an updated I.D.E.A. workplan will be a focus for our Board in 2024.

    Please review the Board Member Expectations and Committee Descriptions to learn more about this opportunity and the many ways you can use your talents to engage with your local AFP chapter. Submit your nomination using this form by Friday, October 27th.

  • National Philanthropy Day Honoree Announcement

    We are pleased to announce the National Philanthropy Day 2023 honorees:


    Enduring Spirit of Philanthropy Award

    Burt Pinnock, FAIA, NOMA, nominated by Storefront for Community Design 


    Outstanding Organizational Partner Award

    RiverFront Investment Group, nominated by The Doorways 


    Volunteer Impact Award

    Suzanne T. Long, nominated by ACTS 

    Learn more about this year's event and register today: https://bit.ly/AFPCentralVA2023NPD

  • National Philanthropy Day Nominations Open

    National Philanthropy Day nominations are being accepted in the following categories: 

    Emerging Philanthropic Leader Award

    Enduring Spirit of Philanthropy Award

    Outstanding Organizational Partner Award

    Volunteer Impact Award

    To submit a nomination, please use this Nomination Form.

    Full details and guidelines can be found on the form.

    Nominations are due by 5:00 p.m. on July 31, 2023.

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