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Your professional development matters! Join other fundraisers to learn together. Meetings consist of a program with a guest speaker, lunch, a short business meeting, and networking time. Workshop luncheons are usually held on the third Thursday, 11:45 AM- 1:00 PM (lunch available starting at 11:45). Cost is $25 for members and $35 for all other guests. Reservations are normally required by the Monday before the meeting. To reserve for your space, RSVP online.  We generally meet in the Plecker Center at Blue Ridge Community College. Please contact us with questions!

2023 Workshops and Events - supported by chapter sponsor F&M Bank.
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January 19   The Secret Sauce: Equal Parts Cultivation and Stewardship with Bradley Snowden

February 16   Keep Them Coming Back: How to Use Stories to Drive Donor Retention and Authentic Relationships with James Goalder

March 16    Inspirational Laughs: On the Other Side of Fear with Dawn Davis Womack

April 16-18 AFP ICON, New Orleans

April 20
  From No Way to Absolutely Yeah: How to Supercharge Your Fundraising to Hear Yes Faster, More Frequently, and With Less Follow-up with Maryanne Dersch

May 18   Board Governance, Engagement, and Development with Maria Paz G. Esguerra and Rollin G. Johnson, Jr, of Kensington Strickland Group. Workshop sponsored by The Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge.

July 25-27  Virginia Fundraising Institute (VFRI)*

August 17  Marketing with Jen Sodikoff. Sponsored by F&M Bank.

September 21  Current Economic Climate and Gearing up for End-of-the-Year Giving.

October 19-21  AFP LEAD in Philadelphia

October 19  Wearing Many Hats in a Small Shop with Bernadette Mack

November 20  National Philanthropy Day @ Hotel Madison in Harrisonburg

December 14  Holiday Gathering, Roundtable Discussions & Raffle. Sponsored by F&M Bank.

*Professional Development Scholarship available for chapter members.

For more information on joining our Chapter, or scholarship memberships, contact us.


Archive: 2022 Workshops and Events

January 20   Interactive Panel with National Philanthropy Day Recipients

February 17  How Email Will Shape the Success of Your Next Campaign with Bernadette Mack

March 17    Webinar with AFP Global

April 15  Financial Advisors as a Resource for Fundraisers, with Matt Robinson from F&M Bank

May 2-4   AFP ICON, Las Vegas, May 2-4

May 19  Strategic Planning - How The Bigger Picture Leads to Greater Fundraising Success with Sheila Smith, Advancement Planning & Operations, JMU

July 19-21 Virginia Fundraising Institute (VFRI)*

August 18 Roundtables & Holiday Raffle

September 15 How A Pro-Active Culture of Diversity Can Grow Your Non-Profit with Tycely Williams, CFRE, Chief Development Officer, Bipartisan Policy Center

October 13-15  AFP LEAD in Houston

October 20  Social Media, Video and Fundraising with Andy VanHook of Appeal Productions

November 21  National Philanthropy Day @ Hotel Madison in Harrisonburg

December 15  Holiday Gathering & Raffle

Archive: 2021 Workshops and Events

January 21   AFP Global: Benefits of Membership with Taryn Gold

February 18    Equitable, Inclusive, and Strengths-Based Language with Salathia Johnson

March 18    Developing Fundraisers in ALL Staff with Tim Plant, Director of Development for the Thomas Jefferson Foundation

April 15  Fundraising Events in 2021 with group of panelists

May 20   Personal Storytelling for Fundraising Success with Terry Wolfish Cole. In partnership with The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham. 

June 28-30   AFP ICON, Minneapolis/ online*

July Virginia Fundraising Institute (VFRI)*

August 19 Growing Your Brand in a "Post" Pandemic World with Steve Gilman.

September 16 Giving through estate planning and investments with Matt Robinson, F & M Bank Financial Advisor (to be rescheduled)

October 21  Managing Donor Relations in an Age of Polarization with David Brubaker, EMU's School of Social Sciences and Professions, and Organizational Consultant. Register

October 18-20  AFP LEAD in Indianapolis

November 22  National Philanthropy Day

December 9 Roundtables & Holiday Raffle

Archive: 2020 Workshops and Events

January 16 Panel of National Philanthropy Day Recipients

February 20 Change Management, Jeff Lucas with SPQA

March 19 Cancelled

March 29-31- AFP ICON - Virtual Conference

April 16  Amp Up Your Direct Mail Results, Willis Turner with Huntsinger & Jeffer - Virtual Workshop

May 21  On the Road to Monthly Donor Success, Erica Waasdrop with A Direct Solution - Virtual Workshop

July 29-30 - Virginia Fundraising Institute - Cancelled

August 20 The Intentional Fundraiser - Take Control of Your Time, Tammy Zonker - Virtual Workshop

September 17 Establish, Grow or Re-Ignite Gift Planning in Your Organization, Jeff Grandy with Catapult Fundraising - Virtual Workshop

October 15 Fundraising Trends in a Virtual World, Victoria Dietz, Curtis Group - Virtual Workshop

November  - Shenandoah Chapter's National Philanthropy Day Postponed until 2021

November 12 - AFP Global National Philanthropy Day Virtual

December 10 - Roundtables and Holiday Raffle - Virtual Gathering on Zoom with Breakout Rooms discussing Ethics & Fundraising; Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access; and the benefits of a CFRE designation (Certified Fundraising Professional Executive).

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There are no events currently scheduled for AFP VA, Shenandoah Chapter