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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, 12:00- 1:15 pm. Cost is $20 for members and $30 for all other guests. Reservations are normally required by the Monday before the meeting. To reserve for your space, RSVP online.  

2022 Workshops and Events
Happy Hours held the first Thursday of every month at 4 pm. Join our mailing list above to receive more information.

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 Workshop with Bradley Snowden, Director of Philanthropy for The Village at Orchard Ridge

September 15 TBD

October 13-15  AFP LEAD in Houston

October 20  TBD

November 21  National Philanthropy Day @ Hotel Madison in Harrisonburg

December  Roundtables & Holiday Raffle

*Professional Development Scholarship available for chapter members.

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


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