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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 (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.
2023 Workshops and Events
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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 Monthly workshop topic TBD
July 25-27 Virginia Fundraising Institute (VFRI)*
August 17 Monthly workshop topic TBD
September 21 Monthly workshop topic TBD
October 19-21 AFP LEAD in Philadelphia
October 19 Monthly workshop topic TBD
November 20 National Philanthropy Day @ Hotel Madison in Harrisonburg
December 14 Holiday Gathering, Roundtable Discussions & Raffle
*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).