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September 2019 Newsletter

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In This Issue

1. September 17 Luncheon
2. NPD Announcements
3. Board Nominations
4. 2020 Chamberlain Scholarship
5. Membership Social 10/22
6. Diversity

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Thank you to our Monthly Luncheon Sponsor Virginia Fundraising Consultants

Monthly Luncheons

(3rd Tuesday of the Month)
September 17, 2019
October 15, 2019
November 12, 2019- NPD
December 17, 2019

Town Center City Club
222 Central Park Ave. #230
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Registration Fees:
AFP Members $25
Guests $35


Virginia Media
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Welcome New Members

Rachel Hirsch
Director of Alumni Relations/Events
Hampton Roads Academy

Angus Henderson

Brooke Cranor
Development Coordinator
Virginia Opera

2019 Member Anniversaries

15 Years
Kendall Council
Wendy McGrady

10 Years
Peter M. Kellogg
Cristina Wineinger
Jennifer McNulty
Laurie Harrison

5 Years
Christopher Reybrouck
Andrew Clark
Brian Schultz
Rick Nikkel
Michele Benson, CFRE
Reese Beeler
Michele Catalano
Kimberly Laska
Kathryn Meechan
Luisa A. Vazquez-Lopez
Ashley Greene
Francie Teer, CFRE
Jessica Johnson
Kristen Nelson
Kaitlin Burket
Jan Dungan
Linda Dyer

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AFP-HR Job Postings

AFP Code of Ethical Standards

A Donor Bill of Rights

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To Read the April  2019 ​​Advancing Philanthropy
 Contact Us
AFP Hampton Roads Chapter
PO Box 2338
Norfolk, VA 23501

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AFP-HR Vision Statement

To be recognized as the premier fundraising resource for professionals to learn, collaborate and grow together for a vibrant Hampton Roads community.

President's Letter
2019 N Pellegrino 

Dear Colleagues,

Lynne Wester lived up to her Donor Relation guru title. An awesome combination of knowledgeable and hilarious, she shared tips and tricks to amp up our donor relations. Thank you to all of our Fundraising Leadership Symposium attendees. Locally, we have an exciting new way for you to strengthen your donor relations and stewardship efforts, and recognize someone special on National Philanthropy Day!

The Community Champions program will launch this year at National Philanthropy Day. This is an exclusive opportunity for AFP-HR members to recognize a donor or volunteer who makes a difference to you or your organization. Community Champions will be acknowledged at the National Philanthropy Day luncheon on November 12, 2019, in the event program and during the event presentation. This is a wonderful way to recognize and steward those who have helped your cause in a meaningful way. Each AFP-HR member may recognize one person or couple. Don't miss out on this special stewardship opportunity. Please see additional information below.

Take a moment to read the newsletter! We have scholarship opportunities, and several ways to get involved before 2019 is over!


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Nicole M. Pellegrino, CFRE
2019 President, AFP-HR

September 17, 2019 Educational Program​

​Crafting Your Story
Speaker: Jane Stein, President of JPS Consulting

Join AFP Hampton Roads to learn how to get your nonprofit’s stories noticed, in the increasingly loud and busy non-profit sector! Attendees will learn what makes a compelling story, how to create a culture of storytelling in your organization, and how to share that story effectively, so your donors are excited and engaged. This essential but humorous session is guaranteed to have every participant ready, willing, and very able to go out and captivate to groups large and small.

Jane Stein has been providing consultation and training services to nonprofit organizations for more than twenty years. Jane has guided nonprofits through the process of strategic planning, board/staff retreats, and all areas of fundraising. She has given keynote addresses, motivational speeches and training workshops throughout the US. Jane shares her secrets for success in these turbulent times, inspiring her clients and her audiences to solve challenges in the nonprofit sector in a humorous and heartfelt manner. Jane has an M.B.A., and became licensed to offer consulting services for the Standards for Excellence® program, and is a Certified Master Trainer through AFP International.

11:30 am Registration/Networking
12:00 pm Program/Lunch

$25 Member
$35 Non-member

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Click Here to register by 5pm, Thursday,September 12th

National Philanthropy Day

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Honorees Announced

Join us as we celebrate our 2019 Honorees

Community Champions

NEW! AFP-HR members, submit a Community Champion for recognition at 2019 National Philanthropy Day. This is an exclusive opportunity for AFP-HR members to recognize a special volunteer or donor who makes a difference to you or your organization. Program details online here. Submit your Community Champion by October 1st.

Sponsorships Available
Event Registration

Presenting Sponsor
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2020 Board Nominations

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AFP Hampton Roads Chapter is seeking board candidates to join chapter leaders in running our growing chapter of 200+ members.

Here's a few things you need to know:​
• Each nominee must be an AFP member in good standing (i.e. your membership is current);
• You agree to follow the Board Roles & Responsibilities (see attached);
• You have served or are serving on a committee (if you are not on a committee and are interested in board service - get involved today!);
• You are willing to help make our chapter even better;
• As with any volunteer opportunity, you'll need to dedicate time and effort;
• For AFP-HR Bylaws click here.

If you’d like to learn more about AFP-HR Board leadership, please reach out to Laurie Harrison, Past President and Nominating Chair, Nicole Pellegrino, President, and/or any other board member. Board service at AFP offers many leadership opportunities that will help you grow professionally and personally.

Download the 2020 Board Nomination Form and submit it to Laurie Harrison by September 6, 2019. The slate of directors and officers will be presented at our October Annual Meeting.

We look forward to hearing from you.


Chamberlain Scholarship Applications Due Oct 11

2020 AFP International Conference
March 29-30, 2020
Baltimore, MD

Applications are being received for our 2020 Chamberlain Scholarship.

Visit our website for details and to download the application, which is due by 5pm on Friday, October 11 to Homer Babbitt

Contact Homer Babbitt  Scholarship Chair, with questions at 757-362-6549.

Membership Social- Save the Date

Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Place: O'Conner Brewing Company, 211 W. 24th St, Norfolk, VA 23517
Time: 5pm - 8pm
RSVP: by Friday, October 18th at 5pm to

Join us for a Membership Social for networking and learn what's been happening with our Chapter. We’d like to challenge all committee chairs to attend and share updates!

Thank you to our Sponsor- DonorSearch, for sponsoring our first round of drinks!

Diversity & Inclusion​
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