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March 2018 Newsletter

In This Issue

March 20 Educational Program
Mentoring Partnership Program
VFRI Scholarships Available
March 27 Pop Up Breakfast
April 12 Spring Social
April 17 Educational Program
Tax Changes for 2018
Call for Committee Members

Specialists in Hampton Roads Philanthropy Since 1984

Monthly Luncheons

(3rd Tuesday of the Month)
March 20, 2018
April 17, 2018
May 15, 2018
June 19, 2018
July 17, 2018
August 21, 2018
September 18, 2018
October 16, 2018
December 18, 2018

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

Registration Fees:
AFP Members $25
Guests $35

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VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads Award Nominations:

The 2018 Hampton Roads VOLUNTEER Achievement Awards recognizes volunteers who give their time and talent to improve their community. Hosted by VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads, the Awards have been held for more than 40 years and serve as the area's largest volunteer recognition event. Nominations for outstanding volunteers and nonprofit organizations will be accepted through March 9, 2018. Click Here to nominate your volunteer hero today

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Welcome New Members

Danielle C Cronin

Manager, Mission Advancement
Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia

Emily Peck
Director of Development
Virginia Beach SPCA

Kristen Williams
Campaign Director
Hampton Roads Academy

2018 Member Anniversaries

20 Years
Mary Kate Andris, Ed.D

15 Years
Connie McKenzie, CFRE

10 Years
Suzanne Nowers
Jessica Lombardi
David Shufflebarger, CFRE

5 Years
Alex Pomerantz
Brooks Lively
Mary-Ellen McLean
Jennifer Orlando
Catye Brown
Susan Graves
Stacy Nixon, CFRE
Kate Pringle

Renew/Update Your Membership
Click Here


AFP-HR Job Postings​

AFP Code of Ethical Standards

A Donor Bill of Rights

Jan 2018 Philanthropy Magazine
To Read the Winter 2018 ​​Advancing Philanthropy
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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
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On March 20, 2018 we will have a very special guest speaker at our monthly meeting. Mike Geiger, President and CEO of AFP will be here to talk about the future of AFP and its growing role in all aspects of society, his vision for the association, fundraising trends and more! Space is limited so please register early to hear Mike's presentation!

We are excited to announce a new AFP-HR Mentor Partnership Program designed to support and nurture fundraising professionals in the Hampton Roads area by pairing advanced development professionals with interested AFP-HR members. Please see below for additional information. Deadline to apply is March 30,2018.

AFP-HR is pleased to announce The Kellogg Organization, Inc. as sponsor of our monthly educational programs. Founded in 1981, The Kellogg Organization, TKO, specializes in major gift development by helping clients build long-term relationships between their institutions, their volunteers, executives and major donors, and has an exceptional track record of assisting its clients with identifying and obtaining high-end transformational gifts. Thank you for your partnership.

Thank you for being a part of AFP-HR and for what YOU do for our community!

I look forward to seeing you on March 20 for Mike's presentation!

Laurie Harrison
2018 President, AFP-HR

March Program
Mike Geiger 
Beyond Just Fundraising: The Impact of AFP In Philanthropy, The Workplace and The World
Mike Geiger, President and CEO, AFP

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
11:30AM TO 1:00PM

AFP was created to serve the fundraising profession, and it remains dedicated to providing the best fundraising education, training, research and networking in the world. But as the largest community of fundraisers across the globe, AFP must stand for more than just training. We must serve as a champion for members in their workplaces—addressing issues like harassment, gender equity and creating a culture of philanthropy—and as an advocate for the profession in Congress and in the public, spotlighting the impact fundraising creates on communities everywhere.
Mike Geiger, MBA, CPA, the president and CEO of AFP, will talk about the future of AFP and its growing role in all aspects of society, and his vision for the association. Fundraising trends, the new tax laws, and new AFP initiatives will all be discussed, with time for Q&A!

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

This program has been submitted for CFRE Credit

Click Here to Register by 5pm, Thursday, March 15, 2018

Mentoring Partnership Program
Mentoring Program

Everyone, regardless of years of experience in the field, can benefit from the sage advice of a mentor at some point, or several points, in their careers.

The AFP Hampton Roads Mentor Partnership Program is designed to support and nurture fundraising professionals in the Hampton Roads area by pairing advanced development professionals with those members who are new to the field of fundraising, contemplating a career change, or seeking expert guidance in order to provide one-on-one assistance that will enhance your knowledge and skills as development professionals.

These mentor partnerships will:
• Offer the opportunity to work one-on-one with seasoned professionals in the field
• Create a positive relationship with a colleague who will serve as a one-on-one mentor and professional counselor
• Provide a trusting, open and honest environment that respects confidentiality
• Foster a culture of congeniality and good will within the Hampton Roads fundraising community

The partnership will be for an initial six-month period, with the option to renew the partnership on the agreement of both parties. The deadline to apply is March 30.

For additional information and an application click here

VFRI Conference
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VFRI Scholarship Applications Available 

The Virginia Fund Raising Institute, founded in 1992, hosts interactive educational workshops and several keynote presentations designed to inspire and equip development professionals, board members, and executive directors to excel in fundraising and nonprofit management. In addition, 15-20 exhibitors and sponsors bring their knowledge and counsel in nonprofit and volunteer management to VFRI and help you be successful. At VFRI, development and nonprofit executives can take advantage of professional networking, workshops, and round table discussions to gain valuable insights into the challenges facing the nonprofit world.

Scholarship includes access to all sessions, two Continental breakfasts, two lunches and a networking reception. Two (2) scholarships will be awarded.  For an application to apply click here: Deadline is May 1.

Pop Up Breakfast Session
breakfast meeting 

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
8:30 – 9:30am
Nauticus Foundation, One Waterside Dr., Norfolk, VA

Pop Up Breakfast Session for New Professionals (0-5 years of experience in nonprofit industry).

Join us for a guided discussion about best practices, trending fundraising topics, and more!

RSVP to  by Friday, March 23rd, 2018

AFP- HR Spring Social - Mark your calendar!

Top Golf 

Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Top Golf
5444 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach

Join us for a fun networking opportunity! You don't have to be a pro golfer to enjoy this premier golf entertainment complex. Please RSVP to:

April Educational Program- Save the Date

Date:Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Time: 11:30am- 1:00pm
Place: Town Center City Club
Topic: Diversity and Inclusion: Understanding Impact
Speaker: Synetheia Newby, Executive Director, Citizens' Unity Commission for the City of Hampton

Click Here for more information and to register by 5pm on Thursday, April 12.

2018 Tax Update
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A reminder that there are many discussions going on related to recent tax changes as accountants and donors are working to complete last year’s taxes while evaluating what should be done in the current calendar year. It’s a good time to give thought to your donors and how they give and determine how you can engage in conversations about philanthropy. Do you know who your appreciated stock donors are? Will they give again this year with stock? Give thought to getting in touch with donors during tax season to better understand their intentions the remainder of the year – i.e. start your giving conversations earlier. Contact Serena Amerson, CFRE, Government Relations Chair with questions – 757.961.2015 or

Calling for Committee Members

The following committees welcome new members:
Communications- Renee Fairchild, Andrea Tatum, Co Chairs
Fundraising Leadership Symposium- Reese Beeler, Chair

Please contact the Chairs for more information.


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