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June 2019 Newsletter

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In This Issue

1. June 18 Monthly Luncheon
2. August 20 Fundraising Leadership Symposium
3. VFRI Scholarships Announced
4. Membership Coupon
5. Diversity

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Thank you to our Monthly Luncheon Sponsor Virginia Fundraising Consultants

Monthly Luncheons

(3rd Tuesday of the Month)
June 18, 2019
July 16, 2019
August 20, 2019- FLS
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


Academy for Nonprofit Excellence
2019 Funders Forum
Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019
Time: 8:30 am - Noon
Place: TCC Virginia Beach Campus- Advanced Technology Center (ATC)
Cost: $75 (includes Breakfast)
Register Here
Questions: contact Amanda Lloyd

VFRI- Save the Date
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July 24-25, 2019
The Richmond Marriott Hotel
Click Here for more info

Welcome New Members

Kate Ryan
Development Officer
Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters

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

Renew/Update Your Membership
Click Here


AFP-HR Job Postings

AFP Code of Ethical Standards

A Donor Bill of Rights

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To Read the Winter 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
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Dear Colleagues,
The fiscal year end looms just around the corner for many of us, but I hope you will take time to join us at our monthly program. On June 18th Keith Curtis, President of The Curtis Group and Wendy McGrady, Executive Vice President of the Curtis Group will present Giving USA 2019: The Annual Report of Philanthropy for the Year 2018. Please mark your calendar for an extended program time – 12:00-1:30pm. I know you won’t want to miss this popular annual program.

As an added member benefit, we are offering professional photography services for only $25! There are only a handful of time slots so don’t delay in reserving your time today. It is an inexpensive way to get a professional headshot for your LinkedIn page!

In our May program, I mentioned that through a partnership with the American Association of University Women (AAUW), all members of AFP can now participate in AAUW’s Work Smart program, a one-hour online negotiation workshop, free of charge. While focused on salary and benefit negotiations, the workshop will help fundraisers in a variety of conversations. Click here to learn more:

And a thank you...
Thanks you to everyone who made a gift to the AFP- Be the Cause Annual Giving Campaign. With your support, we surpassed our stretch goal and reached over $3,600!  Approximately 25% of our club supported the campaign! We are truly grateful for your support.

I look forward to seeing you on June 18th!

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

June 18, 2019 Educational Program

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Giving USA 2019: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the year 2018

Keith Curtis, President of The Curtis Group,
Wendy McGrady, Executive Vice President of The Curtis Group,

The Curtis Group is proud to present the results of Giving USA 2019. Giving USA is the longest-running, most comprehensive study on philanthropy and is published in partnership with the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Keith Curtis, president of The Curtis Group and past chair of the Giving USA Foundation, and Wendy McGrady, executive vice president of The Curtis Group, will provide their own analysis of the numbers and give recommendations on how the data can be strategically applied to your fundraising strategy.

In addition to an overview of the annual report on philanthropy, this program will also engage the audience and their feedback through either roundtables or a panel discussion. This session is designed to prepare professionals and board members with information which will assist in their understanding of philanthropy on a macro level as well as tips on how the data can help them increase their fundraising results, and it will give participants an opportunity to compare their organization’s fundraising trends with those of their peers and of those in Giving USA.

The Giving USA 2019 report is first available to the public on Tuesday, June 18th – hear it at AFP Hampton Roads first!

Special Member Benefit: A Professional Headshot – only $25 for AFP Members!

AFP is offering a special member benefit before and after the June 18th Educational Program. We’ll have a professional photographer available to take member headshots. You can use this headshot in your LinkedIn profile, on your company website, or for other social media and publications. You must prepay and sign up for a slot: 11:00am-12:00pm or 1:30pm-2:30pm. A limited number of slots are available, so register today!

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Member Headshot Sessions
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Registration/Networking
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Program and Lunch (note extended time)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Member Headshot Sessions

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Click here to sign up for the June Luncheon and your headshot time slot by 5pm, Thursday, June 13th.

August 20, 2019 Fundraising Leadership Symposium

The 2019 Fundraising Leadership Symposium will feature the "Donor Relations Guru," Lynne Wester. Ms. Wester is the preeminent authority in improving every aspect of the donor experience—from developing sound strategy and vision to creating meaningful donor engagement—all designed to help your organization raise more money.

Lynne Wester's guidance has led her clients to be recognized on the national stage for fundraising innovation, creative communication, and groundbreaking donor relations work. One of the most sought after donor relations speakers in the world, she and her inspiring message have received rave reviews from across the globe.

In a 3.5 hour morning session, Ms. Wester will speak about the “4 Pillars of Donor Relations,” and then help you make the connection with your board to ensure that your very own board members don’t become bored with donor relations.

Join us on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center, 1401 Ballentine Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23504. Breakfast will be served.

Invite all your colleagues in fundraising, as well as your volunteer leadership. Everyone will come away from the morning having learned something new, as well as a refreshed outlook on our donor relationships.

8:00 am - 8:30 am   Registration/Breakfast
8:30 am - Noon        Program

$55 Member
$75 Non-member
$500 Reserved Table of 8

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Click Here to register by 5pm, Thursday, August 15th

Sponsorships available. For more information, please email Joy Eyrolles at or call (757) 779-94065.

VFRI - Congratulations to our Scholarship Recipients
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Hailey Chohany
Creative Director of Marketing & Programs
Fear 2 Freedom

"I am extremely excited for the opportunity to attend this year's VFRI. I look forward to learning and growing professionally!"

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Kate Powell, MPA, CFRE
Director of Fundraising and Grants

“I am beyond thrilled and honored to represent my organization and AFP-HR in attending this year’s VFRI. Thank you for the opportunity!”

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Rachael Dorsey
Director of Development & Programs
Fear 2 Freedom

"I am excited to learn more about fundraising at the VFRI to better myself as a fundraiser in order to help my organization grow and reach more survivors of sexual assault."

VFRI is hosting their annual conference in Richmond on July 24 and 25.  Register Now!

Membership - $50 Discount Coupon

AFP Anniversary Promotion:
Each year AFP runs a membership drive celebrating our anniversary. New members in the professional and associate category only can receive $50 off their membership if they join between May 1st and June 30th by using promo code AFP2019.

Click Here to download the discount Coupon

Diversity & Inclusion​
June 2019 Diversity
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