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July 2018 Newsletter

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In This Issue

1.  July 17 Educational   Program
2. July 25 Membership Summer Social
3.  NPD Sponsorship Opportunities
4.  Be the Cause
5.  August  21 Educational Program
6.  Scholarship Winners Announced
7.  Diversity
8.  VFRI Conference
9.  2019 Programs-Call For Presenters

Monthly Program Sponsor
Specialists in Hampton Roads Philanthropy Since 1984

Monthly Luncheons

(3rd Tuesday of the Month)
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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Welcome New Members

Elisa Wills

Chief Development Officer
Chesapeake Regional Health Foundation

Dan Genard
Associate VP, Advancement
Old Dominion University

Meredith Hamlet
Director, Donor Relations
Old Dominion University

Amy Moyniham
Senior Development Writer
Old Dominion University

Priva Panikkar
Asst VP, Advancement Operations
Old Dominion University

Page Stooks
Asst VP, Development
Old Dominion University

Emily Keogh Zak
Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager
Chrysler Museum of Art

Kristin Ward, MA
Development Director
Judeo-Christian Outreach Center

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
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AFP-HR Job Postings

AFP Code of Ethical Standards

A Donor Bill of Rights

To Read the Spring 2018 ​​Advancing Philanthropy
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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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I hope you ended your fiscal year successfully and are enjoying your summer! Please make plans to attend our upcoming program on Tuesday, July 17 when Anna Goldenberg from TrueImpact Coaching will present on Peer Coaching for Fundraising Success! And, attend our summer social on July 25 at Smartmouth’s newest beach location!

Thank you to Keith Curtis, President of The Curtis Group and Wendy McGrady, Executive Vice President of The Curtis Group for their presentation on Giving USA: The Annual Report of Philanthropy for the Year 2017. For a brief summary, key takeaways and action steps please click here.

As a reminder, the AFP member newsletter is full of great tips and ideas. I especially thought the listing of AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips for the week: Summer Stewardship, Instagram Captions, Volunteer and Board Member Recruitment & More was interesting reading material! Click here to learn more.

Don’t forget to visit our new website to register as a National Philanthropy Day sponsor, sign up to attend a meeting, or visit our job center.

I look forward to seeing you soon!

Laurie Harrison
2018 President, AFP-HR

July Educational Program

Anna Goldenberg
Peer Coaching for Fundraising Success!

Anna Goldenberg, TrueImpact Coaching

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
11:30AM TO 1:00PM

Founder and principal of TrueImpact Coaching, Anna’s core belief is that in building the power of people, organizations create true impact. She is a certified executive coach, organizational consultant and leadership trainer with more than thirty years of senior executive experience in the nonprofit industry.

No one succeeds alone, and one of the most important keys to success in reaching fundraising goals is team support. Peer to peer coaching has shown significant results in helping businesses and organizations meet their goals by encouraging a learning culture among its people. Learn how you can use coaching techniques to be a supportive team member and exceptional leader who promotes a positive fundraising culture!.

11:30 am – 12:00 pm Registration/Networking
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Program and Lunch

This program has been submitted for CFRE Credit

Click Here to Register by 5pm, Thursday, July 12, 2018

Membership Summer Social

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Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Place: Smartmouth Pilot House

Suds and Surf!
Come enjoy some of the best local craft beer at Smartmouth's newest location, Smartmouth Pilot House, located one block from the ocean at 313 32nd Street in Va. Beach.

We start at 5PM and go until we see a beautiful sunset! We'll have raffles for some great prizes. Each member who attends will receive 2 raffle tickets. Bring a guest who is a non-member and you'll get 5 raffle tickets instead of two!

Click Here to RSVP by Monday, July 23rd at 5PM

NPD 2018 Sponsorship Opportunities


Each November, AFP- Hampton Roads honors deserving philanthropists, volunteers
and fundraisers during our annual National Philanthropy Day luncheon, which
will be held Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at the Hilton Norfolk The Main.

Sponsorship Opportunities are available. Click Here for details.

Thank you to the AFP-HR members who have already supported National Philanthropy Day as a “Friend of AFP-Hampton Roads”. As a Friend of AFP-HR, your name will be listed in the 2018 NPD program as a sponsor. Thank You for Your Support!: Kenda Council, Reese Beeler, Laurie Harrison, Connie McKenzie, Kay Stine, and Wendy McGrady.

For more information: Sponsorship Chair: Kenda Council at or NPD Chair: Ashley Gentry at

Presenting Sponsor

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13. BE the CAUSE Logo - No Bar 

Each and every day, the important work you do demonstrates that you are a leader in effecting change in our community, making it a much better place for all of us. These three words—Empower, Strengthen, Transform—describe WHAT you do as a fundraiser and WHY you do it.

When you give to the BE the CAUSE Campaign, benefiting both our chapter and the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy, you are investing in the future of our profession and advancing philanthropy for the greater good.

You can go online to to make your gift.

August 21st Educational Program

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Managing a Multichannel Annual Giving Program

Serena Amerson, CFRE
Executive Director, Major Gifts and Annual Giving
Eastern Virginia Medical School

Serena Amerson is Executive Director, Major Gifts and Annual Giving with Eastern Virginia Medical School. In her role, Serena develops strategic philanthropic readiness plans for institutional departments, manages the annual giving and major gifts program, and directs and administers the planned giving program.

Multiple touch points with consistent messaging are essential for fundraising success in today’s distracted world. Learn various points on the donor decision cycle and how your content and channel can help improve results. Comprehensive multi-channel strategies for email marketing, direct mail, telemarketing, social media, and personal outreach will be discussed. Additionally, attendees will be provided with a variety of annual giving products and services to help you do your job better.

11:30 am – 12:00 pm Registration/Networking
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Program and Lunch

This program has been submitted for CFRE Credit

Click Here to register by 5pm on Thursday, August 16

Scholarship Winners Announced


Congratulations to our scholarship recipients!

AFP-HR Chapter Membership Scholarship:
Courtney Wolfe, Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways History Foundation

Virginia Fund Raising Institute, VFRI scholarship winners:
Lacy Kuller, Executive Director, Chesapeake Humane Society
Cayte Brown, Alumni and Community Relations Manager, Norfolk Collegiate

Look for the Chamberlain Scholarship ( AFP International conference) application in August!


Diversity July 2018 

VFRI Conference

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  July 18-19, 2018
  Omni Richmond Hotel

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.

Click Here to register now!

2019 Programs- Call for Proposals

We are looking for dynamic speakers to share their expertise in a variety of areas including: Current & Prospective Donor Research, Relationship Building, Securing the Gift, Volunteer Involvement, Leadership & Management, Ethics, Accountability & Professionalism and Diversity & Inclusion.

Please click here for additional information.

Proposals are due September 7, 2018.

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