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July 2019 Newsletter

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In This Issue

1. July 16 Monthly Luncheon
2. August 20 Fundraising Leadership Symposium
3. NPD Announcements
4. Fall Mentoring Program
5. Membership
6. Diversity

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Thank you to our Monthly Luncheon Sponsor Virginia Fundraising Consultants

Monthly Luncheons

(3rd Tuesday of the Month)
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


VFRI- Last Call to Register
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July 24-25, 2019
The Richmond Marriott Hotel
Click Here for more info

Welcome New Members

Olivia Harding
Stewardship Assistant
The Mariners' Museum and Park

Julie Angilly
Vice President, Development and Communications
An Achievable Dream

Abbey Brassfield
Director of Development
Broadwater Academy

Andrea Diamond
Executive Director
Wings Over America

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
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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 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
2019 N Pellegrino 

Dear Colleagues,
I hope you ended your fiscal year successfully and are enjoying your summer! You will not want to miss the next luncheon on Tuesday, July 16 when we explore awkward fundraising situations in round table discussions. It will be a facilitated discussion of real-life strategies for how to handle awkward situations in the nonprofit world, from experts who've seen it all - some of our most seasoned members. It may be just what you need as you plan for the next fiscal year!

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 2018. For a brief summary, key takeaways and action steps please click here.

The board wants to hear from you! We are always open to feedback and want to improve your experience as a member. Please be on the lookout for a member survey in August that will guide our next strategic plan.

Thank you for being a part of our association and for the tireless energy you bring to our profession.


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

July 16, 2019 Educational Program

Well, that's awkward...Awkward Situations in Fundraising

We've all been there - in a sticky situation with a donor or a supervisor, asked to work on something that made us uncomfortable, or even questioned whether we were engaging in ethical fundraising practices...or not?  Here's your chance to ask your colleagues, "what would you do?"

Join colleagues for an interactive facilitated discussion of real-life strategies for how to handle awkward situations in the nonprofit world, from experts who've seen it all - some of our most seasoned members. Teams will work through provides cases, created by AFP International and based on real life experiences. Attendees can expect to leave with applicable tactics for use in the field!

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

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Click here to register by 5pm, Thursday, July 11th.

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.

Fundraising Leadership Symposium Flyer- download to invite others

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.

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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Fall Mentoring Program Announced

 Mentoring Program

With the Spring 2019 mentorship program coming to a close this month, we are happy to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Fall class.

Any AFP-HR member can apply for the five month mentor program, which pairs fundraisers seeking advice with seasoned professionals. Discussions are completely confidential, providing a safe place for fundraisers to explore their challenges and opportunities.

The 2019 Fall session will run for five months – September through January. We encourage our mentees and mentors to meet regularly to develop a strong relationship to meaningfully explore pressing topics.

Here are the guidelines -
To participate in the Mentor Partnership Program, you must:
• Be a member in good standing of AFP Hampton Roads
• Be currently employed as a fundraiser with a non-profit in the Hampton Roads area
• Submit an application by August 1, 2019
• Be open to frank discussions and constructive advice
• Be committed to maintaining professionalism in the field of fundraising
• Be willing to make a five month commitment to this program
Interested? We’re here to help you! Our mentors have a wealth of experience in a broad spectrum of fundraising areas, and all of them are eager to provide you with the guidance and support you are looking for.

If you have any questions, please contact our co-chairs:
Anna Goldenberg at or call her at 757-375-6974.
Virginia Thumm at

Click Here to download your application and submit to by August 1, 2019



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