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July 2020 Newsletter

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In This Issue

1. Be the Cause Campaign
2. August 18, 2020 Virtual Fundraising Leadership Symposium
3. September 15, 2020 Program
5. Calling all Members
6. Government Relations

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Thank you to our Monthly Luncheon Sponsor Virginia Fundraising Consultants


(3rd Tuesday of the Month)
New Extended Time:
12:00 - 1:30 pm

September 15, 2020
October 20, 2020
December 15, 2020

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

Registration Fees:
AFP Members $25
Guests $35


Virginia Fundraising Institute (VFRI)
Save the Date

While this year's conference has been canceled, save the date for next year: July 21-22, 2021.

Diversity and Inclusion- IDEA
 July IDEA pic
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Welcome New Members

Maya Billins
Administrative Coordinator
Habitat For Humanity of South Hampton Roads

Evelyn Graham
Vice President for Development
Hampton University

Gary Hunter
Director of Development
Hampton University

2020 Member Anniversaries

20 Years
Carter Sonders
Barbara Henley, CFRE

15 Years
Virginia Thumm
Norma Burandt, CFRE
Sharon Laderberg

10 Years
Allison Bough, CFRE
Homer Babbitt
Cristina Hudgins Dominquez
Kaitlin Robb

5 Years
Amber Gwaltney
Casie Conlon
Brett Smiley, CFRE
Jennifer Sieracki
Sara Berry
Susan Smith

Renew/Update Your Membership
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AFP-HR Job Postings

AFP Code of Ethical Standards

A Donor Bill of Rights

 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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Greetings AFP-Hampton Roads Chapter Members,

I’d like to begin by thanking you for joining us for our virtual June Chapter Meeting. We are grateful 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 2019.

Our AFP Board wants to hear from you! We are always open to feedback and want to improve your experience as a member. As such, our Board members will be calling our members over the course of the next month to touch base with you and learn what our chapter can do for you to enhance your membership experience. Additionally, be on the lookout for a member survey that will be emailed to you in the next month. We will use results from this survey to guide our chapter initiatives. We appreciate you taking time to complete the survey!

We are promoting AFP’s Annual Giving Campaign called the “Be the Cause Campaign.” More information on the campaign can be found within the newsletter. I encourage you to make a gift of $5, $10, $20 or more - whatever you can do to help AFP. Remember, a portion of what we donate comes back to our chapter to help us host programs for our chapter!

Our next big program is the annual Fundraising Leadership Symposium on Tuesday, August 18. We are thrilled to bring Kim Ades with Frame of Mind Coaching, who recently wowed attendees at AFP ICON in March. She will virtually present “How Top Leaders THINK During a Crisis.” I hope you’ll plan to join us, and look for more details below and in a separate announcement to come.

Thank you for your continued support of our AFP Chapter!

Keep up the good work,

Kenda G. Council
2020 President, AFP-HR


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The Be the Cause Campaign - AFP's Annual Fund Campaign - please give now!

Text AFP to 56512 to make a gift through your phone to the U.S. AFP Foundation for Philanthropy
Click Here ( to make your gift online today and support our both AFP Global and our Hampton Roads chapter. NOW is the time! Please consider making your BE the CAUSE annual gift to the AFP Foundations for Philanthropy. A portion of your gift will help our chapter continue to provide scholarships, pop ups and socials, educational programs, and expert speakers.

The AFP Foundations for Philanthropy support you and nearly 32,000 AFP members around the world with education, scholarships, leadership development, research, and mentoring while maintaining the highest ethical standards and a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Your gift to BE the CAUSE will make a difference and support the ongoing and important work of the nonprofit fundraising community.


Fundraising Leadership Symposium- August 18, 2020

Kim Ades headshot
Topic: How Top Leaders THINK During a Crisis
Speaker: Kim Ades, President and Founder of Frame of Mind Coaching™ and JournalEngine™ Software

Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Place: Zoom Meeting

Program Overview
Experience how your thinking affects your decision making and performance under stressful conditions.
• Explore 3 thinking strategies that top leaders leverage when faced with adversity.
• Learn how to deal with debilitating thinking traps.
• Become crystal clear about your role right now as a mentor, leader and coach.
• Acquire a 5-step coaching process to implement with your team during a crisis.

Pricing: $15 for all attendees. No Refunds.
Click Here to register by Tuesday, August 18, 2020
(The Zoom link will be sent in your confirmation email)

Sponsorships Available
Please contact Brooks Lively, our Fundraising Leadership Symposium Chair, for more details at LivelyBG@EVMS.EDU

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2.5 hours approved

September Program- Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 12:00 noon

Topic: Gaining Insight into Donor Diversity

Join us for a special panel discussion to discuss ways fundraisers can engage and cultivate relationships with donors from diverse backgrounds.

Moderated by Vivian Oden, Vice President for Special Projects, Hampton Roads Community Foundation

Panelists include:
Randy Williams, President of Talley & Twine and founding member of Visionaries for Change, a giving circle dedicated to supporting causes that benefit the Black Community, and
Viviana Fullwood, education entrepreneur and Board member of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Coastal Virginia

Registration coming soon.

IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access)

 July IDEA article pic

Our IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access) will be conducting a survey as part of a larger data collection project to gain insight into our chapter’s membership. The goal is to use the information gathered to identify areas for improvement and opportunity as we work on our strategic plan goals. Please keep your eyes out for an anonymous survey coming to your inbox soon!

Calling All Members!

Stay up to date on Chapter news! Click Facebook and LinkedIn to follow us now. Be sure and click AFP profile to update your profile with a mobile and work phone AND a personal and work email address so we can stay in touch with you.

Government Relations

Call to Action for AFP HR Members:
• Let your organization’s voice be heard with elected officials as it relates to the important work you are continuing to do despite complications during COVID-19. This also offers an opportunity to engage board members. Perhaps your organization should consider the establishment of a Political Action Committee, if you don’t already have one.
• Support AFP IDEA – Diversity and Inclusion by supporting modifications to policy or lawmaking to support social inequities.
• Consider a contribution to AFP’s Political Action Committee.
• Commence preparation for the 2020 election – initiate contact with current elected officials, identify your key points, engage in conversation, and encourage others to do the same. 

Contact Serena Amerson, CFRE, Government Relations Chair with questions – 757-961-2015.​


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