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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Summer has (un)officially arrived - for most of us, this is a time for reflection and planning, and I hope for all of us, celebration of a successful fundraising year. It is constantly on my mind how lucky our Central Virginia region is to have so many talented, mission driven fundraisers and philanthropists working to make our community better.

Earlier this month, we had our official kick-off meeting with Dialectix Consulting to begin delving into our IDEA assessments. As part of our process, we have identified a smaller, working group of AFP Board members who will be working with our consultants to craft survey, focus group, and interview questions to help lead us through our information gathering process. I hope you'll keep your eyes peeled for future messages that will invite you to participate in this process. We hope to hear from all of you so that we can better serve our fundraising community.

Our next program will be on Wednesday, June 26 and will feature our friends at The Curtis Group as they share the results of the Giving USA 2024 report and the key trends, patterns, and shifts in charitable giving and their implications on our work. I hope you will join us, registration is open!

Please don't hesitate to reach out to me at lrobinson@reynolds.edu with any questions, thoughts, or concerns. If your summer brings travels, please travel safely. 

Lindsay Lane Robinson, CFRE

AFP Central Virginia Chapter President

Lindsay Lane Robinson 2024 AFP Central VA President


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  • AFP Central Virginia Chapter Mentoring Program

    AFP Central Virginia is excited to reopen applications for our mentoring program. We know the value that mentoring relationships can provide for both mentors and mentees, but it can be challenging to find the right match. We are excited to help you on your mentorship journey! 

    Are you ready to be a mentor?

    Have you experienced success in your fundraising career, or benefited from advice from a mentor of your own and want to give back to a younger or less experienced member of the Central Virginia fundraising community? Consider being a mentor this year!

    Are you looking for guidance?

    Are you new to your role, your organization, or just want someone to help guide you in your career or offer fundraising advice? Consider requesting a mentor this year!

    Interest Form

    To become a mentor or mentee, please fill out this interest form by Wednesday, March 20. The mentoring committee will review the submissions and match participants by April 5, and the 2024 mentoring program year will run from April to December.

    We look forward to connecting you to better serve our Central Virginia fundraising community!

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