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Dear Colleagues,

As the Board President for the Central Virginia Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our Chapter!

My fellow Board members and I look forward to getting to know you better this year as we engage in our monthly membership meetings, special events, and other professional growth opportunities. At both the local level and through AFP Global, there are many resources available to you wherever you are in your fundraising career.

This is an exciting year for our Chapter as we plan a return to in-person events, while still offering a virtual option for our monthly membership meetings. For those of you who are not yet members of our Chapter, now is the perfect time to join! Together, we will learn from experts in the field; network with our peers; celebrate the joy of philanthropy; and advocate for our chosen profession.  

Below, please find a list of links that may be helpful to you as you navigate our Chapter website:

How to become an AFP member

Member Directory

Chapter Job Center

Chapter Events

National Philanthropy Day

Inclusive Fundraising Fellowship

Be the Cause Campaign

I encourage you to become involved in the Chapter throughout the year by attending our regularly scheduled meetings, grabbing a cup of coffee with a fellow member, and considering joining one of our Committees. There are unique ways for everyone to be a part of the Central VA Chapter!

I’m also happy to schedule a time to chat with you to answer questions you may have or just to introduce you to what our Chapter offers. You can reach me at ahaggerty@rpaalliance.com or (804) 592-3372.

I look forward to a wonderful year ahead!

All the best,

Abbi Haggerty

President, AFP Central Virginia
Abbi Haggerty 2022 AFP Central VA President


AFP Central Virginia is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (I.D.E.A) in all Chapter activities.


Announcements

  • National Philanthropy Day 2022: Nominations Open

    National Philanthropy Day will return to an in-person celebration this year on Thursday, November 17th. National Philanthropy Day is the special day set aside to recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy – and those people active in the philanthropic community – have made to our lives, our communities and our world. Awards given recognize the leaders in the community who make a true impact on the quality of life, cultural vibrancy, and fabric of the region. Submit your nomination using this nomination form by July 15, 2022.

    Nominations for honorees are being accepted in the following categories:

    • Emerging Philanthropic Leader Award
    • Enduring Spirit of Philanthropy Award
    • Outstanding Organizational Partner Award
    • Volunteer Impact Award
  • 2022 Call for Monthly Program Proposals

    You are invited to propose a program session for AFP Central Virginia’s monthly membership meetings in 2022. Meetings may be held in person in Richmond, VA or via Zoom, and we ask that your proposal please take either format into consideration.
    Our goal for monthly programming is to provide relevant and meaningful professional development opportunities for non-profit professionals. Through our programming, we aim to encourage and support excellence in fundraising and to consider inclusion, diversity, equity and access in all that we do.

    See the full program proposal guidelines for detailed information and a timeline regarding submissions.

    We ask you to please address the following questions as you put together your program proposal:
    • Who is the target audience?
    • How relevant and original is the presentation?
    • How is inclusion, diversity, equity, and access linked to the topic?

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