March 19, 2020 Pop Up Workshop, Happy Hour and Theater

When:  Mar 19, 2020 from 4:00 AM to 7:30 PM (ET)
Associated with  AFP VA, Hampton Roads Chapter

Living Life @ a 45 Degree Angle- How Lifting Each Other Up Can Create a Better Culture

About our Program:

Every time we reach up and out to someone for help within our profession we should be reaching back down and pulling someone up with us – hence the 45-degree angle. It’s no secret that most development professionals burn out of their position in under 2 years. When they leave they take donor relationships and institutional knowledge with them that takes another 2 years for the next professional to rebuild. As professionals we know we need to cultivate our donors and potential donors, but rarely take the time to cultivate each other. When was the last time you called a fellow Development worker and asked how they were doing? Sent a note to someone who had a great special event or won a huge grant? Given a shout out to someone doing a great job? If we start cultivating and appreciating each other can we start to combat the burnout we all feel when other professionals within our organizations do not know nor appreciate our efforts? When employees stay longer in their positions they can cultivate even deeper donor relationships and start increase donation dollars! Through discussions at the tables, and an “you’re awesome because” exercise, participants will leave with tools to help show those around them how much they appreciate their efforts. Participants will also leave feeling more empowered about their career choice, and how to reach up or down when they need help.

An after workshop happy hour at Grain @ The Main and opportunity to attend the Virginia Stage Company’s “The Legend of Georgie McBride” production are also available to event attendees*. Reese Beeler will be available at the Happy Hour for any post-workshop questions.

*CFRE Education Credit is only available for Workshop participants.


Hosted by: Virginia Stage Company


About our Speaker:

Reese Beeler, CFRE, Executive Director, Tidewater Arts Outreach



4:00 pm to 5:00 pm 

Workshop at the Tazewell Lounge, The Wells Theater, 108 E. Tazewell St, Norfolk, VA 23510

5:15 pm to 6:15 pm

Happy Hour at Grain @ The Main, 100 E. Main St, Norfolk, VA 23410- Attendees are responsible for their own tab. Guests welcomed.

7:30 pm

"The Legend of Georgia McBride" production by The Virginia Stage Company at the Wells Theater.

Registration Fee:

Workshop - Complementary with current AFP HR Membership. Members also have the opportunity once in 2020 to invite one non-AFP member guest to a “Pop-Up” event.

Happy Hour- Attendees are responsible for their own tab

Theater- $31.20 per ticket (includes AFP member 20% discount). Guests welcomed. NO REFUNDS.

Registration for the Theater Tickets closes at
 5 pm on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. 

Registration for the Workshop and Happy Hour closes at 5 pm on Thursday, March 12, 2020

Please join us for the Workshop, Happy Hour and Theater. You can register for each individually or come for all three!


The Wells Theater
108 E. Tazewell St
301 Riverview Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23510


Jan Dungan