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Welcome to the Central Virginia Chapter


Hello AFP Central Virginia!

The AFP Central Virginia Board of Directors looks forward to a great year filled with a variety of opportunities to engage through monthly membership meetings, mentoring and scholarship opportunities, and many more intentional initiatives that will add value to the work you do you every day.

As your 2018 AFP President, I look forward to collaborating with an exceptional team of professionals that will serve as the 2018 Board of Directors. Specifically, I am excited to work alongside Amanda Kennedy, Immediate Past President, and Danielle Ripperton, President-Elect. We are committed to intentional conversations, high quality programming, and opportunities to connect in meaningful ways.

Please stay tuned for regular communication about our year of programming.

We want to hear from you, and we will see you soon. 

David E. LeFebvre
President, AFP Central Virginia


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Mar 21 - Project Manager, Writing and Research
CIMA Consulting is a small firm in Charlottesville, VA providing clients with strategic insight and support through communications, fundraising, business development, and organizational design. As CIMA grows, we are seeking a part-time researcher and writer who can also fulfill some project management duties. ... more >
Mar 17 - Administrative Assistant
Virginia Baptist Homes Foundation, the philanthropic arm of LifeSpire of Virginia, is seeking a full time Administrative Assistant to support the fundraising activities of the organization. LifeSpire operates four senior living retirement communities across Virginia, with a mission of empowering individuals with choices in purposeful living. The VBH Foundation supports this mission by raising benevolent funds for seniors in financial need. This position will also provide administrative support to LifeSpire’s new Home and Community Based Services Program. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: managing the donor database, including data entry; preparing gift acknowledgement letters; providing general administrative support to both programs; preparing development reports and donor/mailing lists for publications; assisting with preparation of fundraising materials; and assisting in implementation of special events and direct mail fundraising appeals. Occasional evening/weekend hours, and/or travel, for special events may be required. ... more >
Mar 21 - AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips (Week of March 19, 2018): Emailing Donors, Better Photos, Donor-Advised Photos & More!
(Mar. 19, 2018) Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. ... more >
Mar 20 - Three Things You Need to Know About Hosting a Charity Auction
(Mar. 20, 2018) An auction can be one of the best ways to raise money for your cause—provided you know what you're doing, of course. Here's a bit of advice to help you get started. ... more >
Mar 20 - Mastering the Four Fundamentals of Diversity in Giving
The AFP Webinar on Diversity in Giving: Moving from Awareness to Action, presented by Alphonce J. Brown, Jr., ACFRE, and Dr. Janice Gow Pettey on March 14, highlighted the need for fundraising today to be tailored to the interests, value, and traditions of the many, replacing the one size fits all approach. ... more >
Mar 20 - AFP Young Professional Spotlight: Leah Heister
AFP talked with Leah Heister, one of our first Outstanding Young Professionals, about how she got involved in fundraising, what it’s like to work in the consulting field, and the importance of networking and mentoring. ... more >
Mar 20 - April is National Financial Literacy Month—Ways to Educate Donors About Financial and Charitable Planning
April 2018 is the 14th anniversary of National Financial Literacy Month and an important opportunity for all charities to help educate donors about financial challenges and how planning—and including philanthropy in your planning—can help overcome those challenges. ... more >
April 5, 2018 - April Monthly Meeting
May 3, 2018 - May Monthly Meeting
June 21, 2018 - June Monthly Meeting
July 18 - 19, 2018 - VFRI
September 6, 2018 - September Monthly Meeting