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4th Annual Fundraising Leadership Symposium Announcement:

  You Can Raise Major Gifts! Growing Your Results with Research Proven Methods

 Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE

August 11, 2016

8:00 am - 12:00 noon

Norfolk Waterside Marriott

Click Here for Details and to Register


2016 National Philanthropy Day Announcement:

Sponsorship Opportunites available

See Philanthropy Day for details


Monthly Luncheon Schedule

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Our Monthly luncheons will be held the 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Towne Center City Club, 222 Central Park Avenue, Suite 230, in Virginia Beach with registration/networking at 11:30am and our Program/Lunch from noon to 1:00pm. Please mark you calendar and plan to join us.

January 19, 2016

Partnering with Your CEO—How to Make Them A Fundraising Star

Virginia Thumm, President of Virginia Fundraising Consultants and Bert Schmidt, CEO of WHRO Public Media

Click Here to Register by 1/14/16 at 5PM


February 16, 2016

19 Ways to Better Lead and Succeed: Tips for Current and Future Leaders

Phillip Perdue, Chief Development Officer of WHRO Public Media

Click Here to Register by 2/11/16 at 5PM


March 15, 2016

Women in Philanthropy (Panel)

Mary Kate Andris, Ed.D,, Philanthropy Director, Girl Scouts Council of the Colonial Coast

Click Here to Register by 3/10/16 at 5PM


April 19, 2016

Diversity is not Optional

Barbara Hamm Lee, Executive Producer and host of Another View

Click Here to Register by 4/14/16 at 5PM


April 20, 2016

Spring Membership Recruitment Social

Top Golf, 5444 Greenwich Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Click Here to Register by 4/19/16 at 5PM


May 17, 2016

The Future of Philanthropy and the Impact of AFP

Andrew Watt, FInstF,  President and CEO, Association of Fundraising Professionals

Click Here to Register by 5/12/16 at 5PM


June 2, 2016

Planning to Keep Your Donors Workshop- POSTPONED

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE- Due: May 23, 2016 (see Scholarship Information for details)


  • Mary Kate Andris, Ed.D., President & CEO, YWCA of South Hampton Roads
  • Reese Beeler, Donor Relations & Stewardship, WHRO

Time: 8:00am - 12:30 PM

Place: WHRO - 5200 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23508

Cost: $60 for AFP Members; $90 for Non-Members

Click Here to Register by 5/26/16 at 5PM

June 21, 2016

Making Friends with Financial Statements

Stephanie Cory, CAP, CFRE

Click Here to Register by 6/16/16 at 5PM


July 12, 2016

Peninsula Breakfast

Serena Amerson, CFRE, President, AFP Hampton Roads

Click Here to Register by 7/11/16 at 5PM

July 19, 2016

Giving USA 2016: The Annual Report of Philanthropy for the year 2015

Keith Curtis, President, and Wendy McGrady, Executive Vice President, The Curtis Group 

Click Here to Register by 7/14/16 at 5PM

August 11, 2016

4th Annual Fundraising Leadership Symposium

You Can Raise Major Gifts! Growing Your Results with Research Proven Methods

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE- Due: July 15, 2016 (see Scholarship Information for details)

Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE

Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm

Place: Norfolk Waterside Marriott, 235 E. Main St., Norfolk, VA 23510

Cost: $60 AFP Member; $75 Nonmember; $500 Reserved Table of 8

Click Here to Register by August 4, 2016 at 5:00pm

September 20, 2016

Engaging Your Board & Volunteers in Fundraising

Jane P. Stein, President, JPS Consulting

October 18, 2016

Annual Meeting/Board Election- TBD

November 15, 2016 

National Philanthropy Day

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