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2016 National Philanthropy Day Announcement:

   Nominations Due June 3, 2016 at 5:00pm

 Sponsorship Opportunites available

See Philanthropy Day for details

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


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-

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

July 19, 2016

Giving USA Report

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

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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