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Welcome to the First Virginia Chapter Website!

Founded in 1982 and based in Roanoke.

Our monthly chapter meetings are held in Roanoke on the second Tuesday of each month.

Our Mission:

Philanthropy – voluntary action for the common good – is a necessary element of civic betterment and those activities which meet societal needs.  Fund raising is an essential discipline in the philanthropic process.  The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), an individual member association, advances philanthropy through education, training and advocacy based on research, a code of ethical principles and standards of professional practice.   AFP members and affiliates enable people and organizations to better serve diverse communities and society as a whole.  The AFP is a not-for-profit corporation organized in accordance with Section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code.

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Jan 11 - Associate Director, Foundation Relations
Collaborate with the Foundation Relations team, Development staff, and NPCA program and finance staff to create and manage a successful foundation fundraising program including research, cultivation, solicitation, program development, proposal development, reporting, grant management, and stewardship on behalf of NPCA’s national and regional programs. ... more >
Dec 1 - Chief Executive Officer
Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline announces a search partnership with Evergreen Executive Source, LLC to identify candidates and advise on selection of a new CEO. ... more >
May 20 - Director of Development
CHIP of Roanoke is seeking a full time Director of Development. ... more >
Feb 19 - Chief Development and Community Engagement Officer
Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline, a well-established Girl Scouts Council located in Roanoke, VA http://www.gsvsc.org Report to CEO. Member of the executive leadership team, responsible for building, planning, managing and implementing all fund development and community engagement strategies across the Council. Supervise development, marketing, community outreach team. Manage day-to-day fundraising operations including research and prospect identification, cultivation and communications strategies, proposal development, solicitations strategies, donor stewardship, database management, communications and outreach activities, and development-related volunteer relations. Work collaboratively and maintains clear and regular communications with the Council’s Board of Directors and Fund Development Committee, volunteer leadership and donor prospects. ... more >
Nov 16 - Chief Executive Officer
Girl Scouts of Southern Appalachians announces a search partnership with Evergreen Executive Source, LLC to identify candidates and advise on selection of a new CEO. ... more >
Nov 16 - AFP Diverse Communities Scholarship Program Overview & Criteria
The mission of the AFP Diverse Communities Conference Scholarship Fund is to help ensure that AFP programs are inclusive and supportive of diversity-related issues and concerns, to provide financial support for activities that increase understanding and awareness of diversity issues within the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and to provide financial assistance for professional development for AFP members who self-identify as coming from a diverse community and/or who are employed by grassroots organizations that primarily serve diverse populations. ... more >
Nov 15 - AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips for the Week (November 15, 2017): Discovering What Donors Want, Challenges of Donor Clubs, Ethics and Donor Retention & More!
(Nov. 15, 2017) 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 >
Nov 14 - Blackbaud Institute Reveals Key Factors Dramatically Transforming the Donor Marketplace
(Nov. 15, 2017) Fewer donors are giving to fewer organizations, and new in-depth analysis from the Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic Impact examines the drivers behind this shift. ... more >
Nov 13 - AFP Calls on Senate to Approve Non-Itemizer Deduction to Prevent Drop in Charitable Giving
(Nov. 13, 2017) With the current Senate tax reform bill estimated to decrease giving significantly, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the largest community of charitable fundraisers in the world, urges all Senators to support an amendment to create a non-itemizer charitable deduction. ... more >