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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 >
Aug 16 - A New Narrative for Canadian Fundraising
Canada is not immune to charitable issues and negative news stories. The recent media attack on fundraisers and nonprofits in the UK spotlighted the risk of being unprepared to defend the fundraising profession and its activities. In this introduction, prepared as part of a Rogare discussion paper on the topic, Scott Decksheimer explores the problem, challenges and opportunities for building a new narrative for Canadian fundraising. ... more >
Aug 16 - AFP Top Ten (Week of August 16, 2017): Texting, Fundraising Nuggets, Writing Captivating Headlines & More!
(Aug. 16, 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 >
Aug 15 - Scholarships: Advance Your Fundraising Career With Scholarship Support
The deadline is only a couple weeks away. Apply now for financial scholarships for the upcoming conference year! ... more >
Aug 15 - Speaker Discovery Series: Everyone Has a Story to Tell
In July, eight future speaking stars stepped into the spotlight in the inaugural installment of the "Speaker Discovery Series,” a pathway for new speakers to become part of the AFP speaking community and a safe space for fundraisers to share their experiences. ... more >