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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 >
May 25 - Ten Ways to Supercharge Your Storytelling
Stories are one of the greater ways to connect donors and causes. AFP chats with Shanon Doolittle, fundraising and storytelling coach at Voice for Good, about the undeniable power of storytelling, along with formulas and techniques that make a story memorable. ... more >
May 23 - AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips (Week of May 23, 2018): Fundraising Myths, Advisory Boards, Mentors, Cryptocurrency & More!
(May 23, 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 >
May 16 - Building Your Small Shop Toolkit
Running a small non-profit organization is no easy endeavor. AFP talks with Amy Wolfe, president and CEO of AgSafe, about how to identify essential aspects of finance, work/life balance, self-care and many others as they pertain to running a small shop. ... more >
May 16 - Measuring Fundraising Effectiveness
Measuring Fundraising Effectiveness is a tool for educating board members, donors, volunteers and staff about how to view, understand and think holistically about fundraising costs and investments. Read about the project and sign up for a free webinar on talking about fundraising costs and effectiveness! ... more >
May 15 - AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips (Week of May 16, 2018): Donor-Centricity, Stewarding Monthly Donors, Understanding Legacy Giving & More!
(May 16, 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 >