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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 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 >
Mar 21 - AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips (Week of March 19, 2018): Emailing Donors, Better Photos, Donor-Advised Photos & More!
(Mar. 19, 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 >
Mar 20 - Three Things You Need to Know About Hosting a Charity Auction
(Mar. 20, 2018) An auction can be one of the best ways to raise money for your cause—provided you know what you're doing, of course. Here's a bit of advice to help you get started. ... more >
Mar 20 - Mastering the Four Fundamentals of Diversity in Giving
The AFP Webinar on Diversity in Giving: Moving from Awareness to Action, presented by Alphonce J. Brown, Jr., ACFRE, and Dr. Janice Gow Pettey on March 14, highlighted the need for fundraising today to be tailored to the interests, value, and traditions of the many, replacing the one size fits all approach. ... more >
Mar 20 - AFP Young Professional Spotlight: Leah Heister
AFP talked with Leah Heister, one of our first Outstanding Young Professionals, about how she got involved in fundraising, what it’s like to work in the consulting field, and the importance of networking and mentoring. ... more >
Mar 20 - April is National Financial Literacy Month—Ways to Educate Donors About Financial and Charitable Planning
April 2018 is the 14th anniversary of National Financial Literacy Month and an important opportunity for all charities to help educate donors about financial challenges and how planning—and including philanthropy in your planning—can help overcome those challenges. ... more >