Keynote Sessions Confirmed
VFRI is excited to welcome Kishshana Palmer, CFRE, to Richmond on July 24 to kick off the 2019 Virginia Fund Raising Institute! Kishshana is a national speaker, trainer, and coach with a 16 year background in fundraising, marketing, and talent management. She’s a supernova on any stage and platforms due to her charismatic and candid delivery. It doesn’t matter if she’s speaking about philanthropy, living your most authentic life, or diversity, the energy she brings to the stage is always entertaining and edifying.
Our Day-two Opening Keynote session will be Women in Philanthropy: A Force to Be Reckoned With. The discussion will be led by a panel that is a force in it’s own right: Beth Johnson, Founding Principal, Virginia Non-Profit Associates, LLC., Gail L. Letts, President and CEO, Letts Consulting LLC, and Claiborne Mason, President, Virginia Home for Boys and Girls.
Our closing keynote presentation, Robots Make Bad Fundraisers – How Nonprofits Can Maintain the Heart in the Digital Age, will feature returning favorite Steven Shattuck, Chief Engagement Officer at Bloomerang, which helps nonprofit organizations to reach, engage and retain the advocates they depend on to achieve their vision for a better world.
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Forty-eight proposals for presentation received!
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The Virginia Fund Raising Institute is the premier training ground for fundraising professionals in Virginia. Begun in 1992, by the Shenandoah Chapter and expanded in 2000 with other Virginia AFP chapters, the Institute draws attendees from all over Virginia, DC, Maryland and West Virginia and is celebrating its’ 27th anniversary in 2019.
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A block of rooms has been reserved at the Richmond Marriott Hotel at the rate of $165 per night. The cut-off date for reservations is July 2nd. Rooms at the host hotel typically sell out, so book early! Reservations may be made by clicking here or by calling 1-800-228-9290 and requesting the AFP Virginia Caucus room block.