Congratulations to the 2015 AFP Charlotte Board of Directors!

 The 2015 AFP Charlotte Board of Directors was approved by our membership yesterday at our annual membership meeting at the Foundation for the Carolinas. 

Michelle Hamilton, CFRE
Shannon Hinson, CFRE
Katherine Lambert, CFRE
Stephanie Stenglein, CFRE
Trish Hobson
Deepa Naik
Jamie Hayes, CFRE
Rachel Smith,
Tiffany Graham
Jamie Hayes, CFRE
Jim Kelley, CFRE
Randall Hitt
Mike Blackwelder
Susan Yarber
Armen Boyajian, CFRE
Marjorie Bray
Patrick Lynch
Donna Canzano
Rex Otey
Basil Lyberg
Patton McDowell, CFRE
Caitlin Donley
Josh Jacobson, CFRE
Dean Thompson
Chase Law
Jenna Westbrook, CFRE
Shelley Clayton

Congratulations to our new and returning board members and we wish you all well in your upcoming year of service!

Frequently Asked Questions About Legislation

Nonprofits Collecting Sales and Use Tax on Admission Charges to  Entertainment and Live Events

A new tax bill (H.B. 1050) with changes to new sales tax on admission charges to entertainment and live events was signed into law in May 2014 by Governor Pat McCrory. The bill clarifies that many activities conducted by nonprofits, such as educational conferences, trainings, recreational sports, and most fundraising events would no longer be subject to the tax. Live events are only subject to tax if they are conducted for entertainment purposes.
The N.C. Center for Nonprofits has prepared answers to frequently asked questions to help your nonprofit understand this new law. These responses are not endorsed by N.C. Department of Revenue and do not constitute legal or tax advice for any individual or nonprofit on behalf of the Center or the Department. The Department issued a directive on December 18, 2013 with further guidance on sales and use taxes on admission charges, and on June 25, 2014. If you have further questions, please contact David Heinen, the Center's Director of Public Policy and Advocacy at or 919- 790-1555, ext. 111. Power point slides and a recording of a webinar held by The Center are available.

Your nonprofit may wish to consult with your attorney or CPA.

AFP Vice President of Public Policy Announcement

The AFP announces the expansion and strengthening of its Public Policy department with the addition of a Vice President of Public Policy, to be filled by Michael Nilsen. Nilsen, a 15 year veteran of the AFP team most recently served as Vice President of Public Affairs. Previously, Nilson was part of the public policy division, where he played a key role in helping to position AFP and build strong relationships with both legislators and staffers. Nilsen joined AFP after working in the world of public policy and lobbying. His skills and experience will play a vital role in lobbying and government relations while working in coordination with the marketing and communications division to build stronger relationships with the media, create a proactive communications strategy and enhance overall outreach and marketing to different constituencies. Building the public policy program at AFP will make the organization's public position stronger in the eyes of legislators, the sector, members and the public, as well as allow for research and collaborations to achieve our mission to be a leading advocate in the world of fundraising philanthropy.