AFP Charlotte

Upcoming Events


Charlotte Symphony
Development Project Manager

Anuvia Prevention & Recovery, Inc.
Director of Fund Development
Grant Writer

The Cornwell Center of Myers Park Baptist Church

Junior League of Charlotte
Administrative Director

Council on Aging in Union County
Part-time Grants/Development Associate

Nevins. Inc.
Director of Development & Strategic Partnerships

A Child's Place
Director of Advancement

24 Foundation
Executive Director

Arts Greensboro
Director of Development

Supportive Housing Communities
Grants & Communications Manager

Sharon Towers
Director of Development & Campaigns

Annual Fund Manager

Charlotte Catholic High School
Assistant Director, Annual Giving & Major Gifts

Charlotte Bilingual Preschool
Director of Development

Blumenthal Performing Arts
Annual Giving & Membership Manager

NC State 
Director of Development
Associate Director of Gift Planning

McColl Center for Art + Innovation
Development Coordinator

Bald Head Conservancy
Director of Development

Habitat for Humanity
Director of Development

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
Membership Manager

Safe Alliance
Director of Stewardship

Davidson Day School
Development Assistant

WFAE 90.7
Director of Development

Trinity Episcopal School
Director of Advancement

Director of Fundraising

United Methodist Foundation of Western NC
Director of Client Relations

Teen Health Connection
Development Officer

Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas 
VP of Philanthropy



President's Letter

As the Queen City heats up over the summer, it is also a time of organizational reflection as plans are made for fundraising efforts in the new fiscal year. AFP Charlotte is your go-to for fundraising inspiration, innovation and collaboration.
This month, the chapter welcomes Ken Carrick from Coleman Lew + Associates to discuss talent acquisition and retention (a very timely topic if our jobs board is any indication). And in September, don't miss renowned thinker and strategist Adrian Sargeant sharing a sneak peek at his as-of-yet unpublished groundbreaking research.

In addition to exceptional monthly programs, there are so many ways to get tremendous value out of your AFP membership. The newest cohort of our mentoring program recently launched and there are six affinity groups that meet every quarter. At the end of August, our chapter is proud to have helped plan the NC Philanthropy Conference taking place in Winston-Salem.

It may be summer, but your chapter does not rest! Hope to see you out for these exceptional programs.

Josh Jacobson

2018 Programming

July 19, 2018
Talent Recruitment: Hiring and Retaining Staff
11:30 am - 1:00 pm | CPCC Harris Campus
The end of the fiscal year for many nonprofits is just around the corner on June 30 and with it comes the great "musical chairs" of development professionals chasing the greener grass of other organizations. This session will focus on how to curtail the cycle of turnover by finding and keeping the people you want and need on your team. Ken Carrick from Coleman Lew + Associates will share insights on best practices around acquisition, onboarding, and retaining talented staff. This session is topical for people at all levels-including Executive Directors and Board Members-whether you are looking for a new role or have an open position to fill. Register here.

September 25, 2018
Massive Fundraising: How to Double, Triple or Quadruple
Your Income - Extended Lunch Program

12:00 pm - 2:15 pm | CPCC Harris Campus
Why do some organizations truly excel in their fundraising and others merely get by? In this session we'll explore the results of Adrian Sargeant's study of organizations that have successfully doubled or tripled their donated income in a five-year period or less. Read more about this special lunch program and register now as space is limited.
This program is funded in part through member support of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy's BE the Cause Campaign.

September 25, 2018
Relationship Fundraising 3.0: Lessons from Social Psychology - Senior Forum
9:00 am - 11:00 pm | CPCC Harris Campus
We will explore the psychology of each stage of a relationship, from exploration through growth and commitment. Adrian Sargeant will then map out the fundamental human needs that can be met through philanthropy and how an understanding of these dimensions can add real value for supporters in their giving. For the first time, Adrian will present hard data on how exposure to relationship fundraising actually makes donors feel. He'll demonstrate how a relationship focused approach enhances the wellbeing it generates for supporters and how giving can double as a consequence. Register here.

Last month, the National Philanthropy Day Committee (NPD) and AFP Charlotte's Board of Directors were excited to announce the 2018 NPD honorees whose philanthropic impact we'll be celebrating at the National Philanthropy Day Luncheon on November 27th:

Outstanding Champion of Diversity: Pastor Dan Hester
Outstanding Emerging Philanthropist: Alfred and Amy Levine Dawson
Outstanding Fundraising Executive: Shannon Hinson
Outstanding Philanthropist: Sarah and Sally Belk Gambrell
Outstanding Philanthropic Small Business: NoDa Brewing Company
Outstanding Philanthropic Organization: Community Matters
Outstanding Student Philanthropist: Shreya Mantha
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser: Malcomb D. Coley
Outstanding Legacy: Dr. Loy H. Witherspoon, Jr.

The annual NPD Luncheon is more than a celebration of the diverse philanthropists, fundraisers, volunteers and organizations making an impact in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community; it's also an opportunity to expand you and your organization's network.
Serving as a National Philanthropy Day event or table sponsor demonstrates your organization's commitment to Charlotte-Mecklenburg's culture of philanthropy while giving you an opportunity to provide donors, board members and colleagues with a meaningful stewardship experience.
If you're interested in expanding your personal network to include Charlotte-Mecklenburg's top fundraisers, philanthropists and community leaders, then the NPD luncheon is an excellent opportunity to do so, as well.
Individual tickets and tables can be purchases here. Contact Brittany Jenkins to discuss sponsorship opportunities.

Have you registered for the conference? To read more about the keynote and lunch speakers along with breakout sessions, visit

AFP Charlotte Senior Forum

An interview with Michelle Hamilton, CFRE,
Vice President of Development, Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.

AFP Charlotte is proud to offer Senior Forum, programming specifically for our seasoned members with 15+ years' experience fundraising. If that is you, make sure you are on the list by emailing Lucy Mitchell.