AFP Charlotte Chapter

February Meeting
Exploring The Fundraising Effectiveness Project

Date: Thursday February 26
Time: 11:30am-1:00pm
Location: CPCC Harris Conference Center, 3216 CPCC Harris Campus Dr, Charlotte, NC 28208


AFP Charlotte is pleased to welcome Chris Painchaud from Bloomerang who will take a deep dive into the challenge of poor donor retention rates and what every fundraiser can do to reverse the trend.

This session explores the Fundraising Effectiveness Project Report commissioned by AFP and the Urban Institute. The dismal news in this report can and should be an eye opener for every nonprofit engaged in fundraising. Chris will focus on the root causes of poor retention rates and offer tips for improvement based on the principles of Dr. Adrian Sargeant and Tom Ahern, two world-renowned authorities on building donor loyalty. Sargeant and Ahern's principles are based upon years of research conducted in the sector and can be used by any organization, whether a one person shop or a large department. Chris will provide examples of their principles in action.

Chris has been helping nonprofits increase efficiency and raise more money for over 13 years, both in his professional career and as a personal fundraiser. He has worked in the nonprofit sector for his entire 30 year career.  Chris is currently a Regional Sales Account Executive at Bloomerang. With Bloomerang, he is helping to revolutionize how databases are used in the charity world and bringing focus to donor retention.

This session is focused on fundraising professionals, particularly Development Directors and Annual Fund staff. Chris gets very high marks from other AFP chapters who have brought him in to speak and promises to provide practical suggestions you can implement in your own organizations.

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Additional International Conference Scholarship Announced
Deadline to apply is Wednesday February 18 at 5 p.m.

The AFP Charlotte Board of Directors has voted to award an additional scholarship for the AFP International Conference!  Savings in our 2014 budget made the funds available for a scholarship of up to $1,895 to cover registration and travel.

All applications for our 2015 Chamberlain scholarship will be considered for this additional scholarship.  No additional application is necessary if you applied in fall 2014 for the 2015 Chamberlain scholarship!

National Philanthropy Day Nominations

We are now accepting nominations for the 2015 National Philanthropy Day awards! The ceremony will honor members of our community who change the world with a giving heart. You can visit for a full list of categories and submission forms.  

Nominate Today - Deadline for Submission is April 17th! For questions about nominating, please email

Save the Date
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 | Hilton Charlotte Center City
11:15 a.m. Networking and Registration | 11:45 a.m. Lunch Begins

For information on sponsoring the event, please contact Caitlin Donley, National Philanthropy Day Chair, at

2015 CFRE Study Group

Have you considered applying for your CFRE, but aren't sure where to start?  Have you already applied for the test and are considering how best to prepare?  This study group is for you!  The 2015 CFRE Study Group will meet monthly to prepare for this important exam.  If you are interested in learning more, please contact Jamie Hayes, CFRE and Director of Development for Novant Health Foundation, at 704-384-5334 or

Looking for Leadership?

"Ain't nothin' to it but to do it." This sentiment comes from Maya Angelou and one that might speak to you! Perhaps you've been thinking about getting more involved with our chapter, but just not sure how.
We've got an opportunity for you. 
This year's AFP Statewide Conference (hosted by the Triad Chapter) is August 20th in Greensboro. In the spirit of collaboration, there's opportunity for committee involvement. From program to marketing to sponsorships to exhibitors, there's much to plan.
If you're interested, please contact Randall Hitt at 704-943-9506 or for more details. Thank you!

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!

There are some great new jobs posted including:

Lakewood Preschool Cooperative, Non-Profit Development Consultant
Foundation for the Carolinas, AVP Development
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte, Area Director
The Lee Institute, Director
Moishe House, Grants Manager
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Development Director
Love in the Name of Christ, Executive Director

Visit our Jobs page for all current openings!  

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