AFP Charlotte

Upcoming Events


Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Development Director

Part-time grant writer

Charlotte Symphony
Grants Manager

Charlotte Works
Development Manager

Blumenthal Performing Arts
Corporate Relations Manager

Mitchell Community College
Vice President for Advancement

Habitat Charlotte
Volunteer Services Manager

Communities in Schools
Major Gifts Officer

CarePartners Foundation
Annual Giving Officer

CarePartners Foundation
Development Officer

Catholic Diocese of Charlotte
Director of Development for Catholic Schools

Mooresville Soup Kitchen
Executive Director


November Speaker of Significance
Lunch Session w/ Kay Sprinkel Grace

When: 11/02/2016 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM 
Where: CPCC Harris Conference Center, 3216 CPCC Harris Campus Drive, Charlotte NC 28208


Join us on November 12th for the final Speaker of Significance for 2016 Kay Sprinkel Grace as we explore the importance of working productively with your Board of Directors. If you've attend the AFP International Conference, you know what a phenomenal speaker Kay is, and she will not disappoint as she discusses this topic, which is the core idea from her seminal work, "The Ultimate Board Member's Book" (Emerson & Church, 3rd edition 2009).
"Boards that work, work." Working productively with your Board is the single most important accomplishment for creating a culture of philanthropy and a successful donor development and fundraising program. Productive relationships begin with understanding basic requirements for board service and involvement, extends to learning what motivates the board member and culminates in matching that motivation with what is needed in your organization for it to move forward. Kay Sprinkel Grace will discuss her "AAA" (Ambassador, Advocate, Asker) program for board engagement, a proven program used by organizations across the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia.
Since building positive board relationships is at the core of this session, we strongly recommend bringing your CEO/Executive Director, Board Chair and/or Executive Committee to get the maximum benefit for your organization. Register early to ensure your space(s), as we anticipate this session will sell out!

Reduced Cost Headshots for Members

Need an updated headshot for your professional portfolio?  We are pleased to announce that we will be providing reduced-cost headshots for our members at the November 2nd monthly meeting!
Bazemore Studios will be on site at CPCC to provide photos from 10am-noon.  We have a limited number of 50 slots available, and they are first come, first served.  Sign up now using the link below to reserve your spot, as they are sure to go fast.

This opportunity is available to AFP Charlotte members only.  The cost for each member is $5, and payment will need to be made onsite.  You must sign up in advance using the link in order to be photographed.  Walk-ins will only be accepted if all slots are not filled. Thank you!

November 15, 2016
Sheraton Charlotte
11:15 am - Networking
11:45 am - Lunch and Awards Reception
Please join us for National Philanthropy Day!
Sponsorships and individual tickets are available and can be purchased via our website or by contacting Shelley Clayton at

BE the CAUSE is the cooperative, annual fund of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy and our chapter.  Your investment in the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy will help support local, national and international programs:
  • Diversity & Inclusion through the planning phase of the North American expansion of New Faces of Fundraisinga multi-year initiativewill begin in 2016.
  • Professional Development through professional development grants (formerly scholarships) provide fundraisers and nonprofit leaders with education, training, and leadership development opportunities.
  • Research that increases knowledge of fundraising, philanthropy, and social innovation includes the Growth in Giving Initiative

A portion of every donation you make to BE the CAUSE comes back to our chapter to support important chapter programs including scholarships for state and national conferences; monthly luncheon programs and our Speakers of Significance Series  
Fundraisers are the best philanthropists!  Please consider an investment in the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy.  Click here to donate now: 

NEW AFP Charlotte Member Forum

As an added benefit for our members, we've created a Facebook forum exclusively for members of the AFP Charlotte Chapter!

The purpose of this members-only group is to provide a forum for members to ask questions, give feedback, provide advice, etc. for others in the group. We all have varying levels of expertise and experience, so I'm sure we can all benefit from the wealth of knowledge within this group!  It's also a great opportunity to network with your fundraising peers. 

If you're on Facebook, please search for "AFP Charlotte Member Forum," and ask to join the group, or use the link below.

Join an AFP Committee

Have you wanted to get more involved in your local AFP chapter? Consider joining a committee! AFP Charlotte has committees on topics including monthly programming, the mentor program, marketing, membership and many more. To review the list of committees, click HERE and email AFP to express your interest.