NC State University
Director of Principal Gifts

Charlotte Rotary
Executive Secretary

Florence Crittenton Services
Development Associate

Heart Math Tutoring
Grants Manager

NC State University
Assistant Director of Leadership Annual Giving

Children's Theatre of Charlotte
Director of Advancement

Communities In Schools, Charlotte-Mecklenburg
President & CEO

McColl Center for Art+ Innovation
Vice President, Development

JazzArts Charlotte
Development Manager

Catholic Charities Development Director


IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access)
As fundraisers, we have a responsibility to interrogate perceptions of philanthropy and to rethink what philanthropy means for modern needs and equity. The IDEA Committee is pleased to share the following resources to aid in that process:

Promoting Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) is a key pillar of AFP Global and AFP Charlotte's vision for the organization. For more information, or to join the IDEA committee, please contact Holly Whitfield, VP IDEA and Strategic Initiatives, at

Upcoming Events

August 25, 2020 at 12:00 pm
Panel discussion on fundraising from the inside out - the intersectionality of mental health and wellness and the nonprofit sector
with Ian Adair, Executive Director, Gracepoint Foundation,
Justin Perry, Perry Counseling, Healing and Recovery, and Liz Clasen-Kelly, CEO, Roof Above
Register here.

September 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm
"Don't Just Slap a Flag On it and Call It Inclusive: Understanding Your LGBTQIA+ Donors"

Clay Buck, CFRE, Founder and Consultant Tactical Fundraising Solutions, is an experienced fundraiser with proven experience in all aspects of development. He has particular expertise in developing the systems and infrastructure that support donor-centered fundraising, particularly with individual donors and annual giving. Having been both a front-line fundraiser at several nonprofits across the country and a consultant for large, national firms, he brings a unique perspective on developing and crafting fundraising programs that really work.  
Register here.

October 15, 2020 at 12:00 pm
"The War for Fundraising Talent"

Jason Lewis, CFRE, Founder, Responsive Fundraising, provides the sector with an often-needed contrarian voice, willing to question deeply ingrained beliefs and assumptions about how effective fundraising really works. Whether writing or speaking, Jason challenges the prevailing wisdom about effective fundraising practices, hiring decisions, and donor behavior. He is the author of the book The War for Fundraising Talent and host of The Fundraising Talent Podcast.
Register here.

Register for all three programs with a discount here!

Member Spotlight
Affinity Group Member Spotlight: New Fundraising Professionals

AFP Charlotte's newest Affinity Group is for New Fundraising Professionals. This group is for anyone new to the fundraising field who is looking to connect with other professionals, wants to find resources to help them succeed in their roles, and has a desire to learn about the latest trends in fundraising amidst the Covid-19.

We interviewed affinity group leaders Abby Kriegsman and Paige Stryker to learn about why new fundraisers should continue to meet virtually, what members can expect from the group, and the most important things they've learned during Covid-19.

Click here to read more from Abby and Paige!

The 2020 Carolinas Planned Giving Conference will be held virtually on September 2nd and 3rd. Please click here to read more and to register.