AFP Charlotte Chapter

Speakers of Significance Series

AFP Charlotte is proud to present a fall series of world class fundraising training for the
Greater Charlotte fundraising community.  

September Monthly Meeting | Penelope Burk

Topic: Donor Centered Fundraising

When: 09/29/2015 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM 
Where: CPCC Harris Conference Center, 3216 CPCC Harris Campus Drive, Charlotte NC 28208

Donor-Centered Fundraising is Penelope's breakthrough strategy that sustains donor loyalty and raises more generous gifts by bringing fundraising in line with donors' modern-day requirements. Defined by a decade of research with thousands of donors and fundraisers, Donor-Centered Fundraising is the only statistically-supported fundraising philosophy with the power to bring donors and not-for-profits together to achieve substantial growth.  Donor-Centered Fundraising is Penelope's most requested keynote address.

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October Monthly Meeting | Nathan Stelter

Topic: Power of Engagement

When: 10/27/2015 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM 
Where: CPCC Harris Conference Center, 3216 CPCC Harris Campus Drive, Charlotte NC 28208

Changes in donor expectations regarding communication from the nonprofits they support has forced many in the planned giving field to pay more attention to their marketing programs. This session aims to demystify current marketing trends and provide actionable next steps for planned giving and allied professionals alike in order to better communicate with their donors and prospects.

Join us to discover a research-based, step-by-step plan for a robust online communication program that resonates with your audience, reinforces your mission and accelerates gift conversations with your donors.

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State Conference

Online registration ends 8/14/15

The 11th Annual NC Philanthropy Conference and Pre-Conference Sessions will take place at the Koury Convention Center (3121 High Point Rd) in Greensboro on August 18 - 20, 2015

NC Philanthropy Conference: August 20, 2015
The conference attracts fundraising professionals, executive directors, and other staff from small grass-roots non-profits to large universities & foundations who serve the people of North Carolina. This year's conference is all about nonprofit fundraisers - the staff who wear multiple hats, have more and more responsibilities, and are charged to do much more with much less.
The sessions are CFRE approved and bring industry leaders (consultants, practitioners, and philanthropists) selected to present dynamic, interactive breakout sessions. Last year the conference attracted to Raleigh more than 440 attendees from 250+ organizations. The NC Philanthropy Conference is well respected, evaluated highly, and continues to grow.
Scholarships Awarded
The AFP-Charlotte Scholarship Committee selected the following member-applicants to receive pre-conference scholarships: Taylor Boyles will attend the Fundamentals of Fundraising Course and Robert Touchstone will attend the CFRE Review Course. Both courses take place on August 18-19 before the 2015 NC Philanthropy Conference on August 20, 2015.

Taylor Boyles, Development Coordinator
Men's Shelter of Charlotte
Robert Touchstone, Development Director
Carolina Raptor Center, Inc.
Interested in upcoming AFP-Charlotte Scholarship Opportunities?
Visit the scholarships page at or contact Susan Yarber at

National Philanthropy Day - November 18

Registration is now open for individual seats, table sponsors and corporate sponsorship.

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Now accepting Board Nominations

If you are interested in serving on the AFP Board, please visit our website to complete the application form.  Nominations are being accepted now through August 31st.  A slate of officers and representatives will be presented for chapter vote in September.

Download Board Nomination Form here

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Shannon Hinson, Past-President, Thank you!

Member Confession:

Devire Robinson
Vice President, Center for Nonprofit Sustainability
Foundation for the Carolinas

In the spirit of a true "confession," I feel compelled to share that while August marks my one-year anniversary of joining AFP Charlotte, I attended AFP meetings for a full 6 months before receiving my own badge in the nametag briefcase.  I know, I know.  I'm sure you have so many questions.  "What took you so long?"  "What made you finally join?"  "Who are you again??"
My AFP journey started when Patton McDowell invited me to attend the February 2014 monthly meeting.  I was about to start as a consultant at PMA Consulting and Patton suggested that AFP would be helpful in my transition into the nonprofit sector.  Patton wasn't feeling well the day of the meeting, but I decided to still attend.  I was immediately drawn to the welcoming nature of the chapter.  No one knew me, but everyone was so genuinely warm, open, and talkative.  

Since that first meeting, I have found AFP to be an incredible resource.  Not just for providing instructive templates and ideas, but also for continued inspiration.  After attending the AFP NC Philanthropy Conference last August, I was hooked.  I found the stated commitment, passion, and joy surrounding our joint mission of sustained philanthropy to be infectious.  I wanted to be formally a part of the group.

The members of AFP Charlotte are resources themselves.  They are more than willing to take the time to get to know you and assist you in whatever way they are able.  I'm excited about my continued involvement in the chapter and I hope that other "consistent guests" will be persuaded to join the team!

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