AFP Charlotte Chapter

Leader Development and Succession Planning for a Sustainable Future - Harnessing the power of transitions for organizational transformation

May 23, 2013
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location - The Big Chill - 911 East Morehead Street, Suite 100

Workshop facilitated by Jeanie Duncan, President of Raven Consulting Group and Lead Consultant for TransitionGuides

Change (sometimes surprisingly fast change) remains the one constant we can count on. Despite this, many organizations fail to prepare for the most predictable change of all the departure of their executive or other key leaders.

Success in leadership transitions is dependent upon readying the organization for change. One of the most critical areas of this work is with an organizations greatest asset its people. Putting in place sound leader development and talent management practices, even at the most fundamental level, is critical to ensuring organizational sustainability and preparing an organization to weather changes over time.  Read More or Register

Meeting Sponsored By
Early Bird pricing until  5/17:

  • AFP Members and ASC Pricing $25
  • Guests $35
Pricing After 5/17
  • AFP Members and ASC Pricing $35
  • Guests $45

National Philanthropy Day: Nominations are in!  Save the Date!

Thank you to all those who submitted nominations for the 22nd Annual AFP Charlotte National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon. We are excited to read through the nominations, and look forward to sharing them with our judges. We will be announcing this year's award recipients soon stay tuned!
Award winners will be recognized at the National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon at The Westin Charlotte on Wednesday, November 13, 2013.
We look forward to seeing you, your staff, board members, volunteers and nominees this year. We will announce when the tickets to the Awards Luncheon are available to purchase. In the meantime, save the date as you don't want to miss out on this special event!
A special thank you to our event sponsors PNC Bank, Loftin & Company Printers, Nfocus Magazine, La Storia, and Lead Source Marketing! Click here to learn more about sponsorship opportunities and download the event sponsorship form. For questions about event sponsorship, please email National Philanthropy Day Chair, Donna Canzano.

AFP International Conference Review

By 2013 Chamberlain Scholar, Marianne D. Schild

In a word, the AFP International Conference on Fundraising was inspiring. By the generosity of AFP Charlotte, I attended AFP ICON 2013 in San Diego, CA as a Chamberlain Scholar. This meant my registration fee was covered and I received $1,000 toward travel expenses. At the conference, I participated in Chamberlain Scholar activities, too, like a meet-up with other scholars on opening day. I am grateful for the opportunity to attend the conference, as I met people from all over the world at different stages of their fundraising careers, who love what they do. I also had the great pleasure of getting to know other members of AFP Charlotte Chapter who attended ICON, too, and we have all been in touch with each other since returning to Charlotte. Read More...

Save-the-Date: AFP Kingpin!

June 27th 5:30 7:30 at Ten Park Lanes, 1700 Montford Drive.  Please save-the-date for an AFP Member Social at Ten Park Lanes.  Join your fellow AFP members for an evening of bowling and socializing!  Appetizers will be provided by AFP Charlotte and discounted bowling fees will be available for those interested in bowling.  AFP Members are free and guests are $15.  Please REGISTER by Friday, June 21st!

Call for Nominations: 2014 AFP Charlotte Board of Directors

AFP Charlotte Chapter is currently seeking nominations for individuals to serve on the 2014 Board of Directors. Nominations are due by June 10, 2013.

Members of the AFP Charlotte Board of Directors advise, govern, oversee policy and direction, and assist with the leadership and general promotion of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Charlotte Chapter (AFP Charlotte) so as to support the organization's mission and needs. Every director leads a committee or focus area for the chapter. A full description and expectations for board members are available on the chapter website at

The Board seeks directors who represent the diversity of our chapter in the fullest sense: those who work for regional and national nonprofits, who come from a diversity of racial and ethnic backgrounds, who are consultants, and who bring a variety of skills sets and knowledge of diverse market segments to the leadership of the chapter. Nominees must represent the best qualities of leadership, commitment and integrity. Members of the Board of Directors must be active members of AFP. Prior experience in committee work and the CFRE or ACFRE credential is preferred.

Self-nominations or nominations of individuals exhibiting great potential are both accepted.
Chapter members will vote to elect the 2014 slate at the September Annual Meeting. Terms will begin January 1, 2014, and end December 31, 2015. Directors in good standing are welcome to re-nominate for additional terms of service.

Nominations are accepted at Interested applicants are encouraged to complete the application and submit it along with an uploaded resume by June 10, 2013.

The Nominations Process is led by Katie Benston, CFRE, Past President and a committee of Board Members. Please contact Katie at or 704-248-3723 if you have any questions.


Nicole Chitty, CFRE
The Barnabus Center 

In August 2011 I took the CFRE Review Course that was offered the two days prior to attending the statewide conference in Durham, NC. I knew I wanted to eventually take the CFRE exam and registered for this course in the hopes of gaining a better understanding of all that was involved. Each participant receives the CFRE Review "big book" that covers each section of the exam and also includes practice exam questions. This book became an invaluable resource to me when I actually sat down to study for the exam and I still use it as a reference.
Over the two days of the course we covered all nine sections of the exam and each section was taught by someone different. I enjoyed having so many different instructors because we got to learn strategies and methods of fundraising from many different perspectives. Each instructor had many years of experience in the particular section they taught and we usually had a combination of lecture, personal stories / case studies and lessons learned about that topic, as well as group activities helping us to experientially learn the material. The combination of all these things helped the material to really sink in and kept the information fresh and stimulating.
Another added benefit was the new friendships I formed with the other development professionals who were also going through the class as we shared meals and worked together on group activity portions of the course. Our class stayed in touch and every time one of us took the exam over the next year we all celebrated that person. I still stay in regular contact with several of the people from our Charlotte chapter that went through the course with me and they have become good friends. Oh... and I later took the CFRE exam in June 2012 and passed! Now I have the initials after my name and am very proud to say I am a CFRE!

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!

There are some great new jobs posted including:

Levine Museum of the New South, Development Director-Vice President
American Red Cross, Senior Officer Corporate & Foundation Parnterships
Men's Shelter of Charlotte, Director of Development
Carolina Raptor Center, Director of Development
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte, Donor Database Coordinator
Union County Public Schools, Part Time Foundation Executive Director
American Red Cross, Major Gifts Officer

Visit our Jobs page for all current openings!  

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Discount for New Professional Memberships

In honor of AFP International's 53 anniversary we are offering a $53.00 discount for NEW professional memberships if you join by June 30th!  Members will be able to join online and enter the discount code of JUNE13 to receive the reduced dues. If you want to pay via check you can mail in the coupon with your membership application.

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