AFP Charlotte

Upcoming Events


Penland School of Crafts
Development Associate for Grants & Institutional Gifts

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
Director of Development & Events

Habitat for Humanity
Director of Organizational Advancement & Development

Humane Society of Charlotte
Gift Processing Associate

Big Brothers Big Sisters
Donor Relations Coordinator

Verner Center for Early Learning
Director of Resource Development

America's ToothFairy: National Children's Oral Health Foundation
Chief Development Officer

Chordoma Foundation
Director of Development

Animal Protection Society
of Durham

Director of Development

Winthrop University
Major Gift Officer

YMCA Central Carolinas
Marketing Director

Charlotte Bridge Home
Interim Director of Development

Davidson College
Gift Officer

Blumenthal Performing Arts
Corporate Relations Manager

HopeWay Foundation
Director of Development

Trinity Episcopal School
Marketing Communications Manager

Voices Together
Director of Development

Classroom Central
Director of Development




Cause for Change: Millennial Engagement with Derrick Feldman

 Lunch Program | May 26

Internationally-known expert Derrick Feldman will discuss findings from his book "The Cause for Change" and share strategies for engaging Millennials as constituents, volunteers, and donors, and focus on how organizations can realign themselves to better respond to this group of 80 million strong.

This session will help you examine how millennials communicate, influence their peers and give of their time and money, and how their approach to non-profits is re-shaping sector.

Scholarships Available

June 30th Scholarship Deadline is quickly approaching!

Scholarships available for NC Philanthropy Conference and
Pre-Conference Fundamentals of Fundraising Course and CFRE Review Course.

Visit here for additional information and application. 

2016 NC Philanthropy Conference

Thursday, August 18
Sheraton Charlotte Hotel

CFRE Review and Fundraising Fundamentals Courses, Tuesday and Wednesday, August 16 & 17
Alex Sheen | Keynote Speaker
Alex Sheen is the Founder of because I said I would, an international social movement and nonprofit dedicated to the betterment of humanity through promises made and kept. Sparked by the loss of his father in 2012, Alex began sending promise cards to anyone who requested them at no cost. because I said I would has sent over 3.1M promise cards to over 150 countries. Alex's commitment to the betterment of humanity has inspired millions around the world.
Visit the conference website for details. 

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Affinity Group Spotlight

Are you the member of a development team of with only a couple of members?  Or perhaps you're the sole development professional in your organization?  If so, then the Small Shop affinity group may be just what you're looking for!
In the group's meeting on Tuesday, May 10, we held a vibrant conversation around planned giving in a Small Shop.  We walked away with concrete ideas about:
Time management - to ensure that those important planned giving activities are achieved

Marketing materials - testimonials, stories, brochures and direct mail content

Gift acceptance and investment policies - gotta have these in place!

Prospecting and stewardship - best policies for identifying prospects and then stewarding their commitment as legacy donors
Ours was a lively and informative discussion and each member left with new relationships and resources to support us in our work and careers.  We hope you'll join us!  The next Small Shop affinity group meeting will be held on July 12 at 4:00 pm at Hygge. In that meeting, we'll focus our conversation on Board and Committee Involvement - What Works and What Definitely Doesn't.

We hope to see you at an Affinity Group meeting soon!

Member Confessional

It is such a pleasure to be a part of the AFP - I am always amazed at all the passion everyone brings to their causes and to this group - I have learned that fundraising has many similarities to my role as an Account Manager with Boingo Graphics  - I really enjoy the great speakers and informative events, meeting people who truly care about what they are working on and for the opportunity to give back. Thanks for making our community a better place!! Sid Wood