AFP Membership Benefits
Have you asked yourself what it means to be an AFP member? Why join and what's in it for me? Below are some of the major benefits you'll receive when you join the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the world's largest community of charitable fundraisers! And this doesn't even touch on what AFP Charlotte has to offer! Our local chapter offers: 
- 7 Affinity Groups with learning and networking opportunities for all levels of experience in fundraising
- free and discounted programming for professional development
- networking and peer support 
- local job posting discounts
- mentorship program

Together, our chapter elevates philanthropy across the region through the work they do every day and through annual events like National Philanthropy Day.  If you have questions about our local chapter and how we can serve you, please contact our President elect, Brittany Jenkins.

 Join today!

Upcoming Programs
March Webinar - Tracking it Down: Get your Board in Sync on Donor Outreach
March 30, 2022 at 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Register here.

In this webinar, presenter Evan Northrup, CFRE will walk through the creation of tools and the implementation of tricks to get everyone who has contact with donors to clue you in on what those conversations are, when they happened, what the follow up steps should be, and how to manage the entire moves management process.


Capital Campaign Workshop with the Winkler Group

April 26-27, 2022 at 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Queens University Sports Complex (2229 Tyvola Road/East West Room)
Register here.

Program includes lunch both days and CFRE credit. Click here to read more about the workshop.

June Lunch Program - Community Centric Fundraising
June 6, 2022 at 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Pauline Tea Bar and Apothecary (2326 Arty Ave. Charlotte)
Register here.

Sil Ganzo with ourBridge for KIDS will discuss how Community Centric Fundraising or CCF looks in their organization and the journey they took to get there.


[Image]Considering your CFRE and want to learn more? Join us for an info session about CFRE and our plans for a study group. We are offering an in-person and virtual meeting. Please register for whichever one you prefer. Contact Shannon Hinson for details.

In-person Interest Session
April 4 at 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Habitat Charlotte (3815 Latrobe Drive)
Register here.

Virtual Interest Session
April 8 at 9:30 -10:15 am
Register here.

Scholarships Available Next Deadline April 14!

[Image]AFP Charlotte is pleased to offer scholarships to recruit new members, retain current members, and to assist with learning opportunities and professional development. Funds are available now! The Scholarship Committee will review applications on a quarterly basis, and the next deadline to submit applications is Thursday, April 14 at 5pm. Visit https://www.afpcharlotte.org/professional-development/scholarships/ to learn more about how to apply for a scholarship through the AFP Charlotte chapter.

National Philanthropy Day 2022

Looking for a meaningful stewardship opportunity for a donor or volunteer making a positive impact on your organization? Want to celebrate a fundraising colleague's dedication and success? A great way to honor the individuals and organizations whose generosity of spirit and giving heart make our community a better place is through a National Philanthropy Day (NPD) nomination

Every year, AFP celebrates the diverse efforts of philanthropists, fundraisers, volunteers and organizations making the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community a better, more compassionate and equitable place for all. This year's luncheon will be held at the Hilton Charlotte Uptown on November 10, 2022. 

A great way to celebrate your donors and volunteers or honor your colleagues is by submitting an NPD nomination. Click here to access nomination forms, guidelines and more. Please submit your nominations by April 22nd, 2022. 

Contact Megan Mitcham for more information.

Legislative Update - AFP Urges Senate Finance Committee to Enact Universal Charitable Deduction, Enhance IRA Charitable Rollover
[Image]The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) submitted a statement to the Senate Finance Committee today calling on Congress to approve new tax incentives to encourage giving in the wake of new challenges that charities are facing. "Just as the pandemic is winding down and fundraisers were feeling more optimistic, charities and their donors are now faced with skyrocketing gas prices, rising inflation costs, geopolitical conflict and weak consumer confidence," said AFP President and CEO Mike Geiger, MBA, CPA, in the comments to the Finance Committee.

One recommendation is to reinstate the universal charitable deduction, allowing all taxpayers to take a tax deduction for their charitable giving even if they didn't itemize their taxes. AFP also urged Congress to enhance the Charitable IRA Rollover by passing the Legacy IRA Act.

A copy of AFP's statement to the Finance Committee can be found here.

Members on the Move


If you are a member on the move, please email Sarah Lanners Avinger, VP of Membership, and share where you will be working, your new job title, and some highlights about your new role. We want to celebrate your success!


Pisgah Legal Services
Regional Development Officer

The Relatives
Administrative and Marketing Coordinator

Development & Communications Director

Catawba Lands Conservancy
Development Manager

The Healing Place
Director of  Development & Community Engagement

Pat's Place Child Advocacy Center
Development & Communications Associate

Charlotte Bilingual Preschool
Chief Advancement Officer

Safe Alliance
Communications Coordinator

The Art Center at Fountain Park
Executive Director

NC State University
Director of Development, Central Major Gifts

Cape Fear Botanical Garden
Chief Executive Director

NC State University
Director of Development, College of Engineering

McLeod Addictive Disease Center
Vice President, Development
Program Coordinator

UNC Play Makers Repertory Theatre
Director of Development

Atrium Health Foundation
Director, Gift Planning

Central Piedmont Community College
Director of Prospect Research, Alumni Relations & Special Projects

McColl Center
Vice President, Philanthropy

Habitat Charlotte Region
Annual Giving Manager

Humane Society of Charlotte
Events Manager

Veterans Bridge Home
Development Associate

Road to Hire
Director of Marketing & Communications

Road to Hire
Chief Program Officer

Care Ring
Chief Advancement Officer

YMCA Greater Charlotte
Financial Development Director 2: Morrison & Steele Creek YMCA


AFP Charlotte has built a reputation for getting the word out for the premier fundraising jobs across the Carolinas. Click here to read more and apply for a posted position.

In order to promote gender and racial pay equity, AFP is leading the way and will be requiring salary ranges for all new positions posted on the AFP Charlotte Job Board effective May 10, 2021. We understand this might be a significant change for some organizations, but AFP Charlotte strongly believes this is an important shift in increasing equity, inclusion and fairness in the fundraising profession.

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