AFP Charlotte Chapter

*January Monthly Meeting Rescheduled*

True Stories: Successes In Our Community

TED-style program facilitated by Blair Primis, Co-Director of the OrthoCarolina Foundation and Director of Marketing & Public Relations at OrthoCarolina. Blair participated last year in AFP's April Program Insider Secrets on Corporate Philanthropy.

Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2014*
Location: CPCC Harris Center, 3216 CPCC Harris Campus Dr Charlotte, NC 28208
*Please note the date change
Due to inclement weather, the AFP Charlotte has rescheduled its January Monthly Meeting for Tuesday, February 4, 2014. If you have already registered but are unable to attend, please email for a credit to our next Monthly Meeting, We're Bringing Giving Back, on February 26, 2014 or a full refund of your registration fee.

Registration for this event is still open.  If you would like to attend, register today!

February Monthly Meeting

We're Bringing Giving Back

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Time: 11:30am-1:00pm
Location: CPCC Harris Center, 3216 CPCC Harris Campus Dr Charlotte, NC 28208

Ensemble presentation by members of the giving circle New Generation of African American Philanthropists and Valaida Fullwood, author of Giving Back, in recognition of Black History Month. The multimedia presentation weaves personal narrative, photography and readings from Fullwood's book to provide insight on culture, heritage, motivation and the legacy of generosity among Americans of African descent.

A Message From AFP President, Shannon Hinson

Happy New Year!

On behalf of the AFP Charlotte Board, I wanted to send you best wishes for 2014 and give you a little preview of our strategic initiatives for the year.
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Mark Your Calendar: Affinity Groups

Major Gifts Affinity Group

We will have our next AFP Major Gifts Affinity group Monday, February 10 from 9 am to 10:30 am at the Catholic Center, 1123 South Church Street. If the parking lot is full in front of the building, remember you can park across the street in our other lot.
If you have any questions, you can  email me or call Jim Kelley at 704-370-3301.

Learn More About Affinity Groups

2014 National Philanthropy Day Award Nominations Are Open!

AFP Charlotte is honoring some of our region's outstanding individuals, businesses and community partners at our 23rd Annual AFP Charlotte National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon at The Westin Charlotte on Wednesday, November 12, 2014.

We need your help to nominate a deserving individual or business for their outstanding philanthropic contributions to Charlotte. Click here to see the nomination categories and their full descriptions, as well as past winners. All entries must be received by April 4, 2014.

2013 winners: Belk, Inc., Boingo Graphics, Megan HG Bourne, Margaret "Jean" Culver, Dr. Lucius Gage, Terri DeBoo, Tory Foster, Michelle Hamilton, Robyn Hamilton, James & Beverly Hance.

Who will you nominate this year to join their ranks? Submit your nomination today!

We celebrate National Philanthropy Day in Charlotte to honor those who continue to strengthen our community with a giving heart. This event is held in more than 125 communities and 50,000 people around the world.

For questions about nominating, sponsoring or purchasing tickets for the event, please contact National Philanthropy Day Chair, Julie Conigliaro.

CFRE Study Group in 2014 Few Spots Remaining

Are you considering CFRE certification in 2014?  AFP Charlotte will offer a customized study group for those interested in taking the CFRE exam beginning in late February.  For more information, please contact Josh Jacobson, Chair of the CFRE Committee by February 7.

Member Confession: Marianne Schild, YWCA Central Carolinas

AFP-Charlotte Has a Place For You

In 2011, I had been a professional fundraiser in a small shop for just over a year. My boss, YWCA's Chief Philanthropy Officer, Anita Self, had taken me to a number of AFP-Charlotte's luncheon programs throughout my first year on the job. I enjoyed each one because 1. I always learned something, and 2. I had the pleasure of meeting some wonderful people. Anita knew everyone, and I benefited. 
So, one year into these fabulous luncheon programs and encounters, I felt I had to make my relationship with AFP official and graduate from the handwritten GUEST name badge. I discovered AFP has different levels of membership for individuals and organizations, including one for the young professional: professional fundraisers under the age of 30. I presented this membership option to the decision-makers in my organization, who approved my AFP membership! 
Since becoming a member, I have served on the AFP-Charlotte Membership Committee for three years, won the 2013 Chamberlain Scholarship to attend AFP International Conference, served on the AFP-Charlotte Scholarship Committee and enhanced my membership with the AFP Small Shop Affinity Group (among other enriching experiences).
I encourage you to let AFP empower you to consider next steps and augment your career, as it continues to do for me.

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!

There are some great new jobs posted including:

Center for Child and Family Health, Director of Development
Communities In Schools of Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Inc.,  Donor Relations & Data Coordinator
NC MedAssist, Senior Director of Development
Gaston College, Director-Grants and Special Projects (Search Re-Opened)
Gaston Residential Services, Finance Director/Chief Operating Officer
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Societ, Campaign Specialist
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Campaign Manager - Charlotte Light The Night Walk
Center for the Environment at Catawba College, Fundraiser
Humane Society of Charlotte, Donor Relations Manager
Schiele Museum, Advancement Director
YMCA of Greater Charlotte, Financial Development Relationship Manager
North Carolina Dance Theatre, Annual Giving Manager
Planned Parenthood Health Systems, Associate Director of Development

Visit our Jobs page for all current openings!  

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