AFP Charlotte

Upcoming Events


Anne Springs Close Greenway
Development Manager

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Fundraising Campaign Director

Communities in Schools of Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Inc.
Development Officer

Brookstone Schools
Volunteer & Resource
Development Manager

Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte
Director of House Advancement

The Salvation Army
Director of Development

Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte
Development Associate

Teach For America
Development Director

Clean Air Carolina
Senior Development Manager

Anuvia Prevention & Recovery, Inc.
Director of Fund Development
Grant Writer

The Cornwell Center of Myers Park Baptist Church

Junior League of Charlotte
Administrative Director

Council on Aging in Union County
Part-time Grants/Development Associate

Nevins. Inc.
Director of Development & Strategic Partnerships

A Child's Place
Director of Advancement

24 Foundation
Executive Director

Arts Greensboro
Director of Development

Supportive Housing Communities
Grants & Communications Manager

Sharon Towers
Director of Development & Campaigns

Annual Fund Manager

Charlotte Catholic High School
Assistant Director, Annual Giving & Major Gifts

Charlotte Bilingual Preschool
Director of Development



2018 Programming

September 25, 2018
Massive Fundraising: How to Double, Triple or Quadruple Your Income - Extended Lunch Program
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm | CPCC Harris Campus
Why do some organizations truly excel in their fundraising and others merely get by? In this session we'll explore the results of Adrian Sargeant's study of organizations that have successfully doubled or tripled their donated income in a five-year period or less. Read more about this special lunch program and register now as space is limited.

This program is funded in part through member support of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy's BE the Cause Campaign.

September 25, 2018
Relationship Fundraising 3.0: Lessons from Social Psychology - Senior Forum
9:00 am - 11:00 pm | CPCC Harris Campus
We will explore the psychology of each stage of a relationship, from exploration through growth and commitment. Adrian Sargeant will then map out the fundamental human needs that can be met through philanthropy and how an understanding of these dimensions can add real value for supporters in their giving. For the first time, Adrian will present hard data on how exposure to relationship fundraising actually makes donors feel. He'll demonstrate how a relationship focused approach enhances the wellbeing it generates for supporters and how giving can double as a consequence. Register here.

Last chance to register for the NC Conference!

To register and read more about the keynote and lunch speakers along with breakout sessions, visit

Listen to why the conference is a great opportunity for you!

How Does Your Salary Measure Up?

Average fundraising salaries increased by 11 percent in the United States in 2017, even as 70 percent of professionals didn't see increases large enough to keep up with inflation. How does your salary stack up based on your title, region, and sector?

As an AFP member, you have FREE access to AFP's annual Compensation and Benefits Survey ($79 for non-members). Read and download the report here.

International AFP Benefits

Hopefully you are aware of the many benefits that come along with being part of AFP Charlotte. From monthly programs, to affinity groups, to the mentoring program, there are so many ways to get involved locally with other fundraising professionals. However, sometimes people miss the great opportunities that come with being a member of AFP International, including:
Research and Practice Tools: AFP Code of Ethical Principles & Standards, Promote Donor Bill of Rights, Online Fundraising Resource Center.
Professional Development:  AFP Compensation and Benefits Study, Advancing Philanthropy Magazine, Free Webinars, Membership Directory
Member Discounts:  International Fundraising Conference, Books and AFP Merchandise, Networking, Educational Programming. 
These are just a few of the many ways to engage with AFP International.  Visit to find our more!

Member Benefit: AFP International Fundraising Conference/ Chamberlain Scholarship

The AFP International Fundraising Conference is held each spring and brings more than 3,500 fundraising professionals together to discuss, teach, and learn about important trends and issues related to fundraising and philanthropy. As an AFP-Charlotte member, we hope that you will apply for a scholarship and attend the conference. It's one more way that AFP-Charlotte wants to support you in your professional development.

All of the details you need to know about the application process are included below. Thanks for being an AFP-Charlotte member!

The 56th AFP International Fundraising Conference will be held
March 31 - April 2, 2019 in San Antonio, TX

Visit the official conference website -
One scholarship will be awarded annually to cover an AFP-Charlotte member registration cost and travel stipend ($1,000).
To be eligible, applicants must: 
  • Be an active member of AFP Charlotte (attend meetings on a regular basis) and serve on an AFP Charlotte chapter committee.
  • Submit a one-page newsletter article describing what you gained from the experience within a month of attending the conference.
  • Organize a gathering for Charlotte attendees at the Conference.
  • Complete the online evaluation form provided by AFP International.
Click here to apply. Application Deadline: September 15, 2018.
Scholarship will be awarded, and recipient notified by October 15, 2018.

Member Spotlight: Terry Albanese
Senior Development Officer, Teen Health Connection

"To me, the benefits of being an AFP member are numerous. This year I am excited to have an all-new Development Team and, although I had already taken the course in the past, my team and I will be participating in the AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising course as a team-building experience. I see this as a great opportunity to help my new team understand the fundamentals as they relate specifically to our organization, providing a great platform for discussion and a bonding experience as we prepare for all we need to accomplish in 2018 and beyond."
Terry has been actively involved in AFP Charlotte since 2015 and involved in other AFP chapters for ten years. She is now an active member and a regular face at several of AFP's affinity groups a free benefit to members.
"A few years back, I struggled to find the time to attend the affinity groups on a regular basis and felt a bit disconnected from my colleagues, but over the last year I decided to make it a priority. Since then, I have been actively involved in several affinity groups, and I find great value in attending. To me, it's about networking, forging closer relationships with my colleagues in the field, feeling connected to the profession, sharing ideas, knowledge and expertise, and simply having a sounding board you can rely on related to the topical areas. I encourage my team to participate and, between all of us, we attend every affinity group available."
Find out more about AFP's affinity groups here.