AFP Charlotte

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Supportive Housing Communities
Chief Executive Officer

Woodlawn School
Director of Advancement

Blumenthal Performing Arts
Development Assistant

Freedom School Partners
Director of Major Gifts & Individual Giving

Heart Math Tutoring
Donor Relations Coordinator
Outreach Director

Jamie Kimble Foundation For Courage
Program Director

The Joe Martin ALS Foundation
Director of Development

Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte
Partnership Development Officer

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
Vice President of Development

Right Moves for Youth
Development Director

Camp Corral
Chief Development Officer

NC State University
Director of Development (Major Gifts)

Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte
Director of Housing Advancement

She Is Safe, Inc.
Vice President of Advancement

North Carolina School of Science & Mathematics
Vice Chancellor for Development & President of the Foundation

Brookstone Schools of Mecklenburg County
Database Manager

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas
Events Manager

Children's Hope Alliance
Development Officer

Foundation For The Carolinas
Vice President of Planned Giving

Catawba Lands Conservancy & Carolina Thread Trail
Capital Campaign Manager

Make-A-Wish of Central & Western NC
Individual Giving Manager

Development & Marketing Assistant

Guilford College/Office of Advancement
Associate VP for Advancement Operations

Queens University of Charlotte
Director of Annual Giving

Wingate University
Gift Records Coordinator


President's Letter

As you may remember, the AFP Board of Directors contracted with an outside consultant near the end of 2018 to engage in a multi-year strategic plan. Since last December's retreat, our board has been working hard to solidify the goals of that plan and develop strategies and tactics to carry out those goals. From that, we've developed this document to highlight our plan. 

As you know, we are a membership organization, so our overall focus will always be on our members and ensuring that they feel true value in their membership. You'll see that reflected in our Membership, Outreach, and Programming columns. We also want to do a better job as a Chapter of being more present and active in the Charlotte nonprofit and fundraising environment. We continue to see issues that impact our profession, so we want to be a voice in leading positive change. 

This led to the overall themes for our plan, which are Talent Recruitment, Strengthen the Profession, and Advocacy. There is more detail on each of those areas within the Chapter goals.  We've done some slight restructuring of the board adjusting positions and creating new ones as well as devoted time at our board meetings to work on these strategies, to ensure that this plan doesn't sit on a shelf, but we actually move it forward over the coming years. 

When you have time, please take a moment to review the information; reach out to board members if you have questions, and let us know if you see an area you'd like to plug in to.



January Program

Insider Tips for Building Media Relations Presented
by Rob Boisvert
Thursday, January 16, 2020
11:30am - 1:00pm | CPCC Harris Campus

Eager to share your story with news outlets? Learn from a 30-year newsroom veteran on how to best share your story with the local media. If you are still sending out press releases to gain media attention, you need to come to this presentation.

Rob Boisvert has worked as a print and broadcast journalist for more than thirty years, most recently as the lead anchor at Spectrum News. A native of Boston, the husband and father of two is currently helping nonprofits use traditional and social media to tell their stories.

Register here.

CFRE Spotlight

Trust, dedication, expertise and love of others are the words I use when describing what the CFRE means to me. It means I always have the donors' best interest at heart and am here to support our amazing community. Serving others is what our profession is all about, and I chose to become a CFRE to demonstrate my dedication to fundraising as a profession -
Robert Touchstone, CFRE
Vice President, Philanthropy
Arts & Science Council