There is still plenty of time to submit your National Philanthropy Day (NPD) nomination,
open until 11:59 pm on April 16
. This year, perhaps more than ever, recognizing the incredible philanthropic work that individuals and organizations are doing in our community is important. Your voice is essential in telling our community's story and creating an NPD event that truly reflects the entire Charlotte-Mecklenburg community.
"We know philanthropy doesn't stop during a pandemic. This past year we relied on our steadfast supporters more than ever, so honoring them through an NPD nomination was an easy decision. Not only did we have the opportunity to express how grateful we were for the Assistance League of Charlotte's support of Arts+ but it gave us a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the amazing work they do in the community and engage with them on a deeper level. It is truly a win-win!" - Stephanie Stenglein, CFRE, Associate Executive Director of Arts+ and AFP Charlotte Past President.
Questions? Visit www.afpcharlotte.org/npd
or email NPD Committee Chair, Sydney Hammond
NPD Past Nominator Highlight
Nominating Molly Green
for Outstanding Student Philanthropist was easy. Molly, like most kids loved animals but unfortunately was very allergic so having one of her own was not an option. Molly did the next best thing - she looked for ways to support animals. It really started when she saw a collection jar for the Humane Society of Charlotte (HSC) at a store. That began her dedication to the Humane Society of Charlotte. As she grew older, Molly ran lemonade stands and donated her proceeds to the HSC. Wanting to do even more, but too young to volunteer at the shelter and too allergic to be able to adopt one of the rescued animals herself, Molly graduated to organizing a hot dog dinner and silent auction under the moniker "Paws for the Cause." Her first event, held when she was only 13 years old, raised nearly $1,500. To date, Molly has raised more than $65,000 in support of the HSC through this event. In high school, she formed the Paws for Cause student organization. Today, Paws for Cause is going strong thanks to the structure Molly put in place..
Two important legacies of Molly's work are the philanthropic skills and her organizational skills that she has developed. As she graduates from college this year, it is exciting to know that Molly will be continuing her philanthropic endeavors at Bank of America.
We hope you will join us in March and April as we address these issues. We will be hosting a short de-brief session after each of the upcoming webinars. Please join us! Thursday, April 15, 2021
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Noon until 1:15 PM
Webinar: Branding and Building Your Online Community
Your organization's brand: it goes far beyond your logo and color scheme, and it is tied to everything you and your fellow employees say and do. Your online community: you know it takes time and effort to build an audience, but you may be missing out on golden opportunities to grow it and further engage.
Join us to learn simple tactics you can implement into your organization's everyday communication, leading to a stronger brand and tighter community. Improved communication can boost your integrity and visibility and ultimately lead to more donor dollars.
Noon until 1:15 PM
Easy and Effective Ways to Stay Engaged with Your Donors All Year Long
Join Mark Chilutti, CFRE, for a fun and engaging webinar that will leave you with lots of innovative and FUN ways to thank your donors for their support. After working hard to secure the gift, we need to let our donors know the impact it made in our organizations.
How do you get to the next level in your career? How do you demonstrate to your peers, donors, upper management, and the board that you are truly a knowledgeable fundraising professional?
Thousands of fundraising professionals worldwide have boosted their salaries, career prospects, and fundraising knowledge by becoming a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). In fact, CFREs earn 7 15% more than non-CFREs according to the 2020 AFP Benefits and Compensation Report. CFREs also report greater professional opportunities and on-the-job confidence.
Don't miss this session if you want to learn how to get started with becoming a CFRE so you can begin enjoying the many benefits that come with certification.
This session will provide you with an overview of the CFRE credential what it is, how to get started, eligibility requirements, filling out the application, an overview of the exam, and more.
You'll also hear from and ask questions of local AFP Charlotte members who have their certification. Come and get the inside scoop on those who have been through the process.Register here.
AFP Racial Equity Discussion Club