AFP Charlotte

Upcoming Events


Girls on the Run International
Grant Writer

Davidson College
Assistant Director Annual Giving

YWCA Central Carolinas
Philanthropy Manager

NC State University
Director of Development

Let Me Run
Executive Director

Gaston College
Membership Coordinator

Augustine Literacy Project
Director of Development

Catawba Lands Conservancy
Development Associate

Ada Jenkins Center
Director of Development

Community & Corporate Engagement Manager

St. Timothy's School
Director of Advancement

Clean Air Carolina
Development Manager

Myers Park United Methodist Church
Director of Stewardship

Philips Academy of NC
Part-time Development Director

Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center
Director of Development

The Center for Community Transitions
Community Director

Blue Ridge Public Radio
Membership Manager

First Presbyterian Church of Charlotte
Director of Capital Campaign



Upcoming 2019 Lunch Programs

Engaging the Faith Community in Fund and Friend Raising
Thursday, April 11, 2019
11:30 am - 1:00 pm | CPCC Harris Campus

Want to start building relationships with faith communities to help fund and friend raise? Already have relationships, but want to learn how to enhance effective collaboration? Want to learn how other faiths view philanthropy? Then please join us for a moderated panel discussion from leaders of different faith communities in Mecklenburg County. Panelists will answer questions regarding identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding partnerships with various places of worship and their members. Register here.
Trends in Philanthropy
Thursday, May 9, 2019
11:30 am - 1:00 pm | CPCC Harris Campus
This lunch program is presented by Foundation For The Carolinas. Register here.

NC Philanthropy Conference

Speaker Applications Due Tomorrow, March 15!

Mark your calendar for this year's conference.
  • Join Father Gregory Boyle and Penelope Burk, our breakfast and lunch keynote speakers.
  • Want to volunteer? Email Sharon Bremer, the Conference Chair, for more information.
  • The CFRE Refresher and the Fundamentals of Fundraising courses will be held August 6 and 7.

Nominations for National Philanthropy Day (NPD) 2019
are officially open!
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 on November 21 at the Hilton Charlotte Center City.
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 17, 2019.
Contact Brittany Jenkins for more information.

Professional Development

Are you headed to AFP ICON March 31 - April 2 in San Antonio, TX?  Members from the Charlotte AFP Chapter are encouraged to email Chapter President, Mike Blackwelder, who will coordinate a Charlotte Chapter Happy Hour during the conference. Additionally, you can connect with other Charlotte members to divide and conquer on sessions of interest.  
The conference kicks off with Activist and Motivational Speaker, Spencer West and closes with Award Winning Journalist, Soledad O'Brien. In between the inspirational messages of our own roles as change agents, attendees of ICON have the opportunity to attend 10 different educational sessions and opportunities to network with fundraising professionals from across the United States.  

Will you miss ICON this year? If you are interested in attending, but cannot make it fit into your organizations budget, remember that AFP Charlotte offers several different scholarship options to attend either the International or Statewide Conference (which is being held in Charlotte this year on August 5).

Reasons to become a CFRE

Why should you get certified? What's in it for you? Here are just 2 reasons:

  1. Certification grants you more credibility. It serves as an impartial, third-party endorsement of your knowledge and experience against international standards in philanthropy. It adds to your credibility as a fundraiser and sets you apart from others.
  2. Certification may provide for greater earnings potential. Many CFRE certificants experience salary and wage increases based on their certification status. Studies show that, on average, CFRE certificants earn 17% more than their non-certified counterparts.

Click here for the Top 10 reasons to become a CFRE!

2019 CFRE Exam Dates for Initial Certification

Submit your application by the date below to sit for your CFRE exam.

Testing Dates  Application Deadline
April 15 - June 15 April 15
July 15 - September 15 July 15
October 1 - November 30 October 1

AFP Charlotte has designated a limited amount of funds to support CFRE certification and recertification for its members by reimbursing members $200 for receiving the initial CFRE certification and $100 for CFRE recertification.  Click here for more information.

 If you haven't started the CFRE process, the first step to work toward certification is to setup your free account here.