AFP Charlotte

Upcoming Events


Our Towns Habitat for Humanity
Development Director

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas
Events Manager

North Carolina Wildlife Federation
Vice President for Development and Major Gifts

Midlands Technical College
Associate Vice President for Advancement & CEO of Foundation

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
Membership Manager

Refugee Support Services
PT Resource Development Coordinator

Jazz Arts Initiative
Development Manager

NC Dental Society Foundation
Executive Director

Community & Corporate Engagement Manager

UNC Charlotte
Assistant Director of Donor Relations

Anuvia Prevention & Recovery Center, Inc.
Director of Fund Development

Classroom Central
Marketing and Communications Manager

Precept Ministries International
Regional Development Director

Charlotte Family Housing
Executive Director

YMCA of Greater Charlotte
Financial Development Director

Lenoir-Rhyne University
Major Gifts Officer


2018 Programming

April 26, 2018
Ethics: Where does the buck stop?
11:30 am - 1:00 pm | CPCC Harris Campus
Ethical fundraising is a core component of AFP, but development professionals can sometimes find themselves in sticky, tricky situations when it comes to raising funds. This session will focus on real life examples, how to handle them, and how to stay out of trouble.
Patton McDowell, President of PMA Consulting, LLC, will moderate this panel discussion and explore real life case studies that our panelists have encountered over their years in fundraising. Panelists include: Dianne Chipps Bailey, Lead Attorney for the Nonprofit Organizations and Foundations practice group at Robinson Bradshaw, Beth Crigler, Senior Director of Leadership and Principal Gifts for the Novant Health Foundation, Beth Fischer, Executive Director for University Development at UNC Charlotte, and Rex Otey, Senior Project Director with Convergent Nonprofit Solutions.
Attendees are encouraged to share their questions/cases/examples anonymously the morning of the event or through Register here.

May 17, 2018
What's the Big IDEA?

11:30 am - 1:00 pm | CPCC Harris Campus
Last year, the Association of Fundraising Professionals updated its Diversity and Inclusion efforts to IDEA Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access. Hear an overview of IDEA and how to incorporate the concept into fundraising efforts in diverse communities, plus bring more diversity to the Chapter and the profession. Our guest speaker, Birgit Smith Burton, the Executive Director of Foundation Relations at Georgia Tech, recently led her team in raising $309 million towards the Institute's most successful $1.8B capital campaign. Birgit is a member of the board of Hosea Helps, an advisor for the Aspen Leadership Group, and the founding chair of the African American Development Officers Network, which for 18 years has supported diversity in the fundraising profession by promoting professional development and facilitating interaction among its members. Register here.

Don't Miss Out on
AFP Charlotte's Affinity Groups!

Looking for a free opportunity to network with and learn best practices from your fundraising peers? AFP Charlotte offers six affinity groups to help our members deal with the unique challenges of their roles and organizations. Affinity groups are free to all AFP members!

Upcoming affinity group meetings are below:
Small Shop
April 23rd, 4-5pm @ Catholic Diocese
Annual Fund
May 3rd, 4-5pm @ Catholic Diocese
Topic: Board & Volunteer Management & Engagement
New Fundraising Professionals
May 8th, 4-5pm @ The People's Market Dilworth
Major Gifts
May 16th, 8:30-10am @ Catholic Diocese
Development Management
June 20th, 8:30-10am @ Catholic Diocese

AFP North Carolina Philanthropy Conference

Mark your calendars for this year's conference in Winston-Salem on August 28-30, 2018. For more information, please go to the website. Interested in being a sponsor? Contact Sharon Bremer.

Support your profession and leverage your gift!

Please consider making your BE the CAUSE annual gift to the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - U.S. by Tuesday. Blackbaud will provide a $10 matching gift that will count toward our AFP Charlotte Chapter's campaign. Gifts (not pledges) must be received by April 17, to be eligible for the match. Blackbaud will provide the $10 match for the first 500 gifts.

Why should you give to your profession?

  • To ensure that future leaders access to resources and expertise
  • Continued education and curriculum development
  • Scholarships to attend a myriad of educational opportunities
  • Programs and resources in your local community through chapter grants
  • Mentoring
  • Diversity and inclusion programs

Make a gift by clicking here.