AFP Charlotte Chapter

Reminder to Submit Your Nominations for the 2013 National Philanthropy Day Awards!

Just a quick reminder that this is the final week to nominate individuals, organizations, and community partners for the 2013 AFP Charlotte National Philanthropy Day Awards deadline this Friday, April 5th!

This will be AFP Charlotte's 22nd National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon honoring individuals and organizations for their outstanding contributions to our community through their impactful generosity and philanthropic work. The event will be hosted at The Westin Charlotte on Wednesday, November 13, 2013.

Make a nomination
for the 2013 AFP Charlotte National Philanthropy Day Awards by end of Friday, April 5th at midnight!

Awards are made in eight categories you can browse the list of awards and their full descriptions here.
For questions about nominating, sponsoring, or purchasing tickets for the event, please contact National Philanthropy Day Chair, Donna Canzano.

Upcoming Events

April 17th  11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Insider Secrets on Corporate Giving

Join Andi Stevenson, Lee Institute Executive Director,  for a lively discussion on corporate giving in Charlotte
CPCC Harris Conference Center

Not a list of funding requirements, this panel conversation focuses on building partnership with corporate donors.  When should you focus on the relationship and when should you focus on the  details and specifics.  Andi and her guests will leave you with a new perspective on corporate philanthropy in Charlotte. 
COST: AFP Members $25; Guests $35 until 4/12 when prices increase 
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April 17th  10:30 - 11:30 
Member Benefits: Headshots
(appointment only, registration required)

AFP is pleased to offer an opportunity for members to have their headshots taken by photographer Jon Strayhorn before April's monthly meeting.  The cost is $10 and members will receive a digital copy of their photo. Space is limited so register today and do not miss this opportunity. 
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April 22nd  2:00 - 3:00 pm
CFRE Study Group 
Hope Haven

Interested in obtaining your CFRE credential by the end of 2013? Plans are underway for a dedicated group to get together for regular study sessions to make this happen! If you have over five years of development experience and this is something you would like to finally mark off your bucket list this year, you are welcome to join the group. 

Please RSVP to Kelly Lynn to get some helpful info and the checklist of what you should prepare for before this meeting.

Call for Speaker Proposals! Deadline Friday, April 5th!  More Information

40 Under 40 Recipient Credits AFP Charlotte for His Success

Last week, Benjamin Mohler (UNC Charlotte) was named to the 40 Under 40 List by the Charlotte Business Journal. We asked Ben to share the impact his AFP membership has had on him professionally. Congratulations to Ben on being named to this distinguished list!
After moving to Charlotte in the summer of 2007, I was encouraged by co-workers to attended AFP Charlotte Chapter monthly chapter meetings. Unsure how attending the meetings would directly improve my daily responsibilities, I was reluctant to commit. However, after a few meetings, I began to see their importance. With time I grew to learn that although these meetings were important, the real value of the chapter membership happened before and after meetings.
You see, AFP Charlotte Chapter is far more than just monthly meetings. Its value comes in networking opportunities, committee work, and the opportunity to share common experiences with other leaders in the Charlotte nonprofit community. I can easily say that the benefits of membership far exceeds the cost. In fact, I credit much of my success to the investment other members have made in my career. Many of these investments have been unintentional results of being involved and volunteering, but a few have been deliberate.  Read More

New Member Profile - Joey Shell

What is your current title/organization? Foundations Relations Manager / The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA)

What city are you from originally? Boone, NC

When did you move to Charlotte? 2006

What do you like about your job? I strongly believe in the work of the organization and I really enjoy working with our supporters and other members of the staff.

Why did you join AFP Charlotte? Although I've been on staff with BGEA for quite a while I have only been part of our Donor Ministries team since October 2011. I thought this would be a great way to connect with others in the profession, and hopefully learn more through the various programs offered.

What is your favorite dessert?  That one is easy! Zeppole--an Italian pastry.

AFP Charlotte Mentoring Program

On March 27, more than 20 participants in AFP Charlotte's Mentoring Program convened in Dilworth for the annual Spring Skills Social. Attendees participated in facilitated discussion on the importance of time management ahead of one-on-one discussion between mentors and their mentees. The event also included a social hour with food and drinks provided by AFP Charlotte.

Each year, AFP's Mentoring Committee convenes participants for a session focused on fun and group discussion. This year, time management was a winning topic. In a time of increased need for fund development success against a backdrop of decreasing resources, the development professional must maximize the work week with greater efficiency and an eye toward milestones and deadlines.

"The skills social provided a wonderful opportunity to network with my peers and learn practical ways to manage my time as a fundraiser," Gretchen Oakley, Development Officer at Men's Shelter of Charlotte, said. "I was also encouraged to think more strategically and creatively about the needs of my organization."

The Mentoring Program is a resource for emerging and mid-career development professionals with a goal of enhancing knowledge, skills and future success through structured mentoring. Mentees with either 1-3 years experience or 3-5+ years experience are partnered with mentors who have been asked to participate based on the needs of each mentee.

The Application for the 2013-2014 program can be found on the AFP Website. The deadline for submission is Monday, September 2nd.

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