National Philanthropy Day 
[Image]The National Philanthropy Day committee is excited for the 2022 Luncheon and looks forward to seeing you there. If you have not already purchased your tickets or tables, do so today!

Special thanks to our fantastic media partner, Kim Brattain Media, for the NPD promo video that you can view here.

Upcoming Program

Date & Time:  Thursday, Nov. 3 11:45-1:00

Price:  AFP Members $10.00 and non-AFP Members $20.00 Register here.

 The Ethics and Process of Donor-Centered Prospect Development and Data Privacy

In the wake of data scandals, security concerns, and a growing number of new data privacy laws, is traditional prospect research still relevant and appropriate for fundraising? How does this ever-changing landscape affect how we fundraise and manage our donors' data? What are the ethical implications of managing information and using publicly available data? This session will explore the new realities in research and data, discuss the ethics surrounding them, and how best to ensure your program uses and manages data effectively.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the basics of prospect research and what is included in publicly available data;

  • Gain familiarity with new data privacy laws and how they impact the sector;

  • Frame an ethical approach to data management and prospect research 

Presenters:  T. Clay Buck, CFRE and Ryan Woroniecki

T. Clay Buck, CFRE is a passionate advocate for fundraisers and the missions and donors they serve. He is the Founder and Chief Consultant of Tactical Fundraising Solutions, a full-service fundraising partnership firm focused on developing the systems and operations that drive highly effective fundraising. He has held the Certified Fund Raising Executive certification since 2010, served as President of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Las Vegas chapter for two years, and has been a member of the Advisory Board for Rogare, the fundraising think tank, for which he co-authored the United States Critical Fundraising Report. He is an AFP certified Master Trainer and speaks frequently on fundraising at conferences, workshops and trainings, including the AFP International Conference, the annual APRA conference, the Tessitura conference and many others. He teaches the fundraising courses for the Nonprofit Management Certificate and the Fundraising Certification program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He was recently named one of the top 20 Charity Influencers online.

Ryan Woroniecki has been in the fundraising industry for a decade working in various roles at DonorSearch. He started in sales and built out their partners program and ecosystem which includes DonorPerfect, Bloomerang, Salesforce, Bentz Whaley Flessner. In his time he's helped hundreds of nonprofits segment their database, design prospect management services and plans for specific prospects. He is a former APRA-MD Board member and currently serves as Secretary of the Board at The Giving Institute and on the AFP Foundation external major gifts committee. When he's not helping nonprofits he's likely on the kickball field with a craft beer in hand.

Scholarship - ICON Chamberlain

Have you attended AFP ICON?  If your answer is no - APPLY TODAY for the Chamberlain Scholarship? 

The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy is proud to offer the Chamberlain Scholarship Program for AFP ICON taking place in New Orleans April 16-18, 2023. This program is designed to help individuals serving nonprofit organizations develop their knowledge and skills in fundraising. The AFP Charlotte Chapter has the opportunity to send one member to ICON. Candidates must meet the following requirements: 

  • Candidate is employed as a fundraising professional or, if candidate is an executive director, a substantial amount of time must be devoted to fundraising. 

  • Candidate has never attended an AFP or NSFRE International Conference on Fundraising as a registered participant (unless as a member of the Conference Host Committee) and is enthusiastic to attend the full conference as scheduled. 

  • Candidate must agree to complete an online evaluation form about his or her experience at AFP ICON.  

  • Candidate must be willing to share their AFP ICON experience via Chapter Newsletter.

  • Candidates must provide proof of COVID-19 full vaccination to attend conference. 

The scholarship covers the cost of registration and includes a $1,000 travel stipend. 

Click here to access the scholarship application. Applications are due October 31, 2022.

2023 AFP Charlotte Board of Directors
Congratulations to AFP Charlotte's 2023 Board of Directors.

President Brittany Jenkins
President-elect Sarah Avinger, CFRE
Immediate Past President and Treasurer                 Robert Touchstone, CFRE
Secretary Sydney Hammond

Vice-President of Membership Nick Stewart
Vice-President of Special Initiatives with IDEA      April Harley
Vice-President of Programming Katie Benston, CFRE
Vice-President of Outreach Katie Sutton
Affinity Groups & Mentoring Jane Freeman
Programming Adam Wassell, CFRE & Heidi Weatherspoon
Scholarships Jordan Fletcher, CFRE
CFRE and Senior Forum Michelle Hamilton, CFRE
NC Philanthropy Conference Stacy Greene & Meagan Conley
Community Impact Michelle Spreitzer, CFRE
Communications/Marketing Claire Lechtenberg
Recruitment & Retention Susan Ulrich
Higher Education Olivia Hubert
National Philanthropy Day  April Vahey & Tenille Banner
Sponsorships Joan Woods-Rashid
Talent Recruitment Brian Beck
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas Events Manager    
The Relatives Director of Communications    
Junior Achievement of the Triad President & CEO    
Winkler Consulting Group Inc Campaign Consultant    
Lifespan Services, Inc. Philanthropy Operations Coordinator    
Lifespan Services, Inc. Director of Individual Philanthropy    
University of South Carolina Lead Senior Director of Develpment | University Libraries    
University of South Carolina Lead Senior Director of Develpment | Arnold School of Public Health    
University of South Carolina Director of Donor Experience Annual Giving    
University of South Carolina Director of Annual Giving Programs and Services    
North Carolina Aquarium Society President & CEO    
Children's Theatre of Charlotte Director of Development    
Queens University of Charlotte Director of The Royals Club    
Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers Chief Development Officer    
Southern Evangelical Seminary & Bible College Director of Institutional Advancement    
Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont Director, Workforce Partnerships & Outreach    
Sustain Charlotte Director of Donor Engagement    
YMCA of Greater Charlotte Financial Development Director    
ANSWER Scholarship, Inc. Donor Development Officer    
Roof Above Director of Volunteer Engagement    
NC State University Director of Development, Poole College of Management    
NC State University Associate Director of Development    
Safe Alliance Chief Advancement Officer    
KinderMourn Executive Director    
Tosco Music Director of Development    
Discovery Place Grants Manager    
Central Piedmont Community College Foundation Annual Giving Director    
Central Piedmont Community College Foundation Planned Giving Director    
Central Piedmont Community College Foundation Major Gift Officer    
Central Piedmont Community College Foundation Prospect Research Director    
Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, North Carolina Vice President of Development    
Union Academy Foundation Executive Director    
The Relatives Donor Relations Associate    
Make-A-Wish of Central and Western North Carolina Manager of Individual Giving and Stewardship    
Habitat For Humanity of the Charlotte Region Major Gifts Senior Manager    
NC State University Director of Gift Planning    
Wingate University Director of Alumni Engagement    
Winthrop University Development Coordinator    
Winthrop University Associate Vice President for Advancement  

AFP Charlotte has built a reputation for getting the word out for the premier fundraising jobs across the Carolinas. Click here to read more and apply for a posted position.

In order to promote gender and racial pay equity, AFP is leading the way and will be requiring salary ranges for all new positions posted on the AFP Charlotte Job Board effective May 10, 2021. We understand this might be a significant change for some organizations, but AFP Charlotte strongly believes this is an important shift in increasing equity, inclusion and fairness in the fundraising profession.

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