AFP Charlotte

Upcoming Events


Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte
Partnership Development Officer

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
Vice President of Development

Right Moves for Youth
Development Director

Camp Corral
Chief Development Officer

NC State University
Director of Development (Major Gifts)

Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte
Director of Housing Advancement

She Is Safe, Inc.
Vice President of Advancement

North Carolina School of Science & Mathematics
Vice Chancellor for Development & President of the Foundation

Brookstone Schools of Mecklenburg County
Database Manager

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas
Events Manager

Children's Hope Alliance
Development Officer

Foundation For The Carolinas
Vice President of Planned Giving

Catawba Lands Conservancy & Carolina Thread Trail
Capital Campaign Manager

Make-A-Wish of Central & Western NC
Individual Giving Manager

Development & Marketing Assistant

Guilford College/Office of Advancement
Associate VP for Advancement Operations

Queens University of Charlotte
Director of Annual Giving

Wingate University
Gift Records Coordinator

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas
Major Gift Officer

Freedom School Partners
Executive Director

Isabella Santos Foundation
Development Director





Holiday Social

The mentee/mentor group held its annual fall breakfast program on November 13 at the Goodwill Opportunity Campus. Over 20 people were in attendance to learn more about key issues that affect every nonprofit professional. Current AFP Charlotte President Mike Blackwelder welcomed the group and encouraged all to utilize the tools available through their AFP membership. 

We were honored to have Sarah Lanners from Arts+ present on "Internal Communication". From PMA, Penny Hawkins' presentation focused on useful professional resources and keys to successful time management. A spirited discussion followed each presentation.

We are currently recruiting for 2020 mentee/mentor committee members. If interested, please contact Committee Chair Jane Weaver at or 401-714-8182.

Benefits to Being an AFP Member

Fundraising Professionals tend to wear a lot of hats. Most days, I sit down at my desk with a plan in mind for what I plan to accomplish, but on many occasions, I find myself reacting to an opportunity or risk that I had not anticipated. I can pick up the phone and call a trusted colleague for advice or I can turn to Google and find limitless (unverified) feedback. Your quick need for advice and guidance can range from board governance to event management to nonprofit budgeting. 

However, I encourage each of you to maximize your benefit with AFP Global by relying on their extensive library of tools and resources, which include:

  • Tools & Templates
  • Hot Topics
  • Reports & Research
  • Fundraising Dictionary
  • Fundraising Effectiveness Project
  • AFP 360 for Job Resources
  • Much More!

Today, I'd like to highlight the Tools & Templates and Hot Topics section of the AFP Global Website. The Tools & Templates section includes a myriad of resources that help you in your everyday job, without recreating the wheel each time. Perhaps you assist in leading the Development Committee of your Board of Directors and they are interested in doing a self-evaluation. AFP Global has a template you can use to help guide your work. Or maybe you need to create more rigor around prospect and donor meetings. AFP Global provides templates to collect and create meaningful evaluation for prospects and donors. The Tools & Templates section event includes sample job descriptions to assist in the hiring of new team members or perhaps in preparation for your annual review.

Equally meaningful to your everyday job is the
Hot Topics section. It is impossible to have an answer to every question you may be asked by leadership, board members and key volunteers. For example, a well-meaning board member might ask about the creation of a possible endowment for your non-profit. The Hot Topics section of the AFP Global Website provides a collection of feedback on that topic and dozens of others.

These resources, and many others, are available as a part of your AFP Membership. The AFP Global Website requires a username and password, which is included in your membership. I encourage you to bookmark the page and start using this verified and useful tool on a regular basis!


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