AFP Charlotte Chapter

NC Philanthropy Conference

The 2013 NC Philanthropy Conference Committee has been hard at work planning.  You'll be exposed to high quality speakers and sessions that challenge you to put A New Twist on how you approach development.  For more information about the schedule of the day and to register click here
AFP NC Philanthropy Conference Rates 
                                             MEMBERS           NON-Members
Early Bird             Until 7/09            $129.00               $160.00
Regular                Until 7/26            $139.00               $170.00
Late                     Until 8/09            $170.00               $200.00

Need to spend the night?  Book your room at Embassy Suites using the code "AFP conference" and get the following room rates: single or double $159; Triple $169; Quad $179.
Volunteers and LCD's Needed!
Help us make the conference an enjoyable experience for all by volunteering to assist day of!
We are looking for registration volunteers and room hosts as well as volunteers to assist directing people the day of. Interested in being a room host? Please contact Lori Avery today! Also, to help us cut down on costs, we need LCD loaners. If you can loan an LCD please contact us ASAP.  Thank you!

Is Your CEO Your Chief Fundraiser?

Event Date: 07/17/2013
Location: Byron's South End | 101 W Worthington Ave #110
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM   Register
Members $25  -  Guests $30  Until July 12th when pricing increases

The Power of Partnership: Lessons from Leadership Gift School
Fundamental to the success of a major gifts program is a strong partnership between the Executive Director and Development Director with clearly defined roles and responsibilities.
Come hear from three ED/DOD fundraising teams about how strong partnerships were forged; what is changing about how EDs think about development; and the strategies these teams are using to increase the dollars raised from individual donors and stories of their early success. 

You will also learn:

  • Three key strategies for more fully engaging your board members in fundraising
  • How to map out the critical steps in donor cultivation
  • Understand how the concept of Mastery applies to fundraising
Jim Warren and Michele Houck  Carolina Raptor Center
Phil Kline and Karen Parker & Amanda Wilson  Safe Alliance/aka United Family Services
Sally Daley and Katherine Lambert - Girl Scouts Hornets Nest
Moderator:  Chris McLeod, JD is President of GIVING MATTERS, INC and Co-Founder of The Institute for Philanthropic Leadership/Leadership Gift School.

Presented in Partnership with The Institute for Philanthropic Leadership/Leadership Gift School

Congratulations 2013 Philanthropy Day Winners - Early Bird tickets on sale now!

The AFP Charlotte Chapter congratulates all of this year's National Philanthropy Day award recipients, who will be officially recognized at the 22nd Annual AFP Charlotte National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon on November 13, 2013 at the Westin Charlotte:
Outstanding Champion of Diversity  - Robyn Hamilton
Outstanding Emerging Philanthropist   - Meghann Gunderman
Outstanding Philanthropic Small Business  - Boingo Graphics
Outstanding Student Philanthropy  - Tory Foster
Outstanding Philanthropic Organization  - Belk
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser   - Terri DeBoo
Outstanding Professional Fundraising Executive  - Michelle Hamilton
Outstanding Legacy -  Margaret "Jean" Norwood Culver and Dr. Lucius Gage
Outstanding Philanthropist -  James H. Hance, Jr.  & Beverly Smith Hance

We hope you will consider joining us in the celebration of philanthropy!  It's not too early to purchase your table and tickets to the awards luncheon; squeeze the expense into this fiscal year. Receive a 20% Early Bird discount for the Table Sponsorship if purchased before October 11.
For more information or to purchase tickets and/or sponsorships online, visit our Event Sponsor Page. Questions? Contact Donna Canzano, National Philanthropy Day Chair.

Major Gifts Affinity Group

July 15th  3:00-4:30 PM
New to fundraising? Come network with the next generation of fundraisers and share challenges and ideas that will quickly make you a seasoned veteran. This group is targeted to professionals with less than five years of experience in fundraising. Please join us!  More Info or to Register

Learn More About Affinity Groups

Mentoring Program Graduation

On June 13 at AFP Charlotte's Morning Forum, the Mentoring Committee was proud to graduate 19 mentee participants for 2012-2013. A free member benefit for AFP Charlotte Chapter members, the Mentoring Program pairs individuals new to fundraising with seasoned professionals who commit to work one-on-one for eight months.  Mentees who completed the 2012-2013 program are:

Jenni Barker, The Mint Museum
Glenda Berhardt, Junior League of Charlotte
Raechelle Berry, Thompson Child & Family Focus
Barbara Caldwell, Teaching Fellows Institute
Ron Coleman, Pregnancy Resource Center
Laura Collins, Charlotte Symphony
Beth Cupp, Jewish Family Services of Greater Charlotte
Megan Dailer, Care Ring
Tabithia Engle, The Relatives
Lauren Flanary, The NASCAR Foundation
Jennifer Frey, Charlotte Family Housing
Adren McLaughlin, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
Heather Moeller, Catholic Diocese
Alicia Morris, Habitat for Humanity, Charlotte
Gretchen Oakley, Men's Shelter of Charlotte
Sarah Ritzer, McIntire School of Commerce Foundation
Molly Spence, YMCA of Greater Charlotte
Nick Stewart, Arts & Science Council
Christy Sykes, Metrolina Regional Scholars' Academy

If you would like to participate in this program for 2013-2014, please fill out the application on the AFP Charlotte website and submit to become a mentor or mentee before the August 31 deadline. Participating Mentors receive 10 points towards the professional service category of CFRE certification or recertification. Many thanks to the nearly two dozen mentors who participated in the program this year.

The Mentoring Committee for 2012-2013 included Josh Jacobson (Chair), Marjorie Bray, Anthony Grillo, Heather Moeller and Jane Weaver.

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!

There are some great new jobs posted including:

Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden, Executive Director
Thompson Child & Family Focus, Volunteer Coordinator
York Technical College, Director of Development
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Campaign Manager
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture, Membership & Annual Giving Manager
Marilyn and Marvin Simon Family JCC, Director of Development

Visit our Jobs page for all current openings!  

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