AFP Charlotte

Upcoming Events


Moishe House
Southeastern Director of Advancement

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas
Development Manager

The Foundation for Tomorrow
Development & Operations Assistant

UrbanPromise Charlotte
Development Director

Isabella Santos Foundation
Database Manager

Trinity Episcopal School
Annual Giving & Alumni Relations Manager

Charlotte Bilingual Preschool
Executive Director

Susan G. Komen - Charlotte
Senior Director of Development

Jimmie Johnson Foundation
Foundation Associate

Foothills Conservatory of NC
Executive Director

NC Rural Economic Development Center
Director of Development

Greenhouse Scholars
Manage & Cultivate Relationships in new expansion location

Charlotte Symphony
Grants Manager

Opera Carolina
Development Associate and Database Manager

Guilford Technical Community College
Executive Director of the Foundation

Development Assistant

Gaston Day
Development Services Associate

Blumenthal Performing Arts
Development Accounts and Manager

Elon Homes and Schools for Children
Database Manager

Palisades Episcopal School
Advancement Associate

Freedom School Partners
Major Gifts Associate - Part time

Guilford College
Director of Advancement Services

Charlotte Museum of History
Development Director


Call for AFP Board Nominations

Would you like to take a more active role in our AFP chapter? AFP Charlotte is as strong as its
members, and those willing to serve on the board bear the responsibility and privilege of leading our vibrant chapter. If you have ever considered serving on our board or wondered what board service entails, please take a moment to complete this brief survey. If you want to know more about what board service entails, click here.

Every chapter member in good standing is eligible for consideration as a director or officer. A single slate of officers and directors for election will be presented to our chapter membership at the annual meeting in September. We hope you will consider serving the chapter in this meaningful way!

 Leverage Your AFP Membership

By using AFP programs as strategic tools to learn, inspire and create with others, you can leverage your membership. What do we mean by this?  It's simple. Take a look at the upcoming AFP programs and think about partners who might benefit by participating. Invite them to join you, and use the program as a springboard for conversation. You're virtually guaranteed to bring home a few good ideas that will prove meaningful for your organization. Please visit the website to read more.

Here's one example:
AFP Charlotte brought renowned author Kay Sprinkel Grace to Charlotte as part of our Speakers of Significance series. Grace presented outstanding ideas for creating productive working relationships with board members.
Cindy Quinlan, Executive Director of The Lunch Project, realized that the event provided the perfect opportunity to leverage her AFP membership and engage her board chair in the conversation. Quinlan shared, "I invited our board chair to attend the AFP meeting with me so that, together, we could learn proven strategies and techniques to create a great experience for our board members. It was an inspiring session, and we left with solid ideas to bring back to The Lunch Project."
Ideas for YOU to consider:

On June 22AFP-Charlotte's lunch program features The Society Guide founder and several advisory council members who will share their recent findings about the Charlotte community's most-likely donors. Invaluable information for local nonprofits!!!  

Consider inviting your philanthropy committee members, a board representative or perhaps your communications colleague to learn about how to market to and cultivate these prime prospects. 

Upcoming Programs

Amanda Pagliarini Howard and the Society Guide
June 22 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
CPCC Harris Campus

Following the successful launch of the 2016-2017 Giving Book, The Society Guide embarked on a survey of the region's most likely donors to local non-profits to understand why they give, who and what they support, and what causes them to stop giving. Join the Society Guide's founder Amanda Pagliarini Howard and two members of their Advisory Council as they breakdown the results of the survey, the implications for your organization, and how to capitalize on this to grow your donor base. Early bird pricing ends tomorrow. Register here

Cocktails and Calamities

July 20 | 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
VGBG - 920 Hamilton St, Charlotte, NC

Join us for networking, and come ready to share the biggest lessons you've learned in your fundraising career. The first hour will be guided through small group discussions sharing some of your biggest "A-Ha" moments. The second hour is purely a chance to network and catch up with your peers on a beautiful summer evening. Come prepared to share some of your own personal experiences and be ready to learn from others. The event is free for members and $10 for non-members including food and beverages. Please read more and register here.

Don't Outwork the Work!
August 24 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
CPCC Harris Campus
(Targeted to Development Teams, Executive Directors and Board Leadership)

Please join us on August 24 for a lively, interactive conversation with Kerry Barr O'Connor and Tom Lane to learn more about their work in steering, supporting and safeguarding a local nonprofit organization, and how it might apply to the organization you lead. Register and read more about our lunch program here.

Member Spotlight: Brittany Jenkins,
Manager of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Charlotte Rescue Mission

Brittany has been a member of AFP since July of 2016. In 2017, she joined AFP Charlotte's National Philanthropy Day Committee.

"An association like AFP is vital for young professionals such as myself. Being a member of AFP gives me the opportunity to be in community with people in a similar professional field. 
I have access to so much information including monthly seminars through our local chapter and webinars through the national organization. Specifically, I enjoy the literature I receive from the National AFP offices that help to strengthen me as a fundraiser."
"I truly enjoy being a member of the NPD committee. I have been looking for ways to get more involved in AFP and after last year's NPD event with a little push from a committee member, I decided to join. I have enjoyed being able to read the nominations to see all of the great work organizations, businesses, and people are doing in Charlotte-Mecklenburg County. Being a part of the NPD committee shows me the best of this community. Not to mention, I get to work with some awesome professionals in the field of philanthropy." 

Why Should I Have My CFRE?

Have you wondered why you should be CFRE-certified? How will it benefit you? Please read the top 10 Reasons You Should Become CFRE-Certified and visit our website to learn how to start.

If you're ready to take your CFRE exam now, there is still time to submit your application and pass the CFRE certification exam during the upcoming July/September 2017 testing window. The application submission deadline for this testing window is July 5, 2017.

NC Philanthropy Conference

Register by July 7 for the early bird AFP member rate of $135 ($200 for non-members).

Sponsorships and exhibiting opportunities still available. Email Randall Hitt or call 704-618-1329 for more information.