AFP Charlotte

Upcoming Events


Heart Math Tutoring
Volunteer Recruiter, Program Coordinator

YMCA of Greater Charlotte
  • Regional Finance Development Director, North Region
  • Regional Finance Development Director, Southeast Region
  • Director of Advancement Services
Loaves & Fishes, Inc.
Donor Database Associate

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central & Western NC
Director of Corporate Partnerships

Hospitality House of Charlotte
Director of Development

National Technical Honor Society
Executive Director | CEO

Director of Financial Growth

Humane Society of Charlotte
Gift Processing Associate

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra
Data Entry Professional

Changed Choices
Development Director

Westminster Catawba Christian School
Director of Development

College of Charleston
Assistant Director, Integrated Marketing Strategy for Annual Giving Programs

Girl Scouts, Hornet's Nest Council
Director of Advancement



Upcoming 2019 Programs

Cocktails & Conversation
Thursday, June 13, 2019
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
920 Hamilton St, Charlotte, NC 28206 

Cocktails and Conversation is our opportunity to focus on networking.  So, come have a drink, some apps, and spend time with fellow fundraisers and nonprofit champions. With some structured "getting to know you" activities beginning around 5:00, our hope is that you come away learning about and from colleagues. Register here.

NC Philanthropy Conference

Be EMPOWERED today so you can EMPOWER others tomorrow!
Register now for the annual NC Philanthropy Conference in Charlotte, NC on Monday, August 5th, 2019.
You don't want to miss the following opportunities to grow, develop and be inspired:

  • Morning keynote Penelope Burk, President of Cygnus Applied Research, Inc., has conducted surveys and research studies with more than a quarter million American donors about what motivates their philanthropy now.
  • Lunch keynote Father Gregory Boyle is the founder of Homeboy Industries, the largest gang-intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world. Prepare to be inspired by messages of radical kinship.
  • Morning Masterclass with Penelope Burk - Prepare to walk away with proven tips for fundraising results aimed at managers and leaders.
  • Afternoon Masterclass with Joanne Beam and Bill Whitley -  Learn how to create your own Fundraising Roadmap
  • Many breakout sessions on topics covering leadership, fundraising asks, social media, grant writing, and more.

Early bird registration ends May 31th!  Click here to learn more about the Conference at
Take advantage of this opportunity to lead the charge for creating social impact and improving communities. 

Scholarship Opportunities Available to Enhance your Fundraising Skills

AFP Charlotte is proud to offer scholarships to individuals for memberships and various courses, along with scholarships for the upcoming Philanthropy Conference scheduled on August 5.  Please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity by completing an application today. 
AFP Charlotte provides many ways to engage and learn about fundraising trends and tactics throughout the year, but attending a specific course tailored just for you is a wonderful opportunity.  Scholarships are available to help you enhance your skill set and provide an educational experience that will assist in enhancing your career as a professional fundraiser.  The Philanthropy Conference is another way to gain additional skills and insights into the various components of fundraising for the non-profit sector and this year, the conference is in Charlotte!
To learn more about the scholarship program and application deadlines, visit

Senior Forum Members 

Information will be coming your way soon for a networking evening in July. If you have 15 plus years of paid fundraising experience, you are invited to be a part of Senior Forum.  Check here for a listing of our current members.


Thinking about becoming a member of AFP? Join before July 1 when dues will increase by $30 for Professional and Associate members. Benefits of an AFP membership include the community and networking aspects of belonging to the largest organization of fundraising professionals in the world, and the only association with an enforceable code of ethics.

AFP Charlotte has many opportunities that are free to our members including our awesome affinity groups, mentoring program and the opportunity to apply for scholarships towards programming that helps enhance your skills and develop your fundraising expertise. AFP Global has recently announced upcoming programs and benefits that focus on career development, negotiation training and increasing awareness of ethics, all included in your AFP membership.

Want to see what an AFP membership is all about? Join us for our June program to meet current and prospective members in a casual, fun setting. We hope to see you there!

Legislative Update:
Universal Charitable Deduction

Two bills have been introduced that would create a universal charitable deduction, which would allow donors to deduct charitable donations from their taxable income, regardless of whether or not they itemized their taxes. Read more about these two bills here.

The universal charitable deduction is AFP's key legislative priority, and both bills have been referred to the House Ways and Means Committee. Rep. Cuellar's and Rep. Davis' leadership on this issue is especially critical, as they can manage the legislation through the process and ensure that the universal charitable deduction is included in any comprehensive tax bills that are developed.

Chapter Action: We encourage chapters to encourage their local U.S. Representative(s) to sponsor either bill that would create the universal charitable deduction. To get a sample email you can distribute to your chapter members so they can contact local members of Congress, email