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Chorodoma Foundation
Development Coordinator

Levine Museum of the New South
SVP, Development & Marketing

Thornwell Home for Children
VP for Mission Advancement

Catawba Land Conservancy
Database Management

Safe Alliance
Events Coordinator

Novant Health Foundation
Foundation Development
Program Coordinator

Mecklenburg Bar Foundation
Foundation Development Coordinator

Thompson Child & Family Focus
Marketing & Communications Mgr



Monthly Lunch Program | February 25

The Thin Line Between Donor Engagement and Donor Stalking

When: 02/25/2016 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM 
Where: CPCC Harris Conference Center
3216 CPCC Harris Campus Drive, Charlotte NC 28208

New Fundraising Professionals
Affinity Group Starting

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' experience in fundraising. Neely Gilbert is going to host a meeting with those who have expressed interest in participating and lead a conversation to identify the topics that members hope to explore. If you are interested in joining, please contact Neely Gilbert

Shining the Spotlight On...Your AFP Major Gifts Affinity Group

In our ongoing commitment to support you in your fundraising efforts, AFP is pleased to present several affinity groups.  Each group is designed to connect development professionals who face similar opportunities and challenges.  Affinity group members meet to exchange ideas, resources and serve as sounding boards to help each other achieve great things for their organizations and the community.

This month, we'd like to shine the proverbial spotlight on the Major Gifts affinity group.
In January, 26 AFP members met for an insightful discussion around (among other topics!):
·         Creating campaign strategy
·         Developing stewardship protocols
·         Forming a major giving program
·         Setting goals for a campaign
·         Optimizing database management systems
·         Determining how many donors one should manage
·         Partnering with program development colleagues

Together, we offered suggestions, provided wise counsel, and exchanged contact information so that we can support each other going forward.  Attendees made a commitment to operate with total confidentiality so that members could speak freely and help each other with total transparency.    The conversation was so powerful that we decided it would be helpful to create a LinkedIn group so that APF members can continue the conversation between meetings! 

Bottom line AFP members interested in learning more and networking with peers about major giving topics can benefit from this outstanding resource.  Come check it out! 

The next AFP Major Gifts Affinity Group meeting will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2016 | 8:30 10:00 am at Thompson Family Services Center Members register here

State Conference Speaker Proposals Being Accepted Through March 15, 2016

The Charlotte, Triangle and Triad AFP Chapters are hosting the NC Philanthropy Conference on Thursday, August 18th, 2016, in Charlotte at the Sheraton Charlotte. More than 400 individuals are expected to attend.
Organizers are seeking speakers for hour-long breakout sessions that offer solutions to everyday issues faced by fundraisers as well as ways to secure new donors. Sessions should focus on best practices and emerging trends.  Click here to apply. (I will get a direct URL for the application and guidelines on the state website).
Interactive sessions are preferred with an ultimate goal for those attending to leave the conference inspired by new ideas while feeling equipped with the knowledge and tools to implement these ideas   regardless of the size of their fundraising budget.
Survey feedback from last year's conference has this year focusing on two tracks. Below are those tracks with a sampling of ideas on a session a speaker might want to present. 
Beginner/Intermediate (for those just starting or up to 10 years into the profession)
  • Annual Giving Strategies
  • Creating/Building a Major Gifts Program
  • Moves Management Strategy
  • Social Media/Marketing
  • Strategic Planning
  • Creating a Financial Development Plan
  • Partnering with Volunteer Leaders
  • Trends in fundraising
  • Fundraising and Millennials
 Advanced (for those with 10 or more years in the profession)  
  • Leadership Development
  • Strategies for online fundraising
  • Succession Planning
  • A Guide to Advancing Into Leadership Roles
  • Creating a Healthy and Successful Development Team
  • Successful Board Recruitment and Engagement
  • From Cultivation to Stewardship How to Create Lasting Partnerships with Significant Major Gift Prospects
  • Mentoring/Coaching Techniques for Nonprofit Executive Directors and Managers

If you are interested in speaking, visit the State Conference website to download the Speaker Form or download one here to submit your proposal.

National Philanthropy Day 2016 nominations are now open!

You can submit your NPD nomination now through April 15, 2016.  NPD recognizes and celebrates outstanding individuals, groups, organizations and businesses, who through their hard work and dedication have enhanced philanthropy in our community and in the world. 

This year's NPD luncheon is November 15, 2016 | Sheraton Uptown
Nomination forms are available on the AFP Charlotte website.  For more info, please contact Shelley Clayton or 704.687.7216.  

AFP 2016 Webinars

2016 Webinars now open for registration! You told us you felt the webinars were too pricey and didn't fit easily within a lunchtime education session and we listened. Please note new easily affordable pricing and hour-long format.
Individual member price $79, individual non-member price $99 per session.  Bundles of 10 are available at a discounted rate as well as all 25 (which includes live webinar and download at no extra cost).  For more information click here

Sponsor Opportunities Available

Marketing opportunities exist to advertise your business all while supporting the great work of the Charlotte AFP chapter. Become a chapter sponsor or monthly program sponsor and receive advertising benefits, admission to programs and events and much more. For more information, please email Donna Canzano Stucker

Thank You to our Chapter Presenting Sponsor

Chapter Supporting Sponsors: