AFP Charlotte Chapter

2014 NC Philanthropy Conference: Chaos to Clarity

Strategies to Help Nonprofit Professionals Survive and Thrive

Event Date: 08/14/2014
Location: Duham Convention Center, 301 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701

Participate in the 2014 NC Philanthropy Conference in Durham.  Keynote speaker Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE, is a best-selling author, speaker, trainer and consultant, as well as the owner of Tri Point Fundraising, a full-service consulting firm for nonprofit organizations and foundations.

Her published books include: Amazon Best-Seller Major Gift Fundraising for Small Shops: How to Leverage Your Annual Fund in Only Five Hours per Week, Raising More with Less: An Essential Fundraising Guide for Nonprofit Professionals and Board Members, and 50 A$ks in 50 Weeks: A Guide to Better Fundraising for Your Small Development Shop.

She currently serves as the president of the board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals New Jersey Chapter. Amy received her Master's Degree in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management from the Wagner Graduate School at New York University and her Bachelor's Degree from Douglass College at Rutgers University. Amy became a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) in 2004 and became an ACFRE in 2013.

Hosted by the Triangle, Charlotte and Triad Chapter of the
Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)

For more information and to register, visit the NC Philanthropy Conference website,

Due to a major vendor system failure/website crash we are unable to take any more online registrations at the conference website.  However, we have made arrangements so that you can still register and pay via credit card through our conference administrators. 
Because of this inconvenience we are extending the regular rate until Friday August 8thAll registrations MUST be received by 5:00 PM on Friday.  No exceptions.  AFP Members $139 Guests $170
If you decide to attend after Friday, 8/8 you must register on-site the day at the much higher rate:  AFP Members $170 Guests $200.

Affinity Groups: Major Gifts

We will have our next AFP Major Gifts Affinity group Monday, August 11 from 9 am to 10:30 am at the Catholic Center, 1123 South Church Street. If the parking lot is full in front of the building, remember you can park across the street in our other lot.
If you have any questions, you can email or call Jim Kelley at 704-370-3301.

September Monthly Meeting

Annual Meeting

Event Date: 09/23/2014
Location: Foundation for the Carolinas, 220 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
Time: 11:30-1:00PM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Join us for part 3 in our series on Philanthropy for the Whole Organization.  This session will focus on ways to engage your Board in fundraising.

Save the Date: AFP Charlotte's Annual WELCOME Social!

Are you new to AFP Charlotte? Join your fellow newbies as we honor you at our Welcome Social! All members are encouraged to attend and mix and mingle with our new members at Bubble Champagne Room at EpiCenter!
Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Time: 5:30-7:30
Location: Bubble, 210 East Trade Street Ste.A200 Charlotte, North Carolina 28202

Notice of Membership Vote

During our annual Chapter meeting on September 23, 2014 we will vote on new Chapter bylaws.

Please find the proposed bylaws here:

For more information, please contact our AFP Charlotte Secretary, Deepa Naik.

Board Nominations Now Open

We are now accepting nominations to the 2015 AFP Charlotte Board of Directors.

AFP Charlotte is always looking for talented fundraisers to lead the chapter and serve the mission of the chapter. Serving on the board is a great way to give back to the profession and work side by side with your fellow fundraising professionals.

Our board is made up individuals from different organizations and backgrounds. Most have served on a committee leading up to their nomination, though this is not a requirement. Special consideration is given to candidates who have obtained their CFRE.

If you or someone you know is interested in joining the 2015 AFP Charlotte Board of Directors, please complete the nomination form:

Board of Directors Nomination Form

Mark Your Calendars! National Philanthropy Day

Date: November 12, 2014
Time: 11:15am 1:00pm
Location: Westin Charlotte, 601 S College St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Join us as we honor:
Stephanie Stenglein - Outstanding Emerging Philanthropist
CEO, Inc. - Outstanding Philanthropic Small Business
Molina & Milaan Shah - Outstanding Student Philanthropy
PNC Bank - Outstanding Philanthropic Organization
Carlos Evans - Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
Holly Welch Stubbing - Outstanding Professional Fundraising Executive
Joe Grier, Jr. - Outstanding Legacy
Anne Springs Close - Outstanding Philanthropist
Show your support of our winners! Click here to view 2014 sponsorship opportunities!

New Affinity Group Forming for Senior Development Professionals

Senior development directors (in experience, not age) are responsible for much more than managing development staff in the execution of solid, strategic development plans.  Our time is spent directing strategies for our organizations, developing staff retention and succession plans, contributing to programming decisions, and helping to determine the overall direction of the organization. 

AFP Charlotte's affinity groups are designed to give members opportunities to exchange and discuss ideas with peers within a specific topic of interest.  If you have been in a lead development role for more than ten years and would like to be a part of an affinity group to discuss the role of a senior development professionals in today's non-profit, please email Michelle Hamilton, CFRE. 

The schedule, location and frequency of discussions will be determined by the group.  An initial meeting will be planned for mid-September.

For more information, please contact Michelle Hamilton,

Calling All Mentors and Mentees!

The AFP Charlotte's Mentoring Program is a great benefit our chapter offers each year and is an excellent resource for new and experienced development professionals that enhances and broadens the professional's knowledge, skills set and success in the field of philanthropy.

The application will be available on the AFP website to apply to for the 2014-2015 AFP Charlotte Mentoring Program as a  mentor or mentee from August 15th-Sept 15th.

We are also looking for AFP members that would like to serve on the AFP Charlotte mentoring committee.

Please let us know if you are interested in serving on the committee by emailing

Kelly Lynn Receives NC Philanthropy Conference Grant

The scholarship committee has just awarded a NC Philanthropy Conference grant to Kelly Lynn, CFRE.  Stay tuned for details on the Chamberlain scholarship for the 2015 AFP International Conference.

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!

There are some great new jobs posted including:

YWCA Central Carolinas Director of Marketing
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Director, Grant Innovation
Mental Health Association of Central Carolinas, Inc. Part-time Development and Outcomes Assistant
Charlotte Symphony Grants Manager
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Development Director
Gaston College Director-Grants and Special Projects
Knox Area Rescue Ministries Director of Donor Relations
The North Carolina Symphony Annual Fund Manager
The North Carolina Symphony Director of Individual Giving

Visit our Jobs page for all current openings!  

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