AFP Charlotte

Upcoming Events


Healing Hands of Joy
Chief Development Officer

Midlands Technical College
Associate Vice President for Advancement & CEO of Foundation Director of Campaigns

Crisis Assistance Ministry
Campaign Manager

Executive Director

Charlotte Bilingual Preschool
Communications & Development Associate

Pisgah Legal Services
Director of Development

Girls on the Run
Director of Development - Greater Charlotte

Hospitality House of Charlotte
Executive Director

Care Ring
Grants Manager

Women's Impact Fund
Operations Assistant

Tosco Music
Development Manger

Cannon School
Alumni Relations Coordinator

Our Towns Habitat for Humanity
Development Director

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas
Events Manager

North Carolina Wildlife Federation
Vice President for Development and Major Gifts

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
Membership Manager

Refugee Support Services
PT Resource Development Coordinator

Jazz Arts Initiative
Development Manager

NC Dental Society Foundation
Executive Director

Community & Corporate Engagement Manager


2018 Programming

May 17, 2018
What's the Big IDEA?
11:30 am - 1:00 pm | CPCC Harris Campus
IDEA (which stands for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access) is a new initiative of AFP. Our guest speaker, Birgit Smith Burton, is the founding chair of the African American Development Officers Network, which for 18 years has supported diversity in the fundraising profession by promoting professional development and facilitating interaction among its members. She is also helping to lead the IDEA effort for AFP at the international level. Please use this month's meeting to include Board Members, Executive Directors, and fellow fundraisers at your organization in this important conversation. We are hoping to provide information as well as IDEA-focused take-aways for attendees to start implementing immediately. Register here.

June 14, 2018
Cocktails & Calamities
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm | VGBG - 920 Hamilton St, Charlotte, NC 28206

So successful last year, we are bringing back our summer networking event. Join us and come ready to share the biggest lessons you've learned in your fundraising career. The first half will be guided through small group discussions sharing some of your biggest "A-Ha" moments. The second half is purely a chance to network and catch up with your peers on a beautiful summer evening. Food and drinks included. Free to members! Register here.

AFP International Conference/Chamberlain Scholarship Recipient Ally Korony

This April, as the fortunate recipient of our AFP Charlotte Chapter Scholarship, I attended the AFP International Conference for the first time. Aside from the obvious perks of simply being in New Orleans in April (beignets and crawfish pies and no humidity!), the highlight of the conference was meeting and learning from fundraising professionals in all stages of their careers. I especially valued connecting with women from YWCAs across the country and our fellow Charlotte and North Carolina members. From attending so many amazing sessions (my personal favorite was Penelope Burke's "Donor-Centered Fundraising 15 Years Later" I can see why she has such a diehard following) to having the opportunity to hear one of my heroes, Bryan Stevenson, speak at the closing session, I left the conference feeling inspired and energized to continue this important work.

If you have not already, I urge you to watch Bryan Stevenson's TED Talk to feel instantly motivated, and moreover I challenge each of us to follow his "four steps to change the world", starting here in Charlotte:

  1. Get proximate (to the people we serve and to people who are suffering);
  2. Change the narrative (recognize and call out harmful, false messaging when we hear it, whether in the media or in your own space among peers, friends, family and coworkers);
  3. Stay hopeful ("injustice prevails when hopelessness persists");  
  4. Do uncomfortable things (change will not occur if we continue to accept the status quo and do not purposefully step out of our bubbles).
I'm grateful to AFP for choosing to highlight Bryan Stevenson's work and to our Charlotte Chapter, for giving me the opportunity to learn and grow in my young fundraising career. I look forward to paying it forward in the future.

AFP North Carolina Philanthropy Conference

 For more information, please go to the website. Interested in being a sponsor? Contact Sharon Bremer.

New AFP Members Get $50 off
through June 30

Do you have a colleague who would benefit from being a member of AFP? Now through June 30 new members can join and get $50 off with code AFP2018. For questions about membership please contact Jessica Otto