AFP Charlotte

Upcoming Events


Ada Jenkins Center
Director of Development

Community & Corporate Engagement Manager

St. Timothy's School
Director of Advancement

Clean Air Carolina
Development Manager

Myers Park United Presbyterian Church
Director of Stewardship

Philips Academy of NC
Part-time Development Director

Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center
Director of Development

The Center for Community Transitions
Community Director

Blue Ridge Public Radio
Membership Manager

Humane Society of Charlotte
Volunteer Program Manager

First Presbyterian Church of Charlotte
Director of Capital Campaign

Bruce Irons Camp Fund
Development Director

Development Director

Charlotte Symphony
Development Coordinator

Davidson College
Major Gifts Officer



Nominations for National Philanthropy Day (NPD) 2019
are officially open!

After a wonderful celebration in 2018, we are looking forward to honoring 9 new individuals, groups, organizations, and businesses making a difference in the greater Charlotte Community. NPD is a wonderful opportunity to acknowledge their philanthropic impact. The 2019 luncheon will be held on Thursday, November 21st at the Hilton Charlotte Center City.
Please use this opportunity to nominate an individual, group, or business that have changed the community, your organization, and the word for the better. Click here to access the nominations, guidelines for submitting nominations, and more National Philanthropy Day information. On March 14th, AFP Charlotte's NPD Chair, Brittany Jenkins, and Co-Chair, Nick Stewart, will lead a session "How to Submit a NPD Nomination." Register here.
Please submit your nominations by Wednesday, April 17th.
Contact Brittany Jenkins for more information.  

Upcoming 2019 Lunch Programs

Building Trust to Skyrocket Results
Thursday, March 7, 2019
11:30 am - 1:00 pm | CPCC Harris Campus

Do you struggle to get client stories from your program staff? Are your board members reluctant to introduce you to others? Do you want to accelerate the speed of developing and retaining donor relationships? Tammy Zonker, the founder of Fundraising Transformed, will talk about the fundamental process of building trust and watching your relationships and fundraising results soar. Register here.

Engaging the Faith Community in Fund and Friend Raising
Thursday, April 11, 2019
11:30 am - 1:00 pm | CPCC Harris Campus

Want to start building relationships with faith communities to help fund and friend raise? Already have relationships, but want to learn how to enhance effective collaboration? Want to learn how other faiths view philanthropy? Then please join us for a moderated panel discussion from leaders of different faith communities in Mecklenburg County. Panelists will answer questions regarding identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding partnerships with various places of worship and their members. Register here.

Save the Date
15th Annual NC Philanthropy Conference
August 5, 2019
Charlotte Conference Center

Mark your calendar for this year's conference.
  • If you are interested in presenting, please click here to access the Speaker Application. Father Gregory Boyle will be our lunch keynote speaker.
  • Want to volunteer? Email Sharon Bremer, the Conference Chair, for more information.
  • The CFRE Refresher and the Fundamentals of Fundraising courses will held August 6 and 7.
  • More information to come!

We're trying to determine interest in an AFP Charlotte CFRE study group. If you're interested, please email and be sure to include your contact information.
If you haven't started the CFRE process, the first step to work toward certification is to setup your free account on

Scholarship Opportunities

Please take advantage of the many scholarship opportunities available through the AFP Scholarship Program. Our scholarship categories include: 
If you have questions, please contact Lori Avery, Scholarship Chair at Scholarships provide a way for AFP Charlotte to give back to those in the development and fundraising field and allow individuals to seek additional education through membership and conference opportunities. It is a wonderful benefit!

 "It was truly an amazing opportunity to join colleagues from Charlotte and across the state to spend a day focused on leadership in the philanthropic space. This is such a timely and important topic and the conference did an amazing job of interweaving leadership into each of the sessions with practical tactics to take back and implement at the office. I am sincerely grateful for the opportunity to participate. "
Caitlin Donley, 2018 Scholarship Recipient
NC Philanthropy Conference

Mentoring Program

So, you're not sure if you want to be a mentor...
What do you do when you're new to development with only 1 or 2 years experience? Sure, you can ask a co-worker for help, but sometimes that's just not possible or it makes you feel uncomfortable.
That's where a mentor can assist. As a former mentor myself, I know how rewarding it can be to guide and coach another development professional who is anxious to learn, but not sure where to turn. At our monthly meetings, my mentee and I would discuss everything from how to deal with office politics to how to remain motivated when donors won't return your call. We shared laughter and struggles and always ended our evening with a hug knowing we had each made a new friend.
That's what this experience is all about; guiding, coaching, laughing and encouraging a new development professional to keep at it! The world of nonprofit is worth every minute of your hard work.
Want to know more about becoming a mentor? Feel like you need a little extra guidance as a mentee? Contact Jane Weaver at or 401-714-8182 for more information.