AFP Charlotte Chapter

Gift Acceptance Policies and Why Your Organization Needs One

Event Date: 11/21/2013
Location: Westin Charlotte - 601 South College Street, Charlotte
Time: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Does your organization have a gift acceptance policy?

Don't miss this morning session on the importance of gift acceptance policies and why this document is so important to your overall development program.

Gift acceptance policies are unique to each organization.  They outline what gifts can and cannot be accepted, provide discipline in gift acceptance and administration, and educate board and staff about the complexities of accepting certain types of gifts.  Unfortunately most organizations don't realize the need for a gift acceptance policy until they face a capital or endowment campaign, when this valuable policy should be used on an ongoing basis to provide guidance for staff, donors and their advisers on an ongoing basis.

Read through your gift acceptance policy, if you have one, and bring your questions to AFP Charlotte's November program!

8:30 Networking & Continental Breakfast
9:00 Presentation

Register for the event here.

In Case You Missed It...

At the October Monthly Meeting, AFP presented a panel discussion on what development professionals should know about planned giving.
Moderated by AFP's own Bart Landess of the YMCA, panelists Phillips Bragg of Bragg Financial, Brandon Davis of The Morehead Group, Meg Goldstein of Meg Goldstein Law, and Ann Marie Schmitz from BDO Seidman discussed their experiences in helping clients to plan gifts that are mutually beneficial to donors and their heirs, as well as the organizations receiving them.
To read more about our panelists' advice, visit our blog.

For more information about planned giving, visit the Leave A Legacy page on our AFP Charlotte website.

Introducing the 2014 AFP Charlotte Board

We would like to formally announce the newly elected 2014 AFP Charlotte Board, including the 2014 Officers and Committees.
President Shannon Hinson, CFRE
President-Elect Michelle Hamilton, CFRE
Treasurer Katherine Lambert, CFRE
Secretary Deepa Naik
Past President Patton McDowell, CFRE
VP, Programs Jamie Hayes, CFRE
VP, Membership Ben Mohler, CFRE
VP, Outreach Donna Canzano
Alicia Morris (Socials)
Armen Boyajian, CFRE (Legislative & Advocacy, Scholarships & EMC)
Bart Landess (Leave A Legacy)
Basil Lyberg (Communications & Marketing)
Caitlin Donley (National Philanthropy Day)
Jenna Westbrook (Communications & Marketing)
Jennifer Player (Affinity Groups)
Josh Jacobson, CFRE (Mentoring)
Julie Congliaro (National  Philanthropy Day)
Marjorie Bray   (Mentoring)
Patrick Lynch (Sponsorships)
Rachel Smith (Programs)
Randall Hitt, CFRE (Recruitment & Retention)
Stephanie Stenglein, CFRE (Assistant Treasurer & Job Opportunities)
Trish Hobson (NC Conference)

In addition to changes and additions to the AFP Charlotte Board, several changes to committee organization have been made:
  • We have created an Assistant Treasurer role, responsible for assuming the role of     Treasurer in the following year and Job Opportunities.
  •  We have combined EMC & Scholarships into one role they are related due to the      Chamberlain Scholarship.
  •  CFRE and Senior Forum are combined to support our chapter's most senior members.
  •  The position to support Leave A Legacy has been added under Programming.

2013 AFP Charlotte Chamberlain Scholarship Award

AFP Charlotte would like to congratulate Robert Touchstone, Director of Development for the Carolina Raptor Center, on being awarded the 2013 Charlotte Chapter Chamberlain Scholarship. 
To help individuals serving nonprofit organizations develop their knowledge and skill in fundraising, the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy sponsors the Chamberlain Scholarship Program. The Chamberlain Scholarship honors the memory of Ralph E. Chamberlain, CFRE. AFP Chapters may name one grant recipient per year. 
Robert will receive $1,000 towards expenses and his conference registration (a $625 value) to the 2014 AFP International Conference, March 23-25, in San Antonio, Texas.

National Philanthropy Day is SOLD OUT!

Thank you to those who purchased their tickets to the 22nd Annual AFP Charlotte National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon that will honor philanthropic individuals and organizations on Wednesday, November 13th at the Westin Charlotte from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event is now sold out.

For any questions or concerns, please contact Donna Canzano, National Philanthropy Day Chair.

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!

There are some great new jobs posted including:

Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation Annual Giving Manager
Eagle's Nest Foundation Director of Development
Men's Shelter of Charlotte Community Resources Coordinator
Men's Shelter of Charlotte Development Coordinator
Discovery Place, Inc. Grant Writer
Love In the Name of Christ Director of Development
Animal Protection Society of Durham Director of Development
Foundation For The Carolinas Assistant Vice President, Philanthropic Advancement
Brookstone Schools Advancement Assistant
American Red Cross Major Gifts Associate
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte Grant Manager

Visit our Jobs page for all current openings!  

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