AFP Charlotte

Upcoming Events


Blumenthal Performing Arts
Annual Giving & Membership Manager

NC State 
Director of Development
Associate Director of Gift Planning

McColl Center for Art + Innovation
Development Coordinator

Bald Head Conservatory
Director of Development

Habitat for Humanity
Director of Development

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
Membership Manager

Safe Alliance
Director of Stewardship

Davidson Day School
Development Assistant

WFAE 90.7
Director of Development

Trinity Episcopal School
Director of Advancement

Director of Fundraising

United Methodist Foundation of Western NC
Director of Client Relations

Teen Health Connection
Development Officer

Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas 
VP of Philanthropy

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

Cannon School
Alumni Relations Coordinator



2018 Programming

July 19, 2018
Talent Recruitment: Hiring and Retaining Staff
11:30 am - 1:00 pm | CPCC Harris Campus
The end of the fiscal year for many nonprofits is just around the corner on June 30 and with it comes the great "musical chairs" of development professionals chasing the greener grass of other organizations. This session will focus on how to curtail the cycle of turnover by finding and keeping the people you want and need on your team. Ken Carrick from Coleman Lew + Associates will share insights on best practices around acquisition, onboarding, and retaining talented staff. This session is topical for people at all levels-including Executive Directors and Board Members-whether you are looking for a new role or have an open position to fill. Register here.


Mark your calendars!  Fundraising legend Adrian Sargeant will be here for a day of programming with AFP Charlotte. More information, along with registration options, is coming soon.  

Listen. Learn. Lead!  The 2018 NC Philanthropy Conference is set for August 30th in Winston-Salem, NC. Join over 400 of your fundraising peers on nonprofit professionals for professional development and networking opportunities.

This year's conference will have an intentional focus on leadership, specifically: Young Leader Engagement, Emerging Philanthropy and Philanthropic Opportunities, Engaging Corporate Leadership, and Foundation Funders View of Leadership.

The opening keynote is Ella L.J. Edmonson Bell and the luncheon speaker is David Huffine. Listen and Learn from each other as we look to Lead for the future of our sector. 

To register or sponsor, visit

Call for AFP Board Nominations

Would you like to take a more active role in our AFP chapter? AFP Charlotte is only as strong as its members, and those willing to serve on the board bear the responsibility and privilege of leading our vibrant chapter. To learn more about being an AFP Charlotte board member and to fill out an application, please click here. Deadline for applications is July 13, 2018.
Every chapter member in good standing is eligible for consideration as a director or officer. A single slate of officers and directors for election will be presented to our chapter membership at the annual meeting in September. We hope you will consider serving the chapter in this meaningful way!
Questions? Contact Stephanie Stenglein at

Member Benefit : Apply for an AFP Charlotte Scholarship

One of the benefits of being an AFP Charlotte member is the opportunity to apply for a scholarship towards programming that helps enhance your skills and develop your fundraising expertise.  Categories include: 

  • AFP Charlotte Membership Scholarships (Quarterly deadlines) 
  • CFRE Refresher Course Scholarship (June 15, 2018 deadline) 
  • AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course Scholarship (June 15, 2018 deadline)
  • Philanthropy Conference Scholarship (June 15, 2018 deadline) 
  • International Fundraising Conference/Chamberlain Scholarship (September 15, 2018 deadline) 

Visit for more details and to submit your application. We hope to hear from you and encourage you to leverage this meaningful member benefit!

Member Spotlight: Sydney Hammond
Foundation Development Coordinator, Mecklenburg Bar Foundation

"Joining AFP instantly broadens a fundraising professional's access to research, best practices, and advice on the field of philanthropy. Taking advantage of all that AFP has to offer has given me much more wisdom than my 4.5 years in the field would have alone. I especially appreciate the AFP mentorship program, committee involvement, and the affinity groups. Getting together with smaller groups of fundraisers in a similar position to mine is invaluable for my professional growth and the relationships I've built through AFP mean a lot."

Sydney has been a member of AFP since 2014. She originally joined in Greenville, SC and later joined the Charlotte Chapter when she moved to the city in early 2016. Sydney has become an active member of the National Philanthropy Day committee.

"This is my second year on the NPD committee and it's been a great experience! The event is always impressive, and I've been amazed seeing it come together smoothly through the hard work and commitment of each committee member. I enjoy being part of the nomination process and reading about all of the amazing work in Charlotte's philanthropic community that I may have otherwise missed. The event is a great opportunity to get together for a couple hours and really honor the good work so many people are doing in our community. My fellow committee members make the experience fun in addition to being rewarding!"

Three Top Ways to Take Advantage of All Your AFP Membership Offers

Your AFP membership is just like anything else in life--you get out of it what you put in. Beyond the monthly meetings and affinity group meetings, here are the three top ways to put your membership to work that you might not have considered:

Bring a Friend.
Don't keep all the great knowledge and experience to yourself: engage your board members and other leaders by inviting them to an AFP event. One great opportunity coming up: at our lunch meeting on September 25th we'll have the foremost authority in the domain of nonprofit marketing and fundraising, Adrian Sargeant, as our speaker. Your board members and executive director will come away just as excited as you are to implement all the great ideas you'll hear.

Watch a FREE webinar.
As an AFP member you have access to AFP's professional advancement programs and courses. There's something for everyone, no matter your experience level. Check out the library of free webinars, or browse other resources at

Show donors the love.
And finally, don't forget about one of our community's premier philanthropic events - AFP Charlotte's National Philanthropy Day luncheon on November 27. This event is the perfect opportunity to show your donors and volunteer leaders how much you value their support. Host a table at the luncheon and ensure that your key supporters get to know one another. Perhaps you invite everyone at the table to share why they care about the work of your nonprofit. They're guaranteed to leave feeling inspired and appreciated for the philanthropic gifts that they share with your organization and throughout our community.