AFP Charlotte

Upcoming Events


Animal Protection Society
of Durham

Director of Development

Winthrop University
Major Gift Officer

YMCA Central Carolinas
Marketing Director

Charlotte Bridge Home
Interim Director of Development

Davidson College
Gift Officer

Blumenthal Performing Arts
Corporate Relations Manager

HopeWay Foundation
Director of Development

Trinity Episcopal School
Marketing Communications Manager

Voices Together
Director of Development

Classroom Central
Director of Development

Harvey B. Gantt Center
Database Manager/Development Analyst

Director Major Gifts

Community Relationships Manager

Development Director




Planned Giving Program(s)
 Pamela Davidson | April 28

Morning Forum | 10:00 - 11:30 AM
"What Keeps You Up At Night"

Designed for development professionals with
10+ years' experience 

In gift planning, every day is different and changes from one day to the next. That's why, as development professionals, we must be flexible, accommodating, and always on the lookout for opportunities to "cast our line."  To that end, this session will discuss what impediments exist to our success and why that keeps us up at night from changing leadership that does not understand the goal and methodology, to limited resources and changing priorities that reduce what we can do, to denied access by key prospects, to prospect delays in making their gift, to current and former leadership prospects we don't get to in time, to missed opportunities with colleagues and advisors.  Multitaskers will delight in this talk, for much can be done to create "The Big Assist" through meaning work with colleagues and planning/goal-setting (aka goal setting). 

Lunch Program | Noon - 2:30 PM
"11 Steps Your Charity Can take This Year for Planned Giving Success"

Designed for all development professionals, including small shops

There are steps every charity can immediately take to begin integrating planned gift ideas and appeals into its overall development program, and to introduce planned giving concepts to nearly all of its prospects.  This session will cover eleven no- or low- cost steps, both practical and doable for staff, Board members and volunteers to establish and sustain proactive gift planning and to set activity-based goals in this critical aspect of fundraising.  Both new and existing programs will benefit from this presentation that will include a description of simpler gift options in the materials. 

      Thank you to our Program Sponsor
The North Carolina Planned Giving Council


Scholarships Available

Member scholarships are available for NC Philanthropy Conference and Pre-Conference Fundamentals of Fundraising Cours and CFRE Review Course. 
Deadline: June 30, 2016

Apply Here

CFRE Study Group

Obtaining your CFRE confirms your knowledge of the highest standards of professional competence and ethical practice in serving the philanthropic sector; distinguishes you to employers and peers as a dedicated professional who keeps pace with the latest developments in fundraising; makes you part of a global network with greater career opportunities and earning power; is a public statement to donors and employers that you care about fundraising as a profession and are personally inspired to uphold its integrity.
Are you interested in pursuing your CFRE, learning about the application process or studying for the exam?  Contact Jamie Hayes at or 704-384-5334 to learn more about the CFRE Study Group today!


2016 NC Philanthropy Conference

Thursday, August 18
Sheraton Charlotte Hotel

CFRE Review and Fundraising Fundamentals Courses, Tuesday and Wednesday, August 16 & 17
Alex Sheen | Keynote Speaker
Alex Sheen is the Founder of because I said I would, an international social movement and nonprofit dedicated to the betterment of humanity through promises made and kept. Sparked by the loss of his father in 2012, Alex began sending promise cards to anyone who requested them at no cost. because I said I would has sent over 3.1M promise cards to over 150 countries. Alex's commitment to the betterment of humanity has inspired millions around the world.
Sponsorships and exhibitor space available. Visit the conference website for details. 

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Affinity Group Update

"Telling Your Organization's Story" was the theme for the discussion among the AFP Annual Fund affinity group in April.  What an outstanding exchange of ideas, information and resources!  Here are a few highlights from the conversation:
Videography:  Local videography expert Kim Brattain of Kim Brattain media walked us through the keys to creating and implementing compelling videos in our fundraising initiatives.  We learned about targeted messaging, meaningful calls to action and how to creatively show outcomes of our organizations' work.
Testimonials:  AFP members are capturing testimonials in some innovative ways!  We shared ideas about how to best weave "first person voices" into our appeals to strengthen our storytelling.
Mission Engagement:  There's nothing like engaging donors in meaningful mission-based experiences to fully tell your nonprofit's story.  Affinity group members freely shared ideas and tips during a robust discussion about how to engage donors so that they "feel" the impact of our work.
Bottom line...if you're not participating in AFP's Affinity Group conversations, you are missing out!  You're guaranteed to leave with fresh ideas, contacts and useful resources for your organization and your career. 

We hope to see you at an Affinity Group meeting soon!