AFP Charlotte

Upcoming Events


Y Community Financial Development Director

Carolinas Aviation Museum

Pilgrims' Inn
Fundraising & Grant Administrator

Humane Society of Charlotte
Event Planning Associate

The Lunch Project
Marketing/Communication Coordinator

Trinity Episcopal School
Advancement Assistant/Special Events Coordinator

Junior Achievement of the Triad
Director of Strategic Partnership

The American Red Cross
Regional Philanthropic Officer
Donor Development Officer

Autism Society of NC
Regional Development Director

The Children's Home Society of NC
VP of Philanthropy

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas
Donor Database Coordinator

Guilford College
Major Gifts Officer and 
Associate Vice President for Advancement Operations

Rex Healthcare Foundation
Database & Business Analyst

American Red Cross
Executive Director - Hickory, NC

Senior Development Manager

CarePartners Foundation
Donor Relations & Communications Officer

NC MedAssist
Development Director, Executive Luncheons

Care Ring, Inc
Chief Development Officer

Playing for Others
Development Manager


AFP Resources

From the President Elect Josh Jacobson:

When was the last time you visited the AFP International website? If it has been awhile, you might be surprised by what you're missing out on!


  • I'm surprised by how few people make use of the AFP Resource Center, which is (honest to goodness) chock full of useful information. Pretty much name it and you will find it under the "Hot Topics" area. Want to know what makes a great case for support? You can find that here.  Confused by tax issues? Yes, they cover it. If you have an employee who is new to the profession, the AFP Resource Center should be a part of that person's 90-day onboarding plan.
  • I suggest bookmarking the AFP Blog and put it in your monthly rotation. It is a chance to hear directly from Jason Lee, interim president and CEO of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. He touches on topics of importance to the profession, and highlights recent news. The recent State of Our Profession study, which is an illuminating one on the compensation study is available to members for free (just be sure to log in first).
  • Ethics is a topic on which we could all brush up on, particularly the Donor Bill of Rights. At your next staff meeting, circulate the list and discuss how well your organization stacks up.
As a member of AFP Charlotte, you have access to a wealth of resources. If you have 15 minutes today, click around the AFP International website and familiarize yourself. You'll be glad you did.

Stewardship Opportunity:
Leverage NPD

Check out the list below of our incredible 2017 National Philanthropy Day honorees! Recognize any names? Are there any donors to your organization on this list? National Philanthropy Day provides a great opportunity to steward your supporters. Send them a note to congratulate them, and let them know that as an AFP member, you are thrilled to celebrate them this November!
Outstanding Champion of Diversity: Rabbi Judy Schindler
Outstanding Emerging Philanthropist: Boris Henderson
Outstanding Fundraising Executive: Tony Marciano
Outstanding Philanthropist: Casey and Anke Mermans
Outstanding Small Business: Luquire George Andrews
Outstanding Philanthropic Organization: Moore & Van Allen
Outstanding Student Philanthropist: Davidson Refugee Support
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser: Larry Dagenhart
Outstanding Legacy: Nancy A. and J. Mason Wallace, posthumously

Member Benefit

Read how member Mike Blackwelder took advantage of a member benefit to attend ICON.

Attending the 2017 International Fundraising Conference was truly a highlight in my career, regarding professional development.  During my 10 years in the fundraising profession, I've attended quite a few local and state level conferences, but this was my first opportunity to attend something on the national level. 
The caliber of speakers and presenters that the conference was able to attract was very impressive. Hearing from experts and industry leaders like Cleve Jones, Kim Klein, Simone Joyaux, and Kay Sprinkle Grace - just to name a few - was an amazing experience. The networking opportunities were incredibly beneficial as well. 

Since I took advantage of the CFRE Refresher Course as well, I was able to spend four days meeting new people and hearing about their experiences. I participated in several small-group discussions around Diversity and Inclusion; these were a highlight for me, and I look forward to working on these efforts with our Chapter as well. I was also very grateful for the opportunity to get to know other attendees from Charlotte even better. Whether it was grabbing coffee, having lunch together, or at our member happy hour, it was great to connect with other local members and talk about all we were learning. I'm so very thankful to have been chosen for a scholarship for this year's conference. It was a great experience, and I would encourage other members to apply no matter where you are in your fundraising career. This is a huge member benefit that our Charlotte Chapter provides, so please take advantage of it!

AFP Charlotte is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2018 AFP International Conference in New Orleans from April 15-17 through September 30.

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Upcoming Programs

August 24 | 11:30am - 1:00pm
CPCC Harris Campus
Don't Outwork the Work - Targeted to Development Teams, Executive Directors and Board Leadership
Come for an interactive conversation on steering, supporting, and safeguarding your non-profit. Listen to a real-life case study of the transformation of Dress for Success Charlotte. Session led by: Tom Lane, founding partner of One Time Leadership and
Kerry Barr O'Connor, the Executive Director of Dress for Success Charlotte. Please register here for the luncheon as we look forward to seeing you.
September 21 | 11:30am - 1:00pm
CPCC Harris Campus

David Heinen, Vice President for public policy and advocacy for the North Carolina Center for Non-Profits, will provide an overview of the quickly changing landscape of public policy for the state and nation. David advocates on issues affecting North Carolina's nonprofit sector, monitors and analyzes state and federal public policy issues affecting 501(c)(3) nonprofits, keeps nonprofits and media across NC informed about important legal and policy developments, engages in research about NC's nonprofit sector, provides training on nonprofit advocacy and legal compliance, and convenes coalitions of nonprofits from diverse fields. Small and large non-profits alike must stay informed about the issues that affect donors from tax reform to legal compliance. Register here.