Upcoming Program
Looking for ideas to build your leadership skills, as well as those of your team? Many fundraisers don't receive the coaching and professional development they need to advance toward their individual and organizational goals, so Patton McDowell will offer practical ideas and insight as he shares five strategies to help you advance along "Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership".  You'll walk away with a personal leadership plan for the next five years! Register here.

Registration includes entrance to the event, continental breakfast, and Patton McDowell's latest book

About Our Speaker

Patton is a nonprofit expert, best-selling author, consultant and coach. He's a dynamic speaker who has presented at state and national conferences across the country. Patton founded PMA Nonprofit Leadership in 2009, and has worked with nearly 275 nonprofit organizations on their leadership development, fundraising and strategic planning. Previously he led development teams at UNC Wilmington and Queens University of Charlotte after nearly a decade working for Special Olympics International and in North Carolina. He's an AFP Master Trainer, a former board president for AFP Charlotte and served as the chapter representative for AFP Global. Patton's podcast Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership now includes 165+ episodes featuring nonprofit leaders from around the world, and he published his first book, also titled Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership, in 2022.

National Philanthropy Day 

Join your fellow AFP Charlotte members, community and business leaders on Thursday, November 10 for National Philanthropy Day 2022.

Our theme is Stronger Together: NPD Homecoming 2022. We look forward to celebrating our amazing honorees with the entire Charlotte community.

Registration is OPEN for sponsorships, table hosts and individual tickets. Please visit our NPD website for more information.

Questions? Contact Megan Mitcham, National Philanthropy Day 2022 Chair, at mmitcham@thompsoncff.org

Scholarship Reminder - September 23 Deadline
[Image]The Scholarship Committee reviews applications on a quarterly basis and the next deadline is Friday, September 23 at 5pm.

We have scholarships available for membership and professional development. This is a great opportunity to take advantage of AFP scholarship funds to advance your career! Visit https://www.afpcharlotte.org/professional-development/scholarships/ for more information and to apply.


The IDEA Committee sends its sincerest thanks to all who joined on Thursday, August 4th for our virtual program "Engaging Black Donors and Cultivating an Inclusive Donor Base" with Anna Barber and Brandon Neal.  We had a large turnout (from across the country!) for this first-of-its-kind programming partnership with NGAAP, and we left with a great deal of tangible techniques, tips and strategies from our presenters.

This was one of the first events AFP Charlotte has hosted to highlight Black Philanthropy Month (BPM), so we are grateful for your support and look forward to celebrating BPM again in August 2023!

Habitat For Humanity of the Charlotte Region
Major Gifts Senior Manager

NC State University
Director of Gift Planning

Wingate University
Director of Alumni Engagement

The Center for Community Transitions
Development Director

The Relatives
Director of Philanthropy

Heart Math Tutoring
Part-time Tutor

Brookstone Schools
Senior Director of Advancement

NC State University
Assistant Director of Annual Giving


Homeless No More
Major Gift Manager

Homeless No More
Chief Operations Manager

Catawba Lands Conservancy
Development Associate

United Way of Central Carolinas
Major Gifts Officer

Salem Academy and College
Director of Philanthropy for Health Leadership

Habitat for Humanity of Wake County

Development Director

Education Specialist

AFP Charlotte has built a reputation for getting the word out for the premier fundraising jobs across the Carolinas. Click here to read more and apply for a posted position.

In order to promote gender and racial pay equity, AFP is leading the way and will be requiring salary ranges for all new positions posted on the AFP Charlotte Job Board effective May 10, 2021. We understand this might be a significant change for some organizations, but AFP Charlotte strongly believes this is an important shift in increasing equity, inclusion and fairness in the fundraising profession.

Heart of Gold Sponsor