Letter from the President

[Image]July brings about the official start of summer, and, for many nonprofits, the beginning of a new fiscal year. This is a time when members prepare for new goals, assess how the last six months have gone, and look ahead toward the great work philanthropy will accomplish during the remainder of 2021. Our members have remained vigilant, resilient, and innovative the first half of 2021: pioneering zoom cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship, mastering digital appeals and engagement, and creating virtual fundraising events. All of this was done in the wake of the continued unknown and a constantly changing environment. 

AFP Charlotte members continue to lead the way in fundraising success, striving to meet our community's philanthropic needs. As you plan for this coming year ahead, I hope you'll take advantage of many of the tools and resources your AFP membership offers. Most importantly, I hope you'll continue to stay safe, connect with this amazing network of fundraising professionals at a monthly program, affinity group, or social, invest in your professional education, and continue changing the world every day!

Caitlin E. Donley, CFRE
AFP Charlotte Chapter President

Call For Board Nominations
[Image]Do you want to take a more active role in AFP Charlotte? Our chapter 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. Serving on the board is a rewarding  experience, and a chance to work closely with some of the best fundraising professionals in our community.  Now is an exciting time to join as we advance our strategic plan and increase our focus on equity.
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 in September. We hope you will consider serving the chapter in this meaningful way! To learn more about being an AFP Charlotte board member, the board positions and to fill out an application, please click hereThe deadline for applications is August 3, 2021.  
Questions? Need more information? Contact Penny Hawkins at hawkins.penelope@gmail.com

Upcoming Programs
Thursday, July 15, 2021
8:30 - 10:00 am

Development  Management Affinity Group
Members register here.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Noon until 1:15 PM

Webinar: Organizational Requests for Fund Raising Success - Real World Best Practices for Corporate Grants
Register here.

This program is for our Senior Forum members. If you are a Senior Forum member and want to register for this program, click here.

IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access)

As fundraisers, we have a responsibility to interrogate perceptions of philanthropy and to rethink what philanthropy means for modern needs and equity. 

This month, the IDEA committee is pleased to share resources to help with co-creating a more inclusive and equitable workplace.

Join the IDEA Committee!

Promoting Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) is a key pillar of AFP Global and AFP Charlotte's vision for the organization. If you, or someone you know, might be interested in joining the IDEA committee, please contact Holly Whitfield, VP IDEA and Strategic Initiatives, at hwhitfield@shepherdscharlotte.org.

We want to hear from different voices across our community. As such, IDEA committee members do not have to be members of AFP.

Membership Survey Results

Thank you to the AFP members that shared their feedback in our 2021 membership survey! Your feedback on your membership experience and future programming will help AFP continue to provide member benefits and programs to suit your professional needs. To see a summary of survey results, click here.

Have you started in a new role? Let us know!

We are excited to highlight our Members on the Move in future AFP newsletters. Please email Brittany Jenkins, VP of Membership, and share where you will be working, your new job title, and some highlights about your new role. We want to celebrate your success!

NC State University
Parks and Scholarships

Assistant Director, Development

Catawba College
Advancement Officer

The Mercanas Foundation
Office & Grants Administration

Muddy Sneakers
Development Officer

Habitat Charlotte Region                                                                       
Partnerships Coordinator

Development Officer

Centre College
Senior Gifts Officer

UNC School of the Arts
Vice Chancellor for Advancement

The Harvest Center of Charlotte
Development Associate

Hope Haven
Manager of Community Partnerships
Corporate Engagement Manager

North Mecklenburg Animal Rescue
Part-time Development Manager

Cleveland County Partnership for Children
Executive Director

Safe Alliance
Development Coordinator

The Relatives
Philanthropy Officer

NC MedAssist
Director of Individual Giving & Stewardship

Moishe House
Grants Manager

Augustine Literacy Project - Charlotte
Development Coordinator

Asheville Symphony
Director of Development

Renaissance West Community Initiative
Development Officer



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.

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