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Welcome to the Charlotte Harbor Chapter Website!

Founded in 2010, the AFP Charlotte Harbor chapter is committed to advancing professionalism in fundraising through education and training for our growing membership of development directors, fundraising consultants, grant writers, volunteer fundraisers, foundation executives, and other individuals dedicated to fundraising and philanthropy.

The AFP Charlotte Harbor chapter has regularly scheduled lunch meetings on the third Wednesday of each month featuring speakers and topics relevant to our everyday work. The chapter also offers several educational and networking opportunities in collaboration with the Charlotte Community Foundation's Nonprofit Network. Our annual event in November celebrates National Philanthropy Day® by recognizing and honoring the extraordinary in our community.

Check out our chapter calendar for a schedule of what's happening and where!


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Aug 16 - Purchase NPD 2014 Tickets
Use Paypal to purchase your tickets! ... more >
Aug 16 - National Philanthropy Day Charlotte Harbor Awards Celebration!
Join us Tuesday, November 18th as we recognize the outstanding people in our community who go above and beyond to make our world a better place. Do not miss our 2nd Annual National Philanthropy Day Charlotte Harbor Awards Celebration! ... more >
Aug 16 - NPD14 FAQ
Facts and Questions about the Nomination process ... more >
Aug 16 - Nominations - 2014 NPD Charlotte Harbor Awards!
Nomination Forms are posted here. Click on the category to download the packet. ... more >
Aug 16 - National Philanthropy Day 2013 Winners - Nominees - Sponsors
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - our 1st Annual National Philanthropy Day Charlotte Harbor Awards Celebration was a success! Special thanks to all who made it successful. ... more >
Sep 16 - Top Ten (Week of September 15, 2014): Can You Plan on IRA Charitable Rollover?
(Sept. 15, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week's top ten, including making storytelling part of your culture, how to finish the year strong, using bitcoin, collaborations in grant proposals, how to check your current website against best practices and much more! ... more >
Sep 16 - New Partnership to Increase Student Philanthropy, Community Involvement
AFP and the Jefferson Awards Foundation are pleased to announce a partnership between the AFP Youth in Philanthropy program and the Jefferson Awards Foundation’s Students In Action Program. ... more >
Sep 10 - AFP's Response to National Post Article on Policing of Political Activities of Charities
(Sept. 8, 2014) Recently, Andrew Coyne penned this column in the National Post focused on the policing of political activities of charities. Coyne concluded that the best means of addressing the situation is to “take away the charitable tax designation—not selectively, based on their ability to dance on the head of a CRA pin, but across the board, outright.” The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) finds this conclusion fundamentally flawed. The charitable tax designation and the tax credit represent a gesture of confidence on the part of the people by way of their elected representatives, an acknowledgement of the effectiveness of nonprofit and community action and a commitment to the longstanding tradition of philanthropy in Canada. ... more >