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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. 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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May 25 - CEO Charlotte Community Foundation
The Foundation’s next CEO must be a proven leader who has in-depth knowledge of Charlotte County’s community and existing relationships with community leaders, key influencers and potential contributors. For this vital role, the Foundation seeks a seasoned professional with a results-driven approach to management and a demonstrated ability to form successful partnerships. Foundation management is preferred but not required and successful candidates will have experience collaborating with strong governing boards. The CEO will function as the primary spokesperson and public face for the Foundation and may come from either a non-profit or a for-profit background. ... more >
Mar 2 - Executive Director – Visual Arts Center – Punta Gorda, FL
The Executive Director serves as the VAC’s chief executive officer and is responsible for management and oversight of all aspects of the organization, including programming, fundraising, financial management, personnel, facilities maintenance and community relations. The Executive Director reports directly to the President of the Board. ... more >
Aug 16 - NPD15 FAQ
Facts and Questions about the Nomination process ... more >
Jul 27 - News
What's happening in our area, with our members and local organizations that you need to know. ... more >
Jun 21 - AFP Diverse Communities Scholarship Program Overview & Criteria
The mission of the AFP Diverse Communities Conference Scholarship Fund is to help ensure that AFP programs are inclusive and supportive of diversity-related issues and concerns, to provide financial support for activities that increase understanding and awareness of diversity issues within the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and to provide financial assistance for professional development for AFP members who self-identify as coming from a diverse community and/or who are employed by grassroots organizations that primarily serve diverse populations. ... more >
Jun 21 - 100 Percent Chapter Board Participation
The following AFP chapters have led by example and achieved 100 percent board participation in the 2016 BE the CAUSE Campaign. These chapter boards serve as motivation and inspiration to chapter members to make their gifts. ... more >
Jun 15 - AFP Fundraising Dictionary: Now Available in French!
Pilot. Sleeper. Flag. When seasoned fundraising professionals hear these words, they don't always bring to mind an airplane, nap time or a symbolic piece of cloth blowing in the wind. In the fundraising arena, these and other words have specific meanings not used in the everyday world. The AFP Fundraising Dictionary has now been translated to French for Canadian members. ... more >
Jun 15 - Welcome to the 2016 Cohort of Inclusion and Philanthropy Program Fellows
In our first year, 31 fellows in the Inclusion and Philanthropy Program accessed the AFP network and educational resources. They participated in specialized access and equity training, and they discussed tools and methods to plan their own inclusion projects, including measuring the impact of those projects. ... more >