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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 >
May 24 - AFP Top Ten (Week of May 25, 2016): Women’s and Girls’ Causes, Pay-What-It-Takes Philanthropy, More!
(May 25, 2016) Our weekly round-up of the top blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your goal. ... more >
May 18 - Leaving a Legacy for Your Community
(May 18, 2016) May is National LEAVE A LEGACY™ Month across Canada. LEAVE A LEGACY™ is a national public awareness program designed to encourage Canadians to leave a gift through their will to a charity of their choice. An article by Roger Ali that charities can use in their own communications as well. ... more >
May 18 - How to Make a Successful Call on a Major Donor Prospect
(May 18, 2016) Too often we measure success in dollars raised and forget that long-range fundraising is all about building relationships. AFP had a chance recently to chat with Gail Perry about donor visits and cultivation, the subject of her upcoming webinar on May 26. ... more >