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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
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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! CLOSED
Nomination Forms are posted here. Click on the category to download the packet. Nominations are now closed. ... 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 >
Oct 29 - Top Ten (Week of October 27, 2014): The Two-Part Major Gift Conversation
(Oct. 27, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including unusual but effective ways to market your charity; innovations in global fundraising; social media awareness plans that actually work; the fastest way to ruin your appeal letter and more! ... more >
Oct 29 - 5 Questions to Ask Before Buying Online Donation Processing Software
(Oct. 29, 2014) Many fundraisers who have decided to purchase new online donation processing software come to the conclusion, too late, that the price they paid for their software was the least expensive part of their decision. Ossie Hinds, president and CEO of Cornerstone Group of Companies, leads you through five questions to ask before making the decision to buy new online donation processing software. ... more >
Oct 23 - Majority of Fundraisers See Salary Increases in 2013
(May 13, 2014) More than 63 percent of fundraisers in the U.S. and Canada saw their average incomes rise in 2013, even as average salaries fell by nearly eight percent compared to 2012, according to the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ (AFP) 2014 Compensation and Benefits Study. ... more >
Oct 23 - Explore AFP’s Special Job Seekers Toolkit for Fundraisers (Updated October 23, 2014)
The AFP Job Seekers toolkit focuses on finding the right job and features advice and services to help members carry out a successful job search and land on your feet in a rewarding new position. ... more >
Oct 22 - AFP Q&A - AFP's Live Online Chat!
AFP now has a new way for you to interact with top leaders, practitioners, trainers and innovators in fundraising and philanthropy: AFP Q&A! ... more >