Welcome to AFP-WNC!
The Association of Fundraising Professionals Western North Carolina Chapter (AFP-WNC) is a nonprofit organization that serves as a resource for all who raise funds in order to better our Western North Carolina community. Whether you are a fundraiser for a large agency or a small neighborhood group, we invite you to join us as a member or as a guest to our monthly activities. An inclusive group of professionals, we volunteer our time to help each other grow and succeed as fundraisers.
Please join us at one of our programs!
The following items are just a few highlights of AFP-WNC’s activities. For more news and announcements, we invite you to explore our Focus on Philanthropy E-News and Monthly Meetings web pages
August-November 2014 – AFP Membership Discount!
In honor of National Philanthropy Day® AFP will be offering a $50.00 discount to new members joining in the Professional or Associate member categories by November 30, 2014!
August 2014–AFP-WNC Now Accepting Applications for the 2015 Chamberlain Scholarship
A single scholarship is available to a current AFP-WNC member to attend the 2015 AFP International Conference on Fundraising in Baltimore, MD, March 29–31, 2015. The selected Chamberlain Scholar will receive the full registration fee (minus a $10 processing fee) from AFP International and up to $500 in travel reimbursement from the Chapter. She or he also agrees to make a presentation at a chapter program about a few of the most significant takeaways from the latest research, ethical guidelines or other relevant learnings from the International Conference and encourage others to attend the next Conference.
For an application form, please click here. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 30, 2014. Any questions about the application or the Scholarship may be directed to Valerie Munei at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chamberlain Scholarship Program honors Ralph Chamberlain, CFRE, a long-time fundraiser and supporter of AFP. Mr. Chamberlain helped to form one of the organization’s first chapters, the Greater New York Chapter and served as both chair of the association and the foundation. Because of his long-time support of the Foundation for Philanthropy, the AFP Board of Directors renamed the Conference Scholar Program in 2000 to honor Mr. Chamberlain’s memory and commitment to the fundraising profession.
November 2013—AFP-WNC President Alex Comfort provided background information about western North Carolina philanthropy in the November 20–26, 2013, issue of Mountain Xpress. To read Alex’s quotes in the online version of “Doing good in WNC,” please click on the article title. This edition of Mountain Xpress was entitled, “Giving, The Nonprofit Issue.”
October 2013—AFP-WNC Vice President of Programs Annie Fritschner, ACFRE, was featured in the October 16, 2013, AFP eWire – ACFRE Special Edition: The Best of The Best in “The ACFRE 100 Wall.” ACFREs are considered the best of the best in the fundraising profession and, so far, there are only 100 of them. Click on the article link to read one of Annie’s stories about this major accomplishment and see her photo from the 2013 AFP International Conference on Fundraising.
July 2013 – Our January 2013 meeting panel discussion on “Ethical Considerations When You Leave Your Job” became Summer 2013 Advancing Philanthropy article “Moving On—and Avoiding Ethical Potholes.” To read it, please click here!
“Joining the Association of Fundraising Professionals has been the single best thing I’ve done since officially becoming a fundraiser in 2008. The monthly programs are wonderful, and the July Philanthropy Institute and November National Philanthropy Day are not to be missed! It is an honor to serve as Co-Chair of Membership.”
–Sharon Owen, Fundraising Coordinator for Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care’s McAuley Mercy Foundation and AFP-WNC Board Member
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