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 2016 – AFP Honors National Philanthropy Day® with New Membership Discount
In honor of National Philanthropy Day®, new Professional or Associate members can save $50 until November 30, 2016.
The benefits of AFP membership are numerous: You can engage with seasoned pros and peers, connect to influential leaders who can enhance your results and help advance your career, expand your toolkit with best practices and new techniques, and raise your industry profile.
August 2016 – Ashton to Keynote the Planned Giving Conference at Kanuga
The North Carolina and South Carolina Planned Giving Councils will hold their 2016 Carolinas Planned Giving Conference at Kanuga Conference Center on September 13–14, 2016. Debra Ashton is returning by popular demand as keynote speaker of the Conference. For more information about the Conference and to register, please click here.
August 2016 – AFP-WNC National Philanthropy Day® Celebration
Please save Tuesday, November 8, 2016, to attend our National Philanthropy Day Luncheon, where we will celebrate our outstanding contributors to WNC philanthropy. More information will be announced over the coming weeks on our National Philanthropy Day web page.
August 2015 – Lenoir-Rhyne Offers AFP-WNC Discount for Master’s Programs
If you’re a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals–WNC Chapter and you’d like to earn a master’s degree, you’ll get a discount at Lenoir-Rhyne University.
In Asheville, Lenoir-Rhyne offers ten Master’s programs through the Center for Graduate Studies located at 36 Montford Avenue, just off I-240 and minutes from downtown. The Asheville graduate offerings include programs in Business Administration, Community College Administration, Counseling, Nursing, Public Health, Religious Studies, Sustainability Studies, Teaching, and Writing.
For information and to learn about eligibility requirements, visit asheville.lr.edu or call 828.407.4270 and ask to speak with Elisa Jacobs, our Enrollment expert, and schedule a one-on-one appointment to explore your grad school options at LR.
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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