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.


(Arlington, Va.) – The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Western North Carolina Chapter has been named a 2016 Ten Star Chapter.


 Please join us monthly at our Luncheon Programs or Wake-Up Workshop

Chapter News

AFP-WNC National Philanthropy Day® Awards – Call for Nominations

We are now accepting nominations for the 2017 National Philanthropy Day Awards, which we will celebrate on Tuesday, November 14. The deadline for nominations is Monday, July 24, so please give some thought today to your philanthropic leaders and fill out an award nomination.


Special Event | Thursday, September 21, 2017

Back by popular demand, the previously sold out wake-up workshop Building a High Revenue Major Gift Program: The 5 Major Hurdles that are Holding you Back and How to Overcome Them will replay in Hickory, followed by discussion.

Major Gifts are the holy grail for many nonprofits – but actually creating and implementing a solid, systematized major gift fundraising can be a challenge. There are plenty of hurdles that hold smart fundraisers and deserving nonprofits back. Join Gail Perry, CFRE to learn what it really takes to raise the major gifts your organization needs so badly. You’ll discover the 5 major hurdles that stand between you and major gift success.

Time: 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Location: Catawba Valley Community College Small Business Center
2601 21st St Dr SE, Hickory, NC 28602

Price: $10, includes handouts, CFRE credits, and a facilitated discussion



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.

Learn More

For information and to learn about eligibility requirements, visit asheville.lr.edu or contact Lauren Bradley our Enrollment Expert, and schedule a one-on-one appointment to explore your grad school options at LR. You can reach Lauren by email lauren.bradley@lr.edu or by phone 828.407.4262.


Philanthropy Pathfinder

“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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