Monthly Programs

AFP-WNC hosts a LUNCHEON PROGRAM on the third Wednesday of each month, featuring a guest speaker and providing opportunities for professional growth, networking, and peer recognition. (Dates and times vary in July for the Philanthropy Institute educational conference and November for National Philanthropy Day awards luncheon.) CFRE professionals can receive continuing education credits for the luncheon programs. Please scroll down to the “Luncheon Program Topic” to learn more about the latest monthly program and to register for the luncheon.

AFP-WNC also hosts a WAKE-UP WORKSHOP on nearly every first Thursday of each month. These Association of Fundraising Professionals webinars with a facilitated discussion cost only $10. They start at 8:30 a.m. and end around 10:00 a.m. at Lenoir-Rhyne University (36 Montford Avenue, Asheville, NC, in Room 316.  Note: same building as the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce).  CFRE credits are also available for these workshops. Please scroll down to “Wake-Up Workshop” to learn more about the upcoming month’s webinar and to register.

If you miss a luncheon program, AFP WNC has a member-only benefit available at no charge. The full content of our luncheon programs can be viewed online via YouTube. To sign up, simply send an email to Mark Goldstein, CFRE, at video@afpwnc.org with “Sign Me Up” in the subject line. And when it’s ready, you’ll be sent a link to a video of the latest luncheon program. You can also specify that you wish to be notified whenever a new month’s program is available online. See the topics of our past monthly meetings by scrolling down the right-hand column on this web page to “Past Luncheon Meeting Topics.” (Not a member? Did you know that you can join AFP for as little as $75 a year?)

Luncheon Program

Luncheon Program

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Please check back again later for details about the December 2016 Luncheon Program.

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Wake-Up Workshop

Date: First Thursday of each month (excluding January, July and November)
Time: 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.
Location: Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville, Lenoir-Rhyne University, 36 Montford Ave., Asheville, Room 316
Price: $10, includes handouts, CFRE credits, and a facilitated discussion

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December 1, 2016

Building a Holistic Approach to Grant Seeking

Join us to hear from Cynthia M. Adams, CEO of GrantStation, and Monique Hanson, Chief Development Officer of NPR, on how to build a grant-seeking program for your organization. Drawing on decades of experience, our presenters will provide practical advice, suggest processes you may want to adopt, and guide you toward developing a grant-seeking program that will change the financial future for your organization in this fast-paced, information-packed webinar.

Cynthia Adams is President and CEO of GrantStation. She has spent the past 40 years helping nonprofit organizations raise the money needed to do their good work. Many of her early efforts centered on raising funds to set aside wilderness areas in Alaska. In 1990 she started her first company, the Alaska Funding Exchange. This endeavor served as the testing ground for a national company, GrantStation, which opened its Internet doors in the fall of 2001. Cindy built this business because she believes that grant seeking requires a thorough understanding of the variety and scope of grantmakers and sound knowledge of the philanthropic playing field.

Monique Hanson joined NPR in October 2012 in the role of Chief Development Officer. In this capacity, she leads NPR’s fundraising programs including major and planned giving, and foundation grants, which taken together are the company’s third-largest source of revenue.

AFP-WNC Facilitator: Debbie Rice, Vice President and Philanthropic Specialist for Wells Fargo Philanthropic Services

Register for the Workshop now

 

 

Networking: 11:45 a.m.
Luncheon:
12:00 noon

Each seat at regular prices: $16 member / $20 non-member

Each seat at late prices/no RSVP: $20 member / $25 non-member

You must RSVP by 5:00 p.m. the previous Thursday to receive the regular pricing. If you RSVP and do not attend, you will be invoiced. Because this is a sit-down luncheon, you must register no later than the day before the program. Space is limited.

As a reminder, if you have an event or a training opportunity to announce, please bring your flyers for the luncheon tables. 

Please use our online system to register by clicking the button at the top of this page. If you have any difficulties, you may e-mail Sharon Owen at rsvp@afpwnc.org with the following information:

  • Number of member/nonmember RSVPs;
  • Names of attendees; and
  • Meeting you will attend (March, April, etc.).

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Regular Luncheon Program Location Directions

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Inclement Weather Policy

AFP-WNC operates on the Asheville City Schools schedule. If school is in, we will meet as normal. If school is canceled, our programs will also be canceled. Wake-Up Webinars will also be cancelled when Asheville City Schools are delayed.

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Past Luncheon Program Topics:

October 19, 2016: The Surge in Donor-Advised Funds … and How to Attract More

September 21, 2016: Fundraising for Introverts (please click here for Sandy Rees’s PowerPoint for this program)

August 17, 2016: Discovering Your Philanthropic Passion

June 15, 2016: Asheville’s Renaissance and Beyond

May 18, 2016: Sharing Impact in Ways That Generate Income and Interest

April 20, 2016: Increasing Your ROI: The 3-Part Ask

March 16, 2016: The Best Return on Your Investment of Time

February 17, 2016: Giving More Than Money

December 16, 2015: The First 90 Days: What to Do After You Find the Bathroom

October 21, 2015: Innovation As a Process

September 16, 2015: Dealing with Religion and Politics in Major Gift Work

August 19, 2015: Philanthropy Trends as Seen at AFP International Conference

June 17, 2015: Stop the Busy Cycle

April 15, 2015: Strategic Stewardship

March 18, 2015: Donor Money Ball – The Art and Science of Pipeline Management

January 21, 2015: Tips for the New Year: Put Your Development Plan to Work

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