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Message from the Chair

February 19, 2015

What I personally enjoy about AFP are the opportunities to learn and share new ideas with my peers. Whether we’re talking about appeals or marketing trends, best practices on special  events, or even who has the best quality koozies. That’s why we bring in speakers like Gail Perry to get everyone “Fired Up!”  - to fill your professional toolbox with great tips and ideas to grow the fundraising potential of your organization. Every time I attend one of her workshops, I walk out with tons of new ideas that I can’t wait to share with my board and development team.

In addition to the monthly programs and special workshops provided by our local chapter, AFP International provides support to members through webinars, conferences, and online content. We’re pleased that our Chapter Services Representative, Val  Lay, will be joining our panel at the March meeting to discuss the resources available to our members, including the Ethics Assessment Inventory, found on the AFP website. Members can log in and take this simple assessment here.

Joining Val on the panel are Natasha Davis from QENO and Geia Williams from the NC Center for Non-Profits. Each of these organizations are doing so much to help non-profits across our region – things most of us can’t do on our own. From Board Development and trainings, to keeping up with the impacts of legislation on our organizations, come see how these organizations can benefit and support your goals.

See you bright and early on the 11th!


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 Vann Pearsall

President, Cape Fear Region Chapter AFP


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