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Well, here we are starting a new year – a fresh start, a year full of possibilities. 

Please let me know if our monthly chapter programs are enriching your work, decreasing your frustrations, and helping you with practical solutions. Tell us what you struggling with.  We really want to help. Is one of your resolutions to have a development plan? 

Our board and our Program Chair, Beth Gaglione, have been working hard to provide an education program this year based on eight components of a Development Plan. I hope you will join us on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the NHC Arboretum.

Lastly, I want to say thank you for your leadership at your organization.  You are doing an amazing service for our community, you're raising the visibility of key societal problems, and you're changing real peoples' lives.

I know these jobs can feel undoable, frustrating and thankless. Please know how much I appreciate what you do.

So here’s to 2016! May it be a year of growth, success, and happiness for us all...

Happy New Year!



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 Vann Pearsall

President, Cape Fear Region Chapter AFP


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Jan 21 - Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
We are seeking an experienced professional with strong interpersonal, communication and writing skills that have the ability to apply creative reasoning and thinking to practical work situations. The proven ability to lead a national grant-writing effort and the ability to develop lasting and successful relationships with individuals, corporations and foundations are also important. There will be limited evening and weekend travel involved. ... more >
Jan 14 - Director of Civic Club Development
The Director of Civic Club Relations is the primary liaison to these organizations and works to maintain and enhance these important relationships. This position will represent B&GH at district, regional, local and area civic club functions; make appropriate presentations as requested; and work closely with the Vice President for Development and the President/CEO on all matters relating to civic clubs. ... more >
Feb 12 - AFP Board for 2016
AFP membership has approved the association's proposed slate of board of directors for 2016. ... more >
Feb 10 - Storytelling for Fundraisers
(Feb. 10, 2016) Let us tell you a story. It’s a story about how you as a fundraiser are making the world a better place. It’s about how your organization is feeding, clothing preserving, advocating for, healing, teaching, protecting and serving—however it is you do—your chosen charges. Used skillfully, the power of storytelling can have transformative results. AFP had a chance to chat recently with master storyteller Tom Ahern about using storytelling in fundraising, the topic of his upcoming webinar. ... more >
Feb 9 - Government Relations Tool Kit: If You Build It They Will Come
(Feb. 8, 2016) The newest AFP Canada toolkit walks you through the process of working with government officials on behalf of your charity and/or the issue it represents. Now, the question is, are you ready to start using the information to further GR public policy relevant to the nonprofit sector? ... more >
Feb 9 - Andrew Watt, FInstF Again Named a Distinguished 2016 Improving Financial Awareness & Financial Literacy Co-honorary Chair
(Feb. 1, 2016) In February, The Financial Awareness Foundation selected their distinguished 2016 Improving Financial Awareness & Financial Literacy co-honorary chairs representing thought leadership within Academia, Media, and Financial & Nonprofit Associations. Once again, AFP President & CEO Andrew Watt, FInstF will join this prestigious group. ... more >
Feb 8 - AFP’s Canadian National Scholarship Program – Apply Now!
Interested in professional development but waiting for the “right” time? How about now, with the added assistance of an AFP financial scholarship? ... more >