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Upcoming Chapter Program 

Wednesday, January 10th
8am Networking
8:30am - 9:30am Program
New Hanover County Arborteum

$10 for Non-members
Free for AFP Members

Development Plan

Circle Conversation on Development Fundraising Plans

    Results from the recent survey, you reported that the 'Circle Conversation on Ethics' was well received. We are using this format to discuss "fundraising plans". This document should help organize all of your fundraising activities over a certain period of time (usually 1-year). These strategic plans generally include campaign dates and strategies, donor-tracking plans, special event details, and a targeted communication schedule. Join us as we discuss our fundraising plans, how we use them, how we create them, etc.

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Dec 29 - Vice President of Development
Sterling Search Inc. has been exclusively retained to recruit the new Vice President of Development for Make-A-Wish® Eastern North Carolina (MAWENC). Are you interested or do you know someone you could recommend? Please feel free to extend this information to your circle of professional contacts. ... more >
Dec 29 - Regional Philanthropy Officier
As our Regional Philanthropy Officer, you will identify, engage, cultivate, solicit, and steward current and prospective donors in expanding their financial support of the work of the American Red Cross. You will be responsible for meeting an annual revenue target by working with an assigned portfolio of donors and prospects to advance the mission of the organization and assist donors in creating meaning in their lives through giving to the American Red Cross. The successful candidate will be located in the Wilmington or Fayetteville area. ... more >
Dec 7 - Development Director
Feast Down East (FDE) seeks to generate economic development and increase access to healthy foods in southeastern North Carolina by strengthening the area’s local food system. The organization operates a food hub that supports small family farms by distributing their produce to wholesale buyers in the Wilmington area. Also, FDE works to reduce food insecurity in underserved communities by bringing affordable, healthy foods to residents in low-income neighborhoods. The Development Director will serve as a part-time* (15-20 hours per week) member of the FDE executive team, working to sustain the organization’s mission through the implementation of various new and improved fundraising strategies. The Development Director will work closely with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to manage relationships with current funders, increase revenue from existing sources, and develop and execute a plan for diversifying the organization’s revenue portfolio. ... more >
Nov 22 - Community Resource & Development
The ideal candidate should have 3-5 years experience working in a fundraising, marketing, and media engagement capacity. Should be well organized, creative and passionate about advocating for people with disabilities. This position is expected to be a highly-motivated, personable individual who is able to work with minimal supervision and develop relationships with a variety of individuals, local businesses, nonprofits and elected officials. Excellent verbal and written communication skills is a must. ... more >
Nov 22 - 2017 National Philanthropy Day
Cape Fear National Philanthropy Day Wednesday, November 29th Hilton Riverside ... more >
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(Jan. 8, 2018) Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. ... more >
Jan 3 - AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips (Week of January 1, 2018): Nonprofit Marketing Nonsense, Board Retreats, Feeling Awkward about Bequests & More!
(Jan. 1, 2018) Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. ... more >
Jan 2 - 2018 AFP Canada Board Approved
(Jan. 2, 2018) AFP sends its warm congratulations to the members who were recently approved by the membership to serve on the 2018 AFP Canada Board of Directors. ... more >
Dec 28 - Congress Approves Tax Reform Bills, Likely Leading to Drops in Charitable Giving
(Dec. 20, 2017) Research continues to show the final bill leading to drops of $13 – 20 billion in giving. Here’s a round-up of nonprofit provisions in the bill, as well as a statement from The Charitable Giving Coalition, chaired by AFP. ... more >