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10 Things Every Fundraiser Must Know

April 12th, 2017
8am Networking
8:30am Program
NHC Arboretum 6206 Oleander Dr Wilmington 

Nothing rolls cynical eyes faster than the promise of understanding a complex issue with a quick and easy-to-read list. That is why our upcoming program will be presented by three AFP members who have been raising money in our region successfully and creatively for more than a combined 45 years. This will not be bite-sized nonsense. Anyways, we know that deep beneath the exaggerated sighs, we all do have a tender love for list posts. (Even the ones that promise your next special event will be a major success if you do these 10 things. Sigh.) 


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Mar 21 - Assistant Director
DREAMS of Wilmington, a nationally award-winning nonprofit serving youth in need through the arts, has an opportunity available for an Assistant Director. This is a complex, multifaceted role that requires immense attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and the ability to perceive the larger picture while simultaneously understanding the interplay and relevance of a thousand daily details. As the second in command, the Assistant Director acts as an organizational leader, working to ensure that DREAMS’ mission is fulfilled and that all activities are commensurate with our value system. The Assistant Director also serves as the day-to-day, boots-on-the-ground manager, interacting with staff, teaching artists, community partners, vendors, funders and volunteers to ensure that the organization runs smoothly and troubleshooting problems as they arise. This individual is the primary grantwriter for the organization, works closely with the bookkeeper to ensure accurate allocation of funds, develops the organizational budget in partnership with the executive director, produces content for written materials such as annual reports, oversees the programmatic evaluation process, and works with programmatic staff to ensure alignment with budget and strategic goals. The Assistant Director is also deeply involved with the strategic planning process and assists with fundraisers/special events. ... more >
Mar 17 - Community Giving Specialist
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Community Giving Specialist Full-Time, Exempt Development Senior Manager of Annual Giving ... more >
Mar 10 - Volunteer Engagement & Operations Assistant
Volunteer Engagement and Operations Assistant is responsible for implementing and maintaining an exemplary volunteer program to provide a supplementary workforce through the use of corporate, religious, academic, community and individual volunteers. Additionally, to maintain productive internal daily workflow, inclusive of managing operations, managing donation procedures, and facilities management. ... more >
Mar 6 - Volunteer Coordinator Position
Good Shepherd Center – Wilmington, NC is seeking a full-time Volunteer Coordinator. ... more >
Mar 6 - Executive Director
Capital Development Services is pleased to be representing Porter – Gaud School in their search for an Executive Director of their Foundation. Porter-Gaud School and the Porter-Gaud Foundation seek an experienced, dynamic, and resourceful development professional to provide leadership, strategic vision, and direction for all philanthropic efforts, stewardship activities, and alumni and parent relations. He/she will be responsible for designing and implementing effective practices and programs that result in support for the school, for implementing an ongoing comprehensive capital campaign, for growing the school’s endowment, and for managing and leading the development team and volunteers to maximize their potential. ... more >
Mar 21 - Calling All Artists, Poets and Photographers!
AFP members everywhere are invited to submit their art and poetry to exhibit at the Diversity Art Showcase at the 54th International Conference on Fundraising, April 30- May 2, 2017, in San Francisco, Ca. ... more >
Mar 21 - AFP Member Spotlight: Susan Earl Hosbach, CFRE
She’s been in fundraising for 25 years, an AFP volunteer for 23 and a recipient of our Barbara Marion Award for Outstanding Leadership. AFP talks with Susan about her career arc (starting out in sports broadcasting!) and working in smaller shops where one has to do it all. ... more >
Mar 17 - AFP Statement on President Trump’s 2018 Budget Blueprint
The Association of Fundraising Professionals, the largest community of charities and fundraisers in the world, has released the following statement from its Interim President and CEO Jason Lee regarding the release of President Trump’s 2018 budget blueprint. ... more >
Mar 15 - Fundraising Professionals Name Dr. Claire Routley as 2017 Emerging Scholar of the Year
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) has selected Dr. Claire Routley, research fellow at the University of Plymouth and one of the UK’s leading experts on legacy giving, as its 2017 Emerging Scholar Award. ... more >
Mar 15 - Giving 3.0: Embracing the New Diversity in 21st Century Philanthropy
(Mar. 15, 2017) AFP sits down with this year’s diversity speaker at the AFP International Fundraising Conference, Dr. Jackie Copeland-Carson, and discusses with her how much progress the sector has made in the areas of diversity and inclusion. ... more >