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Message from the Chair

April 9, 2014

To Tweet or Not to Tweet- is that even the question? With new social media platforms being developed so rapidly, how do you decide what to spend your time and energy on? We hope that today’s panel offered insight to finding the best fit for your organization. Just as our organizations have a specific message, so should our social media strategy. It’s important for us always to remember- we can’t be all things to all people- that holds true for our causes and for us as professionals!  Social Media can truly enhance your communications- so choose wisely, and tweet, post, check-in and blast away!

NOTE: LOCATION CHANGE for April meeting!


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m Networking

NHC Executive Center

1241 Military Cutoff, Suite A,Wilmington, NC


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AFP President Kitty Yerkes

Janine Powell

President, Cape Fear Region Chapter AFP




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Apr 14 - Race for the Cure/Special Events Manager
The Susan G. Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast Affiliate is seeking a detail oriented, multi-tasking, problem solver with a superior work ethic to serve as its Race for the Cure/Special Events Manager. ... more >
Apr 8 - Resource Development Director
Communities In Schools of Cape Fear is seeking an experienced non-profit professional to serve as its Resource Development Director. ... more >
Apr 2 - Regional Chief Executive Officer - Eastern North Carolina Region
We are currently seeking a Regional CEO to lead our Eastern North Carolina Region. Note: the work location for this position can be based at any one of our Red Cross chapter offices within the East North Carolina Region: Greenville, Wilmington, Whiteville, New Bern, Rocky Mount, Kinston, Jacksonville, or Goldsboro, NC JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for representing the American Red Cross in the community. The Regional Executive will focus externally on core mission delivery, fundraising and being the face of the Red Cross for the media, donors and their communities. Has oversight of Red Cross service delivery, fundraising and external relations within an assigned region or geographic area. Manages the community resilience programs, working with community partners to ensure that the communities build local capacity to prepare for, prevent, respond and recover from disasters. Ensures that volunteers, youth and young adults are engaged and retained into the service delivery plans. Depending on the size of the region, work may be carried out through a number of branches or Community Chapters, including the direct supervision of Community Chapter Executives. Is accountable for achieving performance targets for the Region, including service delivery, fundraising/revenue and expense targets. In conjunction with the Division Fundraising Vice President (DFVP), the RCE has primary responsibility across the region for achievement of fundraising goals. Serves as a member of the Division leadership team, supporting and contributing to Division goals and activities. Utilizes the support activities of HR, IT, Finance, Communications and Marketing through a matrix project management system to ensure that all operating units have the necessary resources to execute on their community mission. ... more >
Apr 2 - Executive Director
The ideal candidate will be highly-motivated, experienced, multi-talented individual who is committed to working with Board members, staff and volunteers to promote literacy in the Wilmington, NC region. ... more >
Mar 5 - Development Manager - Events
The Development Manager is responsible for meeting or exceeding fundraising goals for the achievement of major revenue growth through special events and major gifts. ... more >
Apr 16 - 2014 AFP Diverse Communities Scholarship Program Overview & Criteria
The mission of the AFP Diverse Communities Conference Scholarship Fund is to help ensure that AFP programs are inclusive and supportive of diversity-related issues and concerns, to provide financial support for activities that increase understanding and awareness of diversity issues within the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and to provide financial assistance for professional development for AFP members who self-identify as coming from a diverse community and/or who are employed by grassroots organizations that primarily serve diverse populations. ... more >
Apr 16 - AFP Expands to Reach More Communities
At the recent AFP board meeting held in conjunction with the 2014 AFP International Conference on Fundraising, we were delighted to announce the chartering of two new AFP chapters: the AFP Bermuda Chapter and the AFP BC, Okanagan Chapter. The new additions bring us to 235 chapters worldwide, extending our reach beyond 30,000 members and countless nonprofit organizations. ... more >
Apr 15 - Top Ten (Week of April 16, 2014): 5 Unusual Direct Mail Techniques to Try
(Apr. 16, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on how networking can turn into big dollars, why you need to stay true to your work ethics, how one massive capital campaign can affect other local nonprofits, getting involved in creating the crowdfunding bill of rights and how (and why!) to engage your donors BEFORE you ask for money. ... more >
Apr 15 - How To Get Big Donations—Through Your iPhone!
(Apr. 15, 2014) Experienced in internet donation processing, Philip King of Cornerstone Group of Companies talks to us about big mobile donations and how integrating fundraising channels is a key step in getting more donations! Learn from King and Cornerstone’s clients’ experiences with mobile donations—you too can cash in through your iPhone. ... more >
Apr 8 - Your AFP Foundation For Philanthropy In Canada Is Making A Difference!
(Apr. 7, 2014) As fundraisers, the notion of "what's in it for me?" is usually not our normal approach to things. Yet, you can be confident that your investment in the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada is having a positive impact on professional development programs across the country. Check out these infographics on the reach of various scholarship and regional initiatives. ... more >