Association of Fundraising Professionals Triangle, NC Chapter

2017 Education Breakfast Series

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Time: 8:15 am – 10:00 am
Location: Hilton Garden Inn (RTP)
4620 South Miami Blvd
Durham, NC 27703

Cost: $25 for members; $35 for nonmembers (breakfast included)



Our Education Breakfast Series for 2017 will continue to provide interesting and helpful topics that will help advance you and your organization. Actual event information will be updated as we confirm our presenters. Upcoming events are listed below. Check back soon for topics and presenter information.

Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 – Introducing FLIP, a Future Leaders in Philanthropy series
How to Tackle Critical Issues Facing our Profession – A dynamic discussion with past AFP presidents
Moderated by last year’s AFP Triangle President Sherry Buckles along with past AFP Triangle presidents: Bert Amstrong, Tom Hull, Amy Daniels, April Anthony, and Oshana Watkins.


Back in April, Bill Crouch from Crouch and Associates shared some concerning national statistics on fundraising professionals and some of the harsh realities we face, including:

  • 1/2 leave in two years.
  • 1/3 of leaders say they’re dissatisfied with their development officers.
  • 25% of previous development leaders were fired from their jobs.
  • 56% of the gift officers last year did not raise enough money to pay for their own salaries.
  • Only 20% have a strong sense of their individual purpose.

Enough is enough already. How do rising leaders work with current leaders and administrators to resolve these issues? How can organizations build a long-term staffing pipeline for it’s workforce? It’s imperative for us to come together for the future of our careers, our donors, our individual happiness and contributions to the world.

We’ll wrap up the year revisiting these issues and offer everyone a seat at the table to voice your feelings and thoughts in a safe, judgement-free zone. During this discussion, attendees will have the chance to engage with an esteemed panel of past AFP presidents to open the dialogue and determine solutions to address these fundamental issues. Don’t be confused by the title, this conversation is for everyone! From experts, to beginners to somewhere in between – we need you at the table. Let your voice be heard!