Association of Fundraising Professionals Triangle, NC Chapter



The following AFP-Triangle committees and events are searching for volunteers! Please email the contact person for each committee or event directly for more information.

AFP Triangle National Philanthropy Day Celebration 2016 –

Planning Committee, Job Descriptions and Volunteers …

Nominations:  Committee Chair needed to lead team that plans the awards nomination process, including procedures for submitting nominations, deadlines, selection process, awards notifications, etc.  Includes convening two groups of judges: AFP past presidents to select the Outstanding Fundraising Professional award winner and narrow down nominees for the community leaders to select final award winners.

Communications:  Two volunteers needed to plan and implement a communications strategy and content for nominations, attendance, and award announcement/celebration.  Work with chapter webmaster and administrator on use of website, social media and member emails.

Sponsorships:  Two volunteers needed to contact past and prospective new event sponsors.

Logistics:  1 volunteer needed to join that team that focuses on organizing food, beverage, music, rentals if needed (tables, chairs, staging, table cloths, etc.). 

Time commitment:  The committee meets by conference call once a month and then twice a month in October and November. Calls last no more than 1 hour. Each committee does their assigned duties outside of the calls and reports back if they need any help. Committee members are strongly encouraged to attend the event at their own expense, if at all possible.

Contact:  National Philanthropy Day Co-Chairs:

–  Madison Maves 
John Welch 


NC Philanthropy Statewide Conference –

Volunteers are needed to begin the planning and execution of AFP’s North Carolina Philanthropy Conference for 2017. 

This will be held next year at the Durham Convention Center, Thursday, August 17th, 2017 and usually attracts upwards of 400-500 attendees. We would like to build committees of three or four folks each to begin securing top-notch speakers and breakout plans, sponsorships for the conference, a solid marketing plan and more. This is a fun and exciting conference the Triangle gets to host every three years, so we want to make it as good as it can be. Sign up TODAY so you can get plugged in early with your committees. This is a great way to take on leadership in the Triangle and interact with leaders from our local and regional philanthropic communities. Great experience and great fun!

Volunteer positions we are seeking:

 – Program / Speakers Committee (includes working to identify keynotes and breakouts and general flow of programming) 

 – Sponsors / Exhibitors Committee

 – Logistics Committee (focus on venue, details around the flow of the day, managing day-of-event volunteers)

 – Marketing Committee

 – Preconference Reception

 – Pre Course CFRE Review / Fundamentals of fundraising courses

Please contact Sherry Buckles for more information or to volunteer.


Program/Education Committee –

This is a general job description of the duties of the role of the chapter program/education committee.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Report to the Program Chair – Education/Professional development
  • Attend program/education committee meetings
  • Assist in the development of programs that respond to the educational needs of chapter members and others in the community
  • Assist in the planning and execution of chapter programs
  • Assist in maintaining program records including description, speaker, attendance, evaluation and revenue
  • Attend and assist with logistics for education programs
  • Assist in identifying and securing event space and speakers
  • Assist in identifying and securing sponsorships for chapter programs
  • Assist in the recruitment program/education committee members
  • Connect with other Triangle nonprofit professionals to explore opportunities for collaboration

Please contact: Alyson Stoffer 

For general information on how to be more involved with AFP-T, please contact Mary Davis Wallace, Volunteer Board Chair.


Volunteer To Be A Mentor – 

The Mentor Program is among the most valuable features of an AFP Triangle membership.  It helps members expand their network, enrich their knowledge base, and accelerate professional development and personal growth.  We always need AFP members with more than five years of experience in their field to participate as mentors.  It is a light time commitment that is personally and professionally enriching and allows you to expand your network by meeting with the same mentee over a period of time.

Classic Mentor

Becoming a classic mentor is a great way to serve the AFP Triangle and network with AFP members that are new to the non-profit field!  You will get paired up with a mentee that has less than five years’ experience that has similar interests as you and meet with them every 4-8 weeks for 8 months. It is a great way to put your expertise to work and help advance the profession! 

Peer-to-Peer Mentor

Peer mentors meet with a mentee with more than five years’ experience.  They meet three times over the period of 8 months.  Whether you have been in the profession for 5 years or 15 years, you may take advantage of this mentoring opportunity and advise a colleague that’s experiencing a new situation or challenge.

For more information on becoming a mentor, please contact the Chair of the Mentoring Program Michelle Sutton.


Testimonials –

“Getting the CFRE Class scholarship was an invaluable gift to me as in my current job as a development director and career in the fundraising field. The manual you receive in the class is huge and has served as a resource to me even a year later. I look forward to using it when I finally am able to take the CFRE exam. I know my notes and the manual from the class will help me pass the test. I would not been able to take this class without the scholarship so I am so thankful for the AFP Triangle!”         –  Michelle Sutton

“AFP International 2016 was a phenomenal experience. I’m very impressed with the organization of the Chamberlain Scholarship, and particularly appreciated the LinkedIn page for scholars which served as a platform for connecting before the conference. Through it, I found a roommate and had someone to navigate the conference with from day one, which was extremely beneficial. The workshops I attended have already helped in my professional development. One workshop in particular was very timely and applicable in my volunteer work with a local nonprofit, as I’ve now shared with the board the value of a monthly giving program and we are working on a roll out plan. I’m profoundly grateful for the generosity that provided me the opportunity to attend this fantastic conference.”               –  Christina Gonzalez