Association of Fundraising Professionals -
Cape Fear Region Chapter
WE NEED YOU! Your fundraising and event management skills are needed for the upcoming National Philanthropy Day committee.
This is the Chapter's major event for the year where the community's top Philanthropists are recognized. We regularly have over 200 attend. Proceeds from the event provide educational workshops and speakers for the coming year. Many hands make light work. Interested? Contact Lauren Daley, to get involved.
2019 Chamberlain Scholar Announced
AFP Cape Fear Region announced Logan White Thompson, Executive Director, Welcome Home Angel received the chapter's 2019 Chamberlain Scholarship to attend the AFP ICON 2019 in San Antonio, TX. Congratulations! http://afpicon.com/
Logan has been working in the nonprofit field since her arrival to Wilmington in 2010. Attaining a Masters in Public Administration in 2012, Logan has worked with various local nonprofits, in addition to Cancer for College, a national nonprofit organization providing college scholarships to cancer survivors – of which Logan was a recipient for two years in a row. Logan now serves as the Executive Director of Welcome Home Angel, a Wilmington-based charity that provides home renovations to families with children who have chronic illness, physical injury, or significant developmental disability. She spends most of her down time trying to keep up with her incredibly energetic 2-year old son, and is occasionally seen teaching yoga classes at both Wilmington Yoga Center and Salty Dog in Carolina Beach.
Big things are coming to the 2019 in San Antonio Texas!
Logan will meet other fundraising professions in San Antonio, TX for three days of learning, connecting, and culture; with a side of gumbo, of course.
The Chamberlain Scholar receives paid registration to the International conference($10 processing fee), AND from the Cape Fear Chapter, thanks to proceeds from National Philanthropy Day and other workshops, will provide up to $1,500 reimbursement towards qualified travel and lodging expenses.
2018 Chamberlain Scholar
Lauren Daley, 2018 Chamberlain Scholar -
In April I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to New Orleans for AFP International Conference, all thanks to being awarded the Chamberlain Scholarship.
During the 3 day conference, I attended many thought provoking and exciting workshops ranging from Annual Campaigns, to Special Events, to Diversity and Inclusion, to Storytelling for Your Organization. No matter the size of your organization or scope of your day to day duties this conference had something for everyone – Jazz Band at lunch and all! One of the highlights of my time in New Orleans (next to the Beignets of course) was getting to meet and connect with so many diverse fundraisers from all across the world. Over 3,000 people attended this year’s conference.
The closing session featuring key note Bryan Stevenson from the Equal Justice Initiative motivated everyone in the room to do better and be better community leaders and participants. If you’ve never heard him speak or heard of his work, I encourage you to look him up and watch his TED Talk. Also during the closing session two awards for Youth in Philanthropy were given to amazing young people – one to a girl who raised funds for an inclusive playground in her community and the other to three sisters who started Paper for Water; “bringing water to the thirsty one piece of paper at time”. These sisters raised over $1.45 million dollars in less than 7 years by making and selling origami – they are only 8, 11, and 14! Talk about inspiring!
I left the conference feeling energized to put forward all of the amazing tips and takeaways I had learned over the 3 days. Thank you to our chapter, AFP Cape Fear for presenting me with the Chamberlain Scholarship for this incredible opportunity! If you’ve never attended an AFP International Conference I strongly encourage you to apply for the Chamberlain Scholarship.