Association of Fundraising Professionals -
Cape Fear Region Chapter
GET INVOLVED - VOLUNTEER
WE NEED YOU! Your fundraising and event management skills are needed for the upcoming National Philanthropy Day committee, Virtual AWard Ceremony during the week of November 9-15, 2020.
Funds raised through NPD, our chapter’s main fundraising event each year, will provide local members the opportunity to have deeper and more meaningful professional development opportunities, such as support for professional certification and continuing education scholarships.
Many hands make light work. Interested? Contact this year's NPD Chair, Breana Hebert, to get involved.
NEW Birnbach Scholarship for CFRE Credentials - Deadline November 15, 2020
The Cape Fear Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals is pleased to announce a new scholarship for members who are interested in pursuing their Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credentials. The Birnbach Scholarship for CFRE Credentials will provided the winning applicant(s) with the funds to cover study materials and the CFRE exam fees for a local member in good standing who has been in the professional fundraising field for at least five years.
The Birnbach Scholarship has been set up by Jane Birnbach, CFRE, to help reduce barriers for nonprofit leaders who wish to advance both their careers and the profession with this professional certification. The Cape Fear AFP chapter will administer the scholarship and local professionals with a vested interest in the development of nonprofit professionals—but are not potential candidates—will be asked to review the applications.
The Cape Fear AFP Chapter will match the Birnbach Scholarship’s financial investment to fund a second scholarship recipient for the 2020 cycle. The Birnbach Scholarship has been pledged for 2020 and 2021—both groups will review the impact, interest, and funds available after each award cycle to determine future scholarship opportunities.
Click the Application Link to get a copy. Application is due November 15, 2020.
AFP Membership Scholarships AWARDED
The Cape Fear Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals is excited to announce five membership scholarships were awarded to Kevin Blackburn, DREAMS, Jennifer Gherardi, United Way of the Cape Fear, Isabelle Shepherd, Historic Wilmington Foundation, Kristin McPeters, Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC at Wilmington, and Jennifer Wilson-Mathis, Canines for Service.
These one-year scholarships were sponsored by AFP Global. In response to the current conditions, AFP understands the economic challenges that current and prospective members face.
The Chamberlain Scholar receives paid registration to the ICON - AFP International conference ($10 processing fee) Thanks AFP Foundation's BE the CAUSE. The Cape Fear Region AFP Chapter will provide up to $1,500 reimbursement towards qualified travel and lodging expenses, thanks to our chapter's efforts and proceeds from the National Philanthropy Day award breakfast.
Qualified applicants must be a current AFP Cape Fear Region member.
2020 Chamberlain Scholar
Kristin McPeters, CFRE Community Giving Officer at Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina at Wilmington received the chapter's 2020 Chamberlain Scholarship to attend the Virtual - AFP ICON 2020.
2019 Chamberlain Scholar
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.
Winning the Chamberlain Scholarship and attending AFPICON this year was an experience like no other! It is such an honor to be chosen by your peers to participate in such a enriching and inspiring conference. I was able to participate in workshops of all kinds - from social media marketing to major gifts to human resource management, and more. I feel like I gained knowledge and access to resources that will allow me to continue to grow and become a better professional in the nonprofit sector.
I highly recommend anyone eligible for this scholarship to APPLY TODAY. Not only is your conference covered, but nearly all other expenses related to travel, meals, etc. For those of us who are working so hard to make our nonprofits stronger every day, it truly is a gift to take a step away and give yourself the chance to learn and grow and focus on yourself for a few days. It is a total professional reboot. I feel more inspired than ever to do the hard work and make things happen for my organization, thanks to the Chamberlain Scholarship.
2018 Chamberlain Scholar
Lauren Daley, 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.
PAST CHAMBERLAIN SCHOLARS
2020 Kristin McPeters
2019 Logan White Thompson
2018 Lauren Daley, MPA
2017 JC Lyle
2016 Dawn B. Carter
2015 Bethany Leighton
2013 Vann Pearsall
2009 Patricia Lawler
2008 Laurie H. Taylor, CFRE