Sunday, September 12, 3-5 p.m.
Network with fellow newcomers and Council staff. Join us for food, drinks and a cutting-edge bowling experience. We will gather in the convention center, rooms 211/212, and walk to Strike City together.
Please RSVP by September 8.
Newcomer Welcome Reception
Sunday, September 12, 5:30-6:30 p.m
Charlotte Convention Center, Room 217
Learn from experienced Council members and staff how to make the most of your conference experience. Get an overview of the conference structure, tips on how to navigate the conference and answers to your conference questions.
Monday, September 13, 7–8:30 p.m.
400 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Please join us Monday night for an exciting evening at the NASCAR Hall of Fame! Tap into your inner race-car driver and prepare to enjoy racing simulator rides and networking with fellow attendees. This brand new entertainment attraction honors the history and heritage of NASCAR. It is a high-tech venue, designed to educate and entertain race fans and non-fans alike, and includes artifacts and interactive exhibits.
State-of-the-art simulator rides are available for all participants to experience during the event. The cost is $5 per person per ride. Cash or credit card will be accepted. You won’t want to miss a fun opportunity to simulate a drivers experience and perspective on race day.
Drinks and heavy h'ordeuvres will be served.
Dessert/Ice Cream Social
Monday, September 13, 1:30–2:30 p.m.
Community Central Reception
Tuesday, September 14, 5:30–7 p.m.
JUST ANNOUNCED! The Council will give away an Apple iPad during the Community Central Reception. Join us at this networking event for your chance to WIN!
Also, meet fellow participants during refreshment breaks in Community Central throughout the conference!
Sunday, September 12, 5–7 p.m.CF Insights Forum
Community Leadership: What's Working
Join in on a conversation, followed by cocktails, on how to deepen community foundation impact and foster community foundation growth. Hear from your peers about their successes and challenges and share yours.
Sponsored by CFLeads
Sunday, September 12CommA Business Meeting and Sunday Dinner
Charlotte Convention Center, Meeting Room 209/210
The idea behind CF Insights is simple: What if each community foundation could know what all community foundations collectively know? Please join us for a lively discussion about CF Insights’ priorities. The event will include a brief overview of CF Insights’ resources and progress to-date, followed by an opportunity to help inform our future support for the field.This discussion is open to CF Insights members and others interested in helping shape our future offerings for the field.
Questions? E-mail Diana Cook.
Sunday, September 12, 5 p.m.FAOG Business Meeting and Networking Event at the Fall Conference
We will meet at the Charlotte Convention Center at 5 p.m. for our annual business meeting and reconvene after the Fall Conference Welcome Reception for dinner at a nearby restaurant.
E-mail Christine Beddia or Nancy Jones for more information and to pre-register.
FAOG Business MeetingAdNet Networking Event
Sunday, September 12, 4 p.m.
Charlotte Convention Center, Room 208AB
Sunday, September 12, 6-10 p.m.
Strike City Bowling, Queen City Room
Separate registration required. Register online.
Questions? E-mail Kristine Thomas.
Sunday, September 12, 6-8 p.m.Powering Black Communities and the Spectrum of Communities of Color
Mimosa Grille, 327 Tryon Street (across the street from the Convention Center)
Please RSVP to email@example.com or contact Donna Johnson at 216-615-7168 to register for this free event sponsored by Merrill Lynch.
Tuesday, September 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m.Blackbaud and Fusion Labs Networking Event
The Living Room at the Ritz-Carlton, 201 East Trade Street
- Light supper with new and longtime friends
- Cash bar, featuring special offerings of Mojitos, Caipirinhas and Margaritas
- Exciting news on how ABFE and CIN, respectively, are serving communities
- Leisurely lounging and conversation in The Living Room
Local in-kind support by Charlotte's New Generation of African American Philanthropists
Reception underwritten by John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Co-hosts: Association of Black Foundation Executives & Community Investment Network
Sunday, September 12, 7:30-10 p.m.
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant, 200 Tryon Street (close to the Convention Center)
Please RSVP to Barton.Dyson@Blackbaud.com.