National Philanthropy Day: How Will You Celebrate? (Robert Touchstone)

November 2022

As a nonprofit leader, how can you leverage National Philanthropy Day throughout the year? Learn why it's celebrated across the nation and about some of the local winners worthy of recognition as we talk with AFP Charlotte President Robert Touchstone in episode #183 of Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership. Robert advocates for the benefits nonprofit leaders realize through an organization like AFP. He also discusses his journey to nonprofit leadership and the lessons he's learned along the way. You'll hear about trends and shifts in funding models, especially related to the United Arts funds that operate across the United States.  

"National Philanthropy Day allows nonprofit leaders to celebrate people making a difference in their community and across the nation."



Robert Touchstone, CFRE, is a fundraising professional with over 15 years of experience at Charlotte-area nonprofits. He joined the Arts & Science Council team in November 2018 as Vice President of Philanthropy, where he oversees fundraising operations, major gifts and corporate giving. Prior to ASC, Robert worked at Carolina Raptor Center and Actor's Theatre of Charlotte. He currently serves as the Board President of the Association of Fundraising Professionals' Charlotte Chapter, and in his spare time, enjoys being a dog dad to Lily and Tucker, playing tennis, and fixing things around the house. Robert received his BA in Spanish and MBA from Millsaps College in Jackson, MS. He is also a proud member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity.




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