Association of Fundraising Professionals
Central South Carolina Chapter


Our monthly meetings may be eligible for CFRE credit.


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Upcoming events

    • 13 Jun 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual via Teams

    “Fundraising Is Life” How to Reenergize Yourself and Your Fundraising

    Join AFP for our next virtual learning opportunity featuring the Donor Guru, Lynne Wester.

    Lynne will join AFP on June 13th from noon-1pm.

    This event is $5 for members and $10 for non members.  (Registration prices go towards AFP's programming expenses throughout the year such as space rentals, speaker fees, food if provided, social gatherings, etc.  AFP strives to provide affordable opportunities while covering expenses to ensure the chapter's sustainability.)

    Meet Lynne Wester:

    Lynne Wester strongly believes that donor relations is the key to unlocking fundraising success and that organizations must be as dedicated to the donor experience, or DX, as they are to the ask itself. Sometimes referred to as the Olivia Pope of fundraising, Lynne helps organizations when they need it the most – when crisis or opportunity arrive.


    Lynne and her teammates at the Donor Relations Group partner with nonprofits large and small on a variety of initiatives from developing sound strategy and vision to utilizing technology and creating meaningful donor engagement - all designed to positively affect the fundraising bottom line. Her guidance has led her clients to be recognized on the national stage for fundraising innovation, creative communication, and groundbreaking donor relations work.


    The DRG website in a unique industry tool filled with resources, samples and thought leadership on donor relations and fundraising. Lynne is regularly featured in publications such as the Washington Post, Chronicle of Philanthropy, and CASE Currents and has authored four books of her own on a myriad of industry topics.


    Lynne received her B.A. from the University of South Carolina, holds a Masters in Strategic Fundraising and Philanthropy from BayPath University, and proudly sports a DUCKtorate from the Disney Institute.

Past events

23 May 2024 Corporate and Foundation Giving Panel
09 May 2024 Coffee Social at Piecewise Coffee on Devine Street
25 Apr 2024 AI and Fundraising with Dataro- FREE VIRTUAL EVENT
24 Jan 2024 AFP Social: 2024 Kickoff at Curiosity Coffee Bar
15 Nov 2023 2023 National Philanthropy Day Luncheon
03 Nov 2023 AFP Fall Social at Williams-Brice Stadium
25 Sep 2023 CRM Deep Dive (Virtual)
12 Jun 2023 Donor Stewardship with Clare Jordan (Virtual)
08 May 2023 Trending Now: Predictions for Philanthropy in 2023 and Beyond
20 Apr 2023 Continuing Education Virtual Roundtable
30 Mar 2023 AFP Central Carolina Current & New Member 2023 Welcome Social
08 Dec 2022 December Holiday Social
07 Dec 2022 December Coffee Break: Creating Safety in Non-Profit Organizations
16 Nov 2022 2022 National Philanthropy Day Luncheon
19 Oct 2022 Foundation Panel Discussion: The Dos and Don’ts of Foundation Grants
29 Sep 2022 September Coffee Break
15 Sep 2022 Major Gifts Program: How to Plan and Prepare for a Capital Campaign
31 Aug 2022 August Coffee Break
27 Jul 2022 Summer Social
26 Apr 2022 Planned Giving Workshop
13 Apr 2022 Open House
24 Mar 2022 What’s the BIG DEAL about Planned Giving?
10 Mar 2022 Central SC AFP Meet-up @ Together SC Conference
24 Feb 2022 Lessons for your Annual Fund from a Global Pandemic
15 Feb 2022 Coffee Break with Elizabeth Nkuo Johnson of BlueCross BlueShield of SC
27 Jan 2022 Coffee Break with Michael Baker, CFRE with m3 Development
07 Dec 2021 Holidiay Social
18 Nov 2021 Using Marketing Data to Work Smarter for Development
14 Oct 2021 Nothing's Changed / Everything's Different
16 Sep 2021 What Fundraisers Can Learn From Sales Professionals
26 Aug 2021 Foundation Panel
10 Aug 2021 AFP Member Social
15 Jul 2021 ABLESC on Digital and Physical Accessibility for Nonprofit Fundraising
17 Jun 2021 Roles for Volunteers in Fundraising
13 May 2021 Everything You Need to Know About Donor Advised Funds
15 Apr 2021 AFP-CSC Corporate Panel Presentation
25 Mar 2021 Taking the Mystery out of Major Gifts and Capital Campaigns: Today’s Trends and Tomorrow’s Success
25 Feb 2021 Advancing Equity in Fund Development
28 Jan 2021 Building an Effective Website for Fundraising Presented by Beam & Hinge
17 Dec 2020 How Creative Thank Yous and Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude Can Boost Fundraising
30 Nov 2020 BIPOC Book Club
29 Oct 2020 2020: Year of Fundraising Pivot
21 May 2020 Corporate Philanthropy After COVID-19: Insight from Midlands Corporate Community Leaders
16 Apr 2020 Navigating Through a Crisis with Mac Bennett
04 Mar 2020 TogetherSC Pre-Summit Workshops Sponsored by Central SC AFP
13 Feb 2020 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Panel Discussion
09 Jan 2020 January Luncheon - Taking the Mystery Out of Planned Giving
12 Dec 2019 2019 AFP Holiday Shindig!
14 Nov 2019 November Luncheon - Upend Dismal Donor Retention Rates & Boost Your Year-End
08 Oct 2019 2019 National Philanthropy Day
12 Sep 2019 September Luncheon - Refresh and Reframe the Development Role
08 Aug 2019 August Luncheon - Career Advancement... Move Up, Over or Out!
27 Jun 2019 End of Fiscal Year Celebration
09 May 2019 May Luncheon - Corporate Giving: What You Need to Know
11 Apr 2019 April Luncheon - Creating a Viable Development Plan
14 Mar 2019 March Luncheon - Annual Gifts - Major Gifts Through Life Insurance
14 Feb 2019 February Luncheon - Further Your Professional Development: Become a CFRE
10 Jan 2019 January Luncheon: Asked and Answered! The nuts and bolts with June Bradham
06 Dec 2018 AFP Holiday Happy Hour
08 Nov 2018 Your Hidden Gold: Cultivating Mid-Level Donors
18 Oct 2018 2018 National Philanthropy Day
13 Sep 2018 All You Need To Know About The CFRE
23 Aug 2018 Grant Writing Boot Camp with Third Sector Consulting
09 Aug 2018 August Luncheon: Preparing for the Next Role in Fundraising
17 Jul 2018 NPD Informational Meeting
10 May 2018 May Luncheon: Work Smarter, Not Harder
12 Apr 2018 April Luncheon: Soul of Philanthropy, Reframing Portraits of Philanthropy
08 Mar 2018 March Luncheon: Developing Your Planned Giving Program
08 Feb 2018 February Luncheon: The State of Philanthropy
26 Jan 2018 January Luncheon: They asked you to do what? Ethics in Fundraising
14 Dec 2017 2017 AFP Holiday Social
07 Dec 2017 Workshop: Crafting Personalized Messages
09 Nov 2017 November Luncheon: Donor Panel with moderator JoAnn Turnquist
26 Oct 2017 2017 National Philanthropy Day
14 Sep 2017 CANCELED: All-Day Workshop - Major Gifts Ramp-up
10 Aug 2017 August Luncheon: Susan Bacon, Palmetto Grant Consulting
11 May 2017 May Luncheon: Cultural Diversity
13 Apr 2017 April Luncheon: The Secrets of Fundraising Storytelling!
09 Mar 2017 March Luncheon: The Development Pipeline: News for Job Seekers and Employers
09 Feb 2017 February Luncheon: I Love You So Much, I Could Squish You!
12 Jan 2017 January Luncheon: Change Leadership
08 Dec 2016 2016 AFP Holiday Social
10 Nov 2016 Corporate and Foundation Relations Panel
27 Oct 2016 2016 National Philanthropy Day
08 Sep 2016 September Luncheon Meeting: Writing Effective Grants
11 Aug 2016 August Luncheon Meeting: Avoiding the Inclusion Illusion: Strategies for Embracing & Valuing Diversity
12 May 2016 May Luncheon Meeting: Maximizing Your Major Donor Pipeline
14 Apr 2016 April Luncheon Meeting: Planned Giving Program
10 Mar 2016 Sustainability Toolkit: Effective Tools to Build More Sustainable Fund Development
11 Feb 2016 Maximize Your Database for Fundraising Success
14 Jan 2016 Using Special Events to Cultivate Major Gifts
10 Dec 2015 AFP Holiday Party
27 Oct 2015 2015 National Philanthropy Day
08 Oct 2015 Sustainability Toolkit: Effective Tools to Build More Sustainable Fund Development
10 Sep 2015 WORKSHOP: Happiness, Habits, and Major Gift Fundraising: Strategies to Help You Survive and Thrive
13 Aug 2015 August Meeting: Diversity: The Value in Differences
14 May 2015 May Luncheon Meeting, Managing Up: Understanding Board Profiles
09 Apr 2015 April Luncheon Meeting: Donor Retention
12 Mar 2015 Successful Events: 7 Simple Ways to Improve Your Event
12 Feb 2015 Leadership in 3-D
08 Jan 2015 Current Trends in Philanthropy Panel & Discussion
11 Dec 2014 AFP Member Holiday Social
13 Nov 2014 National Philanthropy Day
07 Oct 2014 Board Development and Engagement
05 Aug 2014 CREATING YOUR CASE STATEMENT: Separating You From The Other Noise Out There!
03 Jun 2014 The Inclusion Illusion
06 May 2014 The Coming of Age of Collaborative Fundraising
01 Apr 2014 Trends in Philanthropy on the Web
11 Mar 2014 Transform from Transactional to Relational Philanthropy
10 Feb 2014 Together. For Good. Nonprofit Summit 2014
04 Feb 2014 SOLD OUT! Capturing Corporate Philanthropy
23 Jan 2014 Thinking About a Capital Campaign?
07 Jan 2014 Improve Your Career Opportunities and Earning Potential
20 Nov 2013 National Philanthropy Day
19 Sep 2013 BOARD DEVELOPMENT 101 with Jim Hackney: How will you Make Your Board Stronger?
15 Aug 2013 The Online “Ask” - Optimizing the Online Donation Experience
16 May 2013 The Ethics of Diversity
18 Apr 2013 Creative Targeted Pitches to Potential Major Donors
21 Mar 2013 Planned Giving ABC's
13 Mar 2013 2013 Together. For Good. Nonprofit Summit
13 Dec 2012 Holiday Mingle
15 Nov 2012 National Philanthropy Day - November 15, 2012
08 Nov 2012 AFP Mingle
18 Oct 2012 Corporate and Foundation Funding: The Times They Are A Changing
11 Oct 2012 AFP Mingle
13 Sep 2012 AFP Mingle
16 Aug 2012 Strategies for Enhancing Fundraising with Social Media: Mandi Engram
09 Aug 2012 AFP Mingle
12 Jul 2012 AFP Mingle
21 Jun 2012 Making the Ask: Hall Powell, MBA, CFRE
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