As a reminder, ALL programs will be free of charge to members and will include lunch. PLEASE cancel your registration if you later realize you are unable to attend.
Programs are limited to 32 attendees, and members will be given first chance to register. Doors open at 11:30am and the program will begin at 12pm. Parking is available on site. When you arrive, you will need to get a parking pass. AFP Board Members will be on-hand to assist with this.
Timothy M. Winkler Sr., CFRE, CEO
As Founder and CEO, Mr. Winkler provides the overall strategic direction, vision, and day-to-day management of the firm's practice. With over 25 years of experience, Mr. Winkler has extensive experience in all areas of development, with his specialty practice focused on major gift fundraising and campaign management.
A former Major Gifts officer at Furman University, Mr. Winkler is recognized as a thought leader in the field of philanthropy. He serves as a national director of the Giving Institute and is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE).
A highly sought-after and award-winning speaker, Mr. Winkler is frequently invited to share his insights at both national and regional conferences. Additionally, he serves as a faculty member for Rollins College’s Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership.
Prior to founding the Winkler Group, Mr. Winkler served as a Chief Development Officer, where he was involved with campaigns raising over $500 million. Throughout his career, every campaign he has led has met or exceeded its goal.
Clients and colleagues alike recognize Mr. Winkler’s creative, servant leadership approach to project management and solutions-based fundraising. He has a B.A. from Wheaton College and a M.A. in Theological Studies from Columbia Biblical Seminary. Mr. Winkler actively volunteers and sits on the board of a number of nonprofit organizations both locally and nationally.
Jessica Browning, M.B.A., Principal and Executive Vice President
Jessica Browning brings more than 25 years of nonprofit experience to Winkler Group clients, particularly in the area of donor communications. She has written award-winning case statements and fundraising materials for more than 50 schools, universities, churches, and nonprofit organizations. Her writing received the CASE Circle of Excellence award.
Prior to joining the Winkler Group, Ms. Browning helped lead a $34 million capital campaign through strategic stewardship and cultivation efforts. A former federal grant reviewer, Ms. Browning leads the firm’s grant writing projects. Her grant and sponsorship proposals have secured more than $1 million in private, state, and federal grants for Winkler Group clients.
Ms. Browning received a B.A. from Duke University as well as an M.A. and M.B.A. from the College of William and Mary. She serves on Giving USA’s National Editorial Review Board and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.