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 Upcoming Programs

Important!  2020 NPD Nominations are being accepted now!  Please visit our NPD tab on this website for more information.  Deadline is Friday, 9/25/20!


BBCON is Free this Year!  

And as an AFP member, you can now register to attend the ultimate conference for every person and organization using technology to build a better world.


Because of the impacts of COVID-19, we shifted bbcon 2020 to a free, global, virtual gathering October 6–8. In making this conference our most accessible ever—bringing together the entire social good community for three unforgettable days—we’re also reimagining bbcon entirely to ensure that you get the most from every minute.  Some can’t-miss highlights:
Soon-to-be-announced keynotes that will enlighten, empower, and entertain
Thought leadership and best practices for your organization type and role
Discussion rooms to talk trends, challenges, and opportunities
One-on-one appointments with exhibitors, attendees, and Blackbaud experts
Register today, invite your team, and get ready for some exciting updates in your inbox soon!
Virtual Coffee Talks from our AFP SC Lowcountry Chapter - Free for Members and Non-Members

Grab a cup of coffee, stay in your favorite PJs, and join us online for these 40-minute interactive Zoom discussions. We are all learning to adapt to this new normal, so let’s share some strategies and examples of how we are making it work. Our AFP Lowcountry Board Members will act as the Coffee “Host” and will bring some conversation starters to get the discussion moving. FREE to members and non-members.  Look for updates on when the next one will occur.  

October Events:


Free Opportunities offered by your AFP Chapter:

AFP is here to support you and all your members with virtual learning and networking opportunities to keep you connected and at the top of your game during this challenging time.  Please visit the AFP International website for more learning and networking opportunities. 

National Philanthropy Day pictures are here for viewing.  Please check out this wonderful day for the awardees and friends!  

NPD 2019 Pictures

Mark your calendar for these upcoming programs:  

January 2020: 
January 21, 2020  - Proven Strategies to Connect with Major Donors via a Special Event (completed)  

February 27-28, 2020 - A Capital Campaign: Is your organization ready for the big leap?

Two-Day Intensive Workshop (FULL)  

March 19, 2020 (11:30 am-2:00 pm) - Marking the Most of Donor-Advised Funds - Speaker - Helen Wolfe, Coastal Community Foundation (FULL) 

April 16, 2020  (11:30 am-2:00 pm) - Most Asked Legal Questions by Development Professionals - Speaker - Clay M. Grayson, Esquire

August 20, 2020 (11:30 am-2:00 pm) TBD due to Covid

September 17, 2020 (11:30 am-2:00 pm) TBD due to Covid

October 15, 2020 (11:30 am-2:00 pm) TBD due to COVID

In case you may have missed our past 2019 programs, please visit:

February 2019:  Words that Work (Recap): February 2019 Meeting

March 2019: Are you Ready for a Capital Campaign?: March 2019 Meeting

April 2019:  Intergenerational Wealth and Family Philanthropy: April 2019 Meeting

May 2019:  Secrets of Data Driven Nonprofits: May 2019 Meeting

June 2019:  Lessons Learned from Major Giving Donors with Kaky Grant and Clare Jordan of CapDev:  June 2019 Meeting

August 2019:  Your Board and the Top Five Factors for Fundraising Success with Tucker Branham, Ed.D., CRFRE of Change Develop Move:  August 2019

September 2019:  Capitalizing on Fundraising Trends from Giving USA and from the Field with Tim Winkler of the Winkler Group:  September 2019 

October 2019:  Engagement - The Key to Maintaining Successful Relationships with Your Supporters with Jessica Cooper of Charity Proud:  October 2019

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