Virtual Coffee Talk  -  May 19, 2021, @ 9:00 am
TOPIC - Where Does Equity Fit Within Fundraising? 
                          Quinetha "Que" Fraiser

Please grab a cup of coffee, and join us online for these 50-minute interactive Zoom discussions. 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.    
TOPIC - Where Does Equity Fit Within Fundraising? 

Quinetha “Que’ Frasier, Chief Growth Officer at the Southern Equity Collective (SEq) shares lessons, reflections, and realities from her fundraising and racial equity work. The seminar will include a conversation about diversity, equity, and justice in philanthropy. 

Quinetha Frasier is a dealmaker, serial social entrepreneur, and management consultant. Her specialty is building funding relationships among social impact entities, grantmakers, corporations, and impact investors. In addition to her consulting work, Quinetha serves as CEO of the Global Foundation for Education & Economic Mobility (GFEEM). She is developing and advising initiatives that support women and children of color in Africa and the Gullah-Geechee Corridor of the Southeastern United States. Before launching GFEEM and the Southern Equity Collective, Quinetha co-founded MyPledger, a pledge automation software company, where she learned the power of technology for social good. At the heart of Quinetha’s work is a dedication to coaching founders of nonprofit ventures. She is passionate about creating the space for authentic collaboration between Black and white communities, and she has designed training curriculums focused on leadership development for purpose-led leaders in philanthropy and social impact. Her clientele has included the Georgia Center for Nonprofits; Allen University; Technovate; Global Social Venture Competition (GA Tech); The Foundation Center; the Office of Congressman John Lewis; Rainbow Push; Net Impact; the Southeastern Council of Foundations, Network for Good; the GirlTank Foundation (in partnership with beauty-retailer Sephora); and a variety of faith-based entities. A proud Gullah Native of the Sea Islands of Charleston, SC, and resident of Atlanta, Quinetha is a graduate of Tuskegee University and Webster University, where she earned an MBA. She holds national certification by the National Development Council and NeighborWorks in Economic Development Finance, Community Development, and Grant-writing. Quinetha serves on the boards of the South Carolina Community Loan Fund, The Nature Conservancy of South Carolina, and the Palmetto Project.

To register for this event, please click on the following link: Registration for May 19, 2021 Coffee Talk


Virtual Coffee Talk  -  June 16, 2021, @ 9:00 am

Please grab a cup of coffee, and join us online for these 50-minute interactive Zoom discussions. 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.    

Topic - We've lost that mingling feeling!


Do you miss the networking and social part of the Lowcountry AFP chapter?  Join us for a fun, interactive session to learn techniques to connect with your colleagues virtually.  You’ll learn how you can apply these same techniques to your own networks!  In the last few minutes of the session, you’ll have the opportunity to “stump the facilitator” - bring any challenge that you experience in your virtual or in-person meetings and we’ll come up with some ideas for you to try!

About the “issas”  

Chrissa and Melissa are IAF Certified Professional Facilitators and are passionate about helping your organization facilitate constructive conversations to grow and deepen your impact. From graphic facilitation to team-building activities, we use collaborative techniques to facilitate thinking and yield participant-driven results. More at www.issafacilitation.com.

To register for the June 16, 2021 event, visit: Registration for June 16, 2021 Event



IDEA Committee Announces our Chapter’s Next Fellow

AJ Davis, AFP SC Lowcountry 2021 IDEA Fellow

The IDEA committee would like to congratulate AJ Davis as the chapter’s next IDEA Fellow. AJ is an entrepreneur that has served in and works directly with nonprofit clients. AJ creates and drives strategies for programs that improve equity, community engagement, citizen values, and organizational effectiveness. Recently, AJ established a homelessness project that aims to bring together a coalition of municipal, nonprofit, faith-based, and other agencies interested in addressing the problem of homelessness in the age of COVID-19. AJ looks forward to working with the IDEA committee and the chapter to enhance his fundraising skills while also contributing his experiences and knowledge. We welcome AJ to AFP!

Professional Development

We are excited to introduce the chapter’s first two Affinity Groups- Annual Fund and Small Shops. The purpose of the Affinity Group program is to enhance members’ experience by providing benefits tailored to their specific interests and needs; serving as another way to network and collaborate with peers while addressing common concerns, experiences, and challenges. The Affinity Groups will meet monthly in a round table discussion format (virtually at moment). Below is a description for the Annual Fund and Small Shops Affinity Groups.

Annual Fund- anyone that works specifically with their organization’s annual fund or who would like to learn more or enhance their knowledge and skills.

Small Shops- anyone that works with a smaller nonprofit having 20 or fewer staff members; often fundraising professionals of these nonprofits may wear multiple hats such as fundraising, marketing/communications, or other additional responsibilities without any support staff. Or your organization may have more than 20 staff members but only 2 development staff.

Also, thank you to Taryn Mason who will be leading the Annual Fund Affinity Group and Erin Hall who will be leading the Small Shops Affinity Group. If you have any questions or are interested in participating in the current Affinity Groups, please contact Professional Development Chair, Brett Wadford, bwadford@heirsproperty.org. Stay tuned for additional Affinity Groups to be added this year.

Brett M. Wadford
IDEA Chair 
Director of Development, Center for Heirs' Property Preservation

Past 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.

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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