Resources for COVID19 Crisis

From AFP International -  https://afpglobal.org/covid19resourceguide

From CharityProud - https://www.facebook.com/charityproud/videos/256519408844563/


From our Friends and Sponsor at the Winkler Group:

(This is information from a webinar from the Winkler Group, we are sharing it with their permission)

Dear Friends:

Thank you for joining the Winkler Group's A Plan to Fundraise Through the Next Three Months webinar this morning. We strongly believe that the actions you take in the coming weeks will determine your organization's next three years. 

Three immediate action items your organization can implement:

  1. Draft your 90-day recovery fundraising plan. Include key staff, volunteer leadership, and an outside perspective to develop a plan that is a fit for your organization. Be nimble and start now!
  2. Treat your donors as investors. Donor retention is a number one priority now more than ever. Be sure to develop a list of 25 top donors for key people in your organization to call.
  3. Create micro-appeals that are relevant, address your mission's impact, and tell the story of how you are serving your community right now. 

Your constituents and community need you more than ever.  

  • Today's webinar recording can be found HERE. 
  • The whitepaper of Developing a Plan to Fundraise can be found HERE.
  • Last week's whitepaper on Lessons we Learned from the 2008 can be found HERE
  • Follow us on LinkedInFacebook, and Twitter for news and updates (including how to sign-up for the next webinar in this series).

We are here to help. To schedule a short strategy session with a member of our team or ask a follow-up question, please reply to this email and we will reach out to you right away.

The Winkler Group Team

Sarah Evans Sprinkle

Client Development Manager and Senior Consultant

Winkler Group
1036 eWall Street
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

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The Association of Fundraising Professionals seeks to strengthen our profession and help members gain valuable knowledge to advance their organizations' missions, as well as their personal careers. Members of the S.C. Lowcountry Chapter of AFP have access to the resources of the world's largest fundraising organization at their fingertips, including the AFP International Online Reference Center

AFP keeps you connected, informed and always moving forward.


 Upcoming Programs

April 16, 2020 VIRTUAL Luncheon Details

Most Asked Legal Questions by Development Professionals

Development professionals often have legal questions about gifts, donor intent, conflicts of interest, nonprofit status and allowable activities, and many other areas of our work. Clay Grayson has a long history of involvement with development professionals, nonprofits and donors. Clay will host an open question session where you can ask legal questions you face in your work.

Speaker:  Clay M. Grayson, Esquire

Clay M. Grayson is a nonprofit attorney with a strong background in taxation. While Clay represents a variety of business enterprises, a significant portion of his work is dedicated to nonprofit organizations that support universities, colleges, and hospitals, as well as companies dedicated to the advancement of technology, for which he often serves as an outside general or special counsel. Clay has a J.D. and Masters in International Business Studies from the University of South Carolina, and an LLM in Taxation from New York University.

To register:  April 2020 Luncheon

Instructions on how to join the luncheon virtually, will be sent to your email account the day before the virtual luncheon will begin.  


May 1, 2020 -  Diverse Perspectives in Philanthropy

Purpose:  A candid discussion on the existence of exclusive spaces and its impact on fundraising for inclusive spaces

Date: May 1, 2020

Place: Royal Missionary Baptist Church Education Building (1805 Pearson Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405)

Time: 9:30 – Registration; 10-12pm panel discussions; Q&A

Cost: $30 AFP or Together South Carolina Members; $50 General Public                             

To register, visit:  May IDEA Event

Sponsorships are available, please contact Brett Wadford, bwadford@heirsproperty.org, if interested!

Gold Sponsor $2,500

  • 10 tickets at event with preferred seating
  • Spotlight on AFP Lowcountry website sponsor page for 3 months
  • Highlighted listing as Gold Sponsor featured on all event publicity including but not limited to:
  • AFP Lowcountry website/event page
  • Video presentation screens at event
  • 1- Solo Facebook promotional post
  • Inclusion in all electronic promotions related to event

 Silver Sponsor $1,500

  • 5 tickets at event with preferred seating
  • Spotlight on AFP Lowcountry website sponsor page for 1 month
  • Highlighted listing as Silver Sponsor featured on all event publicity including but not limited to:
  • AFP Lowcountry website
  • Video presentation screens at event
  • Inclusion in all electronic promotions related to event

 Bronze Sponsor: $500

  • 2 tickets at event with preferred seating
  • Highlighted as Bronze Sponsor featured on all event publicity including but not limited to:
  • AFP Lowcountry website
  • Emailed invitations
  • Video presentation screens at event

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)  

February 27, 2020 - Social, Kickin' Chicken

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

May 1, 2020 (9:30 am-12:00 pm) - Diverse Perspectives in Philanthropy

May 14, 2020  (11:30 am-2:00 pm)

June 18, 2020 (11:30 am-2:00 pm)

August 20, 2020 (11:30 am-2:00 pm

September 17, 2020 (11:30 am-2:00 pm)

October 15, 2020 (11:30 am-2:00 pm)

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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