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!
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay tuned for additional Affinity Groups to be added this year.
Brett M. Wadford
Director of Development, Center for Heirs' Property Preservation
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