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Upcoming Programs

Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019

Time: 11:30-1 pm. Doors open at 11:30, program begins at 12 pm.

Location: The Joseph P. Riley Center for Liveable Communities, 176 Lockwood Blvd, Charleston, SC

ABOUT THE EVENT and to register:


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 11:30 am and the program will begin at 12 pm. 

Are You Ready for a Capital Campaign?

Your nonprofit may need a new building, more scholarships, or a larger endowment, but are you—and your donors—ready for a capital campaign? Winkler Group Principal Jim Bush and Senior Consultant Courtenay Fain will share metrics that help evaluate campaign readiness as well as tips to increase readiness. 

Whether or not a campaign is in your five-year future, Jim and Courtenay will share lessons that will strengthen any development shop.  They’ll cover new ways to increase board involvement in fundraising, the importance of moves management, strengthening annual giving and major gifts, and what to do now to get ready for a campaign down the road.  

About the Speakers:  

Jim Bush, Principal and COO: Jim Bush has been a development professional and fundraising consultant for more than 28 years.  Recognized as an expert in his field, he’s helped small and large nonprofits alike raise more than $125 million through major and capitals campaigns, annual fund programs, and planned giving campaigns.  

He currently leads the $18 million campaign for Christ Presbyterian Academy in Nashville.  As the Winkler Group’s COO, Jim manages the delivery of all of the firm’s campaign planning studies and comprehensive campaigns. Prior to joining the Winker Group, Jim held senior-level fundraising positions with Elon University, the YMCA of the USA, and the SPCA.  

Jim is a noted lecturer, trainer, and teacher.  He has presented at more than fifty national and international fundraising conferences; he has been named the top speaker at six national and international conferences.  Mr. Bush holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and public administration from Elon University. 

Courtenay Fain, Senior Consultant: Courtenay is a recognized leader in the philanthropic and nonprofit sector.  She currently leads capital campaigns for Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill in North Carolina and Currey Ingram Academy in Nashville.

As the former director of development for the Coastal Community Foundation, Ms. Fain helped generate revenue of over $15 million annually and managed campaigns for a variety of community initiatives.  As director of philanthropy for Porter-Gaud, Ms. Fain created a legacy-giving program that initially secured $7 million in new planned gifts.

Ms. Fain is a past president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Lowcountry Chapter.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgetown University. 

 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.

Mark your calendar for these upcoming programs:  

March 21, 2019

April 18, 2019

May 16, 2019

June 20, 2019

August 15, 2019

September 19, 2019

October 17, 2019

December TBD


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