Alaska Philanthropy Day

Alaska Philanthropy Day

November 16, 2018

Dena’ina Center



7:30am - 8:00am  Registration Open

8:00am - 9:00am  Association of Fundraising Professionals Alaska Chapter Annual Meeting Breakfast and Opening Plenary with Lynne Wester, Donor Relations Guru

9:15am - 10:15am  Morning Session #1
  • The Four Pillars of Donor Relations
  • Lynne Wester, Donor Relations Guru
  • Deep Sea Expedition: Discovering Donor Personalities
  • Becky More, CFRE, BeMore Fundraising Consulting
10:15am - 10:30am  Break

10:30am - 11:30am Morning Session #2
  • Building the Donor Pipeline
    Lynne Wester, Donor Relations Guru
  • Changing Role of Special Events 
  • Darl Schaff, Art Services North
11:30am - Noon  Doors Open for Luncheon

Noon - 1pm  Association of Fundraising Professionals Alaska Chapter Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon

1:30pm - 2:45pm Afternoon Session #1
  • The Four Pillars of Donor Communications
    Lynne Wester, Donor Relations Guru
  • The View from the Other Side:  A Corporate Funder's Perspective
    Panel Discussion
2:45pm - 3:15pm  Break and Affinity Group meet & greet (AFP PM, CircleBack, and Diversity)

3:15pm - 4:30pm  Afternoon Session #2
  • Don't Let your Board be Bored by Donor Relations!
    Lynne Wester, Donor Relations Guru
  • Direct Mail for Fundraising Success
    Ken Miller, CFRE, Denali FSP


Lynne Wester strongly believes that donor relations is the key to unlocking fundraising success and that organizations must be as dedicated to the donor experience, or DX, as they are to the ask itself. Sometimes referred to as the Olivia Pope of fundraising, Lynne helps organizations when they need it the most - when crisis or opportunity arrive. Lynne and her teammates at the Donor Relations Guru Group partner with nonprofits large and small on a variety of initiatives from developing sound strategy and vision to utilizing technology and creating meaningful donor engagement - all designed to positively affect the fundraising bottom line. Lynne is regularly featured in publications such as the Washington Post, Chronicle of Philanthropy, and CASE Currents and has authored three books of her own on a myriad of industry topics. Lynne received her B.A. from the University of South Carolina, holds a Masters in Strategic Fundraising and Philanthropy from BayPath University, and proudly sports a DUCKtorate from the Disney Institute.