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October Luncheon - October 17, 2019

Presentation Summary: Engagement - The Key to Maintaining Successful Relationships with Your Supporters

Studies show that it costs more to obtain new member/donor versus retaining a current one.  So, how do you engage with your supporters?  Do you need to do more engagement? What is engagement and where do you start?  In this presentation, you will learn some of the basic elements of successful engagement tactics because when you do the small stuff right, you get big results. 

Jessica Cooper, MBA, Client Account Manager

Jessica Cooper brings 12 years of membership and nonprofit experience to her role as a Client Account Manager with Charityproud, specifically working with clients on how to streamline their processes and use data to help engage with donors and members alike.

Prior to working with Charityproud, Ms. Cooper helped triple membership at the Greater Kingsport Family YMCA, as well as developed and implemented the association's member engagement plan, which was responsible for a 10% increase in member retention. With her extensive experience in all areas of membership including acquisition and retention, she believes the key to a good membership program is how you engage with your members.

Ms. Cooper received a B.S. from East Tennessee State University, as well as an M.B.A. from King University. 

To register:  https://afpsclowcountry.charityproud.org/EventRegistration/Index/2726

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

LOCATION:  The Joseph P. Riley Jr. Center for Livable Communities, 176 Lockwood Dr, Charleston, SC 29403


On Tuesday, October 29, please join MUSC Hollings Cancer Center and CCS as leaders and colleagues gather from Charleston’s nonprofit sector for CCS Perspectives on Philanthropy: Giving USA 2019 and Today's Philanthropic Landscape. Following the presentation, hear observations on the report from our esteemed panelists:

• Debbie Bordeau – MUSC Hollings Cancer Center
• Dr. Melvin Brown, Trustee, Medical University of South Carolina
• Jim Buxton, Trustee, Porter-Gaud School
• Jay Dowd, CEO, The Citadel Foundation
• Julia Forster, Director of Development, Spoleto Festival USA

A light breakfast will be served.


Date & Time: Tuesday, October 29, 2019
8:30 am to 10:45 am

Location: MUSC Hollings Cancer Center
86 Jonathan Lucas St
Charleston, SC 29425 (map)

R.S.V.P. http://go2.ccsfundraising.com/GUSA2019-Charleston.html

Upcoming Programs

Mark your calendar for these upcoming programs:  

November 14, 2019 - National Philanthropy Day  (Visit www.thankfulcharleston.org for more information)

December TBD

In case you may have missed our past 2019 programs, please visit:

February 2019:  Words that Work (Recap): https://drive.google.com/open?id=1c6-ohCmGsVADZ9QkXqSD06T-VO2oYSRH

March 2019: Are you Ready for a Capital Campaign?: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Buu8Dn_WcmAXKCHkjlj1aRqe0Zv4jko7

April 2019:  Intergenerational Wealth and Family Philanthropy: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ilb3GzVRcMRI5dTcWNaAgwvOMXZK3qe8

May 2019:  Secrets of Data Driven Nonprofits: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1bfuTkAzEXch9bkkoPzzk6cDusGTnRq8Z

June 2019:  Lessons Learned from Major Giving Donors with Kaky Grant and Clare Jordan of CapDev  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pKeNgqfRJukyHLTlQduC_3g1NGizKelf/view?usp=sharing

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