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AFP Lowcountry 2009 Summer Institute

By on Jun 22, 2009


I am speaking later today at the AFP South Carolina Lowcountry 2009 Summer Institute in downtown Charleston. It's always good to be able to spend some time with local nonprofits and not have to travel very far to do it.

They have put together a very solid day of sessions. Here's a look at the other presenters:

  • "The Thrills, Challenges, and Joys of the Small Shop" — Jill A. Pranger, ACFRE, President, Pranger Philanthropic
  • "The Care and Feeding of Donors: How to Keep your Donors Begging for More" — Jim Bush, CFRE, Executive Director, Charleston Animal Society
  • "Optimizing Organizational Performance through Collaboration" — Anthony Powell, CFRE, Managing Director, Knowledge Capital Group, LLC
  • "How Can I Do Development When Everyone around Me Is Doing Fundraising?" — Jill A. Pranger, ACFRE, President, Pranger Philanthropic
  • "Ethics: The Importance of Preaching What You Practice" — A panel moderated by Courtenay M. Fain, Director of Development, Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina. Featuring Dwayne Green, Esq., owner of Hampton Green, LLC; Linda Ketner, President, KSI Corporation; John O. Sands, Director, Lowcoutry Program, Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelly Foundation; and George Stevens, President, Coastal Community Foundation
  • "Building the Brand – In Tough Times!" — Barbara Berglund and Teresa Coles
  • "Getting Your CFRE" — Timothy M. Winkler, Sr., CFRE, Principal/Managing Partner, Winkler Consulting Group

I will be doing a presentation called "The Changing Nature of Online Fundraising" and I've made some updates for today's session. Some new examples of nonprofits using social media and updated statistics about online and offline fundraising.


Steve MacLaughlin is the Vice President of Data & Analytics at Blackbaud and bestselling author of Data Driven Nonprofits.

MacLaughlin has been featured as a fundraising and nonprofit expert in many mainstream publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, USA Today, The NonProfit Times, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Bloomberg, and has appeared on NPR.

He is a frequent speaker at events including the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), American Marketing Association (AMA), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), Direct Marketing Fundraisers Association (DMFA), Giving Institute Summer Symposium, National Association of Independent School (NAIS), Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC), Institute of Fundraising National Convention (United Kingdom), Civil Society Conference (Netherlands), International Fundraising Congress (Netherlands), Ask Direct Fundraising Summer School (Ireland), and a keynote speaker at several conferences across the social good sector.

Steve previously served on the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) Board of Directors and is currently an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University.

He is a frequent blogger, published author of a chapter in the book People to People Fundraising: Social Networking and Web 2.0 for Charities, and is a co-editor of the book Internet Management for Nonprofits: Strategies, Tools & Trade Secrets. His latest book, Data Driven Nonprofits, became a bestseller in 2016.

Steve earned both his undergraduate degree and a Master of Science degree in Interactive Media from Indiana University.

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