Association of Fundraising Professionals
Central South Carolina Chapter


Our monthly meetings may be eligible for CFRE credit.


Please note, because we are charged for the number of reservations we confirm with our meeting venue, registrants must provide 48 hours cancellation notice.  Registrants cancelling less than 48 hours prior to the program will be billed for the cost of the program. Email for cancellations/refunds.



Upcoming events

    • 27 Jan 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
    • Zoom

    Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 8:30 am

    Join Central SC Chair, Lowndes Macdonald, and founder and partner of m3 Development, Michael Baker, CRFE, to learn more about getting your CFRE. Make a goal this year to study for and achieve your CFRE.

    Michael J. Baker, CFRE, is a founder and partner of m3 Development, a full-service consulting firm working with non-profits and foundations. His leadership of the firm and consulting efforts has led to a great deal of success for m3 Development clients. Prior to m3 Development, Michael worked with the American Cancer Society, National Hemophilia Foundation and Boy Scouts of America. 


    Michael has over 25 years of experience and is considered one of the foremost experts in the field of philanthropy and non-profits. He has spoken, presented, trained, and served as the keynote speaker at AFP Chapters, AFP ICON, Conferences, Columbia University, and numerous organizations impacting thousands of organizations. Michael is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), a member of the AFP Omega Circle, received the AFP Partnership in Philanthropy 2010 Award for Consulting Excellence, in 2011 graduated from the AFP Faculty Training Academy as a Master Trainer, and in 2021 became a member of the AFP Leadership Society. 


    Michael currently serves as a Board of Director for the Marlboro Educational Foundation; and is on the AFP Global U.S. Government Relations Committee. Michael served for four years on the Association of Fundraising Professionals Global Board; on numerous committees; and is the Past President of the AFP – New Jersey Chapter. Additionally, he currently serves as an Ambassador for CFRE International and a mentor for the NYU Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising. Michael has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the State University of New York-Albany & is an Eagle Scout. Michael and his family reside on the New Jersey shore.

    FREE for members

    $10 for non-members

Past events

07 Dec 2021 Holidiay Social
18 Nov 2021 Using Marketing Data to Work Smarter for Development
14 Oct 2021 Nothing's Changed / Everything's Different
16 Sep 2021 What Fundraisers Can Learn From Sales Professionals
26 Aug 2021 Foundation Panel
10 Aug 2021 AFP Member Social
15 Jul 2021 ABLESC on Digital and Physical Accessibility for Nonprofit Fundraising
17 Jun 2021 Roles for Volunteers in Fundraising
13 May 2021 Everything You Need to Know About Donor Advised Funds
15 Apr 2021 AFP-CSC Corporate Panel Presentation
25 Mar 2021 Taking the Mystery out of Major Gifts and Capital Campaigns: Today’s Trends and Tomorrow’s Success
25 Feb 2021 Advancing Equity in Fund Development
28 Jan 2021 Building an Effective Website for Fundraising Presented by Beam & Hinge
17 Dec 2020 How Creative Thank Yous and Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude Can Boost Fundraising
30 Nov 2020 BIPOC Book Club
29 Oct 2020 2020: Year of Fundraising Pivot
21 May 2020 Corporate Philanthropy After COVID-19: Insight from Midlands Corporate Community Leaders
16 Apr 2020 Navigating Through a Crisis with Mac Bennett
04 Mar 2020 TogetherSC Pre-Summit Workshops Sponsored by Central SC AFP
13 Feb 2020 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Panel Discussion
09 Jan 2020 January Luncheon - Taking the Mystery Out of Planned Giving
12 Dec 2019 2019 AFP Holiday Shindig!
14 Nov 2019 November Luncheon - Upend Dismal Donor Retention Rates & Boost Your Year-End
08 Oct 2019 2019 National Philanthropy Day
12 Sep 2019 September Luncheon - Refresh and Reframe the Development Role
08 Aug 2019 August Luncheon - Career Advancement... Move Up, Over or Out!
27 Jun 2019 End of Fiscal Year Celebration
09 May 2019 May Luncheon - Corporate Giving: What You Need to Know
11 Apr 2019 April Luncheon - Creating a Viable Development Plan
14 Mar 2019 March Luncheon - Annual Gifts - Major Gifts Through Life Insurance
14 Feb 2019 February Luncheon - Further Your Professional Development: Become a CFRE
10 Jan 2019 January Luncheon: Asked and Answered! The nuts and bolts with June Bradham
06 Dec 2018 AFP Holiday Happy Hour
08 Nov 2018 Your Hidden Gold: Cultivating Mid-Level Donors
18 Oct 2018 2018 National Philanthropy Day
13 Sep 2018 All You Need To Know About The CFRE
23 Aug 2018 Grant Writing Boot Camp with Third Sector Consulting
09 Aug 2018 August Luncheon: Preparing for the Next Role in Fundraising
17 Jul 2018 NPD Informational Meeting
10 May 2018 May Luncheon: Work Smarter, Not Harder
12 Apr 2018 April Luncheon: Soul of Philanthropy, Reframing Portraits of Philanthropy
08 Mar 2018 March Luncheon: Developing Your Planned Giving Program
08 Feb 2018 February Luncheon: The State of Philanthropy
26 Jan 2018 January Luncheon: They asked you to do what? Ethics in Fundraising
14 Dec 2017 2017 AFP Holiday Social
07 Dec 2017 Workshop: Crafting Personalized Messages
09 Nov 2017 November Luncheon: Donor Panel with moderator JoAnn Turnquist
26 Oct 2017 2017 National Philanthropy Day
14 Sep 2017 CANCELED: All-Day Workshop - Major Gifts Ramp-up
10 Aug 2017 August Luncheon: Susan Bacon, Palmetto Grant Consulting
11 May 2017 May Luncheon: Cultural Diversity
13 Apr 2017 April Luncheon: The Secrets of Fundraising Storytelling!
09 Mar 2017 March Luncheon: The Development Pipeline: News for Job Seekers and Employers
09 Feb 2017 February Luncheon: I Love You So Much, I Could Squish You!
12 Jan 2017 January Luncheon: Change Leadership
08 Dec 2016 2016 AFP Holiday Social
10 Nov 2016 Corporate and Foundation Relations Panel
27 Oct 2016 2016 National Philanthropy Day
08 Sep 2016 September Luncheon Meeting: Writing Effective Grants
11 Aug 2016 August Luncheon Meeting: Avoiding the Inclusion Illusion: Strategies for Embracing & Valuing Diversity
12 May 2016 May Luncheon Meeting: Maximizing Your Major Donor Pipeline
14 Apr 2016 April Luncheon Meeting: Planned Giving Program
10 Mar 2016 Sustainability Toolkit: Effective Tools to Build More Sustainable Fund Development
11 Feb 2016 Maximize Your Database for Fundraising Success
14 Jan 2016 Using Special Events to Cultivate Major Gifts
10 Dec 2015 AFP Holiday Party
27 Oct 2015 2015 National Philanthropy Day
08 Oct 2015 Sustainability Toolkit: Effective Tools to Build More Sustainable Fund Development
10 Sep 2015 WORKSHOP: Happiness, Habits, and Major Gift Fundraising: Strategies to Help You Survive and Thrive
13 Aug 2015 August Meeting: Diversity: The Value in Differences
14 May 2015 May Luncheon Meeting, Managing Up: Understanding Board Profiles
09 Apr 2015 April Luncheon Meeting: Donor Retention
12 Mar 2015 Successful Events: 7 Simple Ways to Improve Your Event
12 Feb 2015 Leadership in 3-D
08 Jan 2015 Current Trends in Philanthropy Panel & Discussion
11 Dec 2014 AFP Member Holiday Social
13 Nov 2014 National Philanthropy Day
07 Oct 2014 Board Development and Engagement
05 Aug 2014 CREATING YOUR CASE STATEMENT: Separating You From The Other Noise Out There!
03 Jun 2014 The Inclusion Illusion
06 May 2014 The Coming of Age of Collaborative Fundraising
01 Apr 2014 Trends in Philanthropy on the Web
11 Mar 2014 Transform from Transactional to Relational Philanthropy
10 Feb 2014 Together. For Good. Nonprofit Summit 2014
04 Feb 2014 SOLD OUT! Capturing Corporate Philanthropy
23 Jan 2014 Thinking About a Capital Campaign?
07 Jan 2014 Improve Your Career Opportunities and Earning Potential
20 Nov 2013 National Philanthropy Day
19 Sep 2013 BOARD DEVELOPMENT 101 with Jim Hackney: How will you Make Your Board Stronger?
15 Aug 2013 The Online “Ask” - Optimizing the Online Donation Experience
16 May 2013 The Ethics of Diversity
18 Apr 2013 Creative Targeted Pitches to Potential Major Donors
21 Mar 2013 Planned Giving ABC's
13 Mar 2013 2013 Together. For Good. Nonprofit Summit
13 Dec 2012 Holiday Mingle
15 Nov 2012 National Philanthropy Day - November 15, 2012
08 Nov 2012 AFP Mingle
18 Oct 2012 Corporate and Foundation Funding: The Times They Are A Changing
11 Oct 2012 AFP Mingle
13 Sep 2012 AFP Mingle
16 Aug 2012 Strategies for Enhancing Fundraising with Social Media: Mandi Engram
09 Aug 2012 AFP Mingle
12 Jul 2012 AFP Mingle
21 Jun 2012 Making the Ask: Hall Powell, MBA, CFRE
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