Charleston Association of Grant Professionals (CAGP) Lunch and Learn Nov. 19

The Charleston Association of Grant Professionals (CAGP) will host a Lunch and Learn on Monday, Nov. 19 from 11:30-12:45 pm in the auditorium of the Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St. in Charleston.   Parking is free for the first hour on the ground floor of the library and $1 for each additional hour.

The topic of the session will be "Why Thanks Matters in Our Shared Environment:  A Funder's Perspective."  During this Lunch and Learn participants will hear from Susan DuPlessis, South Carolina Arts Commission Participation Program Director and Arts Coordinator serving the Lowcountry region.  Susan will discuss making meaningful connections with your funder.

The discussion will address:
1) Working on purpose:  maximizing the intersection between the funder's purpose and yours.
2)  Your story + my story = Our story
3)  Giving thanks -- why it matters

Participants will also hear from Madeleine McGee, President of SCANPO (South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations).  Madeline will give a preview of the recently released third edition of Guiding Principles and Best Practices (GP&BP); share the latest on the 2013 SCANPO conference; and talk about the benefits of SCANPO membership.

Please bring your lunch and join us for learning and networking.  (Beverages will be provided).  Reservations are requested.  RSVP to

The Lunch and Learn meeting will take the place of the regular monthly CAGP meeting.  The next evening CAGP meeting will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 5:45-7:30 pm in the auditorium of the Main Library on Calhoun St.