Monday, July 1, 2013

Change is afoot!

I wanted to let you know that Friday was my last day with Yeshiva. So I wanted to give you an email to contact me ( I also wanted to let you know I am completely committed to my donor relations guru business and all of the speaking engagements, committments, etc. I will be pursuing my business full time starting next week...there are plans for more engagement, more speaking, and even a book in the near future! 
I'm excited about the future and a new start! Please be in touch soon if you are interested to hear more about the future.


  Lynne Wester is a frequent conference speaker and well known resource for donor relations and fundraising expertise. She has been featured in The Washington Post,  CURRENTS magazine,  The Chronicle of Philanthropy and other industry publications.  Lynne also created the website and blog where she shares her expertise, opinions, and collections of samples on a variety of topics to the greater development world and hosts a monthly webinar series. It is her personal philosophy that the goal of any great fundraising operation is to use strategic communications and interactions to foster the relationship between the organization and its constituents and friends.  If we are effective with that strategy, they will be engaged in a way that drives them ever closer to embracing the organization’s mission and values, they will give their money, time and talents and volunteer to spread that same message with others which will encourage their fellow peers to invest in a way that will enable the organization to further light the world.
   Using her expertise and hands on approach, she works with many organizations to help them keep their focus donor driven, technologically savvy, strategic, and always with a splash of good humor. She received her undergraduate degrees from the University of South Carolina and is a loyal gamecock alumna, donor, and fan. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in strategic fundraising and philanthropy.


  1. Enjoy every minute of your new adventure!

  2. Christine Scully, Saint Joseph's UniversityJuly 1, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    Lynne - Congratulations and good luck!

  3. Lynne - best wishes to you! I know that pursuing your "Donor Guru" business full time will be a wonderful experience for you! Looking forward to that book also!

  4. Good for you! Best wishes to you!

  5. Best wishes to you! Congratulations!

  6. Susanne WhiteheadJuly 2, 2013 at 8:08 AM

    Good luck, Lynne, and best wishes to pursuing your dreams. Thank you for sharing your email.

  7. Good Luck, Lynne! We still talk about the webinar you did for us last year. Glad to hear you are moving on to a new phase!

  8. Congratulations! I'm sure you will be missed.