Lynne Wester is the Donor Relations Guru!

If you’ve ever imagined having cocktails with the lovechild of Mrs. Maisel and Dave Chapelle, then you probably have met Lynne Wester, The Donor Relations Guru.

Lynne Wester headshotShe delivers thought provoking fundraising lessons with a keen focus on the donor experience. Her southern accent and crucial honesty resonate in rooms large and small, locally and across the globe. She’ll happily wake your audience up in the morning and keep them laughing in the post lunch slot too.

Attendees leave her keynotes and sessions with tangible takeaways, renewed energy, and the ability to affect change in their organizations. Her most common evaluation feedback is attendees begging for more.

Lynne and her teammates at the Donor Relations Guru Group lead with gratitude and partner with nonprofits on a variety of initiatives from assessment through implementation. Her work motivates and inspires countless fundraisers to do more for their donors to create amazing donor experiences.

She is regularly featured in publications such as the Washington Post, Chronicle of Philanthropy, and CASE Currents and has authored three books of her own on fundraising. Lynne received her B.A. from the University of South Carolina, holds a Masters in Strategic Fundraising and Philanthropy from BayPath University, and proudly sports a DUCKtorate from the Disney Institute.

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