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Welcome to the AFP South Carolina Piedmont Chapter website! We are committed to supporting development professionals throughout the Upstate region of South Carolina. Our chapter has over 100 active members, who serve as development directors, fundraising consultants, grant writers, volunteer fundraisers, foundation executives, and other individuals dedicated to fundraising and philanthropy. 

If you are a development professional, a volunteer involved in the philanthropic process, interested in fundraising as a career, or just want to know more about AFP, we welcome you!

We hold regular educational meetings at Thornblade Club in Greer, SC. 

As we work to better serve you, keep an eye on this website for continued services and information.        

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Sep 8 - Discover the Disney Difference with Wayne Olson
Join us for our regularly scheduled luncheon on Thursday, September 21 to discover the Disney Difference. Wayne Olson, AFP International Speaker and Fundraising Success magazine's Most Inspirational Speaker of 2014 and author of The Disney Difference, Think Like a Donor and Big Gifts, Small Effort, will talk to us about "Donor Relations the Disney Way". Bring your CEOs, staff and board to learn how to add Disney-like magic to your organizations and donor relations. That's not all!! Make plans to attend an extra session, either breakfast or cocktail reception, hosted by Wayne: To Get More Gifts, Think Like a Donor. This extra session will be offered in both Greenville and Spartanburg. ... more >
Sep 8 - Database Coordinator
Lake Junaluska is seeking a Database Coordinator to join our development staff. Responsibilities for this position will include processing gifts and coordinating database functions. Interested candidates can find more information and complete an online application at – ... more >
Sep 1 - Major Gifts Officer
The SC Chapter is seeking an energetic and dedicated professional to serve as its full-time Major Gifts Officer out of our Greenville, SC office. An individual with proven success in relational philanthropy, who works best in a fast-paced environment and enjoys being on the go and out with donors. ... more >
Aug 31 - 2018 Chamberlain Scholarship
Applications for the 2018 Chamberlain Scholarship are now open! The Chamberlain Scholarship is our chapter's way of supporting our members in their professional development outside of regular luncheons. ... more >
Aug 31 - National Philanthropy Day 2017
National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) is celebrated by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and hundreds of non-profit and for-profit organizations throughout North America. On this special day, we recognize the great philanthropic contributions to the community of philanthropy and those active volunteers who devote their time to advance the efforts of various organizations. ... more >
Sep 20 - Become a Detective for Good
(Sept. 20, 2017) Sarah Richards, a Young Professional member, talks about her “detective work” for her cause as a prospect researcher and finding the clues for engaged donors and inspired gifts. ... more >
Sep 20 - AFP Top Ten (Week of September 20, 2017): Getting the Second Gift, Instagram Tips, Killing Independent George & More!
(Sept. 20, 2017) Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. ... more >
Sep 13 - International Survey Reveals Trends, Preferences and Habits behind Philanthropic Giving Worldwide
(Sept. 12, 2017) Donors around the world overwhelmingly prefer to give online, according to the inaugural Global Trends in Giving Report. ... more >
Sep 12 - AFP Top Ten (Week of September 13, 2017): Overcoming Donor Resistance, Thank-You Letters, Standing Out Using Social Media & More!
(Sept. 13, 2017) Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. ... more >
Sep 8 - AFP’s Canadian National Scholarship Program – Apply Now!
Interested in professional development but waiting for the “right” time? How about now, with the added assistance of an AFP financial scholarship? ... more >