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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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As your 2018 Board of Directors looks to create fantastic educational programming, opportunities and events in the new year, we are looking to you, members and non-members, to help us make that happen. We want to hear from you! Please fill out this 10-minute survey. If you provide your email address at the end AND complete the survey by December 31, you will be entered to a win a $25 visa gift card.

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Nov 22 - Senior Director of Institutional Advancement and Public Relations.
Reporting to the Executive Vice President, the Senior Director of Institutional Advancement and Public Relations is responsible for providing leadership and strategically managing the Division of Institutional Advancement and all of Sherman College’s fundraising programs, including the annual fund(s), endowed fund(s), scholarships, capital and major gift campaigns, planned giving, grant writing and gifts-in-kind. Additionally, the Senior Director of Institutional Advancement is responsible for managing and overseeing the offices of development, public relations, and advancement services. ... more >
Nov 22 - Advancement Communications Specialist
The Advancement Communications Specialist supports the data entry needs of the Division of Institutional Advancement. Responsible for the accurate and timely input of donations and information into the database for fundraising and relationship management including thanking donors and donor stewardship. Supports Division’s marketing, communications and outreach efforts. Assists with other departmental administrative tasks as needed. ... more >
Nov 16 - 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 >
Nov 1 - Director of Development, College of Architecture, Arts & Humanities
Within the Development and Alumni Relations Division, the University Development Team is seeking a dynamic and innovative development officer who can manage a portfolio of major gift prospects, while focusing on identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors to the College of Architecture, Arts, and Humanities. ... more >
Dec 14 - Free AFP Member Webinars
The following webinar recordings are provided free to AFP members as a benefit of their membership. New webinars will be added as produced. ... more >
Dec 14 - Part Two: Small Shop Sponsorship – The Three-Headed Hydra
Defeat the challenges of raising sponsorship dollars in a small shop with these strategies from Christian Robillard. ... more >
Dec 13 - Naming Directive Restricts Hospitals’ Discretion to Change Their Corporate and Business Names
Despite comments and input from AFP and others, the Hospitals Branch of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in Ontario has issued a directive restricting the naming of hospital corporations and, in some instances, individual hospital sites. ... more >
Dec 12 - AFP Foundation Receives Grant to Continue Fellowship Program
Great news! AFP's Fellowship in Inclusion and Philanthropy program is expanding into a national program in 2018. ... more >
Dec 12 - CRA Announces New Charities Education Program
The new Charities Education Program (CEP) includes elements of both an educational purpose, as well as the possibility of a pre-audit. Here's what you need to know about this new Canada Revenue Agency initiative. ... more >