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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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Jan 12 - Development Director
Since 1975, Pendleton Place (PP) has been a place of safety and comfort for children hurt by abuse and neglect. PP is committed to innovative approaches that will establish communities where children are safe, families are strong and victims become whole again. We help children and families through a focus on residential foster care, supportive community services for at-risk families, safe family visitation, and comprehensive assessment for children and families in the foster care system. ... more >
Dec 22 - Director of Development
Greenville Center for Creative Arts has an immediate opening for a Development? ?Director? ?who is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all fundraising for the Art Center. The Director’s portfolio includes managing the Comprehensive Campaign, Circle of Friends Annual Fund, Membership, Corporate Sponsorship, Grants, Planned Giving and special events. The Director works in collaboration with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors in all donor relations and development endeavors. This individual must be flexible to work in a startup and thrive in a fast-paced customer service oriented environment with demanding deadlines. ... more >
Dec 20 - Senior Director of Development for Student Affairs and Academic Support
The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment. ... more >
Jan 16 - AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips (Week of January 15, 2018): Using Emotional Appeals, Planned Giving, Prospect Research & More!
(Jan. 15, 2018) 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 >
Jan 3 - AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips (Week of January 1, 2018): Nonprofit Marketing Nonsense, Board Retreats, Feeling Awkward about Bequests & More!
(Jan. 1, 2018) 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 >
Jan 2 - 2018 AFP Canada Board Approved
(Jan. 2, 2018) AFP sends its warm congratulations to the members who were recently approved by the membership to serve on the 2018 AFP Canada Board of Directors. ... more >
Dec 28 - Congress Approves Tax Reform Bills, Likely Leading to Drops in Charitable Giving
(Dec. 20, 2017) Research continues to show the final bill leading to drops of $13 – 20 billion in giving. Here’s a round-up of nonprofit provisions in the bill, as well as a statement from The Charitable Giving Coalition, chaired by AFP. ... more >