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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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Mar 6 - Major Gifts Officer
The Major Gifts Officer works as part of the philanthropy team to coordinate and implement effective multi-year strategies for gift prospects, including corporate, foundation, and individual donors. She/he will play a critical role in prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship for a potential campaign and beyond and manage of portfolio of 75+ donors. Annual goal of $500,000 or more, along with a goal for bequest notifications. ... more >
Mar 3 - Vice President, External Relations - Peace Center
Peace Center is a $23 million performing arts center and the cultural hub of downtown Greenville, SC. The organization seeks a Vice President, External Relations to join the executive leadership during an exciting period of growth and innovation and guide the development department in expanding its reach and unearned revenue. ... more >
Mar 20 - Three Things You Need to Know About Hosting a Charity Auction
(Mar. 20, 2018) An auction can be one of the best ways to raise money for your cause—provided you know what you're doing, of course. Here's a bit of advice to help you get started. ... more >
Mar 20 - Mastering the Four Fundamentals of Diversity in Giving
The AFP Webinar on Diversity in Giving: Moving from Awareness to Action, presented by Alphonce J. Brown, Jr., ACFRE, and Dr. Janice Gow Pettey on March 14, highlighted the need for fundraising today to be tailored to the interests, value, and traditions of the many, replacing the one size fits all approach. ... more >
Mar 20 - AFP Young Professional Spotlight: Leah Heister
AFP talked with Leah Heister, one of our first Outstanding Young Professionals, about how she got involved in fundraising, what it’s like to work in the consulting field, and the importance of networking and mentoring. ... more >
Mar 20 - April is National Financial Literacy Month—Ways to Educate Donors About Financial and Charitable Planning
April 2018 is the 14th anniversary of National Financial Literacy Month and an important opportunity for all charities to help educate donors about financial challenges and how planning—and including philanthropy in your planning—can help overcome those challenges. ... more >
Mar 19 - Member Spotlight: Cherrelle Duncan
AFP interviews one of our first Outstanding Young Professionals, Cherrelle Duncan, and discusses what she's learned so far in her career and what she thinks the profession needs to be better! ... more >