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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 the 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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Feb 9 - Executive Director
Porter-Gaud School and the Porter-Gaud Foundation seek an experienced, dynamic, and resourceful development professional to provide leadership, strategic vision, and direction for all philanthropic efforts, stewardship activities, and alumni and parent relations. He/she will be responsible for designing and implementing effective practices and programs that result in support for the school, for implementing an ongoing comprehensive capital campaign, for growing the school’s endowment, and for managing and leading the development team and volunteers to maximize their potential. The Executive Director reports to the Head of School, partnering with him and working closely with Foundation Board Members, School Board of Trustees, and volunteers. ... more >
Jan 30 - Senior Director of Development for the College of Engineering & Computing
The Senior Director is responsible for an effective, comprehensive development program and supervision of the staff. Reporting to the University’s Senior Associate Vice President of Development (SAVP) and strategizing with the dean of the college, the Senior Director will build on the current program, adding innovative ideas to strengthen the annual giving and major and principal gift efforts for the college. Partnering with the USC Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations, the Senior Director will continue strong relationships with corporations and develop new ones. The Senior Director is a member of the SAVP’s leadership team and collaborates with development colleagues across the campus around prospects and projects for the larger University. S/he ensures that the college operates in accordance with USC development procedures. ... more >
Jan 13 - Executive Director – Greenville, South Carolina
In addition to enhancing community presence through key media and community partner relationships, you will steward the local board of directors. The population served in the chapter will be at least 1M. ... more >
Dec 20 - Donor Concierge
The Peace Center, South Carolina’s premier performing arts venue located in downtown Greenville, is seeking applicants for an exciting opportunity as Donor Concierge for the Development Department. The Donor Concierge provides personalized service to the Peace Center’s individual and institutional donors and patrons through administering donor benefits including event ticketing, event access and management, stewardship, and general support. The Donor Concierge has a strong commitment to the Center’s high level of customer service. Please send resume and cover letter to to apply. ... more >
Feb 22 - Advanced Professional Spotlight: Mike House
We talk with Mike House, president and CEO of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation in Edmonton, Alberta, about his job, the use of acronyms, managing a large staff and the moment he realized he wanted to be a leader and a CEO. ... more >
Feb 21 - AFP Top Ten (Week of February 22, 2017): Demystifying Data, Rage Donations, Donor-Centered Charities & More!
(Feb. 22, 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 >
Feb 21 - AFP Position on Repeal of the Johnson Amendment
Discussion about repealing the Johnson Amendment, which prohibits charities from engaging in partisan, electoral politics. AFP stakes out its position, opposing repeal on a number of grounds. ... more >
Feb 21 - Why Are There So Few Male Fundraisers?
Fundraising has been a female-dominated profession for decades. Why is that, and is it going to change any time soon? AFP members provide some ideas and perspective. ... more >