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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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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 >
Oct 31 - 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 >
Oct 30 - Individual Giving Officer
The Individual Giving Officer is responsible for initiating, developing and executing long-term philanthropic partnerships to raise funds for the mission of Make-A-Wish South Carolina. Specifically, the Individual Giving Officer is responsible for growing annual revenue generated from individual donors and implementing systems for identification, cultivation, solicitation and gift renewal. The position will identify and manage a portfolio of mid-level prospects. Preferred candidates will demonstrate an ability to close successful gifts, have knowledge of current fundraising best practices, have demonstrated past fundraising success and possess a strong commitment to the mission, vision and values of Make-A-Wish South Carolina. This is a newly created position. ... more >
Oct 27 - Director of Foundation Relations
Serves as Director of Foundation Relations for the Development & Alumni Relations division. Identifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards regional and national private foundations for the purpose of securing significant gifts and grants for Clemson University. Works in cooperation with administration, faculty, and development officers in University colleges, departments, programs, research centers and institutes to enhance relationships with foundations to increase the number of gifts and grants received by Clemson University. Performs other duties as assigned. ... more >
Nov 16 - AFP Diverse Communities Scholarship Program Overview & Criteria
The mission of the AFP Diverse Communities Conference Scholarship Fund is to help ensure that AFP programs are inclusive and supportive of diversity-related issues and concerns, to provide financial support for activities that increase understanding and awareness of diversity issues within the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and to provide financial assistance for professional development for AFP members who self-identify as coming from a diverse community and/or who are employed by grassroots organizations that primarily serve diverse populations. ... more >
Nov 15 - AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips for the Week (November 15, 2017): Discovering What Donors Want, Challenges of Donor Clubs, Ethics and Donor Retention & More!
(Nov. 15, 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 >
Nov 14 - Blackbaud Institute Reveals Key Factors Dramatically Transforming the Donor Marketplace
(Nov. 15, 2017) Fewer donors are giving to fewer organizations, and new in-depth analysis from the Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic Impact examines the drivers behind this shift. ... more >
Nov 13 - AFP Calls on Senate to Approve Non-Itemizer Deduction to Prevent Drop in Charitable Giving
(Nov. 13, 2017) With the current Senate tax reform bill estimated to decrease giving significantly, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the largest community of charitable fundraisers in the world, urges all Senators to support an amendment to create a non-itemizer charitable deduction. ... more >