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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. 

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May 7 - Communications Coordinator
Thornwell is seeking a Communications Coordinator for our Mission Advancement Team. This position is based in Clinton, SC and is responsible for coordinating and producing content for communications and marketing efforts including internet, social media, printed communications, electronic communications, community events, mass media and video. The communications coordinator works on various communications projects and reports to the communications manager. Please see complete job description for more details and application instructions. ... more >
May 7 - Director of Annual Giving
Thornwell is seeking a Director of Annual Giving for our Mission Advancement Team. This position is based in Clinton, SC and is responsible for developing a coordinated matrix of communication and solicitation strategies involving email, direct mail, phone/mail, personal visitation and volunteer engagement; all focused on shaping a sustainable tradition of annual support. The director will supervise the communications department as well as the data management department and reports directly to the Vice President for Mission Advancement. Please see complete job description for more details and application instructions. ... more >
Apr 16 - Director of Annual Giving
Christ Church Episcopal School is seeking a dynamic development professional to lead all annual giving efforts for the school. The current annual giving campaign provides $800,000+ in support of the school's mission. The Director of Annual Giving will be a leader in cultivating a strong culture of philanthropy at CCES, engaging current CCES families as well as alumni. Please see the attached job description for a full outline of the opportunity. Resumes will be accepted through April 27th and should be emailed directly to Jamie Inman, Assistant Headmaster of Institutional Advancement at inmanj@cces.org. ... more >
May 23 - AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips (Week of May 23, 2018): Fundraising Myths, Advisory Boards, Mentors, Cryptocurrency & More!
(May 23, 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 >
May 23 - Ten Ways to Supercharge Your Storytelling
Stories are one of the greater ways to connect donors and causes. AFP chats with Shanon Doolittle, fundraising and storytelling coach at Voice for Good, about the undeniable power of storytelling, along with formulas and techniques that make a story memorable. ... more >
May 16 - Building Your Small Shop Toolkit
Running a small non-profit organization is no easy endeavor. AFP talks with Amy Wolfe, president and CEO of AgSafe, about how to identify essential aspects of finance, work/life balance, self-care and many others as they pertain to running a small shop. ... more >
May 16 - Measuring Fundraising Effectiveness
Measuring Fundraising Effectiveness is a tool for educating board members, donors, volunteers and staff about how to view, understand and think holistically about fundraising costs and investments. Read about the project and sign up for a free webinar on talking about fundraising costs and effectiveness! ... more >
May 15 - AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips (Week of May 16, 2018): Donor-Centricity, Stewarding Monthly Donors, Understanding Legacy Giving & More!
(May 16, 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 >