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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!

As we work to better serve you, keep an eye on this website for continued services and information.

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Nov 23 - Grant Specialist
The Grant Specialist leads the coordination of new grant efforts, the tracking and reporting on current grants, as well as serving as the point of contact for research efforts. ... more >
Nov 20 - Director Of Development
The Director of Development position will be responsible for the coordination of a full development office operation, including community engagement and stewardship, annual support, grantwriting, case development, major gifts, and planned gifts. ... more >
Nov 11 - Development Associate
The Development Associate is a new position at the ETV Endowment of South Carolina that will allow for an expanded development team and, therefore, expanded development efforts. The Development Associate will be responsible for conducting research within our database, conducting initial exploratory meetings with donors and prospects to determine willingness and capacity to give and nurturing and cultivating donor relationships within the Lowcountry of South Carolina through direct contact. ... more >
Oct 26 - Director of Marketing and Events
The Director of Marketing and Events will supervise and coordinate all fundraising activities and Marketing for DCEC that advance the organizational mission including, but not limited to, donor cultivation and stewardship, planned giving, annual giving, major gifts, corporate relations, foundation relations and volunteer relations. ... more >
Oct 22 - National Philanthropy Day 2015
Thursday, November 19, 2015 11:30am-1:00pm The Thornblade Club 1275 Thornblade Blvd. Greer, South Carolina 29650 ... more >
Nov 25 - Member Comments Requested on New IRS Substantiation Regulations
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has proposed new regulations that would modify its requirements that nonprofits obtain a “contemporaneous written acknowledgement” for contributions of $250 or more, and AFP is requesting comments and concerns from members about the proposal. ... more >
Nov 25 - The Whats, Hows, and Whys of Major Gift Solicitation
(Nov. 25, 2015) The benefit of major gifts is obvious. But the process of identifying and securing them—that's not so obvious. We recently spoke with Vern Snyder, ACFRE, vice president for institutional advancement at the University of Toledo, on how to define and calculate a major gift and his upcoming Dec. 10 webinar, "The Whats, Hows and Whys of Major Gift Solicitations." ... more >
Nov 24 - AFP Top Ten (Week of November 25, 2015): Fundraising Ideas, Stories & Perspectives You May Have Missed!
(Nov. 25, 2015) How introverts can be very successful fundraisers is just one of the topics in this week’s Top Ten, which also includes posts on exercising your “gratitude muscle,” the number one way to destroy your chief development officer, the procrastinator’s guide to year-end fundraising, shaming a major donor and creating a culture of increasing giving. ... more >
Nov 18 - Election Results Mean New Public Policy Opportunities for Philanthropy
(Nov. 18, 2015) On November 4, 2015 Justin Trudeau was sworn in as the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada. What does his new government, along with his 30-member Cabinet, mean for fundraising and philanthropy? ... more >
Nov 18 - Celebrating National Philanthropy Every Day
In a moving tribute to National Philanthropy Day, Roger Ali, CFRE, chair-elect of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada, shares how we all can make a difference through small acts and a giving heart. ... more >