Our Chapter

The AFP SC, Piedmont Chapter, founded in 1987, is an Upstate association for professional fundraisers and holds monthly educational meetings at the Hilton Hotel, Greenville SC. Our chapter is a 501(c)(3); EIN: 57-0866636.

AFP represents the entire fundraising profession. Members work with every conceivable type of group - health, education, social services, the environment and arts - and are involved in every aspect of fundraising, including donor relations, board development, planned giving and special events.

AFP is dedicated to ensuring that members have the necessary skills, knowledge and resources to get the job done. Our chapter membership includes all Upstate South Carolina counties.

Local chapters are the heart of the AFP International and offer:

  • Networking
  • Chapter Educational Programs
  • E-Newsletter
  • Career Opportunities (job postings fee for non-members)

For more information, contact Rachel Martin at rachel.martin@ppsat.org or visit https://afpglobal.org for detailed membership information.

Meetings are held each month throughout the year unless noted. 

AFP International

Since 1960, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) has inspired global change and supported efforts that generated over $1 trillion. AFP's nearly 30,000 individual and organizational members raise over $100 billion annually, equivalent to one-third of all charitable giving in North America and millions more around the world.

For more information or to join the world's largest association of fundraising professionals, visit afpglobal.org.

To advance its mission, AFP:

  • Fosters the development and growth of fundraising professionals committed to the preserving and enhancing philanthropy;
  • Establishes a code of ethics and professional practices;
  • Requires member adherence to a professional code of ethical standards and practices;
  • Provides training opportunities for fundraising professionals;
  • Implements programs that ensure cultural and social diversity in our membership and leadership;
  • Collects, researches, publishes, and disseminates historical, managerial, and technical information on philanthropy and philanthropic fundraising;
  • Promotes public understanding of philanthropy and philanthropic fundraising;
  • Conducts activities that maintain and develop legislation favorable to philanthropy;
  • Enlists, organizes, and supports members to achieve our purposes;
  • Fosters international cooperation, knowledge exchange, and education among fundraising professionals worldwide; Uses all necessary and proper means to accomplish our purposes; and Provides a valid and reliable certification program for fundraising professionals.

To learn more about AFP International Conference on Fundraising, click this link.