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Chapter Announcements

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April Professional Development Breakfast
Lagacy Giving Discussion
with Bill Yeager, Senior Director of Legacy Giving

April 25, 8:45 a.m.

Details and registration here.

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April Networking Social
April 25, 5-7 p.m.

Mercantile & Mash

Register here

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Next Board meeting May 12, 8:30 a.m.
Coastal Community Foundation, 635 Rutledge Avenue

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Save the Date!

2017 S.C. Statewide Summer Institute
May 19
Lockwood Marriott, 170 Lockwood Drive, Charleston 

Details and registration here.

Scholarships now available.

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Need some advice, guidance, a sounding board? One of the best benefits of membership in AFP, S.C. Lowcountry is its Mentor program. To find a trusted friend and adviser, contact Mentor Chair Cindy Hay Johnson.

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Get involved in 2017 by joining a committee. We love active committee members!

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See videos and photos of the 2016 National Philanthropy Day Honorees


AFP Quick Poll

 

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Apr 22 - Development specialist
Part-time development specialist and fundraiser sought ... more >
Apr 20 - Brooke Berthelsen
Meet Brooke, Assistant Director of Planned Giving & Marketing from the National Rifle Association ... more >
Apr 14 - Development Specialist
Social event fundraiser for the Charleston area. The Development Specialist is responsible for coordinating and executing cost-effective fundraising events in order to meet fundraising objectives of the March of Dimes in the assigned market. The position acts as a liaison between the March of Dimes and the community by recruiting volunteer and corporate participation in fundraising activities. Principle roles and responsibilities include revenue development and volunteer leadership development. ... more >
Apr 14 - Manager of Community Development
Organizational Role The incumbent is retiring and we’re looking for someone eager to raise funds for a great cause while working in a casual work environment, with a small super friendly staff, 450+ of the best volunteers in the world, and a community that has been so very supportive throughout our 30+ years of service. Reporting to and in partnership with the President and staff, the Manager of Community Development will spearhead development efforts as East Cooper Meals on Wheels continues to grow. The Manager of Community Development creates and oversees the implementation of a strategic approach to fundraising which will include major gifts, business donations, grant solicitation, event sponsorships, multi-channel campaigns, and in-kind resources. The primary focus for this position will be major gift solicitation of individuals and businesses. This is an opportunity to build on past success of an organization with a very favorable reputation earned over 30 years. ... more >
Apr 14 - Advancement Associate
The Avian Conservation Center/Center for Birds of Prey is seeking an enthusiastic candidate for the newly created Advancement Associate position. ... more >
Apr 19 - Donors 3.0 — “Show Me The … Diversity?”
(Apr. 19, 2017) Being an inclusive organization is another measure to include in your donor stewardship report. Zaina-Sophie Salibi argues for a pro-active approach to becoming savvy in both the theory and practice of diversity and inclusion. ... more >
Apr 19 - AFP Banff Compass 2017, May 8-11
This year's theme for AFP Banff Compass is "Inspiring Your Future; Leading Through Transition." It's an intimate, affordable conference in a must-visit location. Read on for more information! ... more >
Apr 19 - It’s a Small World: Customizing Fundraising Strategies for Global Audiences
Over the past five years, Kiwanis Children’s Fund, Lions Clubs International, and Rotary International combined have raised more than a billion dollars in nearly 30 currencies from donors in over 200 countries. So, together they have more than a few good ideas for customizing fundraising strategy to appeal to diverse domestic and international audiences. ... more >
Apr 19 - Advanced Professional Spotlight: Questions for Barb Coury, CFRE
Barb Coury, CFRE, is regional chief development officer for the American Red Cross in the state of Indiana. Oh, and she’s ALSO our CCS Outstanding Fundraising Professional. Learn about her career, her secrets to fundraising success, and why she loves working at the Red Cross. ... more >
Apr 19 - Inaugural AFP Canada Board of Directors Announced
The efforts and impact of AFP Canada members will now be linked to the work of AFP International through a new governing body, the AFP Canada Board of Directors. ... more >