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Ethics Jeopardy!
with your host, Ethics Chair Lauren Johnson

As fundraising professionals, how we make ethical decisions and respond to ethical situations can make or break the reputation and success of the organizations and missions that we represent.  Join us for Ethics Jeopardy over lunch and partake in some friendly competition as we tackle some of the complexities and confusion that arise in any discussion about this topic. 

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October 24, 11:45 a.m. at Bishop Gadsden, Blackmer Hall

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Applications now being accepted for the 2018 Chamberlain Scholarship. Deadline for submission is Oct. 20.


Take Advantage of AFP's Membership Discount

AFP is running a $50 off promotion for new members only in the professional and associate categories now-Nov. 30. The online code for the promotion is NPD2017Click here for the pdf version of the coupon. 


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Thank you to our Summer Institute Presenting Sponsor:

 The Winkler Group


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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Oct 18 - Part Time Development Assistant/Database Manager
Charleston Stage seeks a part time Development Assistant/Database Manager. ... more >
Oct 18 - Director of Finance
Charleston Stage, South Carolina’s Largest Resident Professional Theatre, in residence at the Historic Dock Street Theatre, seeks an experienced Director of Finance to manage and oversee the daily financial operations of the largest non-profit theatre in South Carolina. ... more >
Oct 18 - Community Impact Investments Manager
The Community Investments Manager reports directly to the Vice President of Community Impact (VPCI) and assists in managing Program Investment grants and informing and supporting the entire investment process through ongoing quality improvement and learning. This role has primary oversight of both the Trident United Way (TUW) Program and Community Engagement Investment processes. It will also be a key Relationship Manager for funded partners, and as such, the position is highly visible in the community. This individual also serves as a liaison between Community Impact and Strategic Volunteer Engagement Directors to engage them in funding, monitoring, reporting and technical assistance activities. The individual in this role is expected to develop and maintain variety of relationships relevant to TUW’s strategic direction and maintain a strong knowledge base of current trends, activities and changes within the community at-large. This individual is a highly organized, self-directed strategic thinker that effectively develops and manages assigned operational processes from start to completion; solving problems and creating efficiencies. This role also develops cooperative and productive relationships with staff, funded partners and volunteers for the purpose of ongoing monitoring, evaluation and management. She/he is deadline driven with the ability to produce required deliverables under pressure and tight time constraints. She/he works cross-functionally with all Community Impact (CI) Directors to provide operational support to the CI Department related to all Community Investments with specific focus on Program Investments. ... more >
Oct 18 - Family Connects Exploration Lead
The Family Connects Exploration Lead will drive and facilitate the exploration phase of the Tri-county Family Connects project. Working with Trident United Way’s Director of Education, and in close collaboration with its partner Tri-County Cradle to Career, the Lead will drive the feasibility assessment, coordinate and support planning teams, and manage relationships with key stakeholders to decide if and how to replicate a Family Connects model in the Tri-County region. The work of the Manager will culminate in a community-led, owned, and data- informed decision about whether or not to proceed with developing the program. For more information about the Family Connects model and its critical components, visit: ... more >
Oct 23 - Comment on the New Tax Reform Plan That Could Reduce Giving by Billions
(Oct. 18, 2017) AFP is calling on U.S. members to provide comments online about the new GOP Tax Reform Framework that could reduce by giving by $13 billion every year. ... more >
Oct 18 - AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips for the Week (Oct. 18, 2017): Donor Storytelling, Volunteer Retention, Major Gifts, Checkout Donations Programs & More!
(Oct. 18, 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 >
Oct 18 - AFP Board Adopts New Approach to Diversity and Inclusion
The AFP International Board approved a series of changes to the association’s diversity and inclusion efforts, including a new focus on access and equity and new resources to support each chapter’s diversity efforts. ... more >
Oct 11 - Member Spotlight: Emilio Alonso-Mendoza
AFP talks with Emilio Alonso-Mendoza, long-time fundraiser and nonprofit leader, about becoming a CEO, Hispanics in fundraising and the importance of mentoring. ... more >