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Chapter Announcements

Happy Hour Networking Social, March 22, 5-7 p.m., Avondale Wine & Cheese
Details and registration here 

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March Professional Development Luncheon
Volunteer Recruitment and Management
March 28, Noon

Details and registration here 

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April Professional Development Breakfast
Planning Giving with Bill Yeager, Senior Director of Legacy Giving
April 25, 8:45 a.m.

Details and registration 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 18 & 19
Lockwood Marriott, 170 Lockwood Drive, Charleston 

Details and registration here.

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Coming Soon! AFP, S.C. Lowcountry Chapter Blog

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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


 

 




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Mar 28 - Director of Development
The Director of Development for the Junior League of Charleston must be able to articulate the mission and strategic priorities to both the internal and external community. The Director of Development leads the development division and is responsible for setting and achieving the development and fundraising goals and objectives of the League, working with the President and President-Elect. The Director of Development is responsible for membership, sponsorship and leading major gift fundraising; identifying, cultivating, and soliciting prospects to become financial partners; individual giving; corporate sponsorship; grants; and special events. The Director of Development works with the Fundraising Council on implementing the fundraising goals and strategic priorities as well as provides training on fundraising principles and guidelines. ... more >
Mar 28 - Class Reunion Campaign Officer
The Class Reunion Campaign (CRC) Development Officer is part of The Citadel Foundation’s (TCF) CRC team and is responsible for cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding a portfolio of donors and prospective donors in the CRC scope and in correlation with class reunions. ... more >
Mar 20 - Michelle Boudet
Please welcome Michelle Boudet from Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach! ... more >
Mar 21 - Calling All Artists, Poets and Photographers!
AFP members everywhere are invited to submit their art and poetry to exhibit at the Diversity Art Showcase at the 54th International Conference on Fundraising, April 30- May 2, 2017, in San Francisco, Ca. ... more >
Mar 21 - AFP Member Spotlight: Susan Earl Hosbach, CFRE
She’s been in fundraising for 25 years, an AFP volunteer for 23 and a recipient of our Barbara Marion Award for Outstanding Leadership. AFP talks with Susan about her career arc (starting out in sports broadcasting!) and working in smaller shops where one has to do it all. ... more >
Mar 17 - AFP Statement on President Trump’s 2018 Budget Blueprint
The Association of Fundraising Professionals, the largest community of charities and fundraisers in the world, has released the following statement from its Interim President and CEO Jason Lee regarding the release of President Trump’s 2018 budget blueprint. ... more >
Mar 15 - Fundraising Professionals Name Dr. Claire Routley as 2017 Emerging Scholar of the Year
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) has selected Dr. Claire Routley, research fellow at the University of Plymouth and one of the UK’s leading experts on legacy giving, as its 2017 Emerging Scholar Award. ... more >
Mar 15 - Giving 3.0: Embracing the New Diversity in 21st Century Philanthropy
(Mar. 15, 2017) AFP sits down with this year’s diversity speaker at the AFP International Fundraising Conference, Dr. Jackie Copeland-Carson, and discusses with her how much progress the sector has made in the areas of diversity and inclusion. ... more >