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Chapter Announcements

AFP S.C. Lowcountry Chapter is now accepting applications for the 2018 Diversity Fellows Program. Click here for more information and an application.

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Congratulations to our 2017 National Philanthropy Day winners!

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Voices of Phlanthropy

Hank and Laurel Greer, Outstanding Individual Philanthropists

Ingevity, Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist

Grace Church Cathedral Tea Room, Outstanding Community Organization

Germain Jenkins, Outstanding Community Volunteer

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AFP Lowcountry Annual Meeting

Making the Ask:
Strategies for Face-to-Face Donor Meetings

Dec. 7, 3:30 p.m.

Harbor Breeze, Patriots Point

Register Now!

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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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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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Dec 11 - Office & Program Assistant
A strong commitment to our mission of providing opportunities for families living with Alzheimer’s disease or related Dementia is essential Cross train with respite program duties and assist with program as needed Be kind, empathetic, and compassionate with the “members of The ARK Club” as well as the caregivers, volunteers, and staff Receive and record all messages on phone log and direct calls as needed to staff members Tabulate incoming tuition payments, memorials, donations, grant funds, fundraising funds; Record on deposit detail and summary and make bank deposits Ensure monthly billing to caregivers and scholarship sources is timely, maintain billing data, scholarships, and grants use ... more >
Dec 7 - Gift Officer
The Advancement Gift Officer is responsible for maximizing the Aquarium’s mid-level giving program, specifically through membership in the Conservation Stewards ($300-$1,499) and Watershed Society ($1,500-$9,999) donor circles. The Gift Officer is also responsible for shaping, planning and implementing the donor benefits associated with Conservation Stewards and the Watershed Society, which include behind-the-scenes tours, special programs, and donor events (both on-site at the Aquarium and in various venues, including donors’ homes).The Gift Officer will work in collaboration with other members of the Advancement Team and the Aquarium’s board of directors to proactively expand the mid-level giving donor base through new prospect cultivation, stewardship and a comprehensive upgrade strategy. Apply online at: https://scaquarium.applicantpro.com/jobs/676532-187338.html ... more >
Dec 6 - Director of Development and Marketing
Charleston Promise Neighborhood (CPN), was designated as a 501c3 nonprofit organization in 2010, and exists as a community convener and capacity builder for transforming “The Neck” area of Charleston County into a prosperous community for 22,000 current and future residents. The results of this community-wide transformation will be realized over the next generation through six strategic areas of focus: education, healthcare, parent involvement, community engagement, employment and housing. The core of our immediate work is to strengthen the capacity of four Neighborhood schools through the implementation of evidence-based programs and collaborative coordination of community partners. CPN’s mission is to ensure our Neighborhood is a place where residents are engaged in their community and every child is on track to graduate high school with the abilities necessary to succeed in college, the military or the workforce. For additional information, please visit www.charlestonpromise.org ... more >
Dec 6 - Class Reunion Campaign Development Officer
The Class Reunion Campaign (CRC) Development Officer is part of The Citadel Foundation’s 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 >
Dec 6 - Medical University of South Carolina Hollings Cancer Center Associate Director of Development
Creates and implements a fundraising program with measurable financial and activity-based goals attainable through the successful identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gifts ($25,000 and above) in order to provide an ongoing basis of private support for the Hollings Cancer Center based upon institutional priorities. Conducts personal face-to-face calls in order to meet these goals. ... more >
Dec 12 - AFP Foundation Receives Grant to Continue Fellowship Program
Great news! AFP's Fellowship in Inclusion and Philanthropy program is expanding into a national program in 2018. ... more >
Dec 12 - CRA Announces New Charities Education Program
The new Charities Education Program (CEP) includes elements of both an educational purpose, as well as the possibility of a pre-audit. Here's what you need to know about this new Canada Revenue Agency initiative. ... more >
Dec 12 - Naming Directive Restricts Hospitals’ Discretion to Change Their Corporate and Business Names
AFP continues to advocate on matters affecting philanthropy and the hospital sector in Ontario. ... more >
Dec 12 - Mid-level Donors: The Hidden Treasure In Your Database
Mid-level giving strategies are the new "it" thing in fundraising. Marlena McCarthy shares ways to inspire loyal donors to happily give more to your charity. ... more >
Dec 12 - Part Two: Small Shop Sponsorship – The Three-Headed Hydra
Defeat the challenges of raising sponsorship dollars in a small shop with these strategies from Christian Robillard. ... more >