Association of Fundraising Professionals
Central South Carolina Chapter


Our monthly meetings are eligible for CFRE credits.


Please note, because we are charged for the number of reservations we confirm with our meeting venue, registrants must provide 48 hours cancellation notice.  Registrants cancelling less than 48 hours prior to the program will be billed for the cost of the program.


Cancellation/Refund Policy:  Substitutions permitted. Refunds minus a 10% administrative fee will be processed following the meeting.  Email for cancellations/refunds.



Upcoming events

    • 26 Oct 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • The Columbia Marriott

    OCTOBER 26, 2017

    National Philanthropy Day

    Registration opens at 11:15 a.m.
    Program: Noon - 1 p.m.

    Early Bird Tickets: $42

    Each year, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Central Carolina Chapter joins with national and international colleagues to celebrate National Philanthropy Day, a celebration of exceptional individuals and organizations that have dedicated themselves to philanthropy. Celebrate philanthropy in the Midlands of South Carolina by nominating an individual or organization to be honored at our National Philanthropy Day luncheon on Thursday, October 26. 

    If you have special dietary needs, please email Becky Wych at

    Parking Instructions: Guests may use the Marriott parking garage. Enter the garage on Sumter Street, mid- block, and park on levels 1B through 4A. The crosswalk is located on 2A. Parking is $2.00 for the first hour and $1.00 for each additional hour.

    Presenting Sponsor:
    Community Builder Award


    Are you interested in sponsoring this exciting event? Please click here for sponsorship opportunities.




    • 07 Dec 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • United Way of the Midlands - 1818 Blanding Street

    Work with Brad Zaba to craft your story and build a case for support. This session is limited to 20 slots, so sign up now!

    About Brad Zaba, DTM, CSC, BSEE:

    “Since immersing ourselves in the Non Profit world a few years ago, we have been amazed at the similarities between Fund Raising and Executive Sales. It’s time to leverage proven sales knowledge to increase participation and better our communities,” Brad Zaba, President, Access Communications Group, Inc.

    Brad merged his background of Engineering, Executive Sales, Professional Speaking and Coaching with the Non Profit world by introducing the 5C Structured Storytelling tool. Hundreds of Fund Raisers from around the country have been trained, resulting in seamless and more successful “ask’s”. What’s your story?

    • 14 Dec 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Seibels House and Garden

Past events

14 Sep 2017 CANCELED: All-Day Workshop - Major Gifts Ramp-up
10 Aug 2017 August Luncheon: Susan Bacon, Palmetto Grant Consulting
11 May 2017 May Luncheon: Cultural Diversity
13 Apr 2017 April Luncheon: The Secrets of Fundraising Storytelling!
09 Mar 2017 March Luncheon: The Development Pipeline: News for Job Seekers and Employers
09 Feb 2017 February Luncheon: I Love You So Much, I Could Squish You!
12 Jan 2017 January Luncheon: Change Leadership
08 Dec 2016 2016 AFP Holiday Social
10 Nov 2016 Corporate and Foundation Relations Panel
27 Oct 2016 2016 National Philanthropy Day
08 Sep 2016 September Luncheon Meeting: Writing Effective Grants
11 Aug 2016 August Luncheon Meeting: Avoiding the Inclusion Illusion: Strategies for Embracing & Valuing Diversity
12 May 2016 May Luncheon Meeting: Maximizing Your Major Donor Pipeline
14 Apr 2016 April Luncheon Meeting: Planned Giving Program
10 Mar 2016 Sustainability Toolkit: Effective Tools to Build More Sustainable Fund Development
11 Feb 2016 Maximize Your Database for Fundraising Success
14 Jan 2016 Using Special Events to Cultivate Major Gifts
10 Dec 2015 AFP Holiday Party
27 Oct 2015 2015 National Philanthropy Day
08 Oct 2015 Sustainability Toolkit: Effective Tools to Build More Sustainable Fund Development
10 Sep 2015 WORKSHOP: Happiness, Habits, and Major Gift Fundraising: Strategies to Help You Survive and Thrive
13 Aug 2015 August Meeting: Diversity: The Value in Differences
14 May 2015 May Luncheon Meeting, Managing Up: Understanding Board Profiles
09 Apr 2015 April Luncheon Meeting: Donor Retention
12 Mar 2015 Successful Events: 7 Simple Ways to Improve Your Event
12 Feb 2015 Leadership in 3-D
08 Jan 2015 Current Trends in Philanthropy Panel & Discussion
11 Dec 2014 AFP Member Holiday Social
13 Nov 2014 National Philanthropy Day
07 Oct 2014 Board Development and Engagement
05 Aug 2014 CREATING YOUR CASE STATEMENT: Separating You From The Other Noise Out There!
03 Jun 2014 The Inclusion Illusion
06 May 2014 The Coming of Age of Collaborative Fundraising
01 Apr 2014 Trends in Philanthropy on the Web
11 Mar 2014 Transform from Transactional to Relational Philanthropy
10 Feb 2014 Together. For Good. Nonprofit Summit 2014
04 Feb 2014 SOLD OUT! Capturing Corporate Philanthropy
23 Jan 2014 Thinking About a Capital Campaign?
07 Jan 2014 Improve Your Career Opportunities and Earning Potential
20 Nov 2013 National Philanthropy Day
19 Sep 2013 BOARD DEVELOPMENT 101 with Jim Hackney: How will you Make Your Board Stronger?
15 Aug 2013 The Online “Ask” - Optimizing the Online Donation Experience
16 May 2013 The Ethics of Diversity
18 Apr 2013 Creative Targeted Pitches to Potential Major Donors
21 Mar 2013 Planned Giving ABC's
13 Mar 2013 2013 Together. For Good. Nonprofit Summit
13 Dec 2012 Holiday Mingle
15 Nov 2012 National Philanthropy Day - November 15, 2012
08 Nov 2012 AFP Mingle
18 Oct 2012 Corporate and Foundation Funding: The Times They Are A Changing
11 Oct 2012 AFP Mingle
13 Sep 2012 AFP Mingle
16 Aug 2012 Strategies for Enhancing Fundraising with Social Media: Mandi Engram
09 Aug 2012 AFP Mingle
12 Jul 2012 AFP Mingle
21 Jun 2012 Making the Ask: Hall Powell, MBA, CFRE
19 Apr 2012 An Insiders View to Corporate Giving
15 Mar 2012 Planned Giving: W. Todd Ripley, CTFA
16 Feb 2012 Creativity in Motion - Unique Ways to Approach Fundraising and Partnership Opportunities
17 Nov 2011 National Philanthropy Day - 2011
20 Oct 2011 Diversity and Ethics - Tom Keith
14 Sep 2011 Fundraising Workshop: Major Gifts - Bill Sturtevant
18 Aug 2011 The Real Numbers and Why Things are Happening, Alexander Haas Group
16 Jun 2011 THE NEW 990 Form - Denise Hill, Elliott Davis
19 May 2011 Governmental Affairs, Madeleine McGee, SCANPO
21 Apr 2011 With a Little Love - David Kunz, Cooperative Ministries
17 Mar 2011 Planned Giving-Do it YOURSELF - Maria Hargrave & Cindy NeSmith, CFRE
17 Feb 2011 Alumnae Giving Program - Steven J. Farwick, II, USC
Association of Fundraising Professionals | SC Chapter © 2016
Attention: Sarah W. Wells, Treasurer

P.O. Box 7701

Columbia, SC 29202
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