Award for Nonprofit Excellence

Begin the Journey to Excellence

Since 2003, Together SC (originally as the SC Association of Nonprofit Organizations) has been recognizing organizations that embody excellence within our sector. Using the Guiding Principles & Best Practices as a framework, the Award for Nonprofit Excellence identifies two organizations that embody this continued pursuit of excellence.

Together SC believes that excellence isn’t the completion of a checklist, it is a fundamentally transformative pursuit of the highest standards and practices. We hope each Together SC member organization uses the Guiding Principles & Best Practices as a living document, allowing us the opportunity to re-evaluate our practices and priorities.

AWARD BENEFITS

For those who feel ready to apply for the South Carolina Award for Nonprofit Excellence, there are many benefits. Previous winners report having funders, donors and potential board members CONTACT THEM with interest in getting more involved and supporting their work. Other great benefits include: 

  • A $1,000 credit to use for the Nonprofit Summit and other trainings or publications.
  • Recognition at the Nonprofit Summit including the presentation of a distinguished plaque to display in your organization’s office
  • Participation in Guiding Principles & Best Practices peer learning session at the Nonprofit Summit and at regional gatherings.
  • Mentor future award applicants as they articulate their journeys toward excellence.
  • Recognition through Together SC communications, social media, and local and statewide media
  • A SC Award for Nonprofit Excellence decal to display on your website and other social media.


FOR MORE INFORMATION OR QUESTIONS

Contact Sharon Thomas, Member Services Manager, @ 803-740-1260, X14.

 



“The Award for Nonprofit Excellence in Governance and Management is awarded to nonprofits that know that making a real difference means taking the time to build an effective foundation for organizational success. Greenville County First Steps excelled among a qualified field of applicants. Their excellent management and governance practices not only help them accomplish their mission, but also position them for years of achievement.”

Anita Case
Past Selection Committee Chair 



2017 Winner:

Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired 
Charleston




PREVIOUS EXCELLENCE AWARD RECIPIENTS:

2016:
Keystone Substance Abuse Services
Rock Hill

Neighbor to Neighbor
Myrtle Beach

2015:
Habitat for Humanity of Greenville
Greenville

2014:
The ETV Endowment of South Carolina
Spartanburg

2013:
Greenville County First Steps
Greenville

2012:
Memory Matters
Hilton Head

The Literacy Center (as Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry)
Beaufort

2011:
Affinity Health Center (as Catawba Care)
Rock Hill

HALOS
Charleston

2010:
Miss Ruby’s Kids
Georgetown

Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center
Charleston

2009:
Metanoia
North Charleston

Brookgreen Gardens
Pawleys Island

2008:
Glenn Springs Academy (closed May 2015)
Pauline

2007:
Wings for Kids
North Charleston

2006:
Palmetto Goodwill (as Goodwill Industries of Lower SC)
North Charleston

International Center for Birds of Prey
Awendaw

2005:
Lowcountry Food Bank
Charleston

Center for Women
Charleston

2004:
Service Over Self
Georgetown

Miracle Hill Ministries
Greenville

2003:
Lexington Richland Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council (LRADAC)
Columbia