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Together SC seeks to harness the collective power of its member organizations who are advancing the greater good through public policy and advocacy efforts by establishing an Advocacy Allies network to facilitate peer-to-peer engagement and amplify members' voices.

Purpose

  • To help Advocacy Allies participants learn together and address advocacy organizations' unique challenges and operating concerns.
  • To inform and guide Together SC's advocacy efforts on behalf of the sector.
  • To help advance state legislators’ understanding of the nonprofit sector and issues of importance.
  • To engage philanthropic partners in collaborative advocacy efforts.

   

Participation 

  • Any staff of Together SC members responsible for leading their organization's advocacy efforts. Multiple staff members from each organization are permitted. Membership is free.
  • The Network manages an active Peer Network ListServ Group so members can connect online to discuss current trends, advocacy needs, and more.
  • The Network also hosts gatherings (in-person and virtual) throughout the year to help members engage with each other in meaningful dialogue.

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How Do I Join a Peer Network Listserv Group?

Join the community of your Together SC Peer Network! As a member of a peer network you can join one or more Peer Network Listserv Groups, a virtual community that allows you to share questions, resources and stay closely connected to your peers. These Peer Network Listserv Groups are moderated by Together SC staff and the Peer Network Leadership Teams.

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FY24 Objectives

  1. Provide input into and offer support for Together SC’s public policy priorities
  2. Launch a Peer Network ListServ
  3. Engage leaders of nonprofit sub-sector advocacy efforts
  4. Offer Advocacy Allies opportunities to build relations with state elected officials.

 

Leadership Structure

  • Each year, Together SC will invite a diverse team of experienced advocacy professionals to help lead the Advocacy Allies. They will be responsible for program planning and overall direction for the Advocacy Allies.
  • They may be invited to represent the sector by attending key advocacy events with Together SC if the opportunity arises.
  • They will be asked to participate in periodic planning calls and an annual planning meeting. Together SC will aim to staff Advocacy Allies' efforts fully.

Advocacy Allies Directory


Advocacy Allies Leadership Team

  • Chynna A. Phillips

    Chynna A. Phillips

    Senior Director of Policy and Research, Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC

    Chair

  • Sally Ehrenfried

    Sally Ehrenfried

    Principal, Government Relations, Blackbaud

    Blackbaud, Advocacy Allies Sponsor

  • Nancy Lee

    Nancy Lee

    Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity South Carolina

  • Joshua Malkin

    Joshua Malkin

    Legislative Advocate, American Civil Liberties Union of SC Foundation

  • Adela Mendoza

    Adela Mendoza

    Executive Director, Hispanic Alliance

  • Bernie Mazyck

    Bernie Mazyck

    President & CEO, SC Association for Community Economic Development

  • Jamie Moon

    Jamie Moon

    President, Institute for Child Success

  • Katy Smith

    Katy Smith

    MSW

    Executive Director, Greater Good Greenville

  • Chris Steed

    Chris Steed

    Executive Director, Fullerton Foundation

  • John Tynan

    John Tynan

    Executive Director, Conservation Voters of SC Education Fund

  • Ann Warner

    Ann Warner

    Interim CEO, International Center for Research on Women

    Together SC Board Member

  • GP McLeer

    GP McLeer

    Partner, Pecan Public Relations

    Speaking Together Coordinator

  • Madeleine McGee

    Madeleine McGee

    President/CEO, Together SC

    Together SC Staff Liaison