Award for Nonprofit Excellence

Begin the Journey to Excellence

With the 2018 release of the 4th Edition of Guiding Principles and Best Practices, Together SC has chosen to step back and reconsider its awards recognition process.

In the interim, members are encouraged to focus on updating their practices to align with the expanded areas of focus in the new edition. 

Beginning in 2003, Together SC has recognized nonprofit organizations that embody excellence within our sector. Using the Guiding Principles & Best Practices as a framework, the Award for Nonprofit Excellence has historically recognized two organizations that exemplify a continual 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 the opportunity to always re-evaluate and strengthen practices.

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


PREVIOUS EXCELLENCE AWARD RECIPIENTS:

2017

Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Charleston

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