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Finding Gratitude in Being Valued and Heard

I still can't really believe how this year has gone. I have found myself struggling and missing friends, family and my life before COVID.I struggle because I know that there are so many people whose lives have been completely upended as they've lost loved ones and jobs.It is so easy to get caught...

11/23/2020

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COVID-19 and the Eviction Crisis - Recorded Webinar

South Carolina has the highest eviction rate in the country — almost four times the national average. This was discovered in 2016 by Princeton University’s Eviction Lab, which assessed more than 80 million eviction records nationwide to provide a comprehensive dataset dating back to...

11/23/2020

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Together SC Board adopts Racial & Social Equity Commitment

In the time since the 2020 SC Nonprofit Summit, "Facing Race Together", Together SC's own Board of Directors took stock of their policies and determined that they needed to articulate their own commitment to Racial and Social Equity. Working with the staff and other experts to craft the...

11/22/2020

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September's Executive Order on DE&I - We Have Work To Do

A leading South Carolina DE&I consultant shares his reactions to the White House's September Executive Order restricting DEI work.

11/9/2020

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Democracy is Messy (reflecting on the 2020 election)

“Democracy is messy, and it’s hard. It’s never easy.” — Robert F. Kennedy As I sit at my desk this morning, the autumn leaves are changing color outside my window and, in the background, I can hear the volatile 2020 United States general election playing out...

11/9/2020

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A Personal Journey of a White CEO after George Floyd

I’m a military brat. I went to eight different schools in nine years and lived mostly in military housing as a child. This gave me a different perspective than many of my peers and relatives. My neighbors and friends growing up were Puerto Rican, Black, Filipino, you name it. When I was...

10/26/2020

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The Self-Sufficiency Standard for South Carolina 2020

2020 is quickly becoming one of the most difficult years in recent history. I don’t have to say to you, my partners on the front lines of your communities, that those hit the hardest during this time are working families who live in a constant state of financial hardship and for whom...

10/25/2020

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Operating Under the Influence

Over the years, I have discovered certain truths about people and leadership.One of the most valuable lessons I learned came from an eighth-grade experience when the schools in my hometown were being integrated for the first time in 1967.My father, the activist, was one of a few parents to sign...

10/12/2020

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Getting your PPP Loan Forgiven!

Note: Please check back on this post periodically. We'll update it as we get new information. Update 10/10/2020: It's worth the wait if your loan was $50K or less! The Treasury Department has released a streamlined, simpler application for organizations that received a loan of $50K or less. Update...

10/10/2020

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Riley Center Underscores Needs of SC Nonprofits

College of Charleston’s Riley Center for Livable Communities and Together SC Survey Findings Underscores Needs and Resilience of SC's nonprofits

09/28/2020

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Bias Creates Blinders in All of Us

I am fascinated with how the brain works. Hearing research on brain development, how adverse childhood experiences impact that development, and most importantly, how building resiliency skills can help combat those negative effects - this gives me hope for our communities. When my boys were...

09/28/2020

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Safe and Secure Elections 2020

By Lynn Teague, VP for Issues and Action League of Women's Voters of South Carolina October 18 Update Together SC members can serve a vital function in helping to get the word out about the 2020 general election. The following is a very basic outline of voter guidance that can help South...

09/27/2020

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