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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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Helping those needing assistance with utility bills

Help is available for customers who need assistance with utility bills By Mike Callahan In the early days of the pandemic, Duke Energy took swift action to help customers knowing the financial burdens that would result for many due to the health crisis. We suspended electric service...

09/27/2020

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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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Charitable Raffles In LIMBO - NO MORE!

September 29 Update Charitable Raffles are legal again! And this time, it's permanent. Bill S.719 was signed by the Governor yesterday. The Secretary of State's office is in the process of restoring the raffle pages on their website (including online registration), and updating forms and...

09/25/2020

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SC Legislature Directs $25M CARES Act Funds to Nonprofits

UPDATE: September 23rd, the Legislature adopted H.3210, the state’s CARES Act Phase 2 funding allocation that includes a fund for grants to Nonprofits and the Governor signed. See this blog for application process. In the Bill: $25 million - Total Nonprofit Grant Program Grant...

09/24/2020

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