Board Diversity Initiatives Advance in Columbia and Charleston

Posted By: Benjamin Bullock Together SC Alerts,

We're excited to announce that two initiatives for Nonprofit Board Diversity & Inclusion are underway in SC! 

Bridging Columbia Year Two 

Bridging Columbia's second cohort has concluded their training and development and graduates are ready for nomination to Midlands area nonprofit boards in early 2023.

Is your organization interested in considering a board candidate from Bridging Columbia?

Nonprofits Apply Here

Placements are happening now.

Have questions, call Ben Bullock.

Charleston Chamber announces Minority Board of Director Training Program

The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with its members and partners is now offering a six- week seminar to train diverse leaders on how to effectively participate as Board members.  This equity centered instruction will prepare our rising minority leaders to be able to compete for opportunities to serve on local Boards.

The sessions will be two-hours in length and will be offered, in person, at the Chamber of Commerce.  Session topics are as follows:

Session 1 – “What it Means to be a Minority Board Member”

Session 2 – “Team Building”

Session 3 – Legal Accountability & Transparency”

Session 4 – “The Five- Core Competencies of Leadership”

Session 5 - “Financial Management”

Session 6 - “Communications, Advocacy & Fundraising”

*Session six will be followed by a completion celebration immediately following the session.

Upon completion, the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce will assist in finding Board assignments for those who are successful in the program. The program will begin on October 4th and will conclude on November 15th.  The cost for the program is $300.00.  Once all facilitators are confirmed, those names will be provided to the cohort.

If you or your organization have anyone that you would like to recommend for this program, please forward their information for consideration. For more information, please contact Richard Waring, Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Chamber at