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#BrewingGood on #GivingTuesday

Posted By Zach Sykes, Octagon Solutions & Kathryn Harvey, Neuesouth Marketing, Monday, July 22, 2019
 
Hello #AllyNation!

What would happen if we connected and really engaged all the brilliant marketing folks working in and with nonprofits across our great state?

Imagine your voice amplified across SC. Imagine the strength of our collective voice!  

As Business Partners, we here at Octagon and Neue South Marketing love that Together SC gives us the opportunity to work with passionate nonprofit leaders. We were so wowed last year by all those who helped create #yalltogetherSC, our state’s first ever #GivingTuesday celebration, that we’ve offered to help build an affinity group for marketing folks who want to learn and work together year-round.  

That’s right, we're expanding #yalltogetherSC to celebrate and connect great people doing good work.

First step is engaging marketing "do-gooders” who want to collaborate. We’ll start by #BrewingGood on #GivingTuesday. Then, tackle the 2020 Census, and who knows what else it could lead to!

On the second Monday of every month at noon, we'll host a one-hour, call-in work session. Join us to hear great tips from your marketing peers and help design collaborations that you can implement in your own shop. 

Don’t miss out. Help build our network of marketing do-gooders—sign up now: #yalltogetherSC

Our first call is Monday, August 12 at noon. Register now to hear what’s in the works and help plan.

Let’s celebrate #yalltogetherSC!

                    

Zach Sykes,                                  Kathryn Harvey,
Octagon Solutions                          Neuesouth Marketing  

 

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Tags:  #yalltogetherSC  Giving  Giving Tuesday  Marketing 

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#yallTogetherSC: Marketing Mondays

Posted By Zach Sykes, Octagon Solutions, Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Hey Y'all,

We hope you are having a great summer! As you may know, we are right at 5 months away from December 3, also known as GIVING TUESDAY 2019! 

Over the past few months we have been speaking to YOU, our nonprofit allies all over the state, about how to better structure this year's #yalltogetherSC campaign. 

After much thought and discussion, we landed on two main goals for 2019:

  1. Amplify the great work that YOU are doing on this day and throughout the giving season as best we can and; 
  2. Work with regional partners to plan coordinated, FUN Giving Tuesday events around a central theme that won't pull you away from your own campaign goals. 

We'll work with our marketing partners and use our digital and social media channels to promote these events and help spotlight what great work you're doing locally.

In addition, to better learn from each other and keep the conversation going, we are expanding#yalltogetherSC to represent not just Giving Tuesday, but a group of "do gooders" in the Palmetto State who want to collaborate on other projects, too.

So, the second Monday of every month at noon, we will host a one-hour call with guest speakers and updates on these projects. We hope you will join #yalltogetherSC and participate in these calls. Upcoming topics include Giving Tuesday and The 2020 Census. 

If you would like to be a part of #yalltogetherSC, please visit yalltogethersc.com and complete the signup form on the home page. 

Our first call is August 12 at noon. Be sure to sign up so you'll receive the call calendar and agenda. 

This group encourages two-way communication, so expect us to reach out soon to find out what you're up to and how we can help spread the word about it. 

Thanks for all that you do and for being a part of #yalltogetherSC!  

Check out this link to read about what New EDs in the Charleston area are up to


Z A C HS Y K E S

zsykes@octagonsolutions.net
803.661.7456
octagonsolutions.net


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Dinner with Dr. Eddie Thompson

Posted By Beth Wingard, President, SC Planned Giving Council, Thursday, August 2, 2018

The South Carolina Planned Giving Council has joined forces with TogetherSC, the Lowcountry Chapter of AFP, and the Coastal Community Foundation to bring you Dr. Eddie Thompson of Thompson & Associates for a Summer Symposium on Blended Gifts on Friday, August 24th. 

You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn from one of the most highly-regarded and inspirational speakers in nonprofit, planned gift fundraising.  In this half-day workshop, Dr. Thompson will guide us through how to secure transformational gifts from both major and annual gift donors.  This presentation will provide tremendous benefit for both new and experienced annual, major, and planned gift fundraisers alike.

We will enjoy a morning of fellowship and professional development at the Citadel Beach Club, with the seascape of Isle of Palms as our backdrop!  Gather your peers to come enjoy this great opportunity to refine your development skills 
before heading out to take in all that Charleston has to offer! 

When: Friday, August 24, 2018
            9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: The Citadel Beach Club
                 4700 Palm Blvd.
                 Isle of Palms, SC 29451
Brunch and light refreshments will be served.

Cost: $35 for SCPGC/TogetherSC/Lowcountry AFP/CCF Members,

$42 for Non-Members

You can register for this exciting event through August 22nd by clicking here

Please plan to join us!

My Best Regards,

Beth Wingard
President, SC Planned Giving Council


Meet Dr. Eddie Thompson

Dr. Eddie Thompson founded Thompson & Associates. As CEO he provides leadership and direction to over 35 seasoned charitable estate planners with Thompson & Associates. Dr. Thompson has planned thousands of estates, which has generated billions of dollars to charity during his thirty plus years working with nonprofits.

In 1983 Eddie obtained his Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration from Vanderbilt University. His doctoral dissertation was on successful fund raising methods. His academic achievements include two MA degrees and a BA and Associate of Fine Arts.

Eddie speaks to organizations from coast to coast on successful fundraising techniques, nonprofit management and charitable estate planning. He was recognized by the National Society of Fund Raising Executives as a Certified Fund Raising Executive from 1986 to 1996.

Eddie began his career at David Lipscomb University where he served as Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Assistant to the President, and Director of Planned Giving. His career advanced to The EAR Foundation, an international nonprofit, where he served as Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Thompson has garnered many honors during his distinguished career.

He was selected by Freed Hardeman University as its 2000 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year. In 1992 he was selected as a Kellogg Foundation Board Trainer assigned to Special Olympics International; International Directory of Distinguished Leadership 1988; Who's Who in American Education 1992; Personalities of America, 6th edition; and 2000 Notable American Men, 2nd edition.

In March 2013, Eddie was appointed to Partnership for Philanthropic Planning's Leadership Institute.

He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of four nonprofits: Institute of Board Certification, The Barnabas Foundation, African Christian School, and The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville. He is also a member of the Middle Tennessee chapter of Partnership for Philanthropic Planning.

Eddie serves as the Chair of the Charitable Estate Planning Institute, a 501(c)(3) public charity offering top level education on charitable estate planning for development staff, gift planning officers and professional advisors. Eddie and a group of Thompson & Associates colleagues formed the Institute in 2012.  He is also a Fellow in Charitable Estate Planning (FCEP) awarded by the Institute.

A native of Florida, Eddie and Sheryl have made Nashville their home. Eddie and his family are involved in many community organizations and their church. He is a very active pilot with both Land and Seaplane ratings.

Follow Eddie on Twitter: @thefrcoach
Eddie's Blog:  www.eddiethompson.org
To e-mail Eddie, click here.
To download Eddie's vCard, click here.

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