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Riggs Partners 2018 CreateAthon Call for Applications

Posted By Yanti Pepper, Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Calling all non profits in the Midlands and Upstate who are in need of pro bono marketing  and communications support, there is only a few more days left to apply for Riggs Partners’ CreateAthon. 

 Deadline is Friday, July 20th. The application process is free. 

 Click on this link for more information and to download the application. 

 http://www.riggspartners.com/createathon/

Tags:  Communications  Free  Markerting 

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Welcome Together SC Members (New & Renewing Members for Week of 7/16/2018)

Posted By Together SC, Monday, July 16, 2018

We are excited to share that we have a brand new Ally for Good joining us this week! Join us as we share some love on social for this amazing organization:

We also have a grand total of 13 returning Allies for Good this week for another year of advocacy, networking and nonprofit fun. Be sure to give some love to these awesome organizations on social, too:

Tags:  New Members  Renewing Members  Together SC 

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Charleston-Area Municipalities Taking Applications for Tourism Grants

Posted By SC Biz News, Thursday, July 12, 2018

Several Lowcountry municipalities have opened applications for Accommodations Tax Fund Grants, available to qualified tourism and cultural arts projects occurring between January 1 and June 30, 2019.

Funding is available to nonprofit organizations for promotional material related to tourism development, operation of a tourist-related activity, construction of a tourist-related building or for beach renourishment. 

Mount Pleasant: Applications due Aug. 31
Charleston: Applications due July 26
Folly Beach: Applications due Aug. 3 
North Charleston: Applications due Sept. 28

Tags:  Grants  nonprofits  Tourism 

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Evaluation Opportunity: Social Work 793 Student Projects

Posted By Dr. Aidyn Iachini, Thursday, July 12, 2018

Is your organization interested in…

  • Understanding more about the needs of your clients or other stakeholders?

  • Identifying ways your organization or program might improve?

  • Evaluating an aspect of a program or strategy used by your organization?

We may be able to help!

The UofSC College of Social Work trains advanced graduate students in program evaluation. These students will be working with instructors to conduct several small-scale evaluation projects in selected community-based organizations in Columbia, SC. The project will take place from August 23 to December 7, 2018.

How would your organization benefit from this project?

Your organization will have an opportunity to come together and answer a pressing evaluation question with support from students and instructors from the UofSC College of Social Work. Your organization will receive a final report developed by advanced MSW graduate students that synthesizes what was learned through these processes. Your organization will also hear about the findings through a final presentation.

If your organization is interested in participating, please email Dr. Aidyn Iachini by July 31, 2018 at iachini@mailbox.sc.edu with the following information:

  • Name of Organization
  • Contact Information (phone and email address)
  • An idea for a small-scale evaluation project that could be carried out by advanced year MSW students

Dr. Iachini will then be in touch during July to talk further about your evaluation idea and the structure of the project/course.

Tags:  evaluation  resource development 

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Welcome Together SC Members (New & Renewing Members for Week of 7/9/2018)

Posted By Together SC, Monday, July 9, 2018

We are thrilled to share that we have a grand total of SEVEN new members joining us this week! Be sure to give some love to these wonderful organizations on social:

We're also welcoming back 11 returning Allies for Good, who have come back for another year of advocacy, networking and nonprofit fun! Give some love for these awesome organizations on social, too:

Tags:  New Members  Renewing Members  Together SC 

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Welcome Together SC Members (New & Renewing Members for Week of 7/2/2018)

Posted By Together SC, Monday, July 2, 2018

As we celebrate America's birthday this week, we are excited to be celebrating our two brand new Allies for Good this week! Be sure to give some love to these organizations on social:

We're also taking some time to celebrate our 21 returning Allies for Good this week! Give some love to these amazing organizations on social, too:

Tags:  New Members  Renewing Members  Together SC 

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Welcome Back Together SC Members (Renewing for Week of 6/25/2018)

Posted By Together SC, Monday, June 25, 2018

We are excited to share that we have a grand total of 25 members returning for another year of advocacy, networking and nonprofit fun! Join us as we share some love for these wonderful organizations on social:

Tags:  Renewing Members  Together SC 

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City of Columbia Food Policy Committee Launches Food Recovery App in Partnership with Don’t Waste Food SC and Food Rescue US

Posted By Lauren Harper, Office of the Mayor, Monday, June 18, 2018

The City of Columbia Food Policy Committee is spearheading the launch of a food recovery app in partnership with Don’t Waste Food SC and Food Rescue US. 

Who Can Use the App?

  • Restaurant owners, food distributors, grocery stores, and catering companies can sign up to be food donors.
  • Nonprofit organizations including food banks and shelters can sign up to accept food donations.
  • Anyone with a car can sign up to be food transporters, and can transfer food that nonprofit organizations claim on the app.
  • To start, download the app. No commitment is necessary to download the app, but
  • Food Rescue US website: https://foodrescue.us/

 

Is It Safe to Donate Food?

 

To join the City’s initiative in connecting food resources and reducing food waste, download the free app and register to become a donor, transporter or receiving agency. For more information, visit https://foodrescue.us.

 

*For more information, contact:

City of Columbia Food Policy Committee 
Lauren Harper

Advisor, Policy & Communications

Office of the Mayor

 City of Columbia

ljharper@columbiasc.net
https://www.columbiasc.net/boards-commissions/food-policy-committee

 

 

General City of Columbia Food Policy Email

columbiascfpc@gmail.com


Don’t Waste Food SC

Amanda Edwards

S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control

Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling

edwardah@dhec.sc.gov or dontwastefoodsc@dhec.sc.gov 
www.scdhec.gov/dontwastefoodsc

 


Food Rescue US

Visit the website to learn more about the app and how it has worked in other cities across the United States. 
https://foodrescue.us/

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Tags:  City of Columbia  community  hunger  mayor 

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Welcome Together SC Members (New & Renewing Members for Week of 6/18/2018)

Posted By Together SC, Monday, June 18, 2018

We are pleased to share that we are welcoming two brand new Allies for Good this week! Join us as we share some love for these organizations on social:

We're equally excited to share that we have a grand total of 21 renewing members returning for another year of advocacy, networking and nonprofit fun! Join us as we share some love for these organizations on social:

Tags:  New Members  Renewing Members  Together SC 

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Google Impact Challenge: Columbia to Help Local Nonprofits Strengthen Communities

Posted By Meaghan Norman and Peter Schottenfels, Monday, June 11, 2018

Google.org will provide $250K in grants to Columbia-area nonprofit organizations to bring innovative ideas to life 

COLUMBIA (June 11, 2018) - Today, Google launched the Google.org Impact Challenge Columbia inviting local nonprofits to submit proposals for bold ideas to grow economic opportunity in the local community.

This announcement follows the Grow with Google event hosted in Columbia in May where more than 750 individuals attended workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions, and hands-on demos. Through Grow with Google, the company’s aim is to help everyone across America – those who make up the workforce of today, the students who will drive the workforce of tomorrow and the small businesses that keep our economy strong – access the best of Google’s training and tools to grow their skills, careers, and businesses. 

“We are proud to bring the Google.org Impact Challenge to Columbia,” said Google’s External Affairs Manager, Lilyn Hester. “There are so many great nonprofit organizations here with big ideas to create opportunities for Columbia residents. We hope this challenge helps bring those ideas to life.” 

As part of Impact Challenge Columbia, Google is seeking fresh ideas from local nonprofits to help grow the Midlands economy. 

Here’s how the Impact Challenge Columbia works: 

Qualifying nonprofits from Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda and Sumter counties are invited to submit their proposals for their most creative and innovative ideas to grow economic opportunity in their community. Together with a panel of expert advisors, Google will review these applications and chose four winners who will receive $50,000 in grant funding and training from Google. After the four winners are announced, the Columbia community will be invited to vote on which project they believe will have the greatest impact in the community. The winner of that public vote will receive an additional $50,000 in funding. 

The panel of local advisors selected to review the applications, includes: Judi Gatson, WIS News Anchor; Lou Kennedy, CEO, Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corp.; Madeleine McGee, President, Together SC; Harris Pastides, President, University of South Carolina.

Columbia-area nonprofit organizations can find more information on the Impact Challenge and submit their applications by visiting http://g.co/columbiachallenge. The deadline for submissions is July 11, 2018 at 11:59pm ET. The four finalists are expected to be named in the fall of 2018. 

 

From Impact Challenge Columbia's Advisors: 

“It’s incredibly exciting to have the Google Impact Challenge highlighting the great work of our local nonprofits. I simply cannot wait to see the big ideas they come up with to create new economic opportunities and make our community an even better place to live, work and raise our families.” - Judi Gatson, WIS News Anchor

“Innovation, giving back, and economic development are three things that drive my company and me. I am thrilled to partner with Google for their Impact Challenge Columbia to help select innovative nonprofits to receive funding to help grow our local economy. Exciting things are happening in the Midlands and I am grateful for Google’s investment in our community.”             - Lou Kennedy, CEO, NephronPharmaceuticals Corp.

“Google’s Impact Challenge Columbia is a game changer for local nonprofit organizations that are striving to strengthen our citizens and bring about economic growth in our communities. I’m honored to have the opportunity to play a small role in Google’s effort to increase creativity and innovation within our organizations. I love that Google believes in helping those who do good be great. Their efforts will surely have a lasting impact on participating organizations and on Columbia.” - Madeleine McGee, President, Together SC

“Great things happen in Columbia, every day. Many of those things are ideas that complement the great work of our local nonprofits, which make our neighborhoods strong and empower individuals to make a global difference. I am delighted Google has recognized the quality and diversity of our region’s nonprofits through Impact Challenge Columbia. I look forward to seeing the creative and innovative proposals that will come from this challenge to help strengthen our community.” - Harris Pastides, President, University of South Carolina

 


Contact: Peter Schottenfels schottenfels@google.com / 646-832-6785

Meaghan Norman meaghan@npstrat.com / 803-767-1396

Tags:  economic development  economy  Google  nonprofits 

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