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Welcome Together SC Members (Renewing Members for Week of 4/23/2018)

Posted By Together SC, Monday, April 23, 2018

As we wrap up another month of 2018, we are pleased to share that we have a grand total of 11 returning members this week! We could not be more thrilled to have these Allies for Good back for another year of advocacy, networking and nonprofit fun. 

Join us as we share some love for these awesome organizations on social this week:

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Welcome Together SC Members (New & Renewing Members for Week of 4/16/2018)

Posted By Together SC, Monday, April 16, 2018

Another week, another batch of new members joining our team of Allies for Good! Join us as we give a big, warm welcome to these FOUR incredible organizations:

We're also proud to welcome back a grand total of 18 returning Allies for Good this week. Connect with these amazing organizations on social and give them some much-deserved love:

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Welcome Together SC Members (New & Renewing Members for Week of 4/9/2018)

Posted By Together SC, Monday, April 9, 2018

This week, we're excited to share that we have THREE brand new Allies for Good joining our growing Together SC family! We encourage you to reach out and connect with these amazing organizations on social today:

We also have the pleasure of welcoming back a grand total of 11 returning Allies for Good this week. We look forward to sharing many more advocacy, networking and nonprofit fun opportunities with them for another whole year! Be sure to share some love for these organizations on social, too:

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Welcome Together SC Members (New & Renewing Members for Week of 4/2/2018)

Posted By Together SC, Monday, April 2, 2018

Another month, another batch of new Allies for Good to welcome to our Together SC family! Join us as we share some love for our THREE newest Allies for Good:

We've also got a grand total of 21 returning Allies for Good who are joining us for another year of advocacy, networking and nonprofit fun! Be sure to give these organizations some love, too:

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Welcome Together SC Members (New & Renewing Members for Week of 3/26/2018)

Posted By Together SC, Monday, March 26, 2018

This week we are excited to welcome our newest Allies for Good:

Additionally, we're excited to be spreading the love to our returning members as well. Be sure to like and follow these amazing organizations on social:


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Welcome Together SC Members (New & Renewing Members for Week of 3/19/2018)

Posted By Together SC, Monday, March 19, 2018

Another week means another batch of new members joining our Together SC family! Join us as we give a warm welcome to our THREE newest Allies for Good this week:

We also have a total of 14 returning members who are joining us for another year of networking, advocacy and nonprofit fun! Be sure to share some love for these incredible Allies for Good on social today:

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SVP Charleston is Seeking Applicants for the 2018 Investment Cycle

Posted By Lara D. LeRoy, Tuesday, March 13, 2018

SVP  works to build trust and establish true partnerships with nonprofits, working alongside to improve their ability to deliver effective programs and fulfill their mission. We seek organizations that can benefit from and are willing to embrace a partnership that includes hands-on involvement by SVP Charleston Partners, regular self-reflection and measurement of results.
 
SVP is hosting an Information session for Prospective Investees, March 19th 4:30-6:00 at Coastal Community Foundation, located at 635 Rutledge Ave. Charleston SC 29403.  Please RSVP by Friday March 16, so that they can plan accordingly.  Click here to RSVP
 
To access the application for investment please visit the Coastal Community Foundation website and go to the portal login.  You can access the CCF website by clicking the following link: https://coastalcommunityfoundation.org/  
 
Please direct any questions to LaraSVPCHS@COastalCommunityFoundation.org
 
 
Best, 
Lara
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Lara D. LeRoy
Executive Director
Social Venture Partners Charleston
(843)442-3436

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Welcome Together SC Members (New & Renewing Members for Week of 3/12/2018)

Posted By Together SC, Monday, March 12, 2018

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the 2018 SC Nonprofit Summit last week — it was an incredible event that inspired us to continue to do good for another season. 

Speaking of doing good, we're proud to share that TWO organizations who are doing good in our community have also joined Together SC as Allies for Good this week! Join us as we welcome them to our family:

We're also excited to welcome back NINE incredible organizations for another year of networking, advocacy and nonprofit fun! Be sure to share some love for these guys on social:

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Welcome Together SC Members (New & Renewing Members for Week of 2/26/2018)

Posted By Together SC, Monday, February 26, 2018

Another month is swiftly coming to a close — and with every ending there is always a new beginning. For us, that means welcoming a new batch of Allies for Good for the 2018 season! Join us as we welcome these THREE new members to our growing Together SC family:

We also have an incredible number of returning members this week — a total of 27 organizations are returning for another year of advocacy, networking and nonprofit fun. Be sure to give some love to these guys on social, too:

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Just For Board Chairs!

Posted By Shayne Kinloch M.A., Together SC, Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Updated: Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Just for Board Chairs

If you are reading this because you were just elected board chair of a nonprofit, first: Congratulations for the recognition by your peers, and thanks for your service to the community. Next, you may be thinking, ‘Whoa, now what?’

 

Don’t worry, you’ve got this. If you love the mission of the nonprofit and are willing to put in the time to build a strong, trusting relationship with the executive director, as well as your colleagues on the board, you’ll be a rockstar board chair. But just in case you’d like to remind yourself about HOW to be that rockstar board chair, you may want to read Joan Garry’s post sharing a “Five-star board chair checklist.” Yes, you should familiarize yourself with the roles a board chair is expected to play, such as managing/facilitating meetings and overall good governance (here and here). But you’ll also benefit your organization and yourself by spending time thinking about why a board chair is even needed and how that relates to the importance of having a great relationship with the executive director.

 Consider how hard it is for an executive director to hold the full board accountable, when the executive director is simultaneously accountable to the board. It’s more natural for the board chair to hold the rest of the board’s feet to the flames. And in order for that to happen, the executive director has to be able to candidly, honestly, and fearlessly share concerns when it seems that the board is dragging its feet, distracted, or not engaged. Similarly, the board chair has to candidly, honestly, and fearlessly share the board’s concerns relating to the executive director or the organization’s performance. Unless there is a trusting relationship, those important conversations won’t happen productively.

In case it’s not altogether clear, the role of board chair is all about building positive, trusting relationships, because it also falls to the board chair to develop a trusting relationship with each other board member. You can do that by – among other things – making sure the board has time together outside the board room to get to know one another. (See Leading with Intent, “The role of social time,” page 26, and “Invest in a Board’s Culture,” page 51.) You will be respected as a leader when you show respect for your peers by making sure that all board members feel valued and have the opportunity to ask questions and share ideas during meetings.

In sum, it’s the time and effort that board chairs, executive directors, and other board members commit to building relationships between meetings that create the foundation for strong, trusting, and honest relationships all around. These honest relationships are assets that your organization will be very grateful for whenever the board faces difficult decisions – and when everything’s humming along, too!

Practice Pointers

Should the board chair vote? There is no universally correct answer and no external requirements or limitations. That decision differs from one nonprofit to another since it’s reflective of the organization’s culture – although sometimes the answer is set forth in the nonprofit’s bylaws. In some nonprofits, the board chair only votes to break a tie, which reinforces that the board chair is a consensus-builder facilitating the meeting and decision-making process. At other nonprofits, the board chair – as a duly elected or appointed board member – participates fully in the decision-making process and votes on all motions (unless s/he abstains due to a conflict of interest, such as may happen if the vote is to approve the CEO’s compensation).  

Just finding time to meet with the executive director/board chair around and among your already busy calendar commitments can create unnecessary (but understandable) stress that can sabotage the relationship. Committing to a regular time to meet may take that stress off the table. Perhaps share with each other in advance the issues you want to explore together so that you can each do some preliminary thinking on your own. 

Crafting the board meeting agenda together is an activity that executive directors and board chairs find gets smoother with time. Consider checking in after meetings to evaluate what worked well and what could use a little improvement. Have you considered using a consent agenda? Interested in more meeting tips? Here are 10 tips for effective meetings.

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