Lowcountry Board Leadership Summit
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When: 8:00 AM
Where: The Citadel - Holiday Alumni Center
69 Hagood Ave.
Charleston, South Carolina  29403
United States
Contact: Debbie Nelson
803-929-0399 ext. 13

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Focusing on Board Governance: Using the Leadership Lens

Nonprofit board members know their job is to govern. But high-performing boards provide leadership as well as governance. Certified Leadership and Strategy Coach Patrick Jinks joins Together SC for a provocative look at governance through the lens of leadership. Using a framework of leadership centered on vision, inspiration, and empowerment, board leaders will be inspired and challenged to see their governance role from a new perspective.


Pictured above: Patrick Jinks in Leadership and Strategy coaching sessions


The 2017-2018 Board Leadership Summits are presented by:



Lowcountry Board Leadership Summit

  • Thursday, April 19, 2018
  • Time: 8 a.m. - Noon
  • Location: The Citadel |  Holiday Alumni Center
  • Register Now!

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The 2017-2018 Board Leadership Summit Keynote: Patrick Jinks

As an award-winning professional photographer, Patrick Jinks knows the value of viewing leadership through the right “lens.” After 21-years in nonprofit executive leadership, Patrick changed his lens, and now helps organizations achieve clarity, simplicity and alignment in their work through his business, The Jinks Perspective headquartered in Columbia.

Patrick is a dynamic speaker, trainer, author, and most of all … coach. He applies coaching techniques to all of his work, which makes his approach to strategic planning particularly unique. His passion is coaching nonprofit executives on leadership and their boards on governance, engagement, and strategy.


Patrick is an adjunct executive coach with Leadership Systems, Inc., and a certified Influencer™ trainer with VitalSmarts®, the group that brought us Crucial Conversations. In addition, he has served as adjunct faculty member at the Nonprofit Resource Center at Millersville University.


Patrick is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council and regular contributor to Forbes.com. He is a member of the National Association of Experts, Writers, and Speakers. In addition, he is the co-author (with Jack Canfield author of Chicken Soup for the Soul) of two soon-to-be-released books, Taking the Leap, and Success Starts Today. His solo book project, Strategic Fail, set for a 2018 release, uncovers the major failures of strategic planning and how to fix them

Who Should Attend?

Board Leadership Summits are designed exclusively for nonprofit board members and their CEOs to attend together.



  • $50/attendee for Together SC Member Organizations
  • $125/attendee for Not-Yet Members
  • Together SC Members ONLY -Bring 3 attendees from the same member organization and get a 4th attendee FREE. Just use the "buy3get1" promocode at checkout (Please note: for promocode to work, all attendees must be registered in the same transaction | individual email addresses are required for each registered attendee.)

Sample Summit Agenda

  • 8 - 8:30 a.m.
    Registration, Networking, and a Light Buffet Breakfast
  • 8:30 - 8:45 a.m.
    Welcome delivered by local community leader
  • 8:45 - 9:45 a.m.
    Focusing on Board Governance: Using the Leadership Lens | Keynote by Patrick Jinks, The Jinks Perspective
  • 10 - 10:30 a.m.
    Coaching Session I - Vision, Inspiration and Empowerment
  • 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. 
    Coaching Session II 
  • Spotlight 1 - Focus on CEO Relationship

    Spotlight 2 - Focus on Board Culture

    Spotlight 3 - Focus on Strategic Planning

    Spotlight 4 - Focus on Board Development

    • 11:30 – Noon
      Framing the Future facilitated by local nonprofit leader


    For more information, please contact Debbie Nelson at Debbie@togetherSC.org, or via phone at 864-420-0195.