Aligning with Corporate Allies to Achieve SDGs

Should nonprofits target Sustainable Development Goals?


Tuesday, September 27, 2022
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)
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Category: Learning Together

SDGs are driving corporate decision-making around the globe, and even in South Carolina.

What are the 17 SDGs and should they be driving nonprofit decision-making?

Who better to hear from than two of our own? 

Pam Martin leads RISE, a United Nations Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development located at Coastal Carolina University, working in Georgetown and other communities in South Carolina to assist local governments, community organizations, and businesses in using and measuring sustainable development goals. 

She will also share how a collaboration of coastal funders are beginning to use SDGs to measure and guide their grantmaking. 

Ethel Bunch, with Sustain SC, is working to elevate South Carolina's global competitiveness ranking and advance our State's economic development efforts using the SDGs. 

They will help us understand the history and significance of  "SDGs" (Sustainable Development Goals) and how community-minded corporations focus on these 17 goals.  

They'll share how their nonprofits are each using SDGs to align efforts with corporate partners and focus their work.

SPOILER ALERT!

This great session, just got even better. Melissa Furr, Social Responsibility Manager with Blackbaud will now join us to share how Blackbaud has incorporated SDGs in their strategic focus and how they use them to guide their charitable giving.

Melissa believes that volunteerism and philanthropic giving are essential to the wellbeing of any community and that everyone can play a part. She spent six years in municipal government serving the Latinx community and has dedicated seven years in the nonprofit sector engaging board members, donors, and volunteers through skilled-based service opportunities and grant-making. She brings a diversity of experience in the nonprofit, government, and higher education sectors to her current role at Blackbaud. In her current role, she is responsible for daily management of the company’s corporate giving and a portfolio of programs designed to engage employees as agents of good including global grant programs and an extensive focus on volunteerism.

ADDTIONAL RESOURCES:

Attendees (63)

Alana Jordan

Development & Membership Director

Together SC

Alexandria Russell

Development Manager

Charleston Legal Access

Amelia Wilks

Community Relations Coordinator

Children's Trust of SC

Amy Breault

Executive Director

Horry County First Steps

Amy Larkin

Managing Finance Director

National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA)

A'Netra Hardy

Regional Outreach Paralegal

SC Legal Services

Brett Wadford

Director of Development

Center for Heirs' Property Preservation

Brooke Robertson

Graphic Designer | Developer

Neue South Collective

Caroline T. Robertson

Executive Director

Greer Relief and Resources Agency, Inc.

Catherine Puckett

Program Director

Greater Good Greenville

Chelsi Conaway

Executive Director

The Human Services Alliance of Greater Prince William

Claudia Cohen

Book keeper

Pee Dee Community Project

Daniel Prohaska

President & CEO

Lions Vision Services

Darlene Paradise

Director of Development

Dickerson Children's Advocacy Center

Desmonies White

Events & Program Manager

Together SC

Jamie Cooper

CEO

CIS of South Carolina

JoAnn Johnson

Faith-Based Giving Manager

Harvest Hope Food Bank

Justina Siuba

Research and Policy Manager

South Carolina First Steps

Kathryn Harvey

Founder

Neue South Collective

Keith Willoughby

Executive Director

Environmental Education Association of South Carolina, Inc.

LaTonya Boyd

Executive Director

Chester County First Steps

Leah Crosby

Program Office Manager/Literacy Outreach Coord.

Charleston County First Steps

Luanne Rodgers

Chief Philanthropy and Mission Advancement Officer

Windwood Family Services

Madeleine McGee

President/CEO

Together SC

Maura Langston

Business Development Manager

Turn90

Meg Stanley

Executive Director

Wholespire

Mike Darrow

Executive Director

Feeding the Carolinas

Nancy Landerman

Executive Director

The Haven Men's Shelter

Nate Barber

CEO

SC Community Loan Fund

Rosemarie Clarke

Executive Director

Revival Ministry Inc.

Sally Ingles

Communications Director

SC Legal Services

Sally McClellan

Executive Director

SC Association for the Education of Young Children

Susan Crooks

President

Walt's Waltz

Susan DeVenny

CEO

Arras Foundation

Tamara Joseph

President

Transgender Awareness Alliance

Terri Towle

Director of Fund Development

Leeza's Care Connection

Viktoria McKenna

Development Director

Ezekiel Ministries

Winn Fitzgerald

Executive Vice President

Lions Vision Services

25 Other Registered Attendees

                     

Pamela Martin, Ph.D., Executive Director, RISE

                                                                                                                        

Ethel Bunch, President & CEO, Sustain SC

 

Melissa Furr, Global Social Responsibility Manager, Blackbaud                      

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Madeleine McGee

President/CEO, Together SC

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