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.


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.


Attendees (63)

Nate Barber


SC Community Loan Fund

LaTonya Boyd

Executive Director

Chester County First Steps

Amy Breault

Executive Director

Horry County First Steps

Rosemarie Clarke

Executive Director

Revival Ministry Inc.

Claudia Cohen


Pee Dee Community Project

Chelsi Conaway

Marketing and Communications Manager

The Human Services Alliance of Greater Prince William

Jamie Cooper


CIS of South Carolina

Susan Crooks


Walt's Waltz

Leah Crosby

Operational Specialist - HR Generalist - Trainer

Charleston County First Steps

Mike Darrow

Executive Director

Feeding the Carolinas

Susan DeVenny


Arras Foundation

Winn Fitzgerald

Executive Vice President

Lions Vision Services

A'Netra Hardy

Regional Outreach Paralegal

SC Legal Services

Kathryn Harvey


Neue South Collective

Sally Ingles

Communications Director

SC Legal Services

JoAnn Johnson

Faith-Based Giving Manager

Harvest Hope Food Bank

Alana Jordan

Development & Marketing Director

Together SC

Tamara Joseph


Transgender Awareness Alliance

Nancy Landerman

Executive Director

The Haven Men's Shelter

Maura Langston

Director of Sales


Amy Larkin

Managing Finance Director

National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA)

Sally McClellan

Executive Director

SC Association for the Education of Young Children

Madeleine McGee


Together SC

Viktoria McKenna

Development Director

Ezekiel Ministries

Darlene Paradise

Director of Development

Dickerson Children's Advocacy Center

Daniel Prohaska

President & CEO

Lions Vision Services

Catherine Puckett

Program Director

Greater Good Greenville

Brooke Robertson

Director of Strategic Communication & Member Experience

Neue South Collective

Caroline T. Robertson

Executive Director

Greer Relief and Resources Agency, Inc.

Luanne Rodgers

Chief Philanthropy and Mission Advancement Officer

Windwood Family Services

Alexandria Russell

Development Manager

Charleston Legal Access

Justina Siuba

Project Director

South Carolina First Steps

Meg Stanley

Executive Director


Terri Towle

Director of Fund Development

Leeza's Care Connection

Brett Wadford

Chief Partnerships Officer

Center for Heirs' Property Preservation

Desmonies White

Programs & Operations Manager

Together SC

Amelia Wilks

Community Relations Coordinator

Children's Trust of SC

Keith Willoughby

Executive Director

Environmental Education Association of South Carolina, Inc.

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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