Member Benefits - DRAFT

Nonprofit Members

Together SC is the only professional organization in South Carolina that focuses primarily on the needs of 501(c)(3) organizations. Nonprofit organizations that have incorporated with the SC Secretary of State and received their 501(c)(3) determination letter from the IRS are invited to join as a Nonprofit Member. Together SC also supports start-up nonprofits regardless of their member status. 

Member Benefits (current):

  • Access to resources, including: Covid-19 ResourcesLearning Together, and Giving Together.
  • Invitations to participate in free learning opportunities via Together SC's "Talking Together with Nonprofit Leaders"  and other events, including access to recordings and resources from past sessions.
  • Participate in peer networks in order to collaborate, learn, and share with others (Advocacy Allies, and Leaders of Color)
  • Participate in The Post and Courier's CONNECTED series offered only to current member organizations, including their staff and board.
  • Benefit from fellowship with other nonprofit leaders virtually and at gatherings (when offered)
  • CEO/ED access to CEO-to-CEO Listserv
  • Get answers quickly via online resources and Together SC staff support
  • Utilize the free one hour Board Chair/CEO Consultation and other Board Engagement Services
  • One free post (per calendar year) to find quality staff on Career Center – SC's leading nonprofit job site. Members pay $49/post.
  • Discounts for board and staff attending the annual SC Nonprofit Summit (and other offerings when applicable).
  • Stay on top of state and federal legislative action through updates and legislative alerts.
  • Research and connect with 80 + consultants and businesses via the Business Partner Directory
  • Utilize Guiding Principles & Best Practices and other Together SC publications.
  • Attend Assoc. for Fundraising Professionals (AFP) chapter trainings at member rate.
  • Connect with funders at gatherings (when offered) and receive funding alerts via For Good Connections.
  • Reduce costs with member discounts offered by National Council of Nonprofits, BoardSource, Idealware, and other state and national resources.
  • Have profile in and multi-user access to Together SC’s Member Directory.
  • Select as a voting member Together SC board candidates.
  • Receive bi-weekly newsletter, For Good Connections.
  • Display the "Proud Member" eCal.

 

Annual Dues:

Dues levels take into consideration both an organization's staff size* and operating budget**.Annual membership extends for 12 months from the date dues are paid.

Nonprofits with Budgets under $750,000

  • Less than 3 FTE* = $100
  • 3 or more FTE = $200

Nonprofits with Budgets of $750,000+

  • Less than 3 FTE = $200
  • From 3, up to 15 FTE = $400
  • From 15, up to 50 FTE = $800
  • 50 or more FTE = $1,000

* Full-time equivalent (FTE) employees equal the number of employees on full-time schedules plus the number of employees on part-time schedules converted to a full-time basis.

** An organization’s operating budget can be found on Part I, Line 12 of your most recent Form 990 which should be posted on Guidestar.

Business Partner

We offer a "Business Partner" membership as a way to connect consultants, nonprofit and for-profit service providers, and others who wish to work closely with South Carolina's leading nonprofits.

Member benefits for Business Partners are designed to provide opportunities and services that will strengthen relationships.

Business Partner Coffee & Conversations take place from 8:30 am till 9:30 am on the first Wednesday of the month and are listed on the calendar.   

Member Benefits:

Ally - $300 For the business who wants to be a part of Together SC’s network and offerings

  • 90 day check-in to review benefit utilization with Together SC
  • Inclusion in the online Business Partner Directory
  • Referrals to nonprofit members seeking professional services
  • Together SC e-cal badge for your website
  • Opportunities to engage with nonprofits and peers by:
  • Business Partner Facebook Group (great for referrals and RFPs)
  • Annual Business Partner gathering at the Nonprofit Summit (coming 2022)
  • Regular Business Partner calls
  • Invitations to various nonprofit convenings throughout the state presented by, or promoted by, Together SC (when offered)

Steward - $600 For the business who wants greater engagement and to build their brand with Together SC’s nonprofit members.

All benefits listed above, PLUS:

  • Your choice of photo or logo included in Together SC’s online Member Directory
  • Guiding Principles & Best Practices PDF branded with your logo for use with clients
  • Promotion on social media when you successfully work with a nonprofit member
  • Promotion on Together SC’s website

Advocate - $1,200 For the business who wants 365 days of engagement and opportunities to share their expertise with our nonprofit members and the state’s sector.

All benefits listed for the Ally and Steward levels above, PLUS:

  • More increase of information provided in Together SC’s online Member Directory
  • Single regional gathering or virtual meeting sponsorship of choice, which includes recognition on all promotions; opportunity to provide brief online marketing for the event
  • Single Business Partner highlight in For Good Connections newsletter
  • Single Facebook promotion
  • Priority in selection of Together SC’s growing training & consulting services program
  • Promotion of your services and trainings, including when offered at a reduced rate to Together SC members
  • Opportunity to provide 1 piece of content for Together SC’s Resource Center*

Champion - $2,500 - Not available for new members until July 2021 due to Covid-19.
For the business who wants all of the above, as well as expanded opportunities to engage
throughout Together SC’s annual Nonprofit Summit.

All benefits listed for all the levels above, PLUS:

  • Most increase of information provided in Together SC’s online Member Directory including an introduction video
  • Promotion on our website as a Together SC Champion Business Partner
  • 2 Business Partner highlights in For Good Connections newsletter
  • 2 Facebook promotions
  • 2 regional gathering sponsorship of choice, which includes recognition on all promotions; opportunity to speak and provide marketing materials at event
  • Opportunity to provide 2 pieces of content for Together SC’s Resource Center*
  • Champion Business Partner badge at the annual Nonprofit Summit
  • Identified in Nonprofit Summit Program as Together SC Champion Business Partner
  • Opportunity to provide marketing materials in Nonprofit Summit bags
  • Invitation to private Sponsors & Speakers Reception at the annual Nonprofit Summit
  • Nonprofit Summit exhibit booth and full registration (value of $1,050)


* Recommended Content for Resource Center (launching fall 2020): white papers; educational videos, podcasts, blog posts, webinars, infographics, reports (subject to approval)

Click here to download an easy to read Business Partner Dues & Benefits Chart.

Philanthropic Partner

Together SC aims to work closely with the state's many United Ways, community foundations as well as corporate and private foundations, for we all share a common goal of advancing South Carolina's nonprofit community.

Our many philanthropic members consider Together SC a strong ally in meeting the needs of their grantees and the communities they served. We are grateful for their partnership and support.

Member Benefits:

All benefits offered Together SC's Nonprofit Members, plus:

  • Licensing of branded Together SC’s Guiding Principles & Best Practices for use with grantees
  • Collaborating on gatherings, calls, and trainings targeted to grantees and community needs
  • Ability to sponsor and offer scholarships for grantees for events and learning opportunities, with online applications (i.e. Carolina Leadership Seminars, Facing Race Together series, Nonprofit Summit, etc.)
  • Customized training for an individual grantee, or a select group of grantees
  • Technical assistance for start-up nonprofits in service area
  • Statewide promotion of organization's trainings, invitations to apply, and other news
  • Access to vetted speakers
  • Advocacy on sector-wide issues
  • Participate as a voting member for Together SC board candidates

In addition to membership, Together SC invites sponsorship of local trainings and offers customized services for your community. Please contact Madeleine McGee at Madeleine@TogetherSC.org to discuss.

Annual Dues:

Dues levels are based on total grants (or annual distribution) made in South Carolina during the previous fiscal year. Annual membership is for twelve months from the date dues are paid. Dues may be paid online.Dues levels are based on total grants (or annual distribution) made in South Carolina during the previous fiscal year. Annual membership is for twelve months from the date dues are paid. Dues may be paid online.

  • Less than $100K in grants = $125 
  • $100K+, but less than $750K in grants = $250 
  • $750K+, but less than $3M in grants = $500 
  • $3M+, but less than $7.5M in grants = $750 
  • $7.5M+, but less than $10M in grants = $1,000 
  • $10M+ in grants = $1,200

Academic Partner

Together SC builds partnerships with departments of public or private institutions of higher learning, that offer educational courses, degree or certificate training for professionals and volunteers working in the nonprofit field. Because we have shared capacity building goals, Together SC aims to support the goals of, and work closely with, our Academic Partners.

Member Benefits:

All benefits offered Together SC's Nonprofit Members except for opportunity to vote for Together SC board candidates. Additional benefits include:

  • Profile in and single-user access to Together SC’s online Member Directory
  • Students enrolled in Academic Partner programs may receive sharply discounted student rate to the Nonprofit Summit
  • Together SC presentations and assistance with trainings
  • Support for nonprofit career and intern placement services for student
  • Help marketing pertinent classes, trainings and services
  • Other benefits may include: access to nonprofit leaders to guest lecture, distribution of survey instruments, and help with original research benefiting SC’s nonprofit sector

Annual Dues: $250

Government Partner

Government Partners are state, regional, or local government agencies which either function similarly to private nonprofit organizations, or which support nonprofit organizations through funding or other resources.

Together SC seeks to work with these agencies to furthered shared goals in building the capacity of South Carolina's nonprofit organizations.

Member Benefits:

  • All benefits offered Together SC's Nonprofit Members except for opportunity to vote for Together SC board candidates.
  • Profile in and single-user access to Together SC’s online Member Directory
    Together SC presentations and assistance with trainings

 

Annual Dues $125

Friend

Together SC realizes there are individuals and nonprofit organizations who are not ready for, or in need of, full membership. The Friend category offers a way to stay in the know while supporting the nonprofit community and strengthening Together SC's voice and advocacy efforts.

Member Benefits:

  • Profile in and single-user access to Together SC’s online Member Directory
  • Bi-weekly eNewsletter, For Good Connections

Annual Dues: $50

Newsletter Recipient

Not ready to become a member?  Get to know our work by signing up to receive the bi-weekly For Good Connections e-newsletter.