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Read the thoughts and impressions on a variety of topics written by Denise K. Spencer, President and CEO of the Community Foundation as well as occasional guest bloggers.

 

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By Denise K. Spencer / August 2, 2012
Again, as I mentioned in my last blog, the staff members of the Community Foundation are sought out by nonprofit board and staff members to provide expertise on a number of topics. Planned giving, social media, grant writing, governance—these and other topics are often addressed by Community Foundation staff.

By Denise K. Spencer / May 1, 2012
Many times, the staff members at the Community Foundation are sought out by nonprofit board and staff members to provide expertise on a number of topics.

By Denise K. Spencer / March 28, 2012
If you could make a significant difference in the world (or at least in your corner of it) what would it be?

By Denise K. Spencer / December 8, 2011
Imagine that you are on the board of a foundation, and you have a large number of requests for support in front of you, and limited dollars. What types of requests would you consider?

By Denise K. Spencer / October 4, 2011
Every arena has its rock stars, but it isn’t every day that a person gets to have a “back stage pass” to “rub elbows” with them and learn firsthand about their work. On Saturday evening, September 24, I had the amazing opportunity to do just that.

By Denise K. Spencer / July 26, 2011
Recently I received a badly spelled note from the person who has been delivering my newspaper. She is leaving the area to be closer to family, and thanked me for allowing her to be of service for five years. I haven’t been able to get her out of my mind: The Invisible Woman.

By Denise K. Spencer / May 31, 2011
It has been said that Goodness is the only investment that never fails.

By Denise K. Spencer / April 6, 2011
There is virtually NOTHING that we do at the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry for which we can take complete and total credit.

By Denise K. Spencer / February 23, 2011
Revising my Will recently has caused me to review once again the things that are important. What kind of legacy do I wish to leave? Who is depending on me now—from family members and friends to organizations? From a charitable perspective, what “causes” have great value, but funding is for them is difficult to find?

By Denise K. Spencer / December 3, 2010
Healthcare. Education. Jobs. Homelessness. Violence. Environment. Hunger. Every day we read in the newspaper or view on television stories about the sorry state of each of these and more.

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  • A Rude Interruption Posted 3 weeks ago
    The Lowcountry of South Carolina has been my home since the summer of 2006. While I’m a Midwesterner by birth, I’ve come to adopt and love a number of southern cultural traits. In an email I wrote to cancel meetings when evacuation plans were still up in the air, I referred to Irma as “a rude interruption.” Right then I realized I had embraced the southern penchant for understatement.
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