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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 / February 18, 2010
With all of the concerns about the H1N1 virus this season, we have certainly developed some new habits.

By Denise K. Spencer / February 8, 2010
Some of the buzz on the street has always been about where can you get a good return on your investments?

By Denise K. Spencer / February 5, 2010
Ten years from now, what will you regret not having done today? If you are a board or staff member for a nonprofit organization, here’s a partial list:

By Denise K. Spencer / January 26, 2010
The life of the leader of a nonprofit organization is generally one of doing more with less—stretching dollars, recruiting volunteers, finding resources under rocks.

By Denise K. Spencer / January 14, 2010
In looking back over this past year and a half, and the devastating impact of the “new” economy, in many ways I am just as proud of the things the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry DID NOT DO, as I am proud of the things we DID DO.

By Denise K. Spencer / January 4, 2010
If you’re like me, certain events are the mile markers of your life--birthdays, anniversaries, new fiscal years, new calendar years.

By Denise K. Spencer / December 28, 2009
Preparing to say “Good-bye” to 2009 has caused me to look carefully—not just at the last year—but at the last fifteen years of the Community Foundation’s history.

By Denise K. Spencer / December 21, 2009
Most of us are aware of the Chamber of Commerce campaign to “Shop Local.” The concept is that our local economy will receive a badly needed boost if we spend locally instead of shopping online or in other communities.

By Denise K. Spencer / December 13, 2009
As the board and staff of the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry prepare for an upcoming strategic planning process, one of the questions we are asking ourselves is “What will success look like for us?”

By Denise K. Spencer / December 8, 2009
In the community foundation field, the one question that is most often asked as we are compared to others, or as folks look for measures of our success, is “What are your assets?”

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  • Joining Forces. Joining Voices Posted 3 weeks ago
    One philanthropic trend in the past 15 to 20 years is that of collective giving. Groups of individuals, generally with a commonality—gender and gender identity, race, religion, or specific charitable interest—make individual contributions so that collective charitable grants can be made. This is often thought of as “democratizing philanthropy.” People of modest means and backgrounds can participate financially in benevolence in a way they may not have otherwise thought possible.
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