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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 / May 30, 2017
Often I am asked about the differences between for-profit and nonprofit organizations.

By Denise K. Spencer / May 2, 2017
A number of local nonprofits are planning, or in the process of, capital campaigns. Community Foundation of the Lowcountry has a lot of experience working with nonprofits as they undertake such campaigns.

By Denise K. Spencer / March 30, 2017
Years ago, I clipped and saved the article below. Even then, the source was unknown. Surely by now, the numbers/percentages have changed somewhat. But I doubt that they have changed enough in a positive direction to modify the important message of the piece.

By Denise K. Spencer / February 28, 2017
There are many nonprofits that seek such expertise for their boards or volunteer forces.

By Denise K. Spencer / February 2, 2017
After our annual report was distributed in the newspaper in early December, I received an interesting item in the mail. Community foundations are not easy organizations to understand, though we try to make it so.

By Denise K. Spencer / December 29, 2016
The start of a new year is a traditional time of reflection.

By Denise K. Spencer / December 1, 2016
Cookbooks are a passion of mine. The most intriguing are those published as fundraisers for women’s guilds, church groups, gardening clubs and the like—especially from years ago.

By Denise K. Spencer / October 31, 2016
When considering the recent experience with Hurricane Matthew, one word that comes to mind is “tireless.”

By Denise K. Spencer / September 30, 2016
Funny, I never would have imagined speaking of Buddha and Dwight D. Eisenhower in the same breath. And yet, like old friends, they seemed to know that I was in desperate need of a chat, and they both arrived on my doorstep, as if bearing a nice cabernet and a shoulder.

By Denise K. Spencer / September 1, 2016
How do you know if a nonprofit organization is making a serious attempt to have stable funding for the long term?

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