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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 / 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?

By Denise K. Spencer / July 29, 2016
Recent events have caused me to want to ignore the daily news, hiding away in my little cottage, shutting out the stresses of the world.

By Denise K. Spencer / July 1, 2016
As an adult, I find that a return to children’s literature is a joyful reminder of the comforting times on my mother’s lap when I felt the protection of her arms and her soothing voice. But it is also an important reappearance of the life lessons we should have gathered into our minds and hearts.

By Denise K. Spencer / June 1, 2016
Building the right staff can be one of the most critical and challenging roles of management. It takes time and strategic thought. Updating position descriptions, developing the right advertisement and determining where such ads are best displayed will get the process started.

By Denise K. Spencer / May 1, 2016
The value of your careful skill with the silks is equally important whether you are known or unknown to those relying on you. Your charitable work, both volunteer and financial, is life-giving, life-saving and life-affirming in ways you may never fully understand.

By Denise K. Spencer / April 20, 2016
Among the criteria for the competitive grants process at Community Foundation of the Lowcountry is “collaboration.” Does the nonprofit applying for a grant collaborate with other nonprofits—in relation to the project for which they are seeking funding? In relation to the overall work of the organization?

By Denise K. Spencer / April 20, 2016
One of the requests most often made of me by nonprofit board members during a Board Roles and Responsibilities training is a simple one: “Do you have any tips to help me, as an individual board member, fundraise for my organization?”

By Denise K. Spencer / February 1, 2016
Transfer up to $100,000 from your individual retirement account to charity annually—tax-free. Renewed legislation allows you to give more to charity and pay less in taxes!

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