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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 / 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!

By Denise K. Spencer / January 1, 2016
Several times lately, individuals have approached me as follows: “I’ve been asked to serve on a nonprofit board. What questions should I ask? What do I need to know? How do I decide?”

By Denise K. Spencer / November 30, 2015
Celebrations during the holiday season are always accompanied by food—amazing food, and plenty of it.

By Denise K. Spencer / November 2, 2015
In our 21-year history, millions of helpful dollars in grants and scholarships have left Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, and we’re proud of the many amazing projects that have been funded as a part of our work.

By Denise K. Spencer / October 1, 2015
Let’s face it, our taste in art is personal and subjective. So if this level of subjectivity swings with such a wide arc, who makes the decision of which pieces should grace our community spaces? Who makes the decision on Hilton Head Island? Since 2008 it’s been you and the Public Art Fund, a fund of Community Foundation of the Lowcountry.

By Denise K. Spencer / September 2, 2015
What are YOUR superpowers? How do you use them to improve the world around you? What have you done lately that “saves the day” for someone else? Have you made a gift to a nonprofit in support of its work to help others?

By Denise K. Spencer / August 3, 2015
When most people consider making a charitable gift, they believe that what they will receive in return are the positive feelings that come from helping others, along with, of course, a tax deduction. But there are giving opportunities that can offer the donor these benefits and even more.

By Denise K. Spencer / July 1, 2015
The Giving Marketplace, a new offering of Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, is a web-based initiative that provides comprehensive information about local nonprofits in Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton and Colleton Counties.

Community Foundation of the Lowcountry

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 23019
Hilton Head Island,
South Carolina 29925

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Hilton Head Island,
South Carolina 29926
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