Our Blog - Live Generously

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 / January 14, 2015
Now that January has arrived, many of us are learning to use the new technologies that may have been gifts of the season. The cell phones, tablets, e-readers, laptops and flat screen TVs (I guess ALL TVs are flat screened these days, except for the one in my own living room) have been unwrapped, squealed over, and taken to new levels of usefulness. Is it a tool or a toy? Either way, for many of us, they have taken over our lives.

By Denise K. Spencer / December 10, 2014
Community Foundation of the Lowcountry's strategic plan

By Denise K. Spencer / December 4, 2014
Wouldn’t it be great to lessen some of the holiday shopping stress by finding a single outlet that carries the perfect gift for everyone? Community Foundation of the Lowcountry offers a solution – a donor advised fund.

By Denise K. Spencer / November 3, 2014
We all intersect with the military in different ways. Depending on the generation we represent, we all have stories about how a particular conflict impacted us—it can be very personal. If we haven’t served ourselves, we have friends or relatives who are serving or who have served—some who were injured, or captured, or lost.

By Denise K. Spencer / October 23, 2014
Recently I was asked to speak at a morning meeting of Hilton Head Island’s newly formed Economic Development Corporation (EDC). When was the last time your own breakfast conversation was specifically directed at improving the local economy? What might change if it actually BECAME more frequent breakfast conversation among us all?

By Denise K. Spencer / July 2, 2014
Changes in the tax law may have future impact on charitable giving

By Denise K. Spencer / June 30, 2014
For at least twenty years, the nonprofit sector has struggled with the concept of measuring outcomes. Gone are the days when the sector can just “do good things” and expect to find support among volunteers, donors, and funders.

By Denise K. Spencer / May 8, 2014
As what appears to be another promisingly successful tourist season, the generosity of the business and corporate sector comes to mind. And there are not only good community reasons for businesses to “live generously,” but good business reasons as well.

By Denise K. Spencer / May 8, 2014
Community Foundation of the Lowcountry staff spend a lot of time talking with those who want to start, or have recently started, nonprofit organizations (NPOs). Since one of our most visible roles is the support of nonprofits, through grants, information, training, advice, finding volunteers, etc., it is obvious why these new groups approach us.

By Denise K. Spencer / December 5, 2013
As the end of the year approaches, so, too, does a deadline for the individual retirement account (IRA) charitable rollover.

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