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 / 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.

By Denise K. Spencer / November 25, 2013
The Community Foundation of the Lowcountry is a community unto itself. It is a diverse community of individuals and families, businesses and organizations, young and old. It is a community of folks sharing their stories and passions and hopes and dreams with one another.

By Denise K. Spencer / November 1, 2013
The signature block on my Community Foundation email has included “Live generously” for a number of years now.

By Denise K. Spencer / April 1, 2013
When I was in my graduate program in counseling, my instructors all were on a first-name basis with the students.

By Denise K. Spencer / December 19, 2012
Virtually every nonprofit board has a group of volunteers providing leadership—a Board of Directors or a Board of Trustees.

This year’s annual report theme, Cause and Effect, reflects the Community Foundation’s deep devotion to our mission statement of Strengthening Community by Connecting People, Resources and Needs.

By Carolyn Torgersen / October 31, 2012
The Community Foundation of the Lowcountry wants to offer some additional support to our local organizations, all year round, which is why we are launching Lowcountry Volunteer Connections.

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  • A Rude Interruption Posted 3 weeks ago
    The Lowcountry of South Carolina has been my home since the summer of 2006. While I’m a Midwesterner by birth, I’ve come to adopt and love a number of southern cultural traits. In an email I wrote to cancel meetings when evacuation plans were still up in the air, I referred to Irma as “a rude interruption.” Right then I realized I had embraced the southern penchant for understatement.
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