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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 / February 23, 2011
Revising my Will recently has caused me to review once again the things that are important. What kind of legacy do I wish to leave? Who is depending on me now—from family members and friends to organizations? From a charitable perspective, what “causes” have great value, but funding is for them is difficult to find?

By Denise K. Spencer / December 3, 2010
Healthcare. Education. Jobs. Homelessness. Violence. Environment. Hunger. Every day we read in the newspaper or view on television stories about the sorry state of each of these and more.

By Denise K. Spencer / October 8, 2010
Sometimes it is the smallest things that matter most.

By Denise K. Spencer / September 3, 2010
In these economic times, every nonprofit organization and business I know is looking for ways to improve operating efficiency.

By Denise K. Spencer / August 24, 2010
A project born at the Board table of the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry some years ago was the “community indicators project” which eventually became known as “Together for Beaufort.”

By Denise K. Spencer / August 13, 2010
As the demand grows for me to offer mentoring to nonprofit leaders, both board and staff, this seems to be a most often asked question, "What are the top five responsibilities of a nonprofit chief executive?"

By Denise K. Spencer / August 5, 2010
Virtually everything that the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry accomplishes is done through collaboration.

By Denise K. Spencer / July 13, 2010
Last weekend I saw a beautiful toddler having an ice cream cone. He was so happy and excited! And then all of a sudden, he started to scream, shoved his cone at his mother, and grabbed his face. Of course, the ice cream that had dripped on his hands now smeared his face; he was quite a mess! It seemed obvious to me that he had a sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia – a scientific term for “brain freeze.”

By Denise K. Spencer / July 6, 2010
The Fourth of July brings with it thoughts of many things; from picnics to pyrotechnics, from Minute Men to military memorials, from flags to freedom, from revolution to rights.

By Denise K. Spencer / June 21, 2010
June 20, 2010. Much of the day was spent thinking about important men in my life and in the life of my daughter, Bethany—mainly my father and my brother.

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