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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 / January 4, 2010
If you’re like me, certain events are the mile markers of your life--birthdays, anniversaries, new fiscal years, new calendar years.

By Denise K. Spencer / December 28, 2009
Preparing to say “Good-bye” to 2009 has caused me to look carefully—not just at the last year—but at the last fifteen years of the Community Foundation’s history.

By Denise K. Spencer / December 21, 2009
Most of us are aware of the Chamber of Commerce campaign to “Shop Local.” The concept is that our local economy will receive a badly needed boost if we spend locally instead of shopping online or in other communities.

By Denise K. Spencer / December 13, 2009
As the board and staff of the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry prepare for an upcoming strategic planning process, one of the questions we are asking ourselves is “What will success look like for us?”

By Denise K. Spencer / December 8, 2009
In the community foundation field, the one question that is most often asked as we are compared to others, or as folks look for measures of our success, is “What are your assets?”

By Denise K. Spencer / November 30, 2009
People in need are always there. Unfortunately, many forget about them except in extraordinary times—like the Great Depression of the 1930’s—or the recent recession.

By Denise K. Spencer / November 23, 2009
In the community foundation world, we “touch tomorrow” through the development of endowment funds—funds designed to generate charitable dollars in perpetuity.

By Denise K. Spencer / November 16, 2009
Published in the Financial Times of March 15, 2008, was an article by Perla Ni which stimulated my thinking. Intuitively I knew it shared a powerful truth, through my years of experience in the nonprofit sector. It begins as follows:

By Denise K. Spencer / November 9, 2009
Welcome to our new blog! It is "our" blog because it is intended to be a dialog--a conversation among those of us who care about the health and well-being of the South Carolina Lowcountry.

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