Furthering Philanthropy

Stay in tune with the pulse of philanthropy in Greenville by reading our latest blog updates.
  • Some of the issues that are of interest to the philanthropic and nonprofit sector in Greenville County – workforce development, affordable housing, transportation, and growth – are ones best addressed in partnership with our local policy makers. Greenville Partnership for Philanthropy joined with the Nonprofit......

  • In the early days of Greenville Partnership for Philanthropy, we learned about how service providers to the homeless in Greenville County were collaborating in new ways and how they felt a homeless coordinator would help them maximize their partnerships.  We also learned how our community......

  • How many capital campaigns are underway in Greenville County and for how much? What is the purpose and size of campaigns?  To answer these questions for both funders and nonprofits, GPP is developing a Capital Campaign Report. This report will be housed on the GPP......

  • Meals served to hungry people of all ages. Job training for those aiming to earn a better wage. Therapies and education for children with disabilities provided by skilled and caring professionals. Inspiring theatrical performances and works of art. Peaceful parks, enjoyed by thousands of residents......

  • At the March 2018 GPP, guest speaker Jennifer Parker, PhD, LPC, Director Child Advocacy Studies, Professor Psychology at University of South Carolina Upstate asked attendees to think of their earliest memories. Most reported memories from when they were three years old, which included a first......

  • In a recent visit to Greenville, SC, Erik J. Daubert, MBA, ACFRE shared one of his favorite words in capital campaigns – “preliminary.”  He pointed out that when developing a capital campaign plan, nonprofits should include critical checkpoints – this includes constant and formal “check......

  • It is hard to believe that OnTrack Greenville is in the third year as it feels like yesterday that we met together to envision an innovative way to impact middle grade success.  Partners agree that they are now “cooking with oil,” as they have learned......

  • On May 4, 2015, many of us in Greenville County, SC were confronted by an interactive feature in the New York Times online. The Atlas of Economic Mobility, developed through research by Raj Chetty and Nathanial Hendren, revealed that we live in one of the......

  • Since the Economy Inn was abruptly closed on Thursday, January 25th, many former residents of the Inn have been residing at Nicholtown Missionary Baptist Church.  We owe a great debt of gratitude to Pastor Darian Blue and his members for sharing hospitality with these individuals......

  • Our previous blog post on capital campaigns looked at the importance of volunteers and existing donors. This post looks at the critical preparation needed for success. Capital Planning Process The decision to enter a capital development process – and to continue with it – should......

  • From the Greenville Homeless Alliance Fifty community leaders gathered on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at United Ministries to discuss the immediate housing crisis caused by the condemnation of Economy Inn. An Emergency Response Team is now coordinating ongoing support for Nicholtown Missionary Baptist Church, Urban......

  • Here at the start of 2018, there are at least twenty capital campaigns underway in Greenville County. Some are in the feasibility study phase and others are nearing completion, some are for $1 million and others in the 8-figure range. But no matter the size......