Furthering Philanthropy

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  •  2020 required boards to pivot to online meetings, strained participation with members’ own busy schedules, and the enormous challenges that nonprofits were facing. What lessons and adjustments can we take into the coming years? And what best practices can take boards from good to......

  • South Carolina is a state that’s very friendly to high cost lenders, which provide title loans, payday loans, and installment loans at interest rates as high as 795%.  Our state laws allows lenders to charge any rate they like, as long as they file it......

  • Several of you have come to GPP and NPA saying, “My board needs help!” Challenges include: Board members getting very comfortable with zooming and multitasking while doing so – how do we pull them back in post-COVID? Board attendance slipping because members are busy with......

  •  At the end of 2020, Mackenzie Scott made news by giving more than $4 billion to 400 nonprofits across the country, three of which are here in Greenville County. In our March 2021 GPP meeting for funders, we used the stories about these gifts......

  •  Greenville County’s New Emergency Rental Assistance Program from GPP – Greenville Philanthropy on Vimeo. Counties with population of 200,000 people or more received Emergency Rental Assistance Program funds from the federal government, and Greenville County received $15.8 million. These funds are to help households......

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  • Leaning in – Our COVID Response Is More Important Now Than Ever from GPP – Greenville Philanthropy on Vimeo. When the calendar flipped from 2020 to 2021, most of us were unable to view the new year as a time of change and renewal. COVID......

  • When 2020 began, we at Greenville Partnership for Philanthropy were ready to take on some ambitious goals. We wrapped up our strategic direction setting, which included plans for a closer partnership with the NonProfit Alliance, work on equity, boosting impact investing activity, encouraging members to......

  •   Today, Greenville County announced a second round of funding for nonprofits in Greenville County.  Nicole Wood and Meredith Papapieris with Greenville County joined a special meeting of Greenville Partnership for Philanthropy and the NonProfit Alliance to share details (slide deck for presentation). This new......

  • Update on Greenville County CARES Act Funding from GPP – Greenville Philanthropy on Vimeo. As we’ve previously reported, Greenville County received $91 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds from the CARES Act to be used to “navigate the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak,” according to the......

  • The decisions made by Greenville County Council are critical to the philanthropic and nonprofit sector in Greenville County, as well as the communities they serve. Greenville Partnership for Philanthropy, NonProfit Alliance, and United Way of Greenville County hosted Greenville County Council candidates in a virtual......

  • Like business large and small and families across the country, nonprofits have been through the wringer over the last six months.  Closures and reopenings with health and safety protocols, loss of revenue, facing a reckoning with racial injustice and systemic racism – and dealing with......