Furthering Philanthropy

Stay in tune with the pulse of philanthropy in Greenville by reading our latest blog updates.
  • GPP members logged on for a weekly webinar update on the latest on COVID in Greenville County, the nonprofit sector, and ways for funders to get involved.  This week’s session included: Update from Catherine Puckett with the Nonprofit Alliance on the comprehensive survey of COVID......

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  • Thirty members participated in the first GPP webinar on COVID-19.  As of the prior afternoon, there were 342 cases in South Carolina, seven deaths, and 39 cases in Greenville County.  Even though it is likely just the beginning of Greenville County’s experience of the crisis, the local economy has already taken a huge hit with the ordered closing of restaurants and advisement against three or more people gathering outside of the home....

  • You’ve heard the catchy jingles on television for title loans.  You’ve seen storefronts for payday loans and pawn shops on every corner in certain parts of town.  But if you’re like many South Carolinians, you don’t know much about the “payday lending” industry. Some of......

  • Zoning and land use may seem to be outside of the scope of GPP members’ interests.  But it is land use that undergirds affordable housing, transit, access to healthy food, and so much of what is fundamental to many funders’ and nonprofits’ work.  The December 2019 GPP meeting focused on Greenville County and the City of Greenville’s comprehensive planning processes (currently underway) that lay the groundwork for these important activities....

  • When organizations – both nonprofit and philanthropic – consider their missions with an eye toward diversity, equity, and inclusion, it can have wide-ranging implications, from who comprises their staff and volunteers to what their policies say about vendors, intake, and more. Greenville Partnership for Philanthropy......

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  • This is by no means an exhaustive list, but shares books, websites, movies, podcasts, and other tools that can help an individual or organization in a journey to understand and act on diversity, equity, and inclusion. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People......

  • Since 2014, the Greenville Partnership for Philanthropy has convened local funders at least every other month to learn more about best practices in the field of grantmaking and social impact as well as local nonprofits and initiatives, to collaborate on significant activities, and to get......

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  • Nonprofit organizations employ 10% of the US workforce and contribute 6% of the GDP, not to mention the good work that they do changing lives and impacting society.  But according to Vu Le, nonprofit executive director and beloved blogger, so many in the public and private sector don’t give nonprofits the credit they deserve....

  • More than one in four households in Greenville County have zero or negative net worth.  Almost 20% of households are underbanked (using pawn shops, payday loans, or non-bank money orders to get by).  It would take 228 years for black families to accumulate the same amount of wealth as whites.  If our community is serious about promoting economic mobility, addressing this wealth disparity is fundamental....