Nonprofits

On June 21 (summer solstice), GPP members and nonprofit staff got together with no agenda other than having a beer and building relationships. Following the guidance of Vu Lee, author of the popular blog NonprofitAF, GPP and the Nonprofit Alliance hosted several dozen folks at the Greenville...

Funders often ask for data from grantees – data to document the need for their program or organization and data to demonstrate the impact of their work. Funders also base their own decisions on strategy or allocation of resources on community level data, such as rates of...

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...

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 be made...

“Capacity building” is a big topic in the nonprofit and philanthropic sector, but there isn’t consensus on what is meant by the term and what to do to build capacity. Examples of initiatives intended to build capacity in nonprofits include: • Training to strengthen skills of...