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Neuroscientist Dr. Steve L. Robbins believes that our responses to encounters with difference can best be explained by the way our brains are wired. Our ancient ancestors survived by quickly recognizing patterns (such as “this fruit is tasty” or “that animal can kill me”), both preserving...

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 League of...

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...

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...

December is a time of giving, not just to family and friends but to nonprofit organizations as donors look at their year-end tax obligations and decide to accelerate expenses by making donations to their favorite charities. This year has been a good one for many...

It used to be that life expectancy in the U.S. was well under 50. In just 100 years, we've moved from a life expectancy of 47 to a life expectancy of nearly 79. In fact, this year, for the first time in world history, there...

[caption id="attachment_574" align="alignright" width="464"] The majority of opioid users likely receive them from a friend or relative, and these friends and relatives receive their from their physicians.*[/caption] According to the CDC, more than 28,000 people died of opioid overdose in the United States in 2014. Many people...

  In 2014, the Social Innovation Fund agreed to invest $3 million in the United Way of Greenville County over three years to support OnTrack Greenville. The goal of OnTrack Greenville is to increase success in four high poverty middle schools where students have historically been...

Philanthropic funders in Greenville County traditionally have focused on grantmaking as their sole means of strengthening the community.  However – as it turns out, learning how to advocate effectively may be just as important as our dollars when it comes to strengthening our community. That’s...