SC's Nonprofit Summit is brought to you by Together SC | MARCH 5 - 7, 2018 | HILTON HEAD

Site Visits

See first-hand mission fulfillment

It’s not very often that you get an inside look into the inner workings of some of South Carolina’s most innovative and successful nonprofits. But as part of the SC Nonprofit Summit, that’s exactly what you get to do.

A unique component of your SC Nonprofit Summit is that you have the opportunity to tour several Lowcountry nonprofits selected by our Summit Steering Committee and learn more about the innovative work they are doing within our community. Think of it as a fun field trip for professionals — minus the chaperones.

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. You might want to bring a bottle of water as well.

Monday, March 5: 9 - 11:30 a.m.

Osprey Village Thrift on Main Store

Osprey Village was founded in July 2008 by parents of adults with developmental disabilities who wanted to be assured their children had the opportunity to live in a safe, healthy community that enriches their lives with friendship and social interaction.

As part of the site visit, participants will learn about Osprey Village’s current programs and services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, future plans for the Osprey Village “neighborhood with a purpose” program, and how to start and operate a thrift shop.

Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

Called “A Unique Vision For The Arts,” the award-winning regional Arts Center of Coastal Carolina is a remarkable showcase for professional performing and visual arts, as well as cultural festivals and educational outreach.

Join others for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour where participants will have the unique opportunity to explore everything that is entertaining, moving and inspiring in the arts as it relates to the coastal community of South Carolina.

Heritage Library

The Heritage Library Foundation is one of the most comprehensive libraries of its kind in the region. Featuring a vast collection of microfilm, microfiche, CD-ROM, manuscripts, periodicals, video tapes, audio tapes, and maps, the organization strives to promote and preserve local history and the study of genealogy.

Participants of this historical site visit will have the opportunity to tour the library and discover how to utilize the resources and facilities for research. They will also take a deep-dive into exploring two historic sites, Fort Mitchel and Zion Cemetery.

Tuesday, March 6: 2:30 - 5 p.m. 

Neighborhood Outreach Connection

Neighborhood Outreach Connection is committed to eliminating poverty’s root causes, harnessing the energy of families, schools, libraries, health providers, and other nonprofits to break the pattern of generational poverty, one neighborhood at a time.

As part of the site visit, participants will be able to tour The Oaks housing complex, one of the program centers facility, and learn about the organization’s innovative approach to providing after-school programming.

Coastal Discovery Museum

Founded in 1985, the Coastal Discovery Museum, a unique learning center, continues to inspires people to care for the Lowcountry with its extensive nature programs and trails on 68 coastal acres with ancient buildings, trees and wildlife.

Participants will tour the grounds, gardens and historic facilities of this Smithsonian-affiliate museum, and learn how to generate event and rental revenue to support other programs. They will also learn the importance of actively caring for our environment and heritage.

Volunteers in Medicine – Hilton Head Island

VIM cares for those who have no other access to health and medical care. Their mission is to understand and serve the health and wellness needs of the medically underserved population and their households, living or working on Hilton Head and Daufuskie Islands.

Participants will tour one of the largest free clinic in SC and learn about how VIM – HHI’s volunteer physicians, nurses, dentists, social workers and lay volunteers serve more than 3,500 patients each year. Participants will also learn how the VIM – HHI staff effectively manages the work of such a large volunteer corps.