SC's Nonprofit Summit is brought to you by Together SC | MARCH 4 - 6, 2020 | COLUMBIA

Program Overview

Browse 30+ sessions to curate your journey!
Wednesday
04 Mar 2020
Thursday
05 Mar 2020
Friday
06 Mar 2020

The Four Pillars of Donor Relations

Lynne Wester’s first book, The Four Pillars of Donor Relations, addressed the fundamentals of building a best-in-class donor relations shop. In this session, Lynne focuses specifically on the four pillars...
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Lynne Wester

A Few of My Favorite Things

Walk away with a ton of tech tools and tips from a professional coach and speaker who uses them daily. As nonprofit leaders, many of us find ourselves playing the...
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Patrick Jinks

Project Management for Skills-Based Volunteering, Part I

Skills-based volunteering (SBV) is the practice of lending one’s professional skills to community organizations in a way that helps them affect social change. Companies across the world are embracing SBV...
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Marjie Bland

Philanthropic Partners Luncheon

Elevating the Conversation of Equity to the Boardroom What can SC’s philanthropic organizations do to help advance and support nonprofit leaders and communities of color? As we continue the conversation...
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Business Partners Gathering

Together SC welcomes all business partners to our annual gathering during the Summit. Join us to network and discuss ways to expand your business and engagement with SC’s nonprofit community....
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Building the Donor Pipeline

We celebrate the mega-donor and the consecutive donor, but are we paying enough attention to our mid-level donors? The donor pyramid has been replaced by the hourglass or sombrero as...
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Lynne Wester

Equity and Inclusion = Burnout Prevention

Come focus on burnout prevention for nonprofit professionals through an equity and inclusion lens. Content will include self-care as well as organizational strategies to prevent burnout. The workshop will address...
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Kat Morgan

Historic and Contemporary Perspectives on South Carolina’s Racially-Divided Past

This guided bus tour will begin with a visit to the nation’s first museum of Reconstruction at the Woodrow Wilson Family Home where attendees will experience the progress and victories...
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Thomas Brown
James Quint
Lydia Mattice Brandt, PhD

Tour 1: Black Art Cultural Tour at Columbia Museum of Art

This cultural tour, Led by Dr. Nancy Tolson CMA Docent and assistant director of African American Studies University of South Carolina. will reflect how so many artists of color faced their...
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Nancy D Tolson

Our Story Matters: Columbia Civil Rights Walking Tour

From sit-ins at lunch counters near the corner of Main and Hampton streets to marches and protests that filled the South Carolina State House grounds, Columbia’s Main Street was the...
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Jonathon Johnson

Project Management for Skills-Based Volunteering, Part II

Skills-based volunteering (SBV) is the practice of lending one’s professional skills to community organizations in a way that helps them affect social change. Companies across the world are embracing SBV...
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Marjie Bland

Nonprofits + HBCUs: Creating A Pipeline Of Black Nonprofit Professionals

As Black students begin to consider viable careers, the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors often go unmentioned by advisers.  Many view the nonprofit field as low-paying and stagnant, and countless others...
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Dine with Friends + Affinity Group Gatherings

Got affinity group peers from across the state coming to the Summit? Why not get together to share what’s happening in your field, network and brainstorm. Catch up over dinner...
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Tour 2: Black Art Cultural Tour at Columbia Museum of Art

This cultural tour, led by Dr. Nancy Tolson CMA Docent and Assistant Director of African American Studies University of South Carolina, will reflect how so many artists of color faced...
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Nancy D Tolson

Empathy Lab: Traveling While Black

Richland Library’s My Life Experience Mobile Empathy Lab is one of the first of its kind in public libraries nationally. The lab uses virtual reality (VR) technology and simulation tools...
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Sponsors and Speakers Reception

The Summit committee, board and staff of Together SC gather at Richland Library to thank the 2020 SC Nonprofit Summit sponsors and speakers. Invitation only, RSVP required. Sponsored by:

Opening Plenary: Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do

Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt will provide the opening plenary Wednesday evening, March 4, building upon material in her 2019 book, Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think,...
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Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt

Vinyasa Flow Yoga on Boyd Plaza

Begin your day with this dynamic practice that links movement and breathe together that is perfect for beginners. Taught by CMA Docent and certified yoga instructor, Alexandra Fleury. Yoga mats...
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Alexandra Fleury

Nonprofit Marketplace

The Nonprofit Marketplace is an all-day exhibit of exciting brands and businesses to connect and engage with to strengthen you and your organization’s partnerships!

Check-In

Welcome to the 2020 SC Nonprofit Summit. We look forward to having you join us for this special event.

Plenary: The SC Story

We can’t move forward with intentionality and impact if we don’t ground ourselves in our shared SC history. A shared context for how race impacts health, education, housing, and other...
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Dr. Kathryn Silva

Pursuing Health Equity

Realizing the role that each of us has to foster a vision of a society where everyone has an equal opportunity to live the healthiest life possible. Looking at implicit...
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Scott E. Porter, MD, MBA

Racial Equity Data Collection in South Carolina

Race and place largely determine whether people have an opportunity to thrive. Understanding the influential role race plays in predicting outcomes related to health, wellness, social and economic mobility and...
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Daron Lee Calhoun
Kara Davis, M.Ed.

Let’s Talk Race; advancing interracial relations through conversation

Co-presented by Race to the Table and Richland Library, participants will engage in facilitated small group discussion designed to examine personal assumptions and biases and other’s perspectives about the reality...
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Tamara King
Anne Cox
Randy Heath
Beth Corley

What Happens When the Rhetoric Ends?

We are living in a time when Race, Equity and Inclusion efforts are a hot topic for many organizations. This session will address the following questions: What is the difference...
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Jamesha Shackerford
Mamie Nicholson
Mary Thomas

Practical Ways to Undermine Unconscious Bias to Create a Culture of Inclusion

“If you have a brain, you have a bias,” equality and human rights activist Femi Otitoju tells us. Unconscious biases lead to exclusive organizations. But what can we do to...
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Kat Morgan

Tools for Conducting a Cultural Equity Audit

Arts and cultural agencies and local arts funders are deeply engaged in conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion, “tackling tough issues such as institutional racism and implicit bias.” Local arts...
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Marlena E. McKnight
Margie Reese

What doesn’t kill you will make you stronger – only if you make it make you stronger

Issac Bailey will present lessons from his quarter of a century of reporting and writing on race, difference, education and the criminal justice system in South Carolina. He will show...
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Issac Bailey

Session 1: Journey to Racial Equity

This session will outline a basic process by which any organization can work to deeply and substantially change through a Racial Equity Lens. Understanding that there are not really “seven...
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Dr. Heather Hackman

History of Race & Education

Despite increases in high school graduation rates over the last ten years, the gap in academic achievement has shown little to no narrowing during that same decade. In some SC...
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Anthony Broughton
Chandra Jefferson
Margo Jackson
Susi Long
John Hale
Kimberly Hutcherson
Jennifer Clyburn Reed

Preventing and Eliminating Employment Discrimination

Gives participants an understanding of why we have equal employment opportunity laws and methods they can use to prevent employment discrimination. Session takeaways: Why we have EEO Laws and an...
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Stephani Frese
Dan Koon

Thinking Consciously About Our Biases

This 90-minute interactive workshop is designed to help participants recognize and understand how their personal values are applied in determining the value of others and how that impacts their organizations....
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Cleo Scott Brown

Brave Conversations and Inclusive Communities

What does it take to get an entire community talking and thinking about racial equity? Who leads these brave conversations and where do your start? What are the risks and...
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Mitch Kennedy
LaVanda Brown
Melanie Huggins

Salad versus Soup: Understanding the Difference between Diversity and Inclusion

We often hear diversity and inclusion being used interchangeably. However, the two are not the same. Verna Myers stated, “Diversity is being invited to the party; Inclusion is being asked...
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Tadean Page

Session 1: Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture

In this session, we will engage and support social sector leaders in bold conversation on the tactics and tools that will drive action to combat structural racism within an organization’s...
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Ericka Hines

Two Toxic Sites: A Parable of Environmental Inequity

In this session, panelists will share their unique experiences with environmental justice issues in South Carolina and discuss how those who are most immediately and hardest hit by pollution and...
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Deanna Miller Berry
Marilyn L. Hemingway
Dorothy Dowe
Michael Corley

The Color of Mass Incarceration

The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world–while we make up 4% of the world’s population, we hold 22% of the world’s prisoners. The epidemic of mass...
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Kate Weaver Patterson
Jerry Blassingame

Do your fundraising practices reflect racial and cultural bias?

Building strong donor centric relationships leads to impactful giving for our missions. So why are so many of us focused on wealth screens, capacity scores and evidence of giving to...
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Toni Jernigan

Creating a Culture of Inclusion

Viewing diversity and inclusion as a leadership function is vital for well- functioning organizations. Years of experience have taught us that a diverse, inclusive workplace doesn’t just happen. Yet, as...
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Nika White

7 Steps to Race Equity

Learn and explore 7 steps for embedding race equity and inclusion in your organization. Session takeaways: 7 Steps explained Learn where your organization is on the 7 Steps continuum Gain...
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Dee Robinson

Understanding Our MicroTriggers™

Understanding the impact of subtle behaviors on individual, team and business performance. Recognizing the roles and responsibilities associated with creating a diverse and inclusive work environment. Session takeaways: Be open...
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Ci Ci Holloway

You Count, You Matter: Building Equitable Communities Together

This session will be an interactive and informative workshop that will help participants understand the importance of the 2020 Census and its undeniable impact on racial and social justice. The...
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Kayla Mallett
Chynna Philliips

All Land is Not Equal

An example of a public/private partnership that was created to address economic inequality among a group of historically underserved landowners will be shared and participants will develop strategies to address...
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Russell Hubright
Ann English
Jennie L. Stephens, PhD

Session 2: Journey to Racial Equity

This session will outline a basic process by which any organization can work to deeply and substantially change through a Racial Equity Lens. Understanding that there are not really “seven...
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Dr. Heather Hackman

Emanuel Video

National headlines blazed the story: Churchgoers Gunned Down During Prayer Service in Charleston, South Carolina. After a 21-year-old white supremacist opened fire in the church, nine African Americans lay dead—leaving...
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Tamara King

Plan Your Community’s Race Equity Campaign

An interactive workshop where participants will begin to develop a race equity campaign that uplifts communities and facilitates change with bias busting vision and value-based messaging. Importance of vision and...
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Tiffney Love
Whitney Stout

Allies For Good Annual Gathering

Join all your Summit friends for drinks, bites and tunes upstairs at the Columbia Museum of Art as we continue conversations about creating change, working together and making a difference...
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First Thursdays on Main

On the first Thursday of each month, businesses in downtown Columbia participate in First Thursday on Main by keeping their doors open late, offering a mix of specials, events, entertainment, and...
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Gallery Opening Reception: Facing Race Together

Join us for an artful evening to celebrate the opening of this exhibition which explores the meaning of inclusion and racial equity in our community through the eyes of local...
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Carolina Leadership Seminars Alumni Gathering

Calling all alumni of the Carolina Leadership Seminars! Join us at the Marriott bar for cocktails and catch up with your fellow executive directors before enjoying dinner and First Thursday...
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Blue Bike SC Tour of Public Art

UPDATE: Bike tour moved to Friday due to expected weather conditions! Join One Columbia for Arts and Culture on a cycling tour of the public art of Columbia’s Main Street...
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Session 2: Vinyasa Flow Yoga on Boyd Plaza Instructor Alexandra Fleury

Begin your day with this dynamic practice that links movement and breathe together that is perfect for beginners. Taught by CMA Docent and certified yoga instructor, Alexandra Fleury. Yoga mats...
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Coffee Talks

Join us for coffee and conversations during breakfast on Friday.

The “Allyship” of Women of Color

The workshop presenters will provide tangible, meaningful ways that attendees can be allies to women of color in their organizations. Topics include: intersectionality, microaggressions, allies, intention, bias, covering, and stereotypes....
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Beth Ruffin

Funding Success for Children of Color

The programs that we design and operate, as nonprofit staff and board members, will create the conditions for a six-year old child of color to navigate through their childhood, graduate...
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Quinetha Frasier

Equity, Inclusion & Board Effectiveness

As nonprofit boards increase the diversity of its members, it is extremely important to ensure that all members are high level contributors. Board and organizational leaders must be intentional in...
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Shawn S. Edwards

Addressing Inequities within the Food System through Local Food Policy Councils

The Columbia Food Policy Committee (CFPC), the first municipal food policy council in the state, was formed in 2017.The function of the committee is to gather and address issues found...
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Ashley Page
Carrie Draper

Are You In? (Inclusive)

Living in America, most can relate to the fact that we have an opportunity to expand our thinking and create an inclusive culture. However, it’s just like us as people...
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Ottilia Scanlon
Ricaye Harris

Disparities, Gaps, & Inequities: The Role of Race in Shaping Rural Communities

Education, healthcare, housing, and employment are critical components in all communities. If it’s a rural community, the challenges and concerns surrounding these areas are magnified. There are longstanding misconceptions about...
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Charles Weathers

Session 2: Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture

In this session, we will engage and support social sector leaders in bold conversation on the tactics and tools that will drive action to combat structural racism within an organization’s...
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Ericka Hines

Closing Plenary: Facing Whiteness

The closing session focuses on Whiteness and the need to attend to its influence in our work. The session begins with some common missteps when an organization attempts to address...
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Dr. Heather Hackman

NOTE: Together SC and the Summit Planning Committee reserve the right to change the schedule at any time. Changes will be communicated to attendees via the website and/or email.