SC's Nonprofit Summit is brought to you by Together SC | MARCH 9 - 11, 2022 | SPARTANBURG

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the 2022 Summit theme?

Inspired by Together SC’s mission of strengthening, uniting, and advancing South Carolina’s nonprofit and philanthropic community, the 2022 Nonprofit Summit: Urgency of Now, will be hosted in Spartanburg, SC offering a series of engaging in-person events for nonprofit CEOs, staff members, grantmakers and volunteer leaders.

The Urgency of Now theme is reflective of this time of change in which we are living – now more than ever, we understand how precious time is and that we cannot afford to waste it. If we are to continue to successfully build a vibrant, equitable South Carolina, our work is urgent and we must focus on the importance of action and implementation.

What are my registration options?

Please visit our registration page for a comprehensive listing of rates and offerings.

https://summit.togethersc.org/rates/

Who should attend the 2022 Summit?

The 2022 Summit offers two Forums.

CEO/Board Leadership Forum (March 9)
This one-day Forum is exclusively for nonprofit CEO/EDs and their board members.

Peer Network Forum (March 10 & 11)
This one and a half day forum is divided into eight Peer Network Tracks. Depending on an individual’s area of interest, he or she can chose to attend a relevant track.

ONLY CEO Conversations and the Consultant Collaborative are limited to individuals who identify as CEO/EDs or Consultants.

ALL OTHER Peer Network Tracks (Advocacy Allies, Black Nonprofit Leaders Group, Development Peer Network, Equity Peer Network, Operations Peer Network and Volunteer Admin Alliance) are open to any attendee who is seeking professional development in this area of interest. These tracks are open to CEO/EDs, board members, grantmakers, fundraisers, communications staff, program staff, senior leaders, emerging leaders and all other nonprofit staff.

CEO/EDs and board members are the ONLY audiences who can attend BOTH the CEO/Board Leadership Forum AND the Peer Network Forum.

Do you provide accommodations for attendees with special needs or requests?

YES – If you have a special request, please email us at debbie@togethersc.org

What are the Summit's vaccination and mask requirements?

Please visit our Covid Policy page for a complete explanation.

https://summit.togethersc.org/covid-19-vaccination-and-mask-requirements/

Do I need to be part of a Peer Network to register for one of the Peer Network Tracks at the Summit?

NO – Anyone who is interested in the topics offered within one of the eight Peer Network Tracks is encouraged to register.

If, however, you are a member of Together SC we encourage you to join one of our Peer Networks which will offer you access to year-round programming. In addition, you will receive direct communications from your selected Networks with relevant content.

When will I select a Peer Network Track?

Attendees have the opportunity to select one of eight Peer Networks Tracks when they register for the 2022 Summit.

The available tracks and topics are as follow:

Advocacy Allies
Workshop 1 – Advocacy is like Nascar
Workshop 2 – Setting your (Advocacy) Agenda
Gathering – Why We Advocate

Black Nonprofit Leaders Group
Creating Conditions for Black Excellence: Cultivating a Sense of Belonging
Workshop 1 – Part 1
Workshop 2 – Part 2
Gathering – Creating a Community

CEO Conversations
Session 1 – The Many Faces of Covid
Session 2 – What Keeps You Up At Night

Consultant Collaborative
Workshop 1 – Building Your Practice
Workshop 2 – Fishbowl Fastball
Gathering – Nonprofit Case Studies

Development Peer Network
Workshop 1 – Crisis Management in Fundraising
Workshop 2 – Fundraising in the Forefront
Gathering – Break Out Of The Box

Equity Peer Network
Workshop 1 – From Ally to Activist
Workshop 2 – Creating Your Social Justice Action Plan
Gathering – Social Justice: You Don’t Have To Do It Alone

Operations Peer Network
Workshop 1 – Addressing the Future of Work & Assessing the Culture of Work
Workshop 2 – Design Your Change Management Work Plan
Gathering – Table Talk

Volunteer Admin Alliance
Workshop 1 – Recruitment
Workshop 2 – Retention
Workshop 3 – Management

Do I need to sign up for individual sessions?

NO – At the time of registration you will select the Forum or Forums you wish to attend. No other selections will be necessary.

If you are attending the CEO/Board Leadership Forum on Wednesday, March 9 you will be included in all events that day.
Tour
Opening Panel
Breakout Sessions
Closing Plenary
Sponsors Reception

If you register for one of the eight Peer Networks on Thursday, March 10 through Friday, March 11, you will attend all of the offerings within your selected Forum. This includes: 2 half-day workshops, 2 plenaries, the Celebrate Together SC Reception and a Peer Network gathering.

Peer Network participants will NOT crossover between Networks. This year we are launching a new approach to peer learning. Our goal is to dive deep into areas of interest to offer more strategic and action-oriented professional development. Peer Network facilitators have designed each Forum to stand alone so moving between Networks is HIGHLY discouraged.

Do I need to sign up for receptions?

NO – Receptions are included when you register for the CEO/Board Leadership Forum or the Peer Network Forum.

March 9 – Sponsor Reception
Included with CEO/Board Leadership Forum registration

March 10 – Celebrate 25 Years Reception
Included with Peer Network Forum registration

Will I have time for networking during the Summit?

YES – The entire Summit is designed around peer learning, engagement and networking.

We have limited the capacity of the 2022 Summit which will enable a more intimate and engaging environment for all participants.

If you are a CEO touring Spartanburg or participating in a small group breakout during the CEO/Board Leadership Forum on March 9, you will have the opportunity to share ideas and have impactful conversations with leaders from across SC. Also, the day will culminate that evening at the Sponsor Reception for additional networking time.

If you are attending one of he Peer Network Tracks on March 10 & 11, the entire program is designed around engaging with your peers in workshops and gatherings.

In addition, all attendees will have the opportunity to spend time with others during meals onsite or when they leave the Marriott for meals on their own.

And of course there is an opportunity to mix and mingle during the Celebrate 25 Years Reception on Thursday, March 10 at the Chapman Cultural Center.

Are meals included with the 2022 Summit registration?

March 9- CEO/Board Leadership Forum
Lunch is included
Sponsor Rception
Dinner on your own

March 10 & 11 – Peer Network Forum
Hot breakfast both days
Celebrate 25 Years Reception
Lunch and dinner on your own

Will the 2022 Summit offer tours?

YES – Tours are an integral component of the CEO/Board Leadership Forum on Wednesday, March 9. Participants will leave the Marriott at 10:00 am (on chartered buses) for a two hour tour of one of three neighborhoods: Northside, Southside and Highlands. These tours are designed to highlight Spartanburg’s equity efforts and to inspire conversations and post-Summit action by attendees.

Will I leave the Summit with strategies to implement?

Yes – In planning the 2022 Summit, our Program Committee and Peer Network Facilitators were very intentional in developing implementable, action-oriented sessions for our attendees. Resources and takeaway tools will be provided whenever possible.

Will I have the opportunity to evaluate the Summit?

YES – We want your feedback! Your comments will greatly influence next year’s Summit design and content. Information regarding the evaluations will be posted at the beginning of the Summit.

Will the 2022 Summit offer any fitness opportunities?

YES – We want you to stay fit while attending the 202 Summit. In addition to the fitness facility at the hotel, we will offer Rise and Shine activities on March 10 & 11. More Information coming soon.

When will I be able to reserve my hotel room at the Spartanburg Marriott?

Room registration will open during the first week of January.

Are there additional hotel accommodations available if the host hotel is sold out?

YES – Spartanburg is poised and ready for Summit. Everyone will most certainly have a comfortable place to rest their head after a busy day of learning, networking and having fun. In addition to the Spartanburg Marriott, there will be rooms available at the AC Hotel located at 225 W Main Street (864-585-8900). If additional overflow rooms are needed Together SC will post more information.

Will I have to pay for parking at the Summit?

NO – Thank you to the Spartanburg Marriott for offering COMPLIMENTARY self-parking for all attendees.

Will I have time to explore Spartanburg?

Absolutely – Spartanburg is rolling out the red carpet for us. When you arrive you will receive information about places to visit, thanks to our Host Committee. You will have time to explore between planned Summit events. We hope you will enjoy dining with friends on Wednesday evening and also on Thursday for lunch and dinner.

Is Wi-Fi available during the conference?

YES – Summit attendees will have access to complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel’s meeting facilities. There will also be complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms. Please keep in mind that when hundreds of people are using Wi-Fi at the same time, connection speeds can be hindered.

What is your cancellation policy?

Requests for refunds must be made via e-mail and must be received at least 30 days prior to the Summit. The refund will be credited back to the credit or debit card that was used in the original purchase, minus a $25 processing fee. There will be no refunds for cancellation after 30 days or for “No Shows.” Substitutions may be made by email stating the name of the person and the reason for the substitution.

Is there a business center at the hotel?

YES – There is a business center that will be available for Summit attendees.

What if I need to ship something to the hotel?

You can ship boxes to the hotel with an arrival of no more than three days prior to the event. When you arrive to the hotel, you can ask the front desk to assist you in getting your boxes. The Summit staff will also be available to assist in locating any shipments. All shipments must include “Together SC / 2021 SC Nonprofit Summit” if you are shipping conference-related material.