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

2022 Summit Schedule

Urgency of Now

Day 1
09 Mar 2022
Day 2
10 Mar 2022
Day 3
11 Mar 2022
9:45 am - 12:00 pm

CEO/Board Site Visits: Three Community Stories

Northside Tour with CEO / Board

A Story of Comprehensive Community Development This tour will share the story of the Northside, an ongoing Initiative focused on revitalizing a community close to downtown Spartanburg. The goal for...
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Wanda Cheeks Holmes
Tony L. Thomas
Tony Thomas

Southside Tour with CEO / Board

A Story of Persistence: Urban Renewal and Reconciliation This tour will share the high and lows of reconciling past wrongs and rebuilding trust with a community. Urban renewal created impacts...
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Brenda Lee Pryce
Laura Ringo
Mitch Kennedy

Highland Tour with CEO / Board

A Story of Public/Private Partnerships This tour will share the story of Highland neighborhood and how strong community voice combined with public/private partnerships and faith community involvement fosters transformation. By...
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Paige Stephenson
Wilma Moore
Patrena Mims
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CEO / Board Networking Lunch

1:00 pm - 1:50 pm

CEO / Board Opening Panel
From Grassroots to Grasstops

CEO / Board Opening Panel
From Grassroots to Grasstops

Making Private, Public and Nonprofit Partnerships Work.
Laura Ringo
Patrena Mims
Mitch Kennedy
Tony L. Thomas
Tony Thomas
2:00 pm - 3:50 pm

Breakouts for CEO / Board Leaders
[Each attendee will participate in two breakouts]

Making the Case for DEIB: Getting Started

Moving from concept to planning can be challenging when embarking on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging as a strategy, priority and/or fundamental aspect of the work of your organization. Making...
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Tom Keith
Dr. Russell W. Booker
Teresa Goodman
Matt Giles

Engaging Your Board in the Work

Buy-in and collaboration from the board is the first step, but board engagement in equity work is where transformation happens.Boards have a role and tangible responsibilities in implementing DEI plans,...
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Dr. Shawn Edwards
Rania Jamison
Anita Case
Adela Mendoza

The Practice and The Metrics: Are you Making a Difference?

What gets measured, gets managed. This long-time managment rule of thumb doesn’t apply so easier to DEI work. What are the right measures? How do you quantify progress, especially across...
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Meg Stanley
Deborah McKetty
Phyllis Martin
Beth Ruffin, Equity Peer Network Facilitator
Beth Ruffin

Power of the People: Coalition Building and Creating Community Feedback Loops

Communities have been imploring, “nothing for us without us” throughout years of health, education, environmental, political equity work and more. Much of the equity work that has gained momentum has...
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Ann Warner
Dale Threatt-Taylor
Tammie Hoy Hawkins

The Realities of The Work: Lessons Learned

Equity based work takes time and resources. It’s not a straight path to progress or even success and burnout rates run high. Many have learned more from their failures than...
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LaVanda Brown
Charles Weathers
Bill Stanfield
Victor Durrah
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

CEO / Board Closing Plenary
The Urgency of Now

Keynote: Jeffrey Blount

  Jeffrey Blount is an award-winning author and an Emmy award-winning television director with 34 years of network television experience. During his career, he won an Emmy, directed a decade...
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Jeffrey Blount is an award-winning author and an Emmy award-winning television director with 34 years of network television experience.
Jeffrey Blount
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Sponsors Reception

Sponsors Reception

Guests: Nonprofit CEOs, Board Members, SC Grantmakers, Community Leaders, Forum Speakers and Sponsors Sponsored by
7:30 am -8:45 am

Breakfast

8:00 am - 8:45 am

Plenary
Urgency of Now – A Commitment to Positive Action

Keynote: Reverend Dr. M. Keith McDaniel

Reverend Dr. Keith McDaniel
Reverend Dr. Keith McDaniel
9:00 am -12:00 pm

Morning Peer Network Workshops
[Stay on track]

CEO Conversations
The Many Faces of Covid

Join our panel of health system CEOs as they reflect on their Covid pandemic experiences. They will share their lessons learned and how these realities will influence the future of...
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Advocacy Allies
Workshop 1 – Advocacy is Like NASCAR

A refreshed approach to being a great advocate in any situation – from the boardroom to the Capitol. A unique training for advocacy, perfect for all advocates – novice or...
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Meredith McNeely
Meredith McNeely
GP McLeer Advocacy Allies Peer Network Facilitator
GP McLeer

Black Nonprofit Leaders Group
Part 1 – Learning About Belonging

It has arguably never been more difficult to be a nonprofit leader – between COVID-19 and its impact on the need for our services and the Great Resignation, we are...
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Jessica Sharp Sharp Brain Consulting Peer Network Facilitator Black Nonprofit Leaders Group
Jessica Sharp

Consultant Collaborative
Workshop 1 – Building Your Practice

Join the Consultant Collaborative for an exciting morning session focused on building an effective consulting practice.
Dr. Shawn Edwards

Development Peer Network
Workshop 1 – Crisis Management in Fundraising

While living through the pandemic, the 1,000 Year Flood, and other statewide emergencies, we’ve seen more and more that there is a need to effectively navigate crisis in South Carolina’s...
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Jesica Mackey
Heather Singleton, Development Peer Network Facilitator
Heather Singleton

Equity Peer Network
Workshop 1 – From Ally to Activist

Nonprofits have a huge impact on the world and have, for years, supported the marginalized as allies. However, it’s not enough to be an ally. Nonprofit leaders need to understand...
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Beth Ruffin, Equity Peer Network Facilitator
Beth Ruffin

Operations Peer Network
Workshop 1 – Addressing the Future of Work and Assessing the Culture of Work

Currently, trends for the future of work suggest that organizations will need to reevaluate the ways in which work is being done — more focus on restructuring people, processes and...
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Miriam Dicks
Miriam Dicks

Volunteer Admin Alliance
Workshop 1 – Recruitment

Ensuring volunteer opportunities are current and accessible is half the battle of recruitment. This session will look at successful recruitment strategies and help volunteer managers create a forward-looking recruitment strategy...
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Mary Dell Hayes Volunteer Admin Alliance Peer Network Facilitator
Mary Dell Hayes
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch On Your Own With Peers

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Afternoon Peer Network Workshops
[Stay on track]

Advocacy Allies
Workshop 2 – Setting Your (Advocacy) Agenda

Walk away knowing how to make advocacy part of your organization’s culture and routine. How do you make advocacy a habit in your organization? One of the first stops is...
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Jamie Moon
Meredith McNeely
Meredith McNeely
GP McLeer Advocacy Allies Peer Network Facilitator
GP McLeer

Black Nonprofit Leaders Group
Part 2 – Creating a Culture of Belonging

It has arguably never been more difficult to be a nonprofit leader – between COVID-19 and its impact on the need for our services and the Great Resignation, we are...
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Jessica Sharp Sharp Brain Consulting Peer Network Facilitator Black Nonprofit Leaders Group
Jessica Sharp

CEO Conversations
What Keeps You Up At Night?

Details Coming Soon     Sponsored by

Consultant Collaborative
Workshop 2 – Fishbowl Fastball

Get to know more about how consultants pitch themselves in this fun and fast networking session. Any willing participant can step up to the stage to grab a question from...
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Dr. Shawn Edwards

Development Peer Network
Workshop 2 – Fundraising in the Forefront

In this session, our panelists will discuss how to emphasis your niche in a moment when everyone is in need. As we dive into what makes your organization stand out,...
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Lowndes Macdonald
Kristin Garner
Julie Capaldi
Heather Singleton, Development Peer Network Facilitator
Heather Singleton

Equity Peer Network
Workshop 2 – Creating Your Social Justice Action Plan

Nonprofits play a critical role in social change as they are positioned to tackle difficult social problems. In this workshop, we will work together to help you identify a social...
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Beth Ruffin, Equity Peer Network Facilitator
Beth Ruffin

Operations Peer Network
Workshop 2 – Preparing for Planned Change: Design Your Change Management Work Plan

As organizations strive to meet their mission, one thing is for certain. Change is inevitable. How we manage change will make the difference in our ability to be successful. In...
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Miriam Dicks
Miriam Dicks

Volunteer Admin Alliance
Workshop 2 – Retention

Now that you’ve recruited volunteers, how do you keep them coming back for more? This session will help volunteer managers think about why volunteers stay with an organization. Our speaker...
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Mary Dell Hayes Volunteer Admin Alliance Peer Network Facilitator
Mary Dell Hayes
5:30 pm -7:00 pm

Celebrate Together SC Reception

Celebrate Together SC Reception

Sponsored by
Carol Burdette
Mamie Nicholson
7:30 am -8:45 am

Breakfast

8:00 am - 8:45 am

Plenary: Urgency of Now – Stay the Course

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Peer Network Gatherings
[Stay on track]

Advocacy Allies
Gathering – Why We Advocate

You’ll rediscover why your mission matters to not only your constituents, but your entire community. Hear from our Advocacy Allies Leadership Team about why their organizations place a priority on...
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GP McLeer Advocacy Allies Peer Network Facilitator
GP McLeer

Black Nonprofit Leaders Group
Gathering – Building Community Among SC Black Nonprofit Leaders

Our BNLG Gathering will provide Black nonprofit employees in South Carolina with the opportunity to meet their peers and create the foundation for meaningful relationships. This session will feel more...
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Jessica Sharp Sharp Brain Consulting Peer Network Facilitator Black Nonprofit Leaders Group
Jessica Sharp

Consultant Collaborative
Gathering – Nonprofit Case Studies

Collaborate with a broad range of consulting practices to breakdown the good, bad, and ugly in case studies confronting the issues facing nonprofits today ranging from human resources, ethics, fund...
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Dr. Shawn Edwards

Development Peer Network
Gathering – Break Out of the Box

Join the leaders of the Development Peer Network for round table discussions on implementing crisis management and new preventative practices into our fundraising strategy. Interact with fundraisers and marketing professionals...
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Heather Singleton, Development Peer Network Facilitator
Heather Singleton

Equity Peer Network
Gathering – Social Justice: You Don’t have to Do It Alone

Network with your fellow nonprofit colleagues to discuss social justice issues that your communities are facing and brainstorm ways you can engage community members while finding solutions.   Sponsored by
Beth Ruffin, Equity Peer Network Facilitator
Beth Ruffin

Operations Peer Network
Gathering -Table Talk

Join your fellow operations colleagues for Table Talk to discuss opportunities for change management projects that address the future of work.    Sponsored by  
Miriam Dicks
Miriam Dicks

Volunteer Admin Alliance
Workshop 3 – Management

Once you get volunteers and figure out how to keep them around, you have to manage them. Learn management strategies to both reward excellence and navigate conflict. Our speaker will...
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Mary Dell Hayes Volunteer Admin Alliance Peer Network Facilitator
Mary Dell Hayes

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.