SC's Nonprofit Summit is brought to you by Together SC | MARCH 7 • 8 • 9, 2023 | COLUMBIA

2023 Summit+ Schedule

Day 1
07 Mar 2023
Day 2
08 Mar 2023
Day 3
09 Mar 2023

Concurrent Session 1

Choose from more than 30 offerings during our three concurrent sessions. Note that each topic will only be offered once and will not be repeated… so select carefully and be sure to attend your top priority sessions. All topics were designed with you, our member, in mind. We have listened to your requests and have included our volunteer Peer Network Leadership Teams (your peers) in the program design. All sessions are skills-based with the intent of providing members with tactics...
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Debbie Nelson
10:45 am-11:00 am

Break

Concurrent Session 2

Choose from more than 30 offerings during our three concurrent sessions. Note that each topic will only be offered once and will not be repeated… so select carefully and be sure to attend your top priority sessions. All topics were designed with you, our member, in mind. We have listened to your requests and have included our volunteer Peer Network Leadership Teams (your peers) in the program design. All sessions are skills-based with the intent of providing members with tactics...
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Debbie Nelson
12:00 pm-2:15 pm

Buffet Lunch with Networking

Concurrent Session 3

Choose from more than 30 offerings during our three concurrent sessions. Note that each topic will only be offered once and will not be repeated… so select carefully and be sure to attend your top priority sessions. All topics were designed with you, our member, in mind. We have listened to your requests and have included our volunteer Peer Network Leadership Teams (your peers) in the program design. All sessions are skills-based with the intent of providing members with tactics...
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Debbie Nelson
3:15 pm-3:30 pm

Break

3:30 pm-5:00 pm

Peer Network Gatherings

Peer Network Gatherings

Connect with members of your selected Peer Network for lively conversations and to share your experiences from Day 1 of the 2023 Summit. Choose from the following: Black Nonprofit Leaders Group CEO/Executive Director Gathering Communications Gathering Development Peer Network Equity Peer Network Operations Peer Network    
Debbie Nelson
5:15 pm-7:00 pm

SPONSOR RECEPTION

Sponsor Reception

Sponsored by Colonial Life | Unum Invitation Only
7:30 am-5:00 pm

Nonprofit Marketplace

7:30 am-8:00 am

Buffet Breakfast & Conversations

8:00 am-9:45 am

Transforming South Carolina Keynote
Tom Barkin

Transforming South Carolina Keynote
Tom Barkin

Transforming South Carolina Keynote – Tom Barkin, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond As president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Tom is “on the ground” continually in the Fed’s Fifth District, which covers South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, D.C., West Virginia and Maryland. His engagement in the region has brought real attention to areas facing economic challenges and how these challenges should inform the Reserve’s economic and monetary policies.      We have invited him to share his...
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Tom Barkin
9:45 am-10:15 am

Break

Keeping Housing Attainable, Affordable, and Accessible

Explore the deep policy work being led by many of our state’s nonprofits in and around housing. Panelists will discuss the advocacy work being done, and still to come, to help ensure every South Carolinian has a safe, affordable, and quality place they can call home.  

Childcare Needs in South Carolina

Issues with childcare access, affordability, and strengthening how families support their children, were there before COVID, but skyrocketed to the forefront of everyone’s mind over the last 3 years. Throughout all of this, SC nonprofits have been seeking to champion new and innovative approaches to these challenges, and the policy solutions our children need before kindergarten. 

Protecting our State’s Natural Resources

We’ve all learned to appreciate the natural beauty of our state these last few years, more than ever. With the rapid growth within our state and increased tourism, pressure has increased to preserve and protect our parks, preserves, and open spaces. Hear from some of the folks on the front lines of this effort across our state

Connecting Communities – A Conversation about Transportation

We all have somewhere to go, but for many it’s not easy getting there, or even possible. With the passage of the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (IIJA), also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, SC is set to receive $6 billion in infrastructure and transportation funding. Listen to this panel of transportation-focused nonprofits and industry pros as they discuss how the state is connecting South Carolinians to where they want to go – be it in a bus, a...
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Serving our Veterans

For those who served our nation, nonprofits are often the first resource locally that can help connect veterans with veterans, as well as help them navigate the system of support built into our state and federal governments. Policy issues abound in this work, and nonprofits are working to provide the services veterans need and the advocacy needed to improve the system. 

Health Equity

More information coming soon
11:45 am-1:00 pm

Buffet Lunch & Conversations with State Agencies and Regional Gatherings

Inclusive Workforce Development

More information coming soon.

Partnering for Good – Corporates and Nonprofits

There has been an increased movement in corporate giving with more funds going to systemic change work. Hear from some of our state’s most charitable corporations and one of their strategic grantee partners on how they’re tackling our state’s biggest issues, together. 

State House & Advocacy Basics

Headed to the State House later? For those who haven’t yet delved into advocacy work at the State House, or even for those who haven’t been back to the State House since their school field trip, this session is to help breakdown the very basics – from where to meet legislators and how to get there, to some of the very basic rules of the road when advocating. 

Policy Focus: Medicaid Expansion 101

Many of our state’s nonprofits have identified Medicaid Expansion as a key policy issue. Get the “411” on this major policy initiative: what is Medicaid, how is it used in SC right now, and what does expansion actually mean both in policy terms and on the ground.    
2:30 pm-5:00 pm

Afternoon At The Statehouse

Afternoon At The Statehouse

Description: Attendees will head over to the State House to meet with legislators, or attend a legislative session or committee meetings. This activity is meant to help attendees advocate at their own comfort level.    Map of State House Grounds  Invitation to Legislative Reception for Legislator(s)  Potential Nonprofit Day Recognitions     Together SC will also attempt to have the House / Senate / Governor’s Office declare March 8 as “SC Nonprofit Day”. This would include either:  Signing of Governor Proclamation in...
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GP McLeer Advocacy Allies Peer Network Facilitator
GP McLeer
5:30 pm-7:00 pm

ALLIES FOR GOOD LEGISLATIVE RECEPTION

Allies for Good Legislative Reception

All legislators will be invited to the Legislative Reception to network with attendees. Remarks may be made by Honorary Hosts / Sponsors. Governor’s Volunteer Awards may be presented.    Sponsored by Duke Energy  Venue Sponsored by Columbia Art Museum
7:30 am-8:30 am

Breakfast

Building Genuine Partnerships

Building Genuine Partnerships, Facilitator: Charles Weathers, CEO, The Weathers Group    The partnership between the board and its CEO sets the tone for all relationships within a nonprofit, internal and external. Charles will get us started by sharing his thoughts on evolving Board CEO relationships and the importance of the board chairs and CEOs working as a team.  Board leaders and execs/CEOs will then spend the morning together talking through issues we must to tackle and opportunities we can leverage...
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Charles Weathers

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.