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Four Tips to Getting Millenial Donors

Hello, nonprofit leaders and board members. I’m Kathleen Wagner. As an adult between the ages of 21-35, I’m a millennial donor and I exist.

Okay, as a 28 year old, let’s be honest. I’m not going to be your largest donor. With the student loan debt that helped me attain my master’s degree and the rest of the monthly bills I have to maintain, that just isn’t going to happen. But I might be your biggest donor one day. As I continue to grow in my career, I think a lot more about charitable giving. Where do I give? Simple. To places that have moved me to give.

Who Does SC 2-1-1 Really Help?

South Carolina 2-1-1 is a comprehensive statewide directory of health and human services available in South Carolina. The toll free 2-1-1 number connects callers to trained call specialists who can help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

For families in need, wasting time thumbing through the yellow pages searching for community resources to fit their need is a thing of the past with 2-1-1. By contacting 2-1-1, we can help families get connected and stay connected to critical resources in their community.

Public Policy Update 2-26-13

Ok folks, I apologize I have been away for far too long! So I'll get straight to business. 

Federal Update:

If you follow national news at all you know that the hot topic is the Sequester. No, it's not some weird science fiction novel or the latest edition of a vampire love series. It's the "deal" that was cut between the White House and Republicans-essentially forcing the two to work together on the budget. The problem hasn't. 


Governor Haley Proclaims MLK Day of Service in SC

Governor Nikki R. Haley has designated the third Monday in January as the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and has tasked the South Carolina Corporation for National and Community Service with coordinating all volunteer efforts.

In the past years, millions of Americans have treated this "day off" as a "day on" by mentoring at-risk younth, visiting with hospice patients, organizing food or book collection drives, building or repairing homes in their communities, or joining in any of the other limitless opportunities to serve.

Carolina-Clemson Brawl

Today, Novemeber, 14 2012, I was able to attend the Carolina-Clemson Brawl at the SCDNR. At this event people were asked to show their team spirit by wearing Carolina or Clemson colors. They had pizza and drinks for the particpants and many Carolina-Clemson decoartions. They also had a cornhole game that you could play and earn points for your favorite team. They had a great turnout of people that came to show their support for SCDNR and the United Way! Thank you SCDNR for letting me attend your Carolina-Clemson Brawl!

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