Greenville Nonprofits

Expanding Leadership Beyond Your Walls

DNA Creative Communications (DNA), in partnership with the Hollingsworth Funds, Community Foundation of Greenville and United Way of Greenville County, hosted Expanding Leadership Beyond Your Walls, the third of a four-part series of Shine the Light Nonprofit Forums (STL), on September 9.

“It was great to see so many organizations discussing how they can collaborate […]

By |September 15th, 2014|Blog, Greenville Nonprofits, Katie Ward, Nonprofit Seminars, Press Releases|Comments Off on Expanding Leadership Beyond Your Walls

Winners of SCPRSA Mercury Awards

DNA Creative Communications (DNA) received four awards at the last night’s South Carolina Public Relations Society of America (SCPRSA) Mercury Awards ceremony that was held in Charleston. DNA was recognized for their exceptional programs and projects they implemented for their clients over the 2013 year.

In the Mercury Award category, DNA was recognized with one award:

Integrated […]

By |April 25th, 2014|Blog, Debbie Nelson, Greenville Nonprofits, Press Releases|Comments Off on Winners of SCPRSA Mercury Awards

Join the Team for Safe Disposal of Medications

About a year ago, I was invited to an event celebrating the opening of the Early College at Greenville Technical College and I still remember the main message presented by the teachers: Teamwork makes the dream work! I also remember the students repeating this slogan together in one voice, making a promise to help […]

By |April 21st, 2014|Debbie Nelson, Greenville Nonprofits|Comments Off on Join the Team for Safe Disposal of Medications

The Non-profit Press Conference: “Will you be on the 6:00 news?”

Do you remember the classic movie line “If you build it, he will come” from the 1989 American fantasy-drama, Field of Dreams? Farmer Ray Kinsella, played by Kevin Costner, hears a voice and sees a baseball diamond where his cornfield stands. The “he” that is being referred to is none other than Pickens-born, […]

By |September 30th, 2013|Blog, Crisis Communication, Debbie Nelson, Greenville Nonprofits, How To, Non-Profit Resources, Public Relations, Strategy|Comments Off on The Non-profit Press Conference: “Will you be on the 6:00 news?”

Non-Profit Funding in Greenville, SC

Over the years I have had the opportunity to sit on both sides of the funding conversation…funder and grantee. As I sit back and reflect on these interactions they could often be described as a well-choreographed dance. My motivation for writing today’s blog is to challenge our nonprofit funders and the organizations they support […]

By |July 23rd, 2013|Blog, Debbie Nelson, Greenville Nonprofits|Comments Off on Non-Profit Funding in Greenville, SC

DNA Seminar Brings Funders and Non-Profits Together

Shine the Light on Your Non-profit 
DNA Creative Communications (DNA), in partnership with Hollingsworth Funds, Inc, the Community Foundation of Greenville and United Way of Greenville County, held an educational session, “The Funder/Grantee Dynamic: A Candid Conversation,” as a part of their “Shine the Light on Your Non-profit” series June 13 at the Kroc Community […]

By |June 17th, 2013|Blog, Greenville Nonprofits, Non-Profit Resources, Nonprofit Seminars|Comments Off on DNA Seminar Brings Funders and Non-Profits Together

Favor Greenville Presents The Anonymous People

Never one to shy away from uncomfortable subjects, I was happy to attend the viewing of the documentary The Anonymous People at the Gunter Theatre this past Friday. I arrived an hour early to the event. Not long after, I noticed the hum of the crowd in the lobby growing louder and louder.   Before I […]

By |May 7th, 2013|Greenville Nonprofits|Comments Off on Favor Greenville Presents The Anonymous People

Non-Profit Matters: A Fundraising Success Story

This past January we lost a dear friend to Glioblastoma, a truly devastating disease. He had no signs or symptoms until BOOM…and then the grave diagnosis was made. Almost exactly a year after his first visit to the ER, on April 20th a large group of Art’s friends and family gathered at the banks […]

By |May 3rd, 2013|Blog, Greenville Nonprofits|Comments Off on Non-Profit Matters: A Fundraising Success Story

SC Public Relations Awards given to DNA by SCPRSA

DNA Creative Communications (DNA) received six awards at the South Carolina Public Relations Society of America (SCPRSA) Run for the Mercury awards banquet that was held at The Loft at Falls Park in Downtown Greenville. DNA was recognized for their exceptional programs and projects they implemented for their clients over the 2012 year.

The banquet, […]

By |May 2nd, 2013|Greenville Nonprofits, Press Releases, Public Relations|Comments Off on SC Public Relations Awards given to DNA by SCPRSA

Nonprofit Matters: How to Join a Non-Profit Board

A year’s worth of planning came to fruition when Greenville recently hosted the South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations’ annual conference, “Together. For Good. Nonprofit Summit.” This three-day event was an opportunity for hundreds of small and large agencies from across our State, to gather and discuss the issues facing their sustainability. An agenda […]

By |April 5th, 2013|Blog, Greenville Nonprofits, How To|Comments Off on Nonprofit Matters: How to Join a Non-Profit Board

Choosing a Domain Name for Your Non-Profit

Running a successful nonprofit organization is connected in large part to how well the community, state, and/or nation knows your brand and is knowledgeable of the cause. One must be able to build a brand around their nonprofit and get its name out in the public in order to raise awareness, generate donors and […]

By |March 18th, 2013|Blog, Greenville Nonprofits, How To, Web|Comments Off on Choosing a Domain Name for Your Non-Profit

Nonprofit Matters: How to Align Your Business’ Philanthropy

As I sit down to write this month’s column I have decided to tackle a topic near and dear to my heart – philanthropy. According to Merriam Webster, philanthropy is a voluntary, organized effort intended for socially useful purposes. I particularly appreciate the use of the word “organized” in this definition.

My passion for philanthropy […]

By |February 28th, 2013|Blog, Greenville Nonprofits, Non-Profit Resources|Comments Off on Nonprofit Matters: How to Align Your Business’ Philanthropy

DNA Selects SC Children’s Theatre for 2013 Live Here Give Here

DNA Creative Communications (DNA) is pleased to announce that the South Carolina Children’s Theatre (SCCT) has been selected as the recipient of its 2013 LIVE HERE GIVE HERE (LHGH) annual pro-bono program.

As a DNA-led initiative now in its 4th year, LHGH aims to support and enhance a select nonprofit’s communications campaign through specialized services […]

By |February 13th, 2013|Greenville Nonprofits, News, Press Releases|Comments Off on DNA Selects SC Children’s Theatre for 2013 Live Here Give Here

Nonprofit Matters: United Way’s Roadmaps – Stewarding Greenville’s Future

 

I recently went to dinner with a close friend so we could share holiday stories and exchange belated gifts. As I opened my present I was reminded that life is filled with so many wonderful surprises. To my delight my friend had made a donation in my name to United Ministries.

Now here’s the twist… […]

By |February 1st, 2013|Blog, Greenville Nonprofits|Comments Off on Nonprofit Matters: United Way’s Roadmaps – Stewarding Greenville’s Future

Nonprofit Matters: Take the PR Plunge in 2013

How did you spend New Year’s Day? Eating black-eyed peas and greens? Watching football? Or were you one of the adventurous folks on Sullivan’s Island who lunged into the icy water of the Atlantic Ocean?

Over the past nineteen years, Dunleavy’s Pub New Year’s Day Polar Plunge has raised $1000’s of dollars for Special Olympics […]

By |January 7th, 2013|Blog, Greenville Nonprofits|Comments Off on Nonprofit Matters: Take the PR Plunge in 2013

Ways to Give Back this Holiday : Free Ideas for Causes

Start a petition. Become an advocate.
Sign your name to a cause at change.org.

As evidenced throughout our entire ‘Tis the Season blog series so far, the opportunity to make a difference lies in many places–and is sometimes no further than a mouse click away.

Not only has technology interconnected our world more than ever before—it’s also […]

By |December 20th, 2012|Blog, Greenville Nonprofits, Tips|Comments Off on Ways to Give Back this Holiday : Free Ideas for Causes

Ways to Give Back this Holiday : Free Ideas for Creatives

Be Crafty, Creative AND Charitable!
Whether it’s Pinterest-inspired or an item you’ve created for years, making a craft for charity is an extra special way to give back that doesn’t involve cash. Not only is donating handmade items a personally rewarding way to give of your time and talents—it’s also a highly coveted form of […]

By |December 14th, 2012|Blog, Greenville Nonprofits, Tips|Comments Off on Ways to Give Back this Holiday : Free Ideas for Creatives

Ways to Give Back this Holiday : Free Ideas for Enviromentalists

Start a new habit to protect our local environment
Your small everyday changes can have a great impact. During the holidays, households have a tendency to use more water and energy, as well as produce more waste. Evidenced by ornate Christmas lights and decorations, holiday meals, wrapped presents and warm homes, many of us celebrate […]

By |December 12th, 2012|Blog, Greenville Nonprofits, Tips|Comments Off on Ways to Give Back this Holiday : Free Ideas for Enviromentalists

Ways to Give Back this Holiday : Free Ideas to Say Thanks

Write or Contact a Mentor
In 10 seconds or less, you can probably think of someone special in your life—a teacher, neighbor, relative, friend or coach—who has helped shape you into the person you are today. Simply put, that person was (and perhaps still is!) a mentor to you.

Maybe it’s someone who gave you reassurance […]

By |December 11th, 2012|Blog, Greenville Nonprofits, Tips|Comments Off on Ways to Give Back this Holiday : Free Ideas to Say Thanks

Ways to Give Back this Holiday : Free Ideas to Join

Register for Organ Donation
During the holidays, we give gifts to show we care – and what could show you care more than the gift of life? According to Donate Life America, there are more than 115,000 people in the United States currently waiting for an organ transplant. An average of 18 people die every day […]

By |December 7th, 2012|Blog, Greenville Nonprofits, Tips|Comments Off on Ways to Give Back this Holiday : Free Ideas to Join

Nonprofit Matters: Charitable Reflections on Branding

Some of the most beautiful cities in the world are known for their fountains. I believe that Greenville is indeed one of those places. I am also quite smitten with Rome and its Trevi Fountain…so much so, that I named our family cat Trevi.

As you gaze into a fountain and listen to the soothing […]

By |December 7th, 2012|Blog, Greenville Nonprofits|Comments Off on Nonprofit Matters: Charitable Reflections on Branding

Greenville Early College Inspires and Prepares Students for Success

Last month, I had the privilege of attending the Greenville Early College Opening Celebration at the University Center of Greenville. The Early College is a program that was specifically designed to meet the educational needs of about 40 rising sixth graders in a personalized learning environment that provides the skills and tools to assist […]

By |December 3rd, 2012|Blog, Greenville Nonprofits|Comments Off on Greenville Early College Inspires and Prepares Students for Success

Ways to Give Back this Holiday : Free Ideas for Internet Shoppers

Donate online, in an indirect way.
Your time on the Internet can translate into donations toward your favorite charities! Websites like GoodSearch are dedicated to empowering people to ‘change the world with simple everyday actions’; in this case, simply by searching the internet.

How do they do it? By designating that 50% of the site’s sponsored […]

By |December 1st, 2012|Blog, Greenville Nonprofits, Tips|Comments Off on Ways to Give Back this Holiday : Free Ideas for Internet Shoppers

Nonprofit Matters: Find Your Nonprofit Passion

Thank you to the Upstate Business Journal (UBJ) for inviting me to be a regular contributor to this new publication. My column Nonprofit Matters will present  information relevant to nonprofit professionals and community leaders in a question and answer format. I am so excited about this opportunity to share my passion and expertise. My first column […]

By |November 9th, 2012|Blog, Greenville Nonprofits|Comments Off on Nonprofit Matters: Find Your Nonprofit Passion