This week, Charleston Good, a nonprofit support and resource network,launched a new directory of nonprofit organizations + social enterprisesin the Lowcountry.
The Grassroots Guide is an easy-to-use dashboard that allows the community to search for various organizations in 36 categories. The comprehensive indexof 500+ listingsserves as a one-stop shop for connecting volunteers + local organizations, as well as a place to learn more about nonprofits that are making an impact in the Charleston area.
While this guide is similar to other digital tools like SCIWAY, it is the first of its kind to organize hundreds of the Lowcountry’s orgs in a user-friendly way + is a collaborative project. The community is encouraged to submit listings– as well as update existing ones – to keep it up to date.
Why are these organizations so important? South Carolina’s 21,000+ nonprofits employ nearly 90,000 people + generate over $17.5 billion in annual revenue. Charleston is home to nearly 4,000 of these organizations, employing 25,000+ people + earning $4+ billion in revenue each year.
Because of the heavy impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on Charleston’s nonprofit industry, the goal of the new Grassroots Guide is to be the definitive resource for members of the community to find volunteer opportunities. The list of present + future opportunities make it simple for people to give back to the groups who have given Charleston so much.
Click the button below to learn more, volunteer + submit info.
Coronavirus ○ Charleston County School District (CCSD) Superintendent Gerrita Postlewait vowed on Monday to work with CCSD principals to create a more reliable system for notifying students + parents of positive COVID-19 cases within specific classrooms. Read more here. (WCBD) ○ VisitSCDHEC’s website for full coronavirus data + stats, and here for daily positive COVID-19 cases + related deaths in South Carolina andaccelerateSC’s website for full coronavirus data + stats on South Carolina’s employment, business, economy, education, and more.
Talk ○ The Post and Courier is introducing “Pints & Politics”, a virtual series that invites local politicians to discuss current events over happy hour. The first talk, held on Thurs., Jan. 14, at 6 p.m., will feature U.S. Representative Nancy Mace. Reserve your spot here. (Holy City Sinner)
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TheBuy ○ Hey, meat lovers: Meet your new favorite delivery. With ButcherBox, you can spend less time searching for high-quality meat and more time cooking meals at home in the New Year. Bonus: Sign up and get up to 10 lbs of meatfor free. 🥩Ⓟ
TryThis ○ After Hours| Wed., Jan. 13 | 5-7 p.m. | Butcher & the Boar, 730 Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant | Free with registration | “Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and special Happy Hour drink pricing.” ○ Mandalorian Theme Trivia| Wed., Jan. 13 | 7-10 p.m. | Mex 1 (Park West), 1109 Park West Blvd., Mt. Pleasant | Free
FeaturedEvent ○ Let’s Talk Influencer Marketing | Wed., Jan. 13 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Virtual | Free, Register | Presented by Infinity Marketing, this webinar focuses on the benefits of influencer marketing and how to identify potential influencers for your brand. Speakers include Shannon Kohn, Social Media Strategist, and Kendall Nicholson, Senior Media Specialist.Ⓟ
Disclaimer: It is up to readers’ discretion to determine whether they feel comfortable participating in any mentioned events based on COVID-19 protocols and precautions. If you have questions, please contact the event’s organizers directly.
Junior League of Charleston members | Photo by Captured by Kate Photography
Calling all lovers of online shopping. A Gown Affair – sponsored by the Junior League of Charleston and happening online Jan. 15-21 – provides an elevated virtual shopping experience for attendees to shop new or gently-used evening wear, wedding gowns, party attire + accessories from local boutiques for a fraction of the retail price (and from the comfort of their own homes).
A ticket ($7) grants access to the shopping event, silent auction, and additional raffle drawing.Ⓟ