Bold Goals and Milliken efforts highlighted at annual United Way leaders breakfast

The United Way held its annual Corporate & Community Leaders Breakfast Thursday at Milliken’s customer center. By Samantha Swann Local business leaders and organizational representatives gathered for coffee and conversation as well as a number of presentations on their peer efforts to help the community through strategic business practices and partnerships with the [...]


Highland community begins mapping out future

By Adam Orr Staff Writer Posted Aug 13, 2019 at 8:56 PM Highland community stakeholders — more than 200 strong — met Monday night to begin the long awaited work on a neighborhood transformation plan. Consider it a kind of blueprint that’s meant to guide the changes and renewal of the Highland community in coming years. [...]


#LOVols as brand-makers – and why that’s important

Posted By: Elisa Kosarin August 6, 2019 It’s leaders of volunteers who forge the heart-centered connections to nonprofit brands You may have noticed that I like to feature volunteer managers in my posts. These colleagues have mastered a practice or innovated in a way that’s worth sharing with the tribe. That’s why I featured CVA Heather Lother a [...]


United Way of Piedmont hosts “Stuff the Bus” school supply drive

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – United Way of Piedmont has been collecting thousands of school supplies as part of their back-to-school “Stuff the Bus” event, for students in all seven Spartanburg school districts. by: TaTiana Cash Posted: Jul 31, 2019 Updated: Jul 31, 2019 / 04:06 PM EDT It’s an unfortunate fact that back-to-school shopping isn’t cheap. The National [...]


New SC department polices agencies serving children

By: Nickelle Smith SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA) – A new independent state department will now be investigating incidents involving children served by several other South Carolina agencies, including the Department of Social Services. “Every child in South Carolina deserves to have a happy, nurturing family and I hope this new department sets a bold vision [...]


Look for this in your next #volmgmt position

Posted By: Elisa Kosarin June 11, 2019 On why it matters to report to the CEO A lot of ink has been spilled in the volunteer management world, trying to figure out where a volunteer program should sit on the org chart. Do volunteers belong within development, programming, human resources, or maybe operations? I’ve joined this conversation more than [...]


Food Truck Rodeo raises money for children’s books

By: Nickelle Smith SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA) – A Food Truck Rodeo just wrapped up Friday night and the proceeds will get books into the hands of local children. The event in Spartanburg was hosted by the United Way of the Piedmont’s Young Leaders Group. It was held at the Hub City Farmer’s Market on Howard Street. All [...]


Spartanburg summit looks for housing solutions

By Samantha Swann   Community leaders, business people, developers and other residents gathered at Converse College Thursday morning to discuss the reality of, problems with, and solutions to Spartanburg’s current housing climate. Spartanburg City Manager Chris Story kicked off the 2019 Spartanburg Housing Summit with a presentation on the state of housing in [...]