Thank You Friends, Partners, and Supporters!

On May 12, 2011, the one year anniversary of the Charleston Promise Neighborhood incorporation, we held a reception on the Market Pavilion Hotel rooftop.  The purpose of the event was to engage with our current donors, partners and volunteers, but also to introduce the organization to potential new friends and supporters CPN.  The event was a tremendous […]

When “Plan” Is Not A Dusty Word

For me, the word “plan” often conjures up the image of a binder filled with a lengthy written report that includes detailed charts, data, and appendices. Perhaps it was mandated by some funding source. Or, maybe a previous Board of Directors thought it would be a good idea. Even worse, it may have been some […]

The Importance of Value-Driven Financial Decision Making

At a recent meeting, the Charleston County School District recently confirmed its commitment to fund the Charleston Promise Neighborhood for the 2011-2012 academic year.  Given the recent budget cuts at the District, and the fact that CCSD is set to experience a $28 million budget shortfall, the vote to recommit was far from certain. In […]