Many thanks to those of you who came to the Palmetto Brewery Company last Thursday! We will continue to meet the next 2 Thursdays from 4-6pm at 289 Huger St in the neck of Charleston. Come out and join us! This is a collaborative community building effort to get organizations […]

T2T Project: Litter Brigade at Palmetto Brewery


What if we could get groups to work together in a way that taught a full system approach to clean up communities, inspire entrepreneurship, and connect businesses to local people  by turning trash into treasure? Imagine young people with their mentors, picking up trash in the streets as they walk […]

T2T Trash to Treasure concept


COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY BUILDING: REDUCE REDUNDANCY and INCREASE IMPACT (Part 4) Building a Team: people, skills, talent, trust, confidence,  motivation,  communication Another key ingredient for successful collaborations is a competent team.  No secret here.  This is a simple formula that is true for any organization.  Things go a lot smoother when […]

COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY BUILDING: REDUCE REDUNDANCY and INCREASE IMPACT (Part 4)



COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY BUILDING: REDUCE REDUNDANCY and INCREASE IMPACT (Part 3) Getting it All to Fit Together Find people and organizations that can complement each other.  There are a lot of organizations working on similar issues.  Some seem like they are doing the exact same thing while others seem completely unrelated.   […]

COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY BUILDING: REDUCE REDUNDANCY and INCREASE IMPACT (Part 3)


Out of necessity, South Carolina had to be creative in our approach and collaborate with other groups to leverage resources in order to implement the EE Capacity project.  As a result, we managed to forge new relationships and reach audiences beyond the traditional EE network. This gave us an opportunity […]

EE Capacity in SC: Our Creative Approach to Expand Environmental ...


COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY BUILDING: REDUCE REDUNDANCY and INCREASE IMPACT (Part 2) One of the key ingredients of the formula for building successful collaborations is funding. Funding can be a powerful force to drive the operation of any project.  It can work in a number of different ways.   I have seen collaborations […]

COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY BUILDING: REDUCE REDUNDANCY and INCREASE IMPACT (Part 2)