About Together SC

With hands joined across our state, Together SC serves the thousands of South Carolinians dedicated to community service, leadership and caring through nonprofit and philanthropic organizations.

Originally founded as the South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations in 1997, now known as Together SC, is the only statewide membership organization and network that brings together nonprofit leaders and their allies to strengthen the state's entire nonprofit sector.

We are run by nonprofit leaders, for nonprofit leaders.

We believe that well-managed and responsibly governed nonprofits result in stronger and healthier South Carolina communities.

Learn more about Together SC's history!


Together SC's purpose or, mission, is:

We are here to unite, strengthen, and advance our state’s nonprofit community, so we may enrich the quality of life for all.

We’re on a mission to:

1. harness the collective power of those working for the greater good through advocacy and collaboration among nonprofit leaders, foundations, business and governmental partners, associations and academic institutions;

2. energize charitable nonprofit professionals and volunteers through leadership, education and recruitment of next generation leaders; and,

3. enhance the future of the nonprofit sector by nurturing public trust, garnering legislative support and safeguarding the integrity of nonprofit work.




We invite you to join Together SC, and help us realize our desired future, or vision, for the sector:

We envision a future in which our state has a united, trusted, and effective nonprofit community working to enrich the lives of all South Carolinians.



  • Integrity – We promise to be accountable, transparent, fair, honest, and to take an integrated approach to our work.
  • Leadership – We strive to be a “thought leader,” influencing the sector by providing knowledge, resources, guidance and exposure to innovative ideas and national trends.
  • Superior Service – We take pride in our work and in our service to our members, making sure their membership dollars are well invested.
  • Collaboration – We will lead through collaboration with our members and partners to enhance efficiency and effectiveness. 


Together SC is committed to:   

  1. Advancing the vital role of nonprofit organizations in South Carolina.   
  2. Continuous improvement with innovation and learning as daily activities.   
  3. Providing reliable, timely, knowledge and service to our members and partners.   
  4. Including, celebrating and utilizing the rich diversity of our state.   
  5. Measuring outcomes and demonstrating results in all of our activities.   
  6. Responsible stewardship and sustainability of our work.   
  7. Modeling our "Guiding Principles and Best Practices."
  8. Being an integral part of national field of statewide nonprofit associations and the larger nonprofit sector.