Examples of Our Work

  • Operations and Technical Support

    • The Challenge: About 25% of women who are released from prison are arrested for a new crime within 6 months; about 33% within 1 year; and approximately 68.1% within five years, according to the National Resource Center on Justice Involved Women.  Beaufort County's Community Relations Council seeks to decrease the likelihood that local women return to the Beaufort County Detention Center, and they envisioned a new, anti-recidivism program called New Paths.
    • The Approach: Lowcountry Synergy was hired to develop all of the programmatic, funding, marketing/outreach, and evaluation materials that will be needed to bring this program to fruition.
    • The Result: Lowcountry Synergy's team presented its work as well as its findings regarding best practices in the field of anti-recidivism and prisoner release programs to the advisory committee that spearheaded this project.  This group was so impressed that they invited Lowcountry Synergy to do a follow-up presentation that will be advertised widely and hopefully attended by people who will be inclined to volunteer and/or support the program in other ways.
  • Grant-writing and Resource Development

    • The Challenge: An organization's executive director resigned shortly before a busy grant-writing season.
    • The Approach: Lowcountry Synergy worked in conjunction with the organization's remaining staff members to identify the grants that needed to be written and the interim as well as final reports that needed to be submitted in order for funding to be sustained during and after the search for a new executive director.
    • The Result: Four grant applications (amount requested: $98,500), one interim report, and one final report were submitted during a two-month period.
  • Strategic Information Services

    • The Challenge: A co-curricular organization focused on building character desired to expand its impact without demanding additional facetime from the executive director.
    • The Approach: Lowcountry Synergy worked with the executive director/founder to envision and create online training materials for mentors, mentees, and facilitators that could be accessed any where, any time
    • The Result: More individuals will be trained to participate in the program, thereby expanding its reach and maximizing the executive director’s limited time.
  • Operations and Technical Support
    • The Challenge: An after-school enrichment program’s executive director was aging, and the organization needed to gather all pertinent documents and knowledge in preparation for a future leadership transition.
    • The Approach: Lowcountry Synergy compiled all governance, programmatic, and other policies and procedures information into a comprehensive document.
    • The Result: Board members, a future executive director, and others will have access to all of the documents and knowledge they would need to sustain the organization in the event of an emergency or planned change in leadership.
  • Grant-writing and Resource Development

    • The Challenge: Multiple small- and medium-size nonprofit organizations were operating much-needed programs, but their staff did not feel comfortable or qualified to write persuasive grant applications.
    • The Approach: Lowcountry Synergy developed personalized grant templates by compiling all of the organizations' existing written documents and conducting thorough interviews with staff.  These templates can be adapted and utilized for future applications.
    • The Result: The organizations incurred a one-time cost for consulting services, and the impact of said cost will last as long as they continue to use the templates.
  • Strategic Information Services

    • The Challenge: A federally funded income tax assistance program sought to communicate effectively and efficiently with volunteers in seven counties.
    • The Approach: Lowcountry Synergy employed G-Suite tools, such as Google Group, Google Voice, and Google Forms, as well as MailChimp newsletters to centralize the distribution of information.
    • The Result: All volunteers had access to the same information in real-time from the comfort of their homes.  Volunteer engagement and retention increased.