SUSTAINING WAY

Together We Thrive!

aka South Carolina Interfaith Power and Light (SCIPL)   |   Greenville, SC   |  http://sustainingway.org/

Mission

Sustaining Way, a 501(c)3 formed in January 2012, is an interfaith non-profit that uses education, collaboration and advocacy to create sustainable, caring and equitable communities for current and future generations.

Ruling year info

2013

Executive Director

Mr. Michael Brown

Chairman

Mr Rick Joye

Main address

5 Stonehedge Dr

Greenville, SC 29615 USA

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EIN

45-4887679

NTEE code info

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs (C60)

Other Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition N.E.C. (K99)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Annie's House Demonstration Site

Telling people is simply not good enough. Showing the way forward is absolutely essential to allowing communities to develop the vision of a sustainable future. As a result, Annie’s House has been developed to demonstrate a variety of affordable sustainable practices including food production, preservation and preparation, energy conservation and production, and alternative transportation.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Adults

The coordinator is a full-time rotating development position that lives in Annie’s House and works with our various partners to serve as community coordinator/advocate, lead community programs, and demonstrate the feasibility and benefits of living more simply and sustainably while assisting others to do the same. The coordinator develops relationships with residents, works to understand community needs and then connects residents and community organizations to other nonprofits and partners that can assist in meeting those needs. Through this work and our formalized development program, the coordinator develops the skills and confidence necessary to leave the program and go out to serve as a leader within the community.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Typically pulled from the local community, our apprentices are paid part-time development positions that support the coordinator in developing the community through sustainable practices while they are developed through Sustaining Way’s programs.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Our interns are paid part-time development positions that support the coordinator and apprentice in developing the community through sustainable practices.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Steward Education Program provides free sustainability and personal development training for children and youth (K-12) participating in partner programs. Sustaining Way and its partners tailor all curricula, educational activities and field trips to the age group and topic of interest.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The Steward Fellows Program is a paid opportunity to develop the community and prepare for future careers. It provides high school age youth with workforce development through training and job opportunities at our demonstration site, Annie’s House, and with our partner organizations.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

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Financials

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SUSTAINING WAY

Board of directors
as of 4/3/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Rick Joye

Michelin North America

Term: 2012 -

Ralph Bouton

S&ME, Inc

Brenda League

Liberty Life Insurance

Sandis Sullivan

AT&T Retiree

Bruce Adams

Furman University

Alecia Brewster

Goodwill Industries

Anthony Lowdenback

Michelin

Sylvia Palmer

Nicholtown Neighborhood Association

Rick Joye

Michelin

Chris Sermons

Bio-Way Farm

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes