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Wholespire

aka Eat Smart Move More South Carolina   |   Columbia, SC   |  https://www.wholespire.org/

Mission

We provide communities with proven and sustainable approaches that lead to increased access to healthy choices for all people.

Ruling year info

2001

Executive Director

Ms. Meg Stanley

Main address

2711 Middleburg Drive Suite 301

Columbia, SC 29072 USA

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EIN

57-1096619

NTEE code info

Community Coalitions (S21)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Many people are chronically ill because they do not have access to healthy opportunities and choices. Communities across South Carolina aspire to change this reality but need infrastructure support and technical assistance.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

The HYPE Project

The Healthy Young People Empowerment (HYPE) Project is a curriculum-based program focused on teaching youth leadership skills and the policy, systems, and environmental change process. Through the HYPE Project, youth ages 12-17 engage with their community leaders to implement strategies that lead to increased access to healthy foods and safe physical activity. The HYPE Project is a five-phased model that enables youth to impact their community by cultivating grassroots support through youth-led campaigns primarily in rural and underserved communities.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Adults

By providing training, technical assistance, and resources, we are helping to make the healthy choice the easy choice throughout South Carolina. Our community support includes mini-grants, expertise in coalition capacity building and sustainability, education and training opportunities, and networking and information sharing.

Population(s) Served
Adults

On the local level, we work with 26 Eat Smart Move More chapters and other local partners throughout the state. We support local communities to advocate for healthy eating and active living by providing training, resources, and technical assistance. At the state level, we work with key decision makers, including state agencies and other organizational leaders, to advocate for policies, systems and environmental changes to prevent and reduce the high incidence of obesity in our state. We are committed to working with our local and statewide partners to define constructive steps to make the healthy choice, the easy choice.

Population(s) Served
Adults

With the help of public health professionals and healthy lifestyle enthusiasts, LetsGoSC.org provides information for people who are looking for ways to eat healthy and be active. Our goal is to help you find fresh, affordable fruits and vegetables and safe, affordable places to be physically active, close to home!

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of new advocates recruited

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Social and economic status

Related Program

Advocacy

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Electronic communication, legislative hearings, advocacy trainings for partners and local communities

Number of organizations accessing technical assistance offerings

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with disabilities, LGBTQ people, Economically disadvantaged people, People of African descent, People of Latin American descent

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

TA offered to chapters, mini grant recipients, youth serving organizations, schools network, and health coalitions

All assets and deliverables associated with the rebrand completed and provided to local chapters.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Ethnic and racial groups, Family relationships, Health, Social and economic status

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Rebrand, including a name change, took place in 2021 to provide platform to further develop impact on the entire state. Brand guideline, templates, social media graphics, trainings, websites (x13)

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We want informed influencers and empowered communities who work together to ensure an equitable South Carolina, where everyone has access to healthy choices.

Our approach has four tenets:
• We promote healthy eating and active living (HEAL) as a key component of public health.
• We inform, engage, and influence decision-makers to include health in policy decisions.
• We provide support at the local level for communities to achieve healthy change.
• We champion equity.

Our three-year strategy includes, but is not limited to:
• Integrate our core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion with a focus on racial equity throughout the entire organization.
• Strengthen and focus our advocacy efforts to align all levels on the equity component of our work.
• Scale The Healthy Young People Empowerment (HYPE) Project for mission impact in and beyond South Carolina.
• Foster statewide collective success with diverse stakeholders.
• Re-imagine a cohesive brand and messaging framework.

Integrate our core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion with a focus on racial equity throughout the entire organization.
Strengthen and focus our advocacy efforts to align all levels on the equity component of our work.
Scale The Healthy Young People Empowerment (HYPE) Project for mission impact in and beyond South Carolina.
Foster statewide collective success with diverse stakeholders.
Re-imagine a cohesive brand and messaging framework.

Wholespire, formerly known as Eat Smart Move More South Carolina, has established relationships in local communities to address health disparities and inequities related to health, access to healthy foods, and access to safe places for physical activity. In addition, we collaborate with state-level partners on initiatives that address community improvement and population health.

We have a team of seasoned professionals who are experts policy, system, and environmental change and in their associated fields of community improvement, youth engagement, advocacy, diversity, equity, inclusion, leadership, communications, and marketing.

Our work impacts 94% of the state’s population in 37 counties by collaborating with local Eat Smart Move More chapters and community coalitions. Staff members have a presence on each of these coalitions and provide expertise and guidance on capacity building, strategic planning, implementation, and evaluation.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Wholespire

Board of directors
as of 05/04/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Deena Hilton

Wofford College

Term: 2022 - 2023

Lori Phillips

SC Department of Health and Environmental Control Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Prevention

Dudley Brown

Wofford College

Phil Cristaldi

Ross & Cristaldi LLC

Sean Dogan

Long Branch Baptist Church

Deena Hilton

HopeHealth

Phyllis Smart

The Smart Box

Marian Robinson

Clemson University

Mary Wilson

University of South Carolina

Monique Hill

Health Equity and Partnership Solutions

Sean Battle

Bauknight Pietra & Stormer

Taquina Davis

Prisma Health

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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 ? Yes
  • 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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/18/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/16/2020

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.