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What could CAP do for you?

CAP fulfills its mission to make a positive impact on our community beyond the College of Charleston’s campus through its work with individual nonprofit service providers and local government officials and administrators. CAP is currently working on the following projects:

Lowcountry Food Bank: Designed, administered, and analyzed the results of the 2016 Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey. A report was written and presented to the LCFB staff. The project provided LCFB with feedback from their partnering agencies in order to improve specific processes and overall agency satisfaction.

Be A Mentor: Developed a comprehensive program evaluation plan. Created surveys to evaluate programs in terms of perception of student progress, mentor satisfaction, and organizational effectiveness. CAP plans to administer the surveys and analyze a portion of the data during the Spring Semester 2017. In addition, CAP plans to assist in the area of Board governance, i.e develop trainings, prepare meeting agendas, and support the Board’s strategic planning process. This assistance will take place over the course of the 2016-2017 academic year.

Lowcountry Marine Mammal Network: Provided technical support to LMMN throughout the process of becoming a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. CAP plans to continue supporting the needs of LMMN through the spring 2017 semester.

LAPS: CAP will assist LAPS with data analysis and Board governance during the spring semester of 2017.

Town of Holly Hill: Advised Mayor William Johnson regarding his proposed plan for a Summer Athletics Internship program. CAP plans to continue assistance in the spring semester.

REACH: CAP plans to administer and analyze the results of a Stakeholder Survey in the spring.

Freedom Schools- Downtown Charleston: Supported the launch of a fundraising campaign. Developed communication materials, a list of potential grants, and began to submit grants. CAP will continue to identify and apply for grants during the spring semester in 2017.

Here are some examples of how CAP has assisted Lowcountry nonprofit and governmental organizations in the past:

East Cooper Meals on WheelsDesigned, administered, and analyzed results of a volunteer questionnaire. The questionnaire was designed to assess four matrices: volunteer demographics, volunteer experience, volunteer program effectiveness, and organization knowledge & mission achievement. Here is the 2014 ECMOW Volunteer Survey Report.

Lowcountry Homeless Coalition: Assisted in the analysis of the 2013 Point-In-Time Homeless Count data for the 2013 PIT Homeless Report. Also, participated in administering surveys for the 2014 PIT Count. Here is the 2013 Point-In-Time Report.

South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations (SCANPO): facilitate and analyzed session evaluations at the SCANPO Annual Nonprofit Summit, which draws nonprofit professionals from across the state to Charleston for a three-day conference on important issues facing organizations today. The analysis and results of the Summit evaluations will be used to continue to strengthen the planning of future Summits. 

Mayor’s Office for Youth, Family, & Children - First Day FestivalCreated a survey for attendees of the First Day Festival, a year event that provides school supplies and service information for elementary school students and their families from Charleston, Berkley and Dorchester counties. CAP Staff joined other First Day Festival volunteers for the implementation of the survey at the event. 

Wounded Warrior Project - Provided budgetary & financial research and consultation; Advised nonprofit on the advantages and risks of establishing an endowment fund. 

Lowcountry Local FirstDesigned and conducted a survey of Charleston County residents to identify community awareness of buying and ‘being’ local to create a sustainable economy.

Kiawah Island Homeowner’s AssociationPerformed ballot collection and tallying of 4,000 voting members for KICA’s annual board of directors election.

Yo ArtProvided assistance in the evaluation of the effectiveness of using several art applications to improve the academic progress of students in Charleston County Schools.

MetanoiaProvided extensive research and design assistance in establishing an integrated leadership curriculum for Youth Leadership Development Program.

USS Yorktown CV-10 AssociationProvided assistance in technical support and assistance for the Yorktown’s reunion of WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War veterans.

North Charleston Police DepartmentDesigned and conducted mail survey to 2,400 North Charleston residents to measure the perception of crime in their neighborhoods as well as interaction with their local neighborhood police officers.