SCIP Structure

The Spartanburg Community Indicators Project (SCIP) is organized around five primary functional groups to impact Spartanburg County's quality of life.  They are the Cabinet, Staff, Indicator Area Leaders, Indicator Area Priority Groups, and Indicator Area Partners.  They are described below.
Basic Structure
  1. SCIP Cabinet
  2. SCIP Staff
  3. Indicator Area Leaders
    1. Guiding Body for each Indicator Area Leader
    2. Indicator Area Leaders Council
  4. Indicator Area Priority Groups
  5. Indicator Area Partners


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  1. The SCIP Cabinet is composed of two representatives from each of the Project’s seven Sponsoring Partners: The Spartanburg County Foundation, United Way of the Piedmont, Spartanburg County, USC Upstate, Mary Black Foundation, Spartanburg Regional Foundation and Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce.  They provide financial support, oversight and general direction for the Project.
  2. The SCIP Staff is the Director.
  3. Indicator Area Leaders are the organizations or coalitions who have committed to organize community work around their specific Indicator Areas.  This broad title includes everyone who is committed to work on outcomes in that Indicator Area.  There are two sub-sets within this group: a guiding council for each Indicator Area Leader and representatives to the Indicator Area Leaders Council.
    1. Indicator Area Leaders, depending on their structure, are guided by councils or boards who meet regularly to check on progress, set goals, identify anyone who may need to be included in the work but isn’t yet, and provide feedback on and for the Project through the SCIP Director.  The Council is a small group that guides the work of the Indicator Area Leader through its Priority Groups who in turn guide the work of Indicator Area Partners.
    2. Two representatives from each Indicator Area Leader’s guiding council serve on the Indicator Area Leaders Council.  The purpose of this Council is to facilitate communication among the seven different Indicator Area Leaders since all of the work is intertwined.  Finding areas where working together impacts two or more Indicator Areas and ultimately the community is a priority of the Project’s efforts to assist in more effective and efficient use of the community’s resources.
  4. Indicator Area Priority Groups focus on specific issues within the broader Indicator Area, e.g. Water Quality & Supply within the Natural Environment Indicator Area.  These groups are the vehicle for setting goals, identifying impactful work and sharing information in the community.  They are also the entry point for new Indicator Area Partners to get involved and align their ordinary work and activities with the broader goals determined by the Indicator Area Priority Groups and the Indicator Area Leaders guided by Indicator Area data.
  5. Indicator Area Partners are any public or private organizations, businesses, or citizens who are committed to working with the Indicator Area Priority Groups and using the SCIP data to improve outcomes in a specific area for Spartanburg County.


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