Fast Company’s Top Ten for raising funds.

Here's an article from Fast Company listing things we nonprofits need to accomplish in order to raise "venture" funds. See what you think and how your organization would score. I particularly like number 10: "Build a culture and spirit of generosity and appreciation in the boardroom; this is where board leaders can have a great deal of influence and where board composition is a key factor."     … [Read more...]

Volunteers Band Together to Provide Healthcare for Those in Need

In August of 2010 at the Carolina First Center in Greenville, South Carolina, more than 1,200 patients from 20 counties were provided free medical, dental, and eye care by a cadre of over 500 volunteer physicians, nurses, dentists, eye care professionals, medical students, administrators, and general volunteers. Because of the great need and the desire of hospitals to care for their communities, in August of this year SC Mission 2011: Midlands will be in Columbia to provide care for the low … [Read more...]

Volunteer Administrators Issue Call for Conference Presenters

The South Carolina Association for Volunteer Administration is seeking presenters for their annual conference, to be held January 25-27, 2012 at Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort. Each year South Carolina Association for Volunteer Administration (SCAVA) hosts a winter conference to provide members with high quality professional development opportunities specifically related to volunteer resource management. The SCAVA Annual Conference Committee would like to request proposals of workshops that … [Read more...]

Nonprofits Gain Attention Through YouTube

Online video can be an incredibly powerful tool for nonprofits who know how to harness its power. A great video has the potential to capture the heads and minds of millions! Where To Start At the 2011 member meeting of the of the National Council of Nonprofits presenters shared these helpful online resources in their session "The Power of Video." - HOW TO: Create Videos for Your Nonprofit without a Video Camera, a Budget of $0, and Little-to-No Tech Skills - Youtube Nonprofit … [Read more...]

“Win Anyway”

This week, much of the state has been celebrating the USC Gamecock baseball team’s second consecutive national championship. On Friday, an estimated 40,000 fans gathered along Columbia’s main thoroughfare to cheer on these young men and their coaches. Triumph at the College World Series was not the only significant win for South Carolina this week, though. On Wednesday, SC House members voted to overturn many of the governor’s budget vetoes, an important step in securing another … [Read more...]