Build Your Technology Plan for $200? Yep, We Can Help With That.

Need to write a technology plan for your nonprofit – one that is ready for board and funder review? Can’t find the time to make it happen? Not sure how to proceed? Join us to learn, how while working with your peers from other nonprofit organizations facing the same challenges. We’re pleased to invite you to participate in a comprehensive training on Building Efficiency Through Technology Planning for nonprofit organizations. Presented by SCANPO in partnership with Idealware, this course … [Read more...]

South Carolina Still Near Bottom of Kids Count Rankings

With the release of the 2011 Kids Count Data Book, the Annie E. Casey Foundation has provided their annual snapshot of child well-being throughout the country.  The report compiles and compares nationwide statistics on key indicators, such as children living in poverty, infant mortality, teen births, and percent of teens not in school.  South Carolina ranks 45th, the same as it has for the two previous years, and where it was 10 years ago.  SC experienced its highest ranking in 2003, when it … [Read more...]

AARP Foundation Announces Sustainable Solutions to Hunger Innovation Grants Program

AARP Foundation is seeking to fund the development or scaling of innovative, sustainable solutions to hunger that have the potential to make a significant impact on community food security and sustainable food systems for Americans 50 and older. Through a competitive RFP process, AARP Foundation will  award grants to eligible local, state and/or national registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in the United States, in amounts ranging from $50,000 to $300,000. Grants will be awarded … [Read more...]

Nonprofits May Benefit from Health Reform Tax Credit

The new health reform law gives a tax credit for certain small employers that provide healthcare coverage, effective beginning in 2010. Please review the following for eligibility and contact your tax advisor if you could benefit. 1) Tax Exempt Organizations (churches are considered 501(c)(3) exempt organizations) can qualify 2) Organizations must have fewer than 25 FTEs or FTE equivalents for the tax year and the average annual wages for such employees must be less than $50,000 … [Read more...]

FREE Office Equipment for Nonprofits – This Friday and Saturday ONLY

UPDATE: All donated items have been claimed. Tremendous thanks to All Commercial Roofing and their representative Pam Stack for their generous donations. SCANPO was contacted today by a business that is closing their office in West Columbia, and would like to donate their office furniture and equipment to the nonprofit community. These items are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, and must be picked up either Friday (August 5) or Saturday (August 6). The company does not have … [Read more...]

Liberty Fellows Inviting Project Proposals

Liberty Fellowship is inviting proposals from nonprofit organizations in South Carolina for projects that could enhance the organization’s work while contributing to the needs of South Carolinians in one of its five Forum areas: Health, Environment, Education, Public Policy or Economic Development. If your organization is interested in the help of a Liberty Fellow on a project that benefits South Carolinians through one of the focus areas, please click here for details on how to apply. … [Read more...]