The SCANPO team members represent and work in various locations across the state as one would image a statewide organization would in today’s virtual world. SCANPO’s preferred contact method is email because we can best respond to your inquires with the inclusion of hyperlinks and attachments.
We provide our personal cell numbers for those instances when SCANPO members are in need of more immediate assistance.
General inquiries please use the Contact Us page so we can best direct you to the appropriate staff member or section of the website.
SCANPO Phone: 803-929-0399
SCANPO Office (brick & mortar location)
400 Arbor Lake Drive
Columbia, SC 29223
Administration & Member Services Coordinator
Ben joined SCANPO in November 2012. He works on the day-to-day operations of the organization, and is the first point of contact for our members, answering questions, making referrals, and ensuring that our member organizations are getting the most of their membership. He provides support to Madeleine, Janie, and Ellen, and takes care of logistics for Board and Committee meetings. Do you need technical assistance with your membership? Do you need help with the Nonprofit Job Center and Nonprofit Training Calendar? Do you have a question for SCANPO? Are you interested in attending or hosting a regional gathering for SCANPO? Ben’s the one to call.
Ben recently graduated (after seven years) from the University of SC, earning his BA, MSW, and MPA. He studied nonprofit organizations extensively in college and is excited to leave the ivory tower and gain real world experience with SCANPO while continuing learning and put his skills to good use. He is a board member of Camp T.A.L.K. (Teaching Advocacy and Life-skills to Kids), a nonprofit a summer day-camp for children with Autism, that he helped to incorporate and gain 501(c)(3) status. He is also a Congregation Council member at Reformation Lutheran Church. Ben lives in Columbia with his partner, Jeremy.
Madeleine has served as president since January 2011, bringing her passion for South Carolina’s nonprofit sector and all that it does. She works closely with SCANPO’s Board of Directors to advance services to members and the sector and is guided by SCANPO’s mission, vision and core values.
Like many of our members, she’s run start-ups as well as established nonprofits. She cut her teeth in nonprofit management in Georgetown in the 1980′s and later led the Coastal Community Foundation for ten years. She’s also worked for local and state government, provided consulting services, is a proficient fundraiser and knows the grantmaking side as well.
Madeleine received her BA and MBA from the University of Virginia. She is a SC Liberty Fellow, and serves on Sullivan’s Island Town Council. She’s helped build Habitat houses and is a Big Sister with the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program. As SCANPO’s chief “bottle washer,” she’s eager to hear your ideas and suggestions. Watch out, she’ll want to get you involved.
Janie joined SCANPO’s team in April 2012 and manages our virtual presence, otherwise known as the website! She manages all outbound communications, including the social media platforms. She is responsible for SCANPO’s eNewletters and makes sure the website is kept up-to-date with resources you need and use. Janie has great plans for our SCANPO membership and the members-only side of the website.
With BFA and BGD degrees from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, Janie has used her graphic design and marketing skills working for both profit and nonprofit organizations. She’s passionate about the nonprofit sector and public education, including eight years at the College of Charleston in the Division of Marketing and Communications. She has served on nonprofit boards, such as, Florence Crittenton, helped build East Cooper Habitat for Humanity houses and personally raises thousands every year riding in the Pedal 4 Pattison’s (Academy) 4-Hour Spinning Marathon.
Janie works remotely from Sullivan’s Island where she and her husband, Charlie Aikman, are raising their three children.
Ellen S. Stevenson
Knowledge Network Manager
Ellen S. Stevenson is SCANPO’s newest staff member. As Knowledge Network Manager, Ellen will focus her efforts on: the annual “Together. For Good. Nonprofit Summit,” collaborating with grantmaking partners to identify educational needs of our membership, increasing members’ knowledge and use of the Guiding Principles & Best Practices and developing needed training resources and services for SCANPO members.
Ms. Stevenson’s background includes more than 30 years of experience in leadership and organizational development and consulting.
In addition to working part-time with SCANPO, Ms. Stevenson is Principal of Optimal Performance, a leadership and organization development consulting firm whose clients include private, non-profit and public sector organizations. She has designed trainings on: Nonprofit Leadership and Board Development Practices, Problem Solving and Decision Making (Critical Thinking Skills), Emotional Intelligence in Leadership and Organizations, Stress Management, Team Building and Development Skills, Facilitation Skills, and Train the Trainer.
Prior to working with SCANPO, Ms. Stevenson held various leadership positions with Rosewood House of Recovery (nonprofit), The Management Center of Greenville Technical College (consulting and training), JP Stevens / West Point Pepperel (manufacturing operations) and with New York State Division for Youth (residential treatment program).
Ms. Stevenson holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from Cornell University and a Master of Science in Education focusing on the adult learner, from Marywood University. She has successfully combined her social science learning and business experience to better meet the needs of organizations in today’s ever-changing world.
SCANPO’s EXTENDED TEAM
Consultant for the SCANPO Advocacy Committee
John, of The Ruoff Group, is helping with our Advocacy efforts and supporting the Advocacy Committee as it tackles legalizing charitable raffles for nonprofits.