SCANPO Stands Charleston Strong Notes and Resources

How Do We React? - Summary of Our Conversation SCANPO’s Charleston Member Gathering June 23, 2015 The board, staff and leadership of SCANPO were honored to gather with our members and area nonprofit leaders for an honest and heartfelt discussion of the nonprofit community’s response and service to our neighbors following the devastating June 17 shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church. Michelle Mapp, SCANPO Board Member, CEO of SC Community Loan Fund, and associate of many of the fallen, … [Read more...]

Urge State Lawmakers to Remove the Confederate Battle Flag

  Nonprofit Colleagues, As President of SCANPO, our state's network of nonprofit leaders, I feel compelled to add our sector's voice to those raised by our state's many leaders seeking the removal of the Confederate Battle Flag from the State House grounds. While the Charleston Church Terrorist may have acted alone, he has exposed a subculture of hate and racism that exists in our state (Southern Poverty Law Center counts 19 hate groups based here). That subculture adversely … [Read more...]

The Power of Standing Together

Thank you to all of our members and guests who attended last night's powerful forum on the devastating Charleston shooting at the American Theater. Our conversation on the causes and impact of the massacre serves as a starting point for us to create change. Thank you for all of your contributions, and we are so proud to be a part of such a collaborative, supportive nonprofit community. As South Carolinians, there is much we can do to make our state, even our nation, a better place. Let us … [Read more...]

SCANPO Lowcountry Gathering has been moved to the American Theater

Tuesday, June 23rd from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM American Theater -NOTE CHANGE 446 King Street , Charleston, SC Parking in the nearby John Street Parking Garage is free after 6pm. After last week’s tragic events, it seems most appropriate that we use tomorrow’s gathering as an opportunity for thoughtful, shared discussion of our role as nonprofits leaders in helping South Carolina move beyond the hate and racism exposed by the Charleston shooting. We will share remembrances and a … [Read more...]

Our thoughts and prayers for Charleston

Our thoughts are with all of Charleston in the wake of this devastating tragedy. Our love goes out to all of the victims and their loved ones at Mother Emanuel AME Church. Remember, we do not face tragedy alone but instead as a community. Charleston is a strong city, and with compassion, love, and sincere hope for the future, we can overcome any act of violence. … [Read more...]

Proposal Regulating Nonprofit Veterinarians could be bad news for all Nonprofits

Though the legislative session is nearly over, there is one bill in the works that could have implications for all nonprofits. Even though S.687 is targeted at limiting the abilities of nonprofit animal shelters by specifying where they may operate (not within 7 miles of a for-profit animal clinic), who they may serve (only providing services to individuals below the Federal Poverty Line), and what services they could offer(it does not regulate for-profit veterinarians), the implications could … [Read more...]

Minor Shaw’s message to Greenville Nonprofits on 5.19.15

On May 19, 2015, at a SCANPO Member Luncheon in Greenville, noted philanthropist and community leader Minor Shaw had these words for nonprofit leaders: I am tremendously honored to be asked to speak to all of you today! As I look out at the room, I see so many good friends – friends with whom I have worked from all sectors of the non-profit community! Thank you all for being here today but, most of all, thank you for all you do to make lives better for everyone in the Upstate! You represent … [Read more...]

2015 Giving Day Results

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Member Spotlight: Dining for Women, Greenville

We recently sat down with Beth Ellen Holimon, executive director for Dining for Women, a global giving circle based in Greenville that funds grassroots programs working in developing countries to fight gender inequality. Dining for Women chapters meet regularly to share a meal together and learn about that month's featured program through video, educational documents and presentations. The funds raised support education for girs, skills training for women and fight the prevalent gender … [Read more...]

#CelebrateTheSector with SCANPO on May 5!

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