Laura Allen Joins South Carolina Nonprofit Association as Membership Director

Spartanburg, S.C. – The South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations (SCANPO) has appointed Laura Allen as its membership development director. In this position, Allen will develop and promote the organization’s membership among South Carolina’s nonprofits, grant-maker partners, business partners, academic institutions, associations and associate members. A resident of Spartanburg, S.C., Allen will interact with current and potential members through regional gatherings and outreach … [Read more...]

Charities-Only Tax Bill Nearly Passes in the U.S. House

From the National Council of Nonprofits: Charities-Only Tax Bill Nearly Passes in the House The work of charitable nonprofits in communities throughout the United States fell just a few votes short of receiving a boost by Congress last week when the Supporting America’s Charities Act, H.R.5806, was introduced, debated, and voted on by the House of Representatives. H.R. 5806 sought to make permanent three charitable giving tax incentives: allowing older Americans to make IRA rollovers for … [Read more...]

Do you know an up-and-coming Young Nonprofit Professional? Encourage them to Apply for the Duke Endowment Fellowship!

(From: Created in 2005, The Duke Endowment's Fellowship program gives emerging leaders a unique opportunity in the philanthropic sector. Fellows are exposed to all aspects of philanthropy in the Endowment's four program areas, learning about issues and opportunities that face the Carolinas. The Fellowship offers access to the Endowment's executive leadership and a variety of personalized professional development opportunities. In return, … [Read more...]

11/13/14 – National Philanthropy Day in Greenville, Charleston, and Columbia!

Each November, National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) is celebrated by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and hundreds of non-profit and for-profit organizations throughout North America. On this special day, we recognize the great philanthropic contributions to the community of philanthropy and those active volunteers who devote their time to advance the efforts of various organizations. Here's what the three chapters in South Carolina are planning for next week! AFP SC Piedmont … [Read more...]

SC citizens approve Charitable Raffles with 83% of the vote!

  Thanks to the 978,208 voters (83% of the total cast votes) who voted YES on South Carolina Amendment 1 to legalize charitable raffles for our nonprofit organizations. Prior to yesterday, South Carolina was one of four states where raffles were illegal, and we're happy to report that our state and Kansas both voted successfully on amendments. We hope you pause today to celebrate this major victory - but our work is not yet done!    Please take a moment today to email your elected officials … [Read more...]

SCANPO announces changes in Staff Lineup!

It is with a mixture of sadness and joy that SCANPO announces some changes to our Staff lineup. Janie Ball has stepped down as Communications & Membership Development Manager, to pursue other opportunities in her fields of interest. For two and a half years, Janie ably managed SCANPO’s outbound and inbound communications, including those for two Nonprofit Summits. She coordinated the Board of Directors and staff in our first-ever, Board to Peer, Membership Campaign. Janie helped the Board … [Read more...]

Are you prepared to vote wisely tomorrow?

It's crunch time! Are you prepared to vote wisely tomorrow? Now is the time for us to be a powerful and unified voice for the nonprofit community so we can realize our vision of a better future for all South Carolinians. Click here to find your polling place. Below is important information on two key areas of tomorrow's ballot that will affect nonprofit organizations: 1. CHARITABLE RAFFLES  Be sure to VOTE YES on the first Constitutional Amendment on the ballot. Simply put, this will make … [Read more...]

Google SC Grantee and Nonprofits Appreciation Luncheon and Learn – Nov. 10

Attention Nonprofits serving Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester Counties: Google SC cordially invites you to a lunch and learn with Google Berkeley County Data Center Community Affairs Grant recipients and others from the state's nonprofit community who will share best practices and information. Come learn about Google's grants process. You will hear from grantees who've been awarded grants and learn about their projects and outcomes. This free event will be held November 10th, from 11:30 … [Read more...]

Apply Now for the 2015 Award for Nonprofit Excellence!

The deadline for applying for the 2015 South Carolina Nonprofit Excellence Award will be here before you know it! Since 2003, SCANPO has recognized member organizations for their exemplary governance and management and excellence in implementing SCANPO’s Guiding Principles & Best Practices. Each year two organizations, one with an annual budget under $750,000, and one with an annual budget at $750,000 or greater, are selected through a competitive selection process. The award honors … [Read more...]

Sample Letter to the Editor on Raffles

It's almost time! On November 4, 2014, SC voters will have the opportunity to change the State Constitution to allow nonprofit charities to hold raffle fundraisers! Below is a sample letter which we encourage nonprofit leaders to send to the editors of their local newspapers. Please feel free to personalize, and let SCANPO staff know if you plan to send a letter to your local paper, so that we can look for it! Please encourage everyone you know, colleagues, friends, family, to vote YES on … [Read more...]