Fundraising Webinar from Firespring: Landing Pages are Like Love Handles

Join us for this exciting webinar from our partners at Firespring! When: Wed. April 23, 2014 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm Where: Your own desk! It's an online webinar! Description: When prospective donors are directed to your website, do you grasp them firmly and get them to commit?  According to a study conducted by in 2013, you probably don't.  The report reveals a major chasm between the importance of landing pages and a NPO's ability to create them.  MarketingSherpa says … [Read more...]

Need a Refresher on your SCANPO member benefits?

Are you a new member of SCANPO? Have you been a member since 1996? Are you thinking about joining, but have some questions? This is the call for you! Join Ben Bullock and Ellen Stevenson of SCANPO for a quick presentation on SCANPO’s member benefits, with a Q&A to follow! Online Webinar: The Power of Belonging: Exploring Your SCANPO Member Benefits Apr 30, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm REGISTER HERE Presenter Information Benjamin Bullock Ben joined SCANPO in November … [Read more...]

The Sisters of Charity Foundation Announces 2014 Leadership Development and Certificate Programs

It's our mission - and pleasure - to share with you information and learning opportunities that further your reach and impact and ultimately strengthen our state.  The Sisters of Charity Foundation’s Leadership Development and Certificate Programs for 2014 were recently posted and we urge you to explore these opportunities. These are offered (at the Foundation’s expense) to nonprofit and faith based practitioners around South Carolina. These are two great opportunities for growing … [Read more...]

SCANPO Staff Out of Office @ National Council of Nonprofits Annual Meeting

The SCANPO office will be closed from Monday, March 30, 2014 until Wednesday, April 2, 2014, as staff travel to Washington, DC to meet with other State Association (of Nonprofits) leaders at the National Council of Nonprofits Annual Meeting and learn about the latest trends in the Nonprofit sector and how we can serve our member organizations better. As such, we will still be checking voicemail and email while we are away, but it may take us a little longer than usual.   … [Read more...]

Guiding Principles & Best Practices Workshop in Camden!

Are you passionate about your nonprofit service? Nonprofit leaders from Kershaw County are invited to attend a Guiding Principles & Best Practices Workshop, with Ellen Stevenson of SCANPO. Rooted in extensive work done by SC’s most respected nonprofit leaders, the third edition incorporates today’s best thinking about nonprofit effectiveness. Learn how to assess a nonprofit organization’s effectiveness relative to the Guiding Principles & Best Practices and develop … [Read more...]

Navigating Nonprofits

Charities and Tax-exempt Organizations are on the Rise and Competing for Resources Upstate residents are some of the most generous in the country: Greenville was rated one of the top 20 most generous cities in 2013, with a volunteer rate of about 30 percent, according to The Upstate is home to not hundreds, but thousands of nonprofits and charitable organizations seeking support in volunteer hours and donations – more than 1,900 registered with the Internal Revenue Service … [Read more...]

Sharing Updates with SC ETV Radio

SC ETV Radio's program, the SC Business Review with host Mike Switzer, interviewed SCANPO President, Madeleine McGee on Friday, March 14. Madeleine shared an overview of the recent 2014 Together. For Good. Nonprofit Summit held in Charleston in February. Listen to the interview in podcast format online. … [Read more...]

Georgetown Leaders “Sweep” Nonprofit Summit Awards

Senator Ray Cleary, Pawley’s Island resident Carl Falk and Helping Hands Executive Director Sharon Thomas made Georgetown proud last month. All three were honored at SC’s annual Nonprofit Summit when more than 500 nonprofit leaders and volunteers gathered in Charleston, despite the weather, to share best practices, learn new techniques and recognize leaders. The South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations (SCANPO), SC’s “chamber of commerce” for nonprofit organizations … [Read more...]

TD Charitable Foundation Supports SC Nonprofits with $10,000 Donation

February 2014 –South Carolina – The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, recently donated $10,000 to the SC Association of Nonprofit Organizations (SCANPO) as part of the foundation’s commitment to giving back to the community. SCANPO is an advocate for more than 14,000 charitable nonprofit organizations serving South Carolina’s citizens. With nearly 600 members, SCANPO works across the state “serving, supporting and … [Read more...]

SCANPO Honors Nonprofit Excellence with Annual Awards

During the recent Together. For Good. Nonprofit Summit in Charleston, we were proud to honor the ETV Endowment of South Carolina for long-term governance and management excellence. At this gathering of more than 500 nonprofit leaders and volunteers from around the state, best practices were shared and new connections were made. A highlight of the annual gathering was the announcement of the Erin Hardwick Award for Nonprofit Excellence. “The ETV Endowment truly embodies the spirit of … [Read more...]