Apply by April 1 to be a Metanoia Fellow!

Are you ready to work with communities to build a brighter future for the upper portions of Charleston's peninsula? Apply by April 1 to be a Metanoia Fellow. Metanoia is looking for members of their first-ever class of Fellows. In this two-year paid position, you will learn advanced community organizing, transformational leadership, fundraising and organizational leadership. Under the leadership of award-winning community development organization Metanoia, you will work with communities … [Read more...]

Katrina Spigner: “How to Start Your Day”

All of us face tough days when we feel like we have lost our inspiration to lead. That’s when we have to dig deep and find encouragement from within. As an author and senior philanthropic leader, Katrina recently shared her story with us at the 2015 Nonprofit Summit - and encouraged attendees with ways she’s found to stay inspired, creative and motivated. Here are her notes from the opening plenary, shared by her to you: "Start your day with your batteries charged and ready to engage. Look … [Read more...]

Citadel Beach Club Offering Discounted Rentals!

The Citadel Beach Club, who was the generous host of last week’s "Google's Together. For Good. Reception" at The Nonprofit Summit, would like to offer a special rental rate for nonprofits who would like to reserve their beautiful facility in 2015. Simply contact them via email for details on the exclusive offer or, to learn more about the facility, visit the Citadel Beach Club website. But hurry! This offer is only valid for a limited time! … [Read more...]

Start Planning Now for the 2016 Nonprofit Summit

2016 SC Nonprofit Summit March 9 - 11 Downtown Marriott Spartanburg, SC Summit Steering Committe: Doug Eberhart, United Way of the Piedmont Kristy Caradori, Spartanburg Regional Health System Foundation Kathy Dunleavy, Mary Black Foundation Troy Hanna, Spartanburg County Foundation Spartanburg welcomes SCANPO with a special video sharing plans for next year's Summit that includes tours with local nonprofit organizations, a reception at the Spartanburg Chapman Cultural … [Read more...]

Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County wins Nonprofit Excellence Award

During the 2015 South Carolina Nonprofit Summit held at the Wild Dunes Resort this week, Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County was presented the South Carolina Nonprofit Excellence Award from the South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations (SCANPO). Monroe Free, president and CEO of the Upstate-based organization, was presented the award by Coby Hennecy, executive director of South Carolina ETV, recipient of last year’s award. “To be recognized by our peers for excellence … [Read more...]


This year we are focused on going green and saving trees while leveraging the incredible power of technology. Be sure to download our new mobile app where you will be able to find all types of information! How to download the mobile app: Download the app today through the App Store for iPhones and iPads OR Google Play for Androids. Please note that there are multiple pages within the main menu - so don't be shy - swipe left and explore all areas! Use the mobile app to browse: - full … [Read more...]

The Nonprofit Summit is SOLD OUT!

Thank you to everyone who has registered, sponsored, or will be exhibiting at the Summit this year! For the first time in recent memory, the Nonprofit Summit is SOLD OUT! We are at maximum capacity for the meeting rooms, and we don't want them to send the Fire Marshal after us! We are thrilled that the Summit program, particularly the sessions on leadership, are of such great interest. For those who cannot attend, remember that SCANPO is here the remaining 362 days of the year! Tell us what … [Read more...]

Blackbaud’s Charitable Giving Report Shows Online Giving Continues to Outpace Traditional Giving as Donors Shift Channels

In 2014, Overall Giving Increased 2.1 Percent While Online Giving Grew 8.9 Percent on a Year-Over-Year Basis CHARLESTON, S.C., Feb. 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Leveraging findings from The Blackbaud Index, Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq:BLKB) today released its Charitable Giving Report, providing the nonprofit sector with the latest data on overall and online charitable giving in 2014, as well insight from industry experts and case studies. The Report includes overall giving data from nearly 5,000 … [Read more...]

Now Available! Social Media Best Practices for Nonprofits!

Has your organization started using social media, like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, etc? Do you embrace the brave new world of the Internet boldly, and use it to communicate with your stakeholders, clients, and donors, or have the horror-stories of corporate social media faux pas soured you on the whole idea? Is your organization looking to improve its facebook and twitter presence? Worry no more! Thanks to Kivi Leroux Miller of and the Central … [Read more...]

Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership: Encourage the Heart

Are you ready? Are you ready to dispel the myth that leadership is the purview of a select few? Are you ready to make even more of a difference for your organization and cause in 2015? In two short weeks, we will come together to dig deep into James Kouzes and Barry Posner's The Leadership Challenge. One of their five essential practices that all leaders must embody for transformational leadership is to Encourage the Heart. Leaders who "Encourage the Heart" share the spotlight, recognize … [Read more...]