Proposed IRS Gift Substantiation Rule Proves Controversial

UPDATE: Click here for tips on submitting formal comments on federal regulations! From the National Council of Nonprofits: The Internal Revenue Service published proposed regulations in September that would permit, but not require, charitable nonprofits to file a separate new information return with the IRS by February 28 every year (in addition to their Form 990 information return) to substantiate contributions of more than $250 in value. Nonprofits taking this option would also be … [Read more...]

The 2016 Summit Website is Live!

The doors are open! Walk right in and explore our new 2016 Nonprofit Summit website! Meet our passionate and talented presenters, their friends and peers. Review 60 thought-provoking sessions for your choosing (yes, 60!). Learn about the incredibly generous sponsors who support our learning. Find out what's new and different. Our host city is ready to "sparkle" for us all! COME ON IN!   NOTE: Summit registration is open for SCANPO members only. The first 50 to sign up are eligible for … [Read more...]

SCANPO Consultant Featured in Greenville News

  Debbie Nelson, founder and president of DNA Creative Communications and lead consultant for SCANPO’s Knowledge Network, continues to share her 30 years of professional experience and her understanding of nonprofits and their training needs with SCANPO’s members everyday.SCANPO loves working with DNA Creative Communications and bringing Debbie Nelson's training design expertise to nonprofits across the state. To celebrate this collaboration, attendees at SCANPO's upstate nonprofit … [Read more...]

Community Development Finance Partners Collaborate to Respond to South Carolina Storm Recovery

The South Carolina Community Capital Alliance, a network of community development stakeholders, lenders, financiers, and investors focused on increasing capital resources for South Carolina’s most underserved and undercapitalized communities, is working with national and statewide partners to seek ways to facilitate immediate financing and support to resident and small businesses as part of South Carolina’s storm relief and recovery. Various Alliance members already have resources available and … [Read more...]

Thank You to Organizations Helping Flood Victims

Across our state, individuals, families and businesses have been impacted by this historic flood. As South Carolinians are known to do, our nonprofits are stepping up to extend a helping hand. If you are in need of assistance or know of someone in need of help, call 211 for help. If you are a nonprofit offering assistance and would like to add your organization to this list, please email Lowcountry Coastal Community Foundation Flood Relief Trident United Way … [Read more...]

Midlands Nonprofit Leaders! Give us your ideas for the 2017 Nonprofit Summit!

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SC Nonprofit Leader, Madeleine McGee Selected for Furman’s Riley Institute

    Columbia, SC (Sept. 2, 2015) --- Madeleine McGee, president of the South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organization has been selected to participate in the Diversity Leaders Initiative (DLI) created by Furman University’s Riley Institute. McGee is one of 45 leaders from the Lowcountry and surrounding areas selected to participate in the Institute’s class for 2016, becoming a Riley Fellow upon completion of the program. Formally known as The Richard W. Riley … [Read more...]

Nonprofits can Save on Unemployment Insurance!!

For several years now, SCANPO has partnered with First Nonprofit Group to offer an alternative to the traditional state unemployment insurance fund which pools employers together to pay unemployment claims in Illinois. First Nonprofit’s programs remove you from the shared pooling concept to insure your members only pay for your own expenses and not anyone else's claims. Today, more than 1,700 organizations, representing all sectors of the nonprofit community, rely on First Nonprofit to maintain … [Read more...]

What is a “Flex-Pass”?

For next year's Nonprofit Summit in Spartanburg, we'll have a brand new registration option: the Flex-Pass! How does it work? Let's say that you can only attend the Summit for one or two days, but you have a colleague or board member who wants to attend the remaining day(s). Instead of buying a separate one-day ticket($115) and two-day ticket($205), a total of $320, you can buy a Flex-Pass instead for $300! You would hold the Flex-Pass on the day(s) you attend, and then give it to your … [Read more...]

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina Awards $25,000 to SCANPO

  Columbia, SC – The South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations (SCANPO) received a local community grant of $25,000 from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina—an organization that addresses the root causes and effects of poverty in S.C. through action, advocacy and leadership.   The grant was awarded to SCANPO to help fund the Board Engagement Services program, a service to help boards and executive directors build high-performing boards, … [Read more...]