Celebrate the Sector: A Shout Out from Bridget to Ginny

"I am thankful everyday for the many years I spent working under Ginny Deerin. I have never met someone so fearless, innovative and hardworking. She wasn't afraid to push me and I needed that. Thanks G - Love ya!" - Bridget Laird CEO, WINGS #CelebrateTheSector #SectorShoutOut … [Read more...]

Celebrate the Sector: A Shout Out from Erin to Mac

“Nearly two decades ago Mac Bennett gave me the opportunity to help SCANPO get off the ground. We worked together as a team – a chief volunteer and a paid staffer – for many years. I learned a great deal from Mac. He shared with me his passion for the nonprofit sector and vision for SCANPO. He taught me the importance of leadership, perseverance and humility. I owe much of my career success to Mac. He will always be my friend and mentor.” - Erin Hardwick Pate #CelebrateTheSector … [Read more...]

Celebrate the Sector: A Shout Out from Anna to Michelle

"Shout out to Michelle Mapp, who has impressed me since the day I met her. Back then, she was an intern at a brand new nonprofit known as Charleston Housing Trust. Today she is Executive Director of the same organization, now known as SC Community Loan Fund." - Anna Hamilton Lewin Strategic Initiatives Director, South Carolina Community Loan Fund #CelebrateTheSector #SectorShoutOut … [Read more...]

Member Spotlight: Tell Them, Columbia

We recently sat down with Eme Crawford, associate director of online communications for Tell Them, a program of the New Morning Foundation, a statewide, reproductive health-focused foundation based in Columbia. In addition to making grants to improve reproductive health education and clinical access for citizens under age 30, the Foundation is committed to serving as a leading advocate for improving the state's sexual health policies. Eme shared with us the mission of the organization, how … [Read more...]

SC General Assembly Women’s Caucus to Honor Nonprofits at Annual Lunch

Rep. Chandra Dillard, Chair of the SC General Assembly Women's Caucus, announced the 2015 Jean Laney Harris Luncheon,  to be held on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 12 noon at Seawell’s, 1125 Rosewood Drive in Columbia. The Caucus has announced that this year's luncheon will honor the work that nonprofit organizations play in making South Carolina a great state. The keynote speaker will be Katrina Spigner, of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC. (Check out her keynote at the 2015 SC … [Read more...]

Member Spotlight: Metanoia, North Charleston

We recently sat down with Rev. Bill Stanfield, a co-chair for the 2015 Nonprofit Summit and CEO of Metanoia, a holistic community development organization in North Charleston.Bill shared with us the mission of his organization, how they have been successful in reaching their supporters, important leadership qualities he cultivates and why being a member of SCANPO has benefited his team and their work. 1. In one sentence, how would you describe the mission of your organization? Metanoia … [Read more...]

New Articles on Lobbying / Advocacy / Gov’t-NPO Contracting Reform!

SCANPO is pleased to release two new articles to help you better understand the role that nonprofits play in shaping public policy, a necessary role that nonprofit leaders must embrace if they are to effect systematic change to improve the lives of the people they serve. The first, Can We Lobby?, by Dr. John Ruoff, answers your question about how nonprofits can take part in shaping public policy, and the limits on that activity. FYI, the rules are not as limiting as you might think! The … [Read more...]

Hot off the Presses! Legal Checklist Addendum to Guiding Principles!

We promised this at the Nonprofit Summit, and now it is ready! Check out the new Legal Checklist for Nonprofits! This document provides SC-specific links and resources for determining regulatory compliance. All nonprofit organizations operating in the state of South Carolina should be aware of and in compliance with all legal requirements pertaining to nonprofit management, reporting, and governance. Nonprofits should use this checklist as a starting basis for determining their compliance … [Read more...]

Charitable Raffles have been Ratified! Raffles can begin April 4!

Yesterday, the State Senate gave third reading to the Bill to Ratify the Constitutional Amendment to legalize charitable raffles! Today, it was officially made an Act of the General Assembly, and now the countdown begins! 30 Days from today, on April 4th, the new Raffle Law will officially go into effect! Here's an updated FAQ on Charitable Raffles! Here's the Official Announcement from the Secretary of State: South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond announced today that the … [Read more...]

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...]