Proposal Regulating Nonprofit Veterinarians could be bad news for all Nonprofits

Though the legislative session is nearly over, there is one bill in the works that could have implications for all nonprofits. Even though S.687 is targeted at limiting the abilities of nonprofit animal shelters by specifying where they may operate (not within 7 miles of a for-profit animal clinic), who they may serve (only providing services to individuals below the Federal Poverty Line), and what services they could offer(it does not regulate for-profit veterinarians), the implications could … [Read more...]

Minor Shaw’s message to Greenville Nonprofits on 5.19.15

On May 19, 2015, at a SCANPO Member Luncheon in Greenville, noted philanthropist and community leader Minor Shaw had these words for nonprofit leaders: I am tremendously honored to be asked to speak to all of you today! As I look out at the room, I see so many good friends – friends with whom I have worked from all sectors of the non-profit community! Thank you all for being here today but, most of all, thank you for all you do to make lives better for everyone in the Upstate! You represent … [Read more...]

2015 Giving Day Results

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Member Spotlight: Dining for Women, Greenville

We recently sat down with Beth Ellen Holimon, executive director for Dining for Women, a global giving circle based in Greenville that funds grassroots programs working in developing countries to fight gender inequality. Dining for Women chapters meet regularly to share a meal together and learn about that month's featured program through video, educational documents and presentations. The funds raised support education for girs, skills training for women and fight the prevalent gender … [Read more...]

#CelebrateTheSector with SCANPO on May 5!

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Lift the Lowcountry: Events Around Town

Looking for a fun way to join in the Giving Day celebration throughout the Lowcountry? Look no further. May 5th: North Charleston Giving Day Celebration (Multiple organizations) 6 a.m. – 6 p.m., North Charleston City Hall, 2500 City Hall Lane Drop in to make your gift to local North Charleston nonprofits and join in on the fun! There will be a ‘donation station’ for guests to make a gift to the organization of their choice, a representatives from local participating nonprofits will be on … [Read more...]

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   Consider making a small gift to SCANPO on 5/5 that will help provide scholarships to the 2016 Nonprofit Summit for individuals just starting out in your nonprofit … [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 Consider making a small gift to SCANPO on 5/5 that will help provide scholarships to the 2016 … [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...]