Award for NP Excellence – Submit Intent to Apply by Aug. 7th and Benefit from Expert Advice.

Hello Friends, No love for nonprofits? A few weeks ago the local Greenville newspaper released their annual publication of the “Best of” awards - recognizing the best hot dog, theatre, dentist and even car wash in our community. Noticeably absent was the “best nonprofit.” I asked the publisher, and she explained that it is just too difficult to choose one nonprofit over another. SCANPO has an answer: the South Carolina’s Award for Nonprofit Excellence. Each year, at the Summit, … [Read more...]

Welcome from New Board Chair, Ted Hendry

Dear SCANPO Members: I am proud to be a member of SCANPO, an organization whose mission is to "serve, strengthen, and support nonprofits for a better South Carolina." We are stronger when we join together. Thank you for your commitment to SCANPO and its vital work. SCANPO recently elected two board members to a second term, and the Board elected its officers for the coming year.  As required by our bylaws, more than 10 percent of the 501(c)(3) members voted to elect Scott Graves of … [Read more...]

Share With Us Your Advocacy Success Story

The 2015 Legislative Session has drawn to a dramatic close, and now is the time that many of the nonprofit leaders who involved in advocating for public policy are able to stop and take a breath. Educating the general public about issues affecting the communities you serve and encouraging lawmakers to enact policies that make South Carolina a better place for those communities to thrive is a primary responsibility of nonprofit organizations. SCANPO wants to encourage more nonprofit leaders … [Read more...]

National Council of Nonprofits Initiative

The National Council of Nonprofits has partnered with Nonprofit VOTE, Independent Sector and United Way Worldwide for an initiative to encourage nonprofit staff, board members and other volunteers to get registered and to vote. The Nonprofit Votes Count campaign provides numerous resources to make it easy for nonprofits to register and vote this fall and in 2016. To get started, visit Use the week of Sept. 20 - 26 and National Voter Registration Day on … [Read more...]

Nominate a Volunteer for the Governor’s Award!

          The South Carolina Association for Volunteer Administration (SCAVA) and the Governor’s Office are pleased to announce the 2015 Annual Governor’s Volunteer Awards which will be held on September 25, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. Everyone who volunteers in South Carolina is a hero and deserving of recognition. For many of our dedicated volunteers the simple act of being nominated for such a significant award is an honor in itself. Please take the time … [Read more...]

Call for 2016 Summit Session Proposals!

We're Looking for Terrific 2016 Summit Session Ideas!   Dear Nonprofit Colleagues,   Our annual Nonprofit Summit is set for March 9-11 at the Downtown Marriott in Spartanburg! Your Summit Steering Committee, led by Kristy Caradori (Spartanburg Regional Health System Foundation), Kathy Dunleavy (Mary Black Foundation), Doug Eberhart (United Way of the Piedmont), and Troy Hanna (Spartanburg County Foundation), has been hard at work planning another great gathering. Take a look at … [Read more...]

SCANPO Stands Charleston Strong Notes and Resources

How Do We React? - Summary of Our Conversation SCANPO’s Charleston Member Gathering June 23, 2015 The board, staff and leadership of SCANPO were honored to gather with our members and area nonprofit leaders for an honest and heartfelt discussion of the nonprofit community’s response and service to our neighbors following the devastating June 17 shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church. Michelle Mapp, SCANPO Board Member, CEO of SC Community Loan Fund, and associate of many of the fallen, … [Read more...]

Urge State Lawmakers to Remove the Confederate Battle Flag

  Nonprofit Colleagues, As President of SCANPO, our state's network of nonprofit leaders, I feel compelled to add our sector's voice to those raised by our state's many leaders seeking the removal of the Confederate Battle Flag from the State House grounds. While the Charleston Church Terrorist may have acted alone, he has exposed a subculture of hate and racism that exists in our state (Southern Poverty Law Center counts 19 hate groups based here). That culture, with which the … [Read more...]

The Power of Standing Together

Thank you to all of our members and guests who attended last night's powerful forum on the devastating Charleston shooting at the American Theater. Our conversation on the causes and impact of the massacre serves as a starting point for us to create change. Thank you for all of your contributions, and we are so proud to be a part of such a collaborative, supportive nonprofit community. As South Carolinians, there is much we can do to make our state, even our nation, a better place. Let us … [Read more...]

SCANPO Lowcountry Gathering has been moved to the American Theater

Tuesday, June 23rd from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM American Theater -NOTE CHANGE 446 King Street , Charleston, SC Parking in the nearby John Street Parking Garage is free after 6pm. After last week’s tragic events, it seems most appropriate that we use tomorrow’s gathering as an opportunity for thoughtful, shared discussion of our role as nonprofits leaders in helping South Carolina move beyond the hate and racism exposed by the Charleston shooting. We will share remembrances and a … [Read more...]