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...]

Five Practices of Exemplary Leaders: Challenge the Process

2014 was a year of headlines without quick fixes. Maybe the "fixes" don't seem so quick because we are still looking for the same tired solutions? One place to find new solutions is our nonprofit sector. It is here that we find risk-takers and dreamers. We as nonprofit leaders continually seek to find innovative solutions that bring lasting transformations to our society. Ever since the photo above was taken at last year's Summit, June Bradham and I have had a blast working together as … [Read more...]

Updated Info on Charitable Raffles!

Are Charitable Raffles Legal in South Carolina Yet?  The answer is NO, not QUITE yet. Though many organizations use raffles and other forms of drawings as fundraising tools, they have long been, and continue to be, illegal in South Carolina.  SCANPO has actively worked to make charitable raffles legal and provide SC nonprofits with an effective fundraising tool used in all but four states. The Constitutional Amendment has passed! However, it still has to be approved by the General Assembly … [Read more...]

Your SCANPO Team is Expanding to Better Meet the Needs of Nonprofits!

Columbia, S.C. – The South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations (SCANPO) recently added two new team members to serve and strengthen the state’s nonprofit sector. Sharon Thomas joined SCANPO’s staff as its Member Services Manager and Debbie Nelson assumed a new consulting role for its Knowledge Network resource center. As Member Services Manager, Thomas is the first point of contact for SCANPO’s members, answering questions, making referrals and ensuring that member … [Read more...]

Five Practices of Exemplary Leaders: Inspire a Shared Vision

Dear Nonprofit Colleagues, With the 2015 Summit's focus on building qualities of exemplary leaders, we couldn't be more honored to be Presenting Corporate Sponsor. Wells Fargo has long declared a vision to satisfy our customers' financial needs and help them succeed financially. Our journey toward this customer-centric vision has required persistence, dedication and leadership to unite our corporation with this shared vision and common values. During the Summit, ten thought-provoking … [Read more...]

Five Practices of Exemplary Leaders: Modeling The Way

Dear Nonprofit Colleagues, Everyone at the Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC looks forward to this year's SC Nonprofit Summit. The Summit has always proven to be an invaluable learning and networking experience for individuals at all levels of our organization. With this year's focus on exemplary leadership, we are especially excited to be involved as speaker, attendees and Presenting Philanthropic Sponsor. Ten thought-provoking workshops will take us through the five practices of … [Read more...]

Upcoming Webinar: Do What You Do Best: Outsourcing As Capacity Building in the Nonprofit Sector

Join us next Wednesday, January 21, 2015, @ 3PM for a great webinar on how Nonprofits can outsource their administrative work, so that staff can focus more of their energy and funding on their program activities. Jitasa CEO Jeff Russell shows how nonprofit organizations and their causes can benefit from outsourcing. You will learn how outsourcing has enabled more Africans to have clean water, helped refugees in Boise find gainful employment, and supported inner-city youth in closing the … [Read more...]

Laura Allen Joins South Carolina Nonprofit Association as Membership Director

Spartanburg, S.C. – The South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations (SCANPO) has appointed Laura Allen as its membership development director. In this position, Allen will develop and promote the organization’s membership among South Carolina’s nonprofits, grant-maker partners, business partners, academic institutions, associations and associate members. A resident of Spartanburg, S.C., Allen will interact with current and potential members through regional gatherings and outreach … [Read more...]

Charities-Only Tax Bill Nearly Passes in the U.S. House

From the National Council of Nonprofits: Charities-Only Tax Bill Nearly Passes in the House The work of charitable nonprofits in communities throughout the United States fell just a few votes short of receiving a boost by Congress last week when the Supporting America’s Charities Act, H.R.5806, was introduced, debated, and voted on by the House of Representatives. H.R. 5806 sought to make permanent three charitable giving tax incentives: allowing older Americans to make IRA rollovers for … [Read more...]