Assistance for 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, here are some resources that we recommend. If you are a nonprofit offering assistance and would like to add your organization to this list, please email Lowcountry Coastal Community Foundation Flood … [Read more...]

Charleston Member Gathering (10/7) is still on!

What a weekend! We at SCANPO are hoping and praying that everyone is staying safe and dry. Jamee Haley down at Lowcountry Local First has assured us that they are still ready for this Wednesday's Member Gathering in Charleston, and the Coastal Community Foundation has some exciting news to share about next year's giving day, so we are still going to have the member gathering. We want to stress that it is still unsafe to travel in much of the city and state, so if you cannot get there … [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...]

SCANPO Awarded $10,000 from Duke Energy Foundation

Columbia, SC (August 14, 2015) – The South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations (SCANPO) received a local community grant of $10,000 from the Duke Energy Foundation on behalf of Duke Energy. The grant was awarded to SCANPO for their community service, nonprofit leadership and nonprofit work force development across the state of S.C. “We are honored to receive this generous donation from the Duke Energy Foundation,” said Madeleine McGee, president of SCANPO. “With this, we will be … [Read more...]

New Board Training & Retreat Services from SCANPO!

Is your board new or going through a transition? Would you like to recruit more effective and engaged board members? Do you need help developing an annual plan for your organization? SCANPO can help your board and executive director better understand how a board can function effectively, create high-performing and trusting board/executive director relationships, and create tactical plans for board and organizational transitions. SCANPO introduces..."Executives Seeking Excellence" - a … [Read more...]

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...]