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...]

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...]

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 NonprofitVotesCount.org. 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...]