SC Dept. of Ed. issues RFP for 21st Century Community Learning Centers

The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) has an additional $3 million to award to eligible applicants interested in operating 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) programs beginning in January 2015. Eligible applicants, which include school districts, faith-based and community-based organizations, government agencies, and private entities, must propose to provide academic enrichment activities for students and literacy and educational programs for adult family members of … [Read more...]

Ballot Language for Raffle Amendment has been Approved!

FROM THE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: The Attorney General chairs the Constitutional Ballot Commission. The commission met on Wednesday, Aug. 6, to approve explanations for the two constitutional amendments on the November general election ballot. See below for the two explanations for the amendments which will appear on ballots in the November 4, 2014, General Election: Amendment 1 Must Section 7, Article XVII of the Constitution of this State be amended so as to provide that a raffle … [Read more...]

United Way of Anderson and SCANPO Announce New Partnership

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Don’t miss this Aug. 21 Webinar! Maximizing the Fundraising Potential of Your Donor Database

AUGUST 21 @ 2:30PM - 4:00PM You just never know what you'll uncover if you start digging around in the information you have about your donors.  And you wonder what would happen if you actually, once-and-for-all, get it organized. Well that donor data knowledge is power.  And Firespring CEO Jay Wilkinson is ready to give you the power to maximize the fundraising potential. By the end of the webinar you'll really get to know your donors, in a statistical sense.  Which, in turn will allow you to … [Read more...]

Nonprofit Legal Pitfalls to Avoid: Worker’s Comp, FOIA, Raffles, and Alcohol!

If you are not an attorney, you might have missed this month's issue of South Carolina Lawyer (A publication of the SC Bar), which has a great article by esteemed attorney and former SC DOR Director Burnie Maybank, and USC Law student Chris Hampton. This article covers your pressing questions on four important topics: 1) Worker's Compensation Insurance: Nonprofits are not exempt! If you have four or more employees, you are required to have it! And if you don't, it's still a good idea! 2) … [Read more...]

Independent Sector: Positive Changes to Charitable Giving Rules

SCANPO is a proud member of Independent Sector Your Member Dollars at Work Update on our efforts to promote incentives for charitable giving The charitable and philanthropic sector achieved an amazing victory today with the House approving legislation (H.R. 4719) that would significantly increase charitable giving in the United States. Congratulations and thank you to all of the advocates and allies who helped make this happen. Only through the support of IS … [Read more...]

Aug 18 Deadline: Enrollment for Nonprofit Leadership Institute will soon close!

The Non-Profit Leadership Institute is currently enrolling participants for the 2014-2015 year. The Non-Profit Leadership Institute it Francis Marion University offers board members, executives, managers and staff from the non-profit sector an opportunity to grow professionally and network to better serve deserving populations all across South Carolina. Sessions will be held on either one or two day periods from September through April on the campus of Francis Marion University. The cost is … [Read more...]

Post & Courier: Lowcountry Giving Day a triumph of compassion, generosity

Bill Medich, Charleston Regional President of South State Bank (formerly SC Bank & Trust and First Federal) and Chair of the Coastal Community Foundation gives his thoughts on the wonderful success that was the May 6 "Lift the Lowcountry" Giving Day. I must admit: On the day itself, I was caught up in the moment-to-moment tally. What began as concern for an event that might not succeed soon transformed into eager curiosity for how big it might actually become. As the day progressed, … [Read more...]

Nominations for National Philanthropy Day are Open!

Nominations for National Philanthropy Day are Open! It's time to submit nominations for National Philanthropy Day! We have streamlined the process so that the initial nomination only requires contact information along with a brief (less than 300 words) explanation of why your nominee deserves to be recognized. On Thursday, November 13, 2014, National Philanthropy Day® acknowledges the entire spectrum of services provided by the nonprofit community and recognizes the profound impact that … [Read more...]

National Leadership Succession and Transition Survey

       After many years of anticipation, we are now seeing significant waves of executive turnover across our sector, including the retirement of many veteran leaders. This is both inevitable and healthy. But, initial data from research in California suggest that many of these leadership transitions are happening at times of financial challenge and strategic uncertainty for organizations. CompassPoint and Blue Avocado want to extend this research nationally to explore the effects on … [Read more...]