United Way of Anderson and SCANPO Announce New Partnership

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Navigating Nonprofits

Charities and Tax-exempt Organizations are on the Rise and Competing for Resources Upstate residents are some of the most generous in the country: Greenville was rated one of the top 20 most generous cities in 2013, with a volunteer rate of about 30 percent, according to NerdWallet.com. The Upstate is home to not hundreds, but thousands of nonprofits and charitable organizations seeking support in volunteer hours and donations – more than 1,900 registered with the Internal Revenue Service in … [Read more...]

Sharing Updates with SC ETV Radio

SC ETV Radio's program, the SC Business Review with host Mike Switzer, interviewed SCANPO President, Madeleine McGee on Friday, March 14. Madeleine shared an overview of the recent 2014 Together. For Good. Nonprofit Summit held in Charleston in February. Listen to the interview in podcast format online. … [Read more...]

Kudos to SC’s Assoc. of Fundraising Professionals

Many thanks to all the AFP leaders who worked long and hard to put on three successful Philanthropy Day luncheons across the state this month. Nearly 700 people participated. Here's a Letter to the Editor we submitted in support of their efforts … [Read more...]

Sequestration and Nonprofits in South Carolina: Telling the Story of Impact on the People We Serve

  When Washington policymakers failed to reach agreement to stop the $85 billion in arbitrary budget cuts known as “sequestration,” they let loose a wide array of cuts and changes that are likely to be felt first and frequently by charitable nonprofits. We feel that the best way to demonstrate the adverse effect of sequestration on our communities is for charitable nonprofits like yours to share the stories and data of what it means to the people you serve. That is why www.GiveVoice.org … [Read more...]

Make Raffles Legal In S.C.

  Many churches that have raffled off cakes or homemade crafts to raise money for worthy projects probably didn’t realize they were breaking state law. Despite good intentions, they were defying the centuries-old law that bans gambling of any kind. Currently, the only legal raffle in South Carolina is the state lottery. And gambling opponents have been reluctant to change the law out of fear it would provide a loophole for organized gambling. But that soon could change. Lawmakers … [Read more...]

Now is Time to Make Charitable Raffles Legal

What will it take to change the Charitable Raffle laws for Nonprofits? It requires the passage of two pieces of legislation. This year, Senator Ray Cleary of Georgetown will be the lead sponsor for the bills. The first bill (S.213), lays out the conditions under which raffles can be operated, and goes into effect only is the constitutional amendment is passed.  Both pieces of legislation must be enacted before nonprofit organizations can legally operate a raffle for charitable … [Read more...]

Don’t Push Charities Over The Fiscal Cliff

  Dear Mr. President and Members of Congress: We, the undersigned, write to express our concern that ongoing discussions in Washington to avoid the so-called ‘fiscal cliff’ may ultimately produce policies that disproportionately impact our most vulnerable communities. We lead nonprofit organizations whose tens of millions of employees and volunteers are working to improve lives in every community across America. In particular, we are deeply troubled by reports that an aggregate … [Read more...]

‘Greater Good’ event promotes internships, jobs at nonprofits

Originally published in The Daily Gamecock   "The Greater Good: A Conversations for Career and Opportunities in the Nonprofit Sector" took place Thursday, March 22, 2012 in the Capstone Campus Room at the University of South Carolina. Keynote speaker and SCANPO President Madeleine McGee spoke passionately about her work in the nonprofit field. Read More … [Read more...]

Three Cups of Mismanagement?
Not for Most SC Nonprofits

There has been much controversy surrounding the Central Asia Institute, the nonprofit home of Greg Mortenson, author of the book Three Cups of Tea.   The following is a letter to the editor penned by SCANPO president Madeleine McGee on the issue and how it relates to our work.  Help nonprofits Originally published in The Post and Courier June 9, 2011   A recent Ken Burger column titled "Brewing up a nice cup of skepticism" spoke to recent allegations regarding Greg Mortenson's … [Read more...]