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...]

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 Use the week of Sept. 20 - 26 and National Voter Registration Day on … [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...]

Urge State Lawmakers to Remove the Confederate Battle Flag

  Nonprofit Colleagues, As President of SCANPO, our state's network of nonprofit leaders, I feel compelled to add our sector's voice to those raised by our state's many leaders seeking the removal of the Confederate Battle Flag from the State House grounds. While the Charleston Church Terrorist may have acted alone, he has exposed a subculture of hate and racism that exists in our state (Southern Poverty Law Center counts 19 hate groups based here). That culture, with which the … [Read more...]

The Power of Standing Together

Thank you to all of our members and guests who attended last night's powerful forum on the devastating Charleston shooting at the American Theater. Our conversation on the causes and impact of the massacre serves as a starting point for us to create change. Thank you for all of your contributions, and we are so proud to be a part of such a collaborative, supportive nonprofit community. As South Carolinians, there is much we can do to make our state, even our nation, a better place. Let us … [Read more...]

Member Spotlight: Tell Them, Columbia

We recently sat down with Eme Crawford, associate director of online communications for Tell Them, a program of the New Morning Foundation, a statewide, reproductive health-focused foundation based in Columbia. In addition to making grants to improve reproductive health education and clinical access for citizens under age 30, the Foundation is committed to serving as a leading advocate for improving the state's sexual health policies. Eme shared with us the mission of the organization, how … [Read more...]

Hot off the Presses! Legal Checklist Addendum to Guiding Principles!

We promised this at the Nonprofit Summit, and now it is ready! Check out the new Legal Checklist for Nonprofits! This document provides SC-specific links and resources for determining regulatory compliance. All nonprofit organizations operating in the state of South Carolina should be aware of and in compliance with all legal requirements pertaining to nonprofit management, reporting, and governance. Nonprofits should use this checklist as a starting basis for determining their compliance … [Read more...]

Charitable Raffles have been Ratified! Raffles can begin April 4!

Yesterday, the State Senate gave third reading to the Bill to Ratify the Constitutional Amendment to legalize charitable raffles! Today, it was officially made an Act of the General Assembly, and now the countdown begins! 30 Days from today, on April 4th, the new Raffle Law will officially go into effect! Here's an updated FAQ on Charitable Raffles! Here's the Official Announcement from the Secretary of State: South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond announced today that the … [Read more...]

Apply by April 1 to be a Metanoia Fellow!

Are you ready to work with communities to build a brighter future for the upper portions of Charleston's peninsula? Apply by April 1 to be a Metanoia Fellow. Metanoia is looking for members of their first-ever class of Fellows. In this two-year paid position, you will learn advanced community organizing, transformational leadership, fundraising and organizational leadership. Under the leadership of award-winning community development organization Metanoia, you will work with communities … [Read more...]