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...]

Thinking about Risk, Insurance, or Back-Office Support?

We are glad to pass along two new white papers from our Business Partners, HUB International-Southeast, and the Greyson Group. The first paper, entitled Five Best Practices to Manage Nonprofit Risk and Insurance, contains a few things to think about when shopping for insurance to keep your organization protected. HUB International is an insurance brokerage with offices in Columbia and across the world. The other paper, Not-for-Profit Back Office Functions, discusses ways in which a … [Read more...]

The Sisters of Charity Foundation Announces 2014 Leadership Development and Certificate Programs

It's our mission - and pleasure - to share with you information and learning opportunities that further your reach and impact and ultimately strengthen our state.  The Sisters of Charity Foundation’s Leadership Development and Certificate Programs for 2014 were recently posted and we urge you to explore these opportunities. These are offered (at the Foundation’s expense) to nonprofit and faith based practitioners around South Carolina. These are two great opportunities for growing leadership … [Read more...]

Guiding Principles & Best Practices Workshop in Camden!

Are you passionate about your nonprofit service? Nonprofit leaders from Kershaw County are invited to attend a Guiding Principles & Best Practices Workshop, with Ellen Stevenson of SCANPO. Rooted in extensive work done by SC’s most respected nonprofit leaders, the third edition incorporates today’s best thinking about nonprofit effectiveness. Learn how to assess a nonprofit organization’s effectiveness relative to the Guiding Principles & Best Practices and develop strategies for … [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...]

Nonprofit Fundraising & Social Media Certificate Programs from the College of Charleston!

JobBridge Certificates The College of Charleston’s JobBridge program provides a variety of non-credit certificate courses that prepare upper division students, alumni, and community members for internships, employment, and job advancement. These courses are designed to address workforce demands for a higher level of hard-skills and real-world experiences. Nonprofit Fundraising Certificate Joy Simpson March 10 - April 9, 2014 Monday & Wednesday 6 - 9 pm College of Charleston Main … [Read more...]

Giving Days Celebrate 100 Years of Community Foundations

We want South Carolina nonprofits to join their regional community foundations and participate in the country's largest single day of giving.  Give Local America is a national giving event with local impact. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the first community foundation, Give Local America will be the first field-wide event for the community foundations of America. Through this event hundreds of communities across America are asking people to give back through giving events run by … [Read more...]

Let’s Advocate Together. For Good.

Our tagline, "Together. For Good.," conveys the community good we all aim to accomplish. It also tells how we aim to make this happen - by working together. SCANPO’s inaugural South Carolina Nonprofits Together. For Good. Advocacy Award recognizes two distinguished  SC legislators who worked together to bring about good that will benefit all nonprofits. After years of failed attempts to unravel the unnecessary illegality of raffles, these men came together and made it happen in … [Read more...]

You’re invited to participate: 2014 NFF State of the Sector Survey

     Bank of America has partnered with the Non Profit Finance Fund and the Ford Foundation to again sponsor the annual State of the Sector Survey. This is an evolving time for funders and nonprofits alike as we examine community needs and opportunities to improve the lives of individuals and families across the country. In particular, the case for strong leadership, effective volunteer support and the development of new funding streams has never been more important to the … [Read more...]

2014-15 AmeriCorps Grant Competition is OPEN!

2014/15 AmeriCorps Grant Competition The South Carolina Commission for National and Community Service and the United Way Association of South Carolina are pleased to announce the 2014/15 AmeriCorps*South Carolina grant competition. These grants are available to organizations that will place AmeriCorps members in service solely within South Carolina. Selected organizations receive grants to support AmeriCorps member positions that will engage members in service to meet critical needs within … [Read more...]