With hands joined across our state, South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations (SCANPO) serves the thousands of South Carolinians dedicated to community service, leadership and caring through nonprofit and philanthropic organizations.
Founded in 1997, SCANPO is the only statewide membership organization and network that brings together nonprofit leaders to strengthen the state's entire nonprofit sector.
We are run by nonprofit leaders, for nonprofit leaders.
We believe that well-managed and responsibly governed nonprofits result in stronger and healthier South Carolina communities.
Our board uses its mission, vision and values to guide all decision-making, understanding that its primary responsibility is oversight of our mission. Our services and programs are simply mechanisms used to achieve that mission. SCANPO'S purpose or, mission, is to:
Serve, support and strengthen nonprofits for a better South Carolina.
We work to achieve our mission by:
We invite you to join SCANPO, and help us realize our desired future, or vision, for the sector:
We envision a future in which South Carolina’s nonprofit sector has the knowledge, resources, public trust and legislative environment necessary for them to positively impact the lives of South Carolina residents.
OUR CORE VALUES
Our core values are our beliefs and established guidelines that let you know how our staff and the organization itself will behave, include:
STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES
These principles convey our commitment to:
Our logo – hands firmly shaking across the state – reflects SCANPO’s core value of collaboration and our bold vision for a vital and effective nonprofit sector. The bright teal-blue color conveys optimism and impact.
Our tagline – “together. for good.” – tells how we will move forward, and why.